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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 18th 2015, 10:41 pm

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In 1906, a League of Goss Collectors was founded, becoming the International League in 1918

The business was taken over by Cauldon Potteries in 1929, the name Goss still being used. Finally it became a subsidiary of the Royal Doulton group.[2] By 1940, the Goss factory had ceased production.

In the late 1960s, Gossware became very collectable and in 1970 a modern Goss Collectors club was founded. Nearly all pieces of Gosware can be identified by a goshawk crest on the base with W. H. Goss printed underneath. Pieces made after 1931 also have the word England below the mark.


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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 18th 2015, 10:52 pm

Goss, Crested China / Gossware was hugely popular into the early part of the 20th century. It fell out of favor after it's closure / sale and amalgamation.

"The Goss firm was sold out to Cauldon Potteries in 1929, but the name of Goss continued to be used. Eventually, by liquidation and amalgamation, it became part of the Royal Doulton empire"

http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/wsc/docs/Goss%20and%20crestware.html
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 18th 2015, 10:58 pm

Reading the book. We have all seen this and would only use it as hamster cage filler, but at one time it was so popular that 90% ofthe country had 'Gossware' on their mantle piece.




William Henry Goss: the story of the Staffordshire family of potters who invented heraldic porcelain
Author: Lynda & PINE, Nicholas PINE
Edition: 1st Ed. (1987)Publisher: Milestone PublicationsHardcover
ISBN: 0889029490 / 9780889029491

Author(s) Lynda & PINE, Nicholas PINE
Edition 1st Ed.
Publication date 1987
Publisher Milestone Publications
Binding Hardcover
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Post by NaomiM on August 18th 2015, 11:07 pm

I have a few pieces of Arcadian Crestedware but not much Goss. But I did visit the museum in Waterlooville, near Portsmouth about 15yrs ago. It was in an ordinary house on a housing estate. Interesting.

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 18th 2015, 11:14 pm

I thought it worth starting a thread as it as probably the most popular potter or 'collectible' at about the turn of the century, that is now considered essentially worthless rubbish.

Perhaps someone with some one with insight could shed some light on the rarer item that we could pass to our (great great great great ...) grandchildren that would be worth looking out for?
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on August 18th 2015, 11:16 pm

Goss zeppelins anyone?
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Post by NaomiM on August 18th 2015, 11:25 pm

We had a load of Crested china come into the shop one day including a Goss WW1 tank. Someone stuck 4 on every item. Needless to say it shot out the door. :)

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