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Burma - Exclusive to United Stores

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Burma - Exclusive to United Stores

Post  Ev on Thu 4 Mar - 15:03

I wonder if United Stores were McKenzies or Woolworths?


and the blurry backstamp!


Let me decipher the backstamp:

Underglaze Permanent Colours
BURMA
Exclusive to
United Stores
made in
New Zealand
Pat. 432
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re Burma - Exclusive to United Stores

Post  Jonno on Mon 27 Aug - 22:15

Hi Ev,
This popped up when I was searching for Courteney's exclusive catering, will put a photo on the gallery tomorrow.

But to answer your question no United Stores were not Mckenzies and Woolworths, as I recall they were a buying group made up of the last of the independant department stores and included H&J Smith, Invercargill, Arthur Barnett Dunedin, James Smiths Welliington and Milne& Choyce , Auckland . there may have been one or two others.
It was to be able to place bulk orders to try to be competitive in an increasingly tough market around the late '60's early 70's as I recall.
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Re: Burma - Exclusive to United Stores

Post  Ev on Tue 28 Aug - 18:37

Thanks Jonno, that is the last remaining piece of my Mother's Burma dinnerset that she would have got in the late 60's early 70's ..... I wonder where she got it?
Too late to ask her now.......
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Post  Jonno on Tue 28 Aug - 22:47

Thats great Ev just another example of the joys that this site can create.

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Re: Burma - Exclusive to United Stores

Post  Ev on Wed 29 Aug - 7:13

I've decided that she would have purchased this set from the Crown Lynn Seconds shop at Southdown, Penrose, between 1966 -69. We went there many times with MIL and would have lunch at the snazzy coffee lounge in the complex.
One of the bowls had an irritating small lump in it, so it must have been a second.... fond memories of days long gone.
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Re: Burma - Exclusive to United Stores

Post  Maryr on Fri 14 Dec - 14:51

Jonno thanks so much for clearing up the United Stores mystery. I had asked Mr Google with no success.. .just goes to show the human brain does have its uses! Anyway here is Gina for United Stores. Hand painted, this is one of those wide porridge plates.

Cool backstamp, and they helpfully put a pattern number on it:
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