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Post  Maryr on Sat 15 Dec - 16:43

Does anyone know why these are called tennis sets?  They made the Tahitian sets (1960s I think) and these more chunky ones (80s I think).  I seem to recall seeing them called Tv sets as well, and maybe picnic sets.....
This has an interesting backstamp that I haven't seen on anything besides these sets. The plate is rectangular, our camera just makes it a bit of an odd shape.

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Post  Ev on Thu 11 Apr - 12:02

Just noticed a TV Tray made just before the Dorothy Thorpe plates in the records.
Haven't come across a Tennis Tray yet.
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Post  Cat-a-lat on Thu 11 Apr - 16:39

my best guess as to why 'tennis set' or 'tv set' is that it's for when you don't have a handy perch for both your cup and saucer and your side plate with your biscuit or sandwich etc (petit fours anyone?) for instance watching the tennis of tv lol
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Post  mumof1 on Thu 11 Apr - 16:55

Perhaps this is a tennis plate, and the one in the photo is a TV tray?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=574448476 We have this in the gallery patt 435 Tahitian sunny


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Post  Ev on Thu 25 Apr - 8:37

Have to add that I just came across this in the records:

8051 - Oblong TV Tray - the first date made is 15.11.1983

Any idea as to which this might be?
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Post  Ev on Mon 28 Oct - 8:00

Check out this on Etsy which is a Crown Lynn tray and cup set in the original box with the name Munchers ....?
In the same style as the first one posted in this topic and the same backstamp .

http://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/152851677/coffee-mug-and-snack-tray-set-by-crown?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=side+plates&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=NZ&ga_search_type=all&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_facet=vintagecrown+lynn
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Post  mumof1 on Mon 28 Oct - 9:20

So is this the 8051 then? A good price for the set, shame the shipping is twice as much as the cost of the set. This must be the TV tray do you think?
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Post  Ev on Mon 28 Oct - 9:32

It may be indeed, but I need more confirmation.
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Post  Ev on Wed 8 Jan - 14:50

Ev wrote:Have to add that I just came across this in the records:

8051 - Oblong TV Tray - the first date made is 15.11.1983

Any idea as to which this might be?  

Now I feel strongly enough that this is the Oblong TV Tray having had confirmation that the Tahitian set is the 4010 TV Tray. This will now go into the Four Digit Gallery as 8051. Thanks Maryr Smile
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Post  Kat & Co. on Sat 18 Oct - 14:54

Im not fond of this pattern on speckled cream, but like it on white on this TV Tray I discovered in white elephant table leftovers at soaking wet school Gala this morning.. Smile   Cool
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Post  Ev on Mon 1 Feb - 11:00

Kat & Co. wrote:Im not fond of this pattern on speckled cream, but like it on white on this TV Tray I discovered in white elephant table leftovers at soaking wet school Gala this morning.. Smile   Cool

Looking for something else and came across this which is different to the Canton pattern as this is very white.  Paradise d745 is the same pattern as Canton, but is on Low Sol which is the white the insides of cups has on the to make them look white.  The flatware has two brown outer lines and the backstamp.
Janice what do you reckon?


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Post  JanPots on Mon 1 Feb - 12:20

I am unsure as I don't have any notes about paradise, only what you wrote, saying white on forma shape, with 2 brown outer lines

http://www.newzealandpottery.net/t1759-canton-d681-for-the-gallery?highlight=canton+681
I have canton pattern on a white glaze 3038 cup. If that helps ?
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Post  Ev on Mon 1 Feb - 12:59

Not sure either as all of the shapes are Forma including the cup 3027 with the pattern on Low Sol. Hopefully one will turn up .... soon.
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