Collectables of New Zealand
Forget about plastic tikis and screen printed T'shirts. Souvenir China from the late 1800's to the 1930's & 40's are real works of art. Some of these pieces have been around for over 100 years and today we still marvel at their excellence.
My main interest is in souvenir china from Te Aroha, New Zealand (thats where I live) but from time to time I pick up other odd pieces which I keep to pass on to someone else who will treasure it for what it is. So far I have not found very many people to "swap" with.
If you have any personal pages with information about souvenir china please send me the information so I can link to you. If you don't have a home page but have some interesting pieces please email me a .jpg.
I have searched the web and have found very little resource material available. I understand there was a collectors club in the USA from 1982 - 1991. I know the auction site @ EBay is tremendously popular and there are people out there with some inspiring knowledge.
Regarded by many as the bible for collectors these days. 232 pages packed with hundreds and hundreds of photos Mr Williams came across in his time as a collector. First published in 1998 generally you will come across this book on the auction sites around $US15-17. The publisher has some remainder copies if you want more than 1 or 2. Larry sadly passed away not long after this book was published.
220 odd pages with the emphasis more on American & English marks & manufacturers. First published in 1996 this book is still available through Amazon.
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