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Post by mallabu on May 11th 2013, 3:31 am

thanks for looking if you look at the first pic either side of the tile is erol one is much lighter than the other in the large cabinet are 2 victors again dif shades. the cat has the duck mark and trial 26.07 01 on the base also marked as seconds hairline in base ,thanks geoff
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Post by mallabu on May 11th 2013, 3:37 am

TO all fellow collectors and admirers of cobridge if any of you see or know of the fish model THE LONE WRASSE please let me know as i need it to finish the set would perhaps swap or buy ,many thanks again geoff
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Post by Celtic_Fan on May 11th 2013, 1:22 pm

Geoff - I think you mis-read my post. Victor and Errol are clearly visible and yes I did notice they are different shades- it is Herman I don't see.

2001 is mid range so could easily have gone into production. Does it have Andrews mark on it? I suggest you contact him and enquire about it, if it's one of his - or he might still know even if it isn't.
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Post by mallabu on May 11th 2013, 3:18 pm

sorry mate about mix up i have Herman ill include photo when i put more photos on, no andrew hull marks on the cat i think it could be robert tabbenor who did the fish and sheep many thanks for your help and ill send andrew a photo
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Post by mallabu on May 20th 2013, 1:26 pm

Hi again to you all good news ive got details of my cat !!! was modelled by Rob Tabbenor never went into production and was called ON CLOUD NINE closer looks and there is a 9 on the clouds ,he has very kindly offered to sign the piece ,will post more photos of more items i have soon as i can regards to you all Geoff
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Post by dantheman on May 20th 2013, 2:41 pm

well done Geoff,
I look forward to some individual pics

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Post by Celtic_Fan on May 26th 2013, 11:57 am

Geoff and others - I've finally found time to take a few pic's of more of my collection.

Terrance and two Fish
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Terrance Vase 200/6 Limited Edition of 50, this is No.6
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A wonerfully elegant cat vase shape 10 inches tall, Trial by Rachel Bishop
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A few small glaze pieces.
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Post by Celtic_Fan on May 26th 2013, 12:08 pm

A Cactus vase trial 10inches tall
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Birds and Berries Limited edition No.16 of 75. 10inches tall
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Glaze vases
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This one is 14 1/4 inches tall
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Post by Celtic_Fan on May 26th 2013, 12:21 pm

A vase from 1998. It isn't marked as 'Trial', but I don't think it actually went into production. I have two copies of this, the other one was photographed for the Collect It magazine - so is a star.
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African Sunrise vase
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And finally a wonderful Gorilla Trial vase.
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Post by mallabu on May 26th 2013, 12:26 pm

Hi mate you must be phsycic !!! i was just getting my son to download a few photos love some of ur pieces well done Geoff
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Post by mallabu on May 26th 2013, 12:37 pm

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just a few more for you to enjoy will post more later geoff
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Post by Celtic_Fan on May 26th 2013, 3:17 pm

Darn, my secret is out Laughter

Again, some really nice items Geoff.
I do like many of those tiles and I liked the Dragons when I first saw them - but I don't remember seeing a Dragon Vase, that looks stunning Most Excellent

Glad to see Herman Beating Heart
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Post by mallabu on May 26th 2013, 3:43 pm

hi mate i put Herman on for you lol The dragon vase is of course by andrew hull i think he did it in green also , your gorilla vase looks very special,i will keep in touch and add more photos when my son feels like it!! lol if you hear of anything a bit special for sale give me a shout(only if you dont want it lol)
hope we never meet at a auction prices might shoot up , have you seen the vase on ebay? cauldon lock would love it but to pricey for me regards Geoff
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Post by Celtic_Fan on May 26th 2013, 6:52 pm

mallabu wrote:have you seen the vase on ebay? cauldon lock would love it but to pricey for me regards Geoff
I haven't - will take a look in a moment.
However, thankfully I managed to get one when they first came out - take a look at my first post on page 3, 3rd shelf down on the right.
they almost instantly sold out, but when I went to their 1st open day in 1998, I met their main sales guy (sorry I've forgot his name), who gave me a list of the shops who took some. After a lot of phone calls, I found a shop that would probably have a spare. They eventually did get a second one and I drove all the way over to Bath to collect it.

I have bought very few items off auction (probably 5 or 6), as I joined the collectors club in the first year and went to the open days for several years - so most of my collection came from the shop, or their collectors club auctions.
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Post by mallabu on May 27th 2013, 9:19 am

Hi again ive only been collecting about 5 years started with andrew hull items when i had them all i
then decided to collect anything that i really liked and it just keeps growing ive just bought another seven items wont tell you what yet until i get them here and ill post pics chat again soon Geoff
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Post by mallabu on June 5th 2013, 1:48 pm

Hi friends just added a few more cobridge pieces all marked as trials enjoy GeoffCobridge - Page 3 New_210Cobridge - Page 3 Photo_22Cobridge - Page 3 Photo_23Cobridge - Page 3 Photo_24
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Post by dantheman on June 19th 2013, 3:32 pm

it would be useful to know how the date code works,I know a few of them but not all

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Post by dantheman on June 19th 2013, 4:42 pm

I bet Celtic fan will know

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Post by Celtic_Fan on June 19th 2013, 7:32 pm

As you wish.

Apple = 1998
Boot = 1999
Crown = 2000
Duck = 2001
Egg cup (with an egg in it) = 2002
Feather = 2003
bunch of Grapes = 2004
2 Holy leaves = 2005
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Post by dantheman on June 19th 2013, 7:36 pm

it seems obvious now I see it  Doh!

Thanks C-F

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Post by mallabu on June 20th 2013, 4:07 am

well done c/f  thanks geoff that should help us all
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Post by mallabu on July 5th 2013, 10:41 am

hi all ive just bought a vase with mushrooms painted on,(not here yet but ill post pic as soon as i get it) it is signed by PAUL ADIAMEC any one got any info on him? thanks for any help regards Geoff
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Post by Celtic_Fan on July 5th 2013, 6:59 pm

The vase looks quite nice - I googled it Innocent

That is almost cettainly a typo and should be Paul Adamiec. He designed the Lodore Falls and Derwent Water ranges from the 2003 Catalogue.

In 2004 he designed the range Caledonian Sunset (limited Ed 25).

I'll look through the newsletters later and see if anything more is said about him.

May or may not be the same person, but there is a Paul Adamiec listed as a freelance artist working in Staffordshire http://pauladamiecartworks.com/
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Post by dantheman on July 5th 2013, 8:02 pm

very similar to the work of H R Giger


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Post by mallabu on July 11th 2013, 7:36 pm

Hi to you all, just heard a story perhaps you can all let me know your thoughts , in the old cobridge  factory shop/showroom there was a massive set of tiles (as i never went to the shop i have never seen it) various people  say it was fantastic,  and was on the wall above the till,the story is it has been sold to a very rich oversees collector, just seems a shame it has ended up oversees and probably will never come back,or is it me just been old fashioned,wonder how much it went for ,and if stoke on trent museam could have bid on it take care all my friends Geoff
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