Thursday, January 28, 2010
MORE FLEA MARKET FINDS
The above pink and white transferware tureen, lid and server were found at the flea market at the Extravaganza weekend. I collect the Johnson Bros., England, English Castles red and white (some call it pink & white) transferware and when I saw this tureen my heart almost stopped. I didn't want to pick it up and look on the bottom for a name and a price but the gal came over and she picked it up. I saw then that it was made in Japan. So not english. So I could not tell without looking at the bottom. So if I couldn't tell no one else could either when it is sitting on my baker's rack in the house. She went down to $20.00 for it and even took a cheqe because I was almost out of money by that time. I guess I looked honest and she said she didn't want to take anything home and knew she would have to. A real Johnson Bros. tureen wold be much more if you could even find one. I also found a small bowl of the real thing and the man said $3.00 and I grabbed it. Someday I will have to stop buying or rent a space and that I wouldn't do. I go thru and give away pieces and things I don't really care for to resale charity shops. Helps both of us.