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Florida’s Best Newspaper for Antiques & Collectibles

                                  FEBRUARY 2017 • Volume 30 No. 6     

                                          Collecting George Washington Ceramics

        By Larry LeMasters
        LeMasters’ Antique News Service
                                           Upon  President George  Washington’s   Washington  is  also  one  of  the  most  from  1906-1930,  the  Lenox  Washington
                                         death, Henry Lee eulogized Washington as  collected  presidents  to  serve  in  office.  tea  set  was  produced  in  white  porcelain

                                         “first in war, first in peace, and first in the  More postage stamps carry his image than  with green and gold and included teapot,
                                         hearts  of  his  countrymen.” Washington  all  the  rest  of  the  presidents  combined.   sugar container, creamer, and teacups with

                                         was revered in life and in death; scholarly  And  collectibles  with  his  image  include  saucers.
                                         and  public  polling  consistently  ranks  almost  anything  you  can  think  of.    One   Walter  Scott  Lenox  founded  Lenox’s
                                         him  among  the  top  three  presidents  in  category  of  Washington  collectibles  that  Ceramic Art Company in 1889 in Trenton,
                                         American  history.  He  has  been  depicted  has been a staple with collectors for over  New  Jersey.  It  is  an  American  based
                                         and remembered in monuments, currency,  100 years is ceramics, and, today, collectors  company, making the Washington Tea Set
                                         and  other  memorials,  continuing  to  the  still eagerly seek both pottery and porcelain  even  more  valuable  to  collectors.  Lenox’s
                                         present day.                          Washington ceramic wares.            products became popular in the early 20
                                                                                 Lenox  made  one  of  the  truly  beautiful  century  when  separate  dining  rooms  and
                                    —Large, Royal Doulton character jug “George Washington/  and rare Washington tea settings.  Produced   Continued on Page 2
                                    King George III.”  Produced as part of Doulton’s The Antago-
                                    nists Series in 1986, this striking jug sells for $135 today.

                                                                                     It’s time for the amazing AMERICAN GLASS, DINNERWARE, AND POTTERY
                                                                                   SALE  to be held at the Pompano Beach Civic Center in Pompano Beach, FL
                                                                                   on Saturday, February 4th (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, February 5th (10
                                                                                   a.m. to 4 p.m.)
                                                                                     The event,  sponsored
                                                                                   by the South Florida
                                                                                   Depression Glass Club,
                                                                                   features dealers from
                                                                                   across the U.S. with
                                                                                   extensive selections
                                                                                   of Depression, Elegant
                                                                                   (Fostoria, Heisey,
                                                                                   Cambridge, Tiffin,
           Are you a Treasure Hunter? Then WALDO ANTIQUE VILLAGE is looking for    Consolidated, Fenton and
         you, we have a 24,000 sq. ft. two story building full of Hidden Treasures just   others), kitchen (Fire King,
         waiting to be found. It may be in that box on the floor, buried under Old   shakers,  Pyrex, etc.) and
         Newspaper Clippings, upstairs next to that Antique Chair or on that shelf   Mid-Century Glass, as well
         behind the Cobalt Glass. Unique items from Early American Days to the Late   as Art Pottery (Roseville,
         90’s, Star Wars M&M’s to Miniature items so small they fit in a ring. Lots of   Rookwood, McCoy,etc)
         vendors that bring in new treasures on a regular basis.                   and Dinnerware (including
           You never know what lurks in the next booth, like a Bronze Buddha, an   Fiesta, restaurant, and
         Annalee Mouse, or what about that rare Franciscan Apple piece you have    cookie jars).
         never seen before and just have to own. Bring some friends and have your    What a great
         own Treasure Hunt to see who can find that Special item today. Voted “Best   opportunity to find
         Mall in Florida”.                                                         beautiful items to
           We are located next to the Famous Waldo Farmers & Flea Market at 17805   decorate your home
         NE US Hwy 301, Waldo. The Mall is open Monday to Friday 10-6 & Saturday &   and entertain with! There are free door prizes, free lectures, glass repair
         Sunday 9-6.                                                               onsite, and a club educational display. Admission is $7.00 (bring ad for $1
           For information or directions call 352-468-3111 or visit their website at   off) and lots of FREE parking.                                                       For information call 508-816-1706 or visit

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