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Post  Ev on Mon 1 Aug - 13:36

The Potters Marks book shows the mark in this auction for Flora Christeller ...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/pottery-glass/porcelain-pottery/other-nz-manufacturers/auction-1132549120.htm

To me this is the mark and work of Clifford Smith.

The marks that Flora submitted to the NZ Potters Society are these two:

http://www.pottersmarks.co.nz/?s=christeller

This is Clifford Smith's mark in Tim Caulton's records:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=724060031018501&set=oa.305445929605445&type=3&theater

Clifford Smith also used this mark that is in Tim Caulton's records:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=724060057685165&set=oa.305445929605445&type=3&theater

We don't have this mark on the site yet.

So what I am saying, is that the Potters Marks book has made another error.
Do you agree?
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Post  Ev on Tue 2 Aug - 5:40

I questioned the trader about his auction and after a bit of research he changed the maker to Clifford Smith.
I also contacted Howard Williams who was deeply involved with the Potters Marks book to ask him to check it out, but I haven't heard from him yet.
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Post  Ev on Fri 26 Aug - 6:54

Howard wasn't aware of any problem with the Flora Christeller marks, but gave me Flora's sister Fiona's email to ask her about it, as Flora passed away several years ago now.
Fiona replied to say that she remembers Flora using a 'clay stick' stamp with the CF mark that is on the marks that she submitted to the NZ Potters and added a photo to show it. 
This doesn't explain the Clifford Smith type mark that is in the Potters' Marks book, but I'm going to disregard that mark from now on as it is causing a lot of grief.

This is her stamped mark:

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