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Post by beiber39 on November 11th 2012, 11:24 pm

Hi,

started my "West German" pottery collection today, discovered them last week on TV.

I found 4 items at a car boot, very low cost, , I will post pictures later.

2 of them had the word "Foreign" stamped into the base, one had WEST GERMAN as well.

Am I safe to assume that the "Foreign" stamp was for exported WG pottery?

Does having the Foreign stamp affect value and collectability?
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Post by NaomiM on November 11th 2012, 11:56 pm

Am I safe to assume that the "Foreign" stamp was for exported WG pottery?

Not necessarily. A lot of countries stamped their wares 'foreign', including Japan, Czech, Portugal, etc, etc, and it might indicate a pre-WW2 piece.
Looking forward to seeing the photos.
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Post by beiber39 on November 12th 2012, 1:33 am

Thanks for the update.

2 of the items I have seen as "Fat lava" items on other sites, one is a Scheurick item based upon the glaze and patterning, exactly the same but a "pot" rather than a vase, The other item I have seen, similar pattern and colurs etc. though no ID yet.

The other 2 I have not found out much on them yet.

I will try and post tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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Post by Kincardine on November 12th 2012, 12:28 pm

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Does having the Foreign stamp affect value and collectability?[/quote]

No the Foreign stamp does not affect collectability.
Colour...bright, not brown is desirable.
Texture or interesting relief patterns.......lots of the lava type glaze is sought after( though I am not a fan).
Unusual forms will be more desired as well.


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Post by beiber39 on November 12th 2012, 5:30 pm

Hi Kincardine,

yes the avitar is one of my items, I have purchased 7 west german pottery items to start me off, so to speak. I went for midrange items (as far as I can see), ranging from £9 to £40.

I have purchased 4 items from a local car boot sale at the weekend at a price of £2 each, I will upload pictures tonight some time, just started about 1 week ago, hopefully building my collection from my own finds, will buy if I see one I really fancy.

Cost is not the issue, I get more satisfaction finding, identifying and displaying Fat Lava pottery than buying a collection, I also enjoy the "discovery process" as well as the identification phase. I have investigated the ones I have found and will post the reults later.

Thanks for your comments todate.

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Post by dantheman on November 12th 2012, 6:28 pm

in my experience most new fat lava collectors seem to buy every German pot they find and end up with lots of regrets

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Post by beiber39 on November 12th 2012, 7:56 pm

thanks for the comments, I have added my finds onto the ID My Pottery section, please add your comments, some I think I have identified

You are right Dantheman, I will try for more ocntrol as my collection grows
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