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Post  TonyK Wed 12 Nov - 6:48

A recent find:
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Post  HeatherT Wed 12 Nov - 7:33

and the back???
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Post  TonyK Wed 12 Nov - 9:30

like this:
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Post  HeatherT Wed 12 Nov - 10:23

Thanks for sharing that. Very Happy
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Post  TonyK Wed 12 Nov - 22:08

Here's a note on the pc from RQ:

"Re top left pix:

The black thingy on the left side of the women is a conveyor belt.

The pix is taken in the deco room. The deco kilns were at the back of the room."
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Post  HeatherT Thu 13 Nov - 8:14

I visited the Crown Lynn factory as a ten year old on a school trip.

Oh if I knew then what I do now!! My most vivid memory is the stamping of patterns (Blue Pacific I think) on dinnerware...
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Post  Kiwialan Sun 21 Dec - 9:37

Could this photo have been taken when the Queen visited Crown Lynn? From memory about 1963 I think. The girls are a bit overdressed to be at work - that's what gave me the idea - cheers Alan
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Post  TonyK Mon 22 Dec - 11:28

Hi Alan

It could be that or perhaps they knew the photographer was coming? There was a series of photos taken for Manufacturing in New Zealand in the early 50s and also the National Publicity Studios took photos at Crown Lynn some of which ended up years later in a issue of New Zealand Heritage.

The booklet put out for the Queen's visit has a map of the places she was to stop and who she was going to speak to so it may be possible to match up photo opportunities with the location of the postcard photos.
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Post  HeatherT Mon 22 Dec - 18:55

It may just be a coincidence but the 668 vase shown in the photo was on a sheet of numbers (Akl Museum) surrounded by pieces first manufactured in...1963
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Post  TonyK Wed 14 Jan - 17:27

Does anyone know the name of the pattern of the blue dinnerset? That might further lock the photo in to 1963.
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Post  HeatherT Sat 17 Jan - 18:28

Is it something simple like Cook and Serve?? I know it doesnt sound right but I have a niggle that its something like that...
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Post  HeatherT Sun 18 Jan - 7:38

JUst trawling the corridors of trademe and our newest member Mike "silversmith4u" has the said cookware up for auction and he says it is Blue Tango, made in 1961... auction
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Post  silversmith4u Mon 19 Jan - 11:07

Hi pretty sure thats the pattern name, the tango pattern was used in all 14 New Zealand Government tourist hotels-blue for the North island and burgundy for the South island. The cookware I have apear to be hand painted.
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Post  silversmith4u Mon 19 Jan - 11:08

PS: Love the post card! what a kiwiana collectores item...well done!
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Post  TonyK Thu 25 Feb - 23:54

In the Auckland Museum today I saw a film of the Queen's visit to Crown Lynn and everyone was dressed to the nines including some very stylish hair-does. Looked more like a big night out than another day on the production line.
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Post  Ev Tue 14 Dec - 7:52

How great it is to see another postcard surface Very Happy
This one is from Marcus .....

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Post  Ev Thu 5 Jan - 21:26

I am very happy to say that I have one of these postcards now bounce
It was a steal at $4 and it was the Trader's Aunt who owned it and she worked at Crown Lynn all of those years ago Very Happy
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Post  Ev Mon 5 Nov - 16:15

An advert in the Olympic Preview from Nov/Dec 1964 has the same Blue Tango cook and serve set photo as this postcard.
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Post  Ev Fri 6 Feb - 17:41

Looking at the postcard closely it looks like the front lady is working on a Regal Rose plate ..... I didn't know that Regal Rose was handpainted ...?
Perhaps it's just for the benefit of the photographer ?
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Post  TonyK Sat 14 Apr - 13:17

Encountered this during a de-cluttering

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Post  Ev Sat 14 Apr - 14:51

Fantastic Fleurette!!!
Many older ladies visit the Museum and say that they handpainted Fleurette
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Post  TonyK Sat 14 Apr - 17:30

Do you think that's Polly Hemara in the background?
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