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Post  Marl474 on Sun 22 Jul - 15:24

Hi Ev, have you seen this listing, I don't know how to post a link but the listing number is
Start price: $1.00
No reserve No reserve
Closes: Sun 29 Jul, 12:57 pm
Listing #: 496392346
Looks very interesting. Cheers, marl
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Post  Ev on Sun 22 Jul - 15:40

Wow thanks Marl .... now what to do?
I would like copies of all of the info that is mentioned ..... Twisted Evil

Here is a link to the auction:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=496392346
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Post  Ev on Sun 22 Jul - 18:04

My heart is pounding at the response to the question I left about the other info ...
*swoons* *faints* :thud:
*Waits ..... not sure what is going to happen now ...... Neutral
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Post  Jonno on Sun 22 Jul - 20:30

Wowooooooo how exciting you must keep us posted.
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Post  Ev on Mon 23 Jul - 8:32

Three unanswered questions make me uneasy ... *waits some more*
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Post  Jonno on Mon 23 Jul - 14:44

Don't Panic , keep calm doesn't close till Sunday. Cool Cool Cool

bonne chance
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Post  Ev on Mon 23 Jul - 16:41

Not concerned about the glaze recipe Jonno ... Wink
Now that the questions have been answered I see a lot of interest in the records that he has Shocked
I think I've figured out who he is now.....
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Post  mumof1 on Mon 23 Jul - 21:29

Ev, if you save this seller as a favourite, you will be e-mailed as soon as they make any other listings. This way you will not miss out on the other info. Here's hoping cheers
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Post  mumof1 on Wed 25 Jul - 20:41

Ev wrote:Not concerned about the glaze recipe Jonno ... Wink
Now that the questions have been answered I see a lot of interest in the records that he has Shocked
I think I've figured out who he is now.....
He is Ern C. The latest questions might give you more of a clue, or confirmation.
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Post  Ev on Thu 26 Jul - 9:15

Confirmed Very Happy
Oh I didn't know that he ran those other potteries as well ... Shocked

I agree that his records really belong in a Museum, where everyone would have a chance to research them..... *fingers crossed*
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Post  Ev on Fri 27 Jul - 19:22

Would you believe the bidding :thud:
The interest is incredible and he could make a fortune just selling page by page Shocked
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Fri 27 Jul - 19:33

I had a look in this morning, shortly after the bidding hit $50, does anyone know the bidders? Hopefully whoever wins will make it available to the museum - copies at the least if not the originals.
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Post  Ev on Sat 28 Jul - 6:53

I've never come across either of the bidders in all my trademe travels ...
Naturally I checked out their history though Wink
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Post  signal red on Mon 30 Jul - 20:01

Hi there, i see the clark family wants the information back. Jeff being from the first marriage, he would have worked with EC. I notice the information is photo copies right so how many is he going to photo? and do people think they can make crown lynn glazes with the info?

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Post  Ev on Tue 31 Jul - 18:31

The listing generated an enormous amount of interest didn't it?
Lots of questions as well.
One wonders for what reasons?
Perhaps it captured the imagination of some potters?
It certainly got Val Monks attention .... so perhaps for research reasons?
Or just because it was to do with Crown Lynn history .... which was my reason, but for the others we may never know.
Of course the recipe for the satin matt artware glaze could be trialled by anyone who knows what they are doing. Even if materials that they used are not available nearly 50 years later , it would be easy to find substitutes. Temperatures that they fired to are easily found on the web too.
John Parker has found a very apt glaze for his lathed work that looks so much like the Crown Lynn glaze.
It's a shame that Ernie didn't take up Geoffery's offer of safe keeping, but there must have been quite a few others that did the cadetship and hopefully one or two kept their notes as well?
So to answer you question signal red ..... yes I think that the winner may test out the photocopied glaze .... why not?
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Post  Jackie Clark on Thu 2 Aug - 18:35

Hi Ev, I was just telling Mum about this, and she said that Val is updating the book so is interviewing new people etc. She too thinks it should go to the Auckland Museum but Alan Topham says that because he was the Chief Chemist there, and Crown Lynn isn't a company, he's probably well within his rights. I guess it's the way of the world, but such a pity he couldn't give it to a place where it would be kept safely. Crown Lynn's an important part of NZ's history, and I know many people would be interested in that material.
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Post  signal red on Sat 4 Aug - 17:38

I guess it's about ethics in the end, myself I have been given things from CL people and they will be kept until the right museum cames along. I see from Eve going to the Auckland Museum and spending time looking at document's the rest of us are in riched my her new knowledge.

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