July 30, 2013

Antique Pickwick Brand Coffee Tin

Antique Pickwick Brand Coffee Tin

Antique Pickwick Brand Coffee Tin
Pickwick Brand Steel Cut Coffee Tin. by Pickwick Products Inc in Kansas City. 5"x7" it is worth about $100.00

July 27, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #8

antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 26, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #7

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 25, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #6

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 21, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #4

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 15, 2013

Rare Female Tennis Player Figural Napkin Ring

Rare Female Tennis Player Figural Napkin Ring
Rare Victorian Figural Napkin Ring. Rogers, Smith & Co. Number 283. Female tennis player holding a court tennis raquet.  She wears a turn-of-the-century dress. Rogers Smith & Co. later became Meridian Britannia Co.

Valued in 1996 in best condition at $500.00
Rare Female Tennis Player Figural Napkin Ring

July 12, 2013

Souvenir of Canada Maple Leaf Napkin RIng

Souvenir of Canada Maple Leaf Napkin RIng Meridian Britannia Co. "The Maple Leaf Forever" motto printed on the holder with a maple leaf. It was a souvenir of Canada, produced by the Canadian branch of Meridian Britannia Co.  

There is another version with crossed swords at the top of the holder.

Valued in 1996 at under $200.00

July 10, 2013

Old Master Coffee Tin by Blodgett Beckley Co. Toledo Ohio

Massey Collection
Old Master Coffee Tin by Blodgett Beckley Co. Toledo Ohio

6" x 4 1/4" Valued at $100.00 in 1998


From All About Coffee (1922)

Toledo. The pioneer roasting firms here seem to have been: Warren & Bedwell; and JB Baldy & Co. Later, after 1876, we find the Bour Company, and the Woolson Spice Co.

The Bour Company was incorporated in 1892, following a partnership which had succeeded to a small business concern under the name of the Eagle Spice Company. 
The principal stockholders were: J. M. Bour, F. G. Kendrick, and Albro Blodgett. Mr. Blodgett bought the Bour interests in 1909 and with S. W. Beckley, who had been sales manager for a number of years, acquired practically all the other outside interests.
The name was changed in 1921 to the Blodgett-Beckley Co., the officers being Albro Blodgett, president, S. W. Beckley, vice-president and manager, and Henry P. Blodgett, secretary and treasurer.

July 9, 2013

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot #3

Antique Victorian Coffee Pot
 One of the  Victorian Coffee Pots in our collection of silver and silver-plated antique Victorian Coffee Pots and Water Tankard collection

July 8, 2013

Old Judge Coffee Tin by David G. Evans Coffee Co.

Old Judge Coffee Tin by David G. Evans Coffee Co.
Massey Collection
Old Judge Coffee Tin with graphic of owl

David G. Evans Coffee Co. , St. Louis Missouri

10"x 5 1/4"

3 lb. can

Valued in 1998 at $150.00 in best condition. This one is in fair-good condition
From All about Coffee By William Harrison Ukers :

July 6, 2013

Golden Wedding Coffee Tin by the Ennis-Hanly-Blackburn Coffee Co. Kansas City

Golden Wedding Coffee Tin by the Ennis-Hanly-Blackburn Coffee Co. Kansas City
Massey Collection

Golden Wedding Coffee Tin by the Ennis-Hanly-Blackburn Coffee Co. Kansas City. 4 1/2" x 7" A smaller version was valued at $150.00 in 1998

From All About Coffee:
* Frank Ennis of Kansas City was at the Industrial Exposition of 1921-1922

* Edward D. Hanly of Kansas City is seen in a photo dated 1911 at a convention of The National Coffee Roasters Association in St. Louis Missouri

View a nice advertising card from the Ennis Hanly Blackburn Coffee Co. 

July 4, 2013

Buell's Brighton Blend Coffee Tin

Buell's Brighton Blend Coffee Tin
Massey Collection
This is a Buell's Brighton Blend Coffee Tin made by George C. Buell & Co. of Rochester New York.

6" x 4.5"

Valued in 1998 at $200.00



1924 Advertising for George C. Buell Company

July 3, 2013

Toronto Silver Plate Co. Leaf Figural Victorian Napkin Ring

Toronto Silver Plate Co. Leaf Figural Victorian Napkin Ring
Toronto Silver Plate Co. Number 1145. The scalloped-edged leaf is the base and it is decorated with three flowers. The handle is the stem of the leaf and it is attached to a cylindrical holder on a pedestal.

The leaf base is also raised and is slightly curled.

Valued in 1996 for $350.00 in best condition

July 2, 2013

Pratt Pot Lid - Pegwell Bay Subject

Pratt Pot Lid - Pegwell Bay Subject
This pot lid was once a lid for a jar of lobster sauce or paste. It has a fancy border and no window on the wall whereas others with this specific painting include a window or a double line border.

In 2003 it was valued at $200.00 to $300.00

This lid, called Lobster Sauce, was made by the Pratt factory. Copper plates of some do exist. It was made in three versions and is meant to form a pair with another lid called A Pretty Kettle of Fish

This lid is included in Pegwell Bay Subjects lids made by Pratt. The Pegwell Bay lids feature shrimping, shrimps, shrimp paste, lobster sauce and firms associated with these items. 

This particular pot lid was given to my Aunt Lily by her mother (my grandmother) and then to me. It would have belonged to my great-great grandmother in Ramsgate England.

It is still in its original round black frame.