MAY 2019

This is the last update until September. Next months meeting is our regular annual fish and chips supper and then we take a 2 month break.

First up on Finds table is Mick's cobalt blue ink. Unusul example with its flattish top and two nib rests. He also brought along the local quart size FARNHAM UNITED BREWERS LIMITED beer bottle. Not often seen in that size. Bargain 50p boot fair purchase.
The impressed ginger beer W MAINWOOD, WINDSOR was a Graham find. Found in a ditch at Eversley. Not in brilliant condition but not one we have come across before. Probably the Berkshire collectors would know more about it.
Eric brought along the Royal Doulton whisky jug. In superb undamaged condition.
John's octagonal ink is embossed HJH WRITING INK BB. Unfortunately it is a bit on the sick side but nevertheless quite an unusual piece.
His other find was the impressed A SMITH, WORTHING ginger beer.


farnham beer windsor gb 1 windsor gb 2 whisky jug

oct ink                                                                                                   worthing gb flagon flagon 2
The half gallon flagon from W & R LUKER, PETERSFIELD is unusual in that it has HUNT'S PATENT LIVERPOOL as the pottery mark. Looking over the flagon one can only assume that Hunts patent referred to the shape of lip, which made it easier to carry, but who knows? Thanks to John Ault for this:- The 'Hunts Patent' refers to a wicker basket & wooden base which encased the flagon, long gone on this example.

The evenings competition was for an enamel sign. Not a very popular category as only 2 entries.
Mick had the small DANCOW MILK sign and John the R WHITES. Both got the same number of votes but a toss of the coin awarded John first place.

Next meeting Weds 26th June - Fish N Chips.

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