We had a very varied collection with shells, scales, jewellery, a silver samovar, theatre programs, a Royal Winton cheese plate and dish. There was also a beautiful and delicate Shelley demitasse coffee cup and saucer, Royal Doulton plates, Depression Glass float bowls and Sylvac pottery. One member brought along a blue and white plate which was examined by others and it was discovered with the benefit of a magnifying glass, and to the delight of the owner, that it was made by Spode, a much admired name in collecting circles.
Others brought along family memorabilia including photos. It was a very interesting session where we saw these various items and heard something about the background of each and how and why they were being collected. We also had a suggestion from a member, passed on to her by an antique dealer, on how to care for china and pottery pieces.