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  2. ks-okie

    Frankoma pottery a set of dishes

    Selling your set may be somewhat difficult and not very rewarding financially. If you do not have any pieces in demand vs common dinnerware - you maybe better off donating it to a thrift store so you can write off the donation on your taxes. The problem with dinnerware is that 1) there is a lot of it available; 2) it takes a lot of box space to wrap it well for shipping; and 3) it is expensive to ship because it is heavy. If the glaze is white vs cream then it is called White Sand. If you bought them new in the 70's then your clay is the "newer" pink clay. "Usually" Frankoma pottery in the pink clay and newer glazes, like white, are priced lower than older dinnerware in the old glazes. Your set would be good for someone wanting to use the Frankoma dinnerware vs collect for value. You can check value by looking at completed auctions on Ebay (vs current auctions only show the price the seller wants and often the item does not sell). There are some Frankoma Facebook groups for Frankoma reference "Frankoma Pottery Fans", and other groups for selling. You can also sell via Craig's list or a garage sell. This website has a lot of great information accumulated from Frankoma "experts" including the Frank family. http://www.frankomacollector.com/Index.html You can determine the pattern of your dinnerware by looking at the number on the bottom: Dishes that start with 4 are Lazybones, 5 are Plainsman, 6 are Westwind,, 7 are Mayan-Aztec (distinctive pattern on edges), 94 are Wagon Wheel (distinctive pattern).
  3. ks-okie

    Frankoma set- Need guidance

    Selling your set, which looks like it is mismatched and not complete, may be somewhat difficult and not very rewarding financially. If you do not have any pieces in demand vs common dinnerware - you maybe better off donating it to a thrift store so you can write off the donation on your taxes. The problem with dinnerware is that 1) there is a lot of it available; 2) it takes a lot of box space to wrap it well for shipping; and 3) it is expensive to ship because it is heavy. You can check value by looking at completed auctions on Ebay (vs current auctions only show the price the seller wants and often the item does not sell). There are some Frankoma Facebook groups for Frankoma reference "Frankoma Pottery Fans", and other groups for selling. You can also sell via Craig's list or a garage sell. This website has a lot of great information accumulated from Frankoma "experts" including the Frank family. http://www.frankomacollector.com/Index.html Your dinnerware looks like it is the 50 / 60's red clay with Brown Satin glaze, from what I can tell from the pictures. You have a mixture of dishware patterns, which is not unusual. Dishes that start with 4 are Lazybones, 5 are Plainsman, 6 are Westwind,. The salt & pepper are Plainsman.
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  5. I have a set of dishes I think for eight they are white don't know the pattern never been up packed I got them in the early 70's will try to take a pic of them and post any idea
  6. You're right about the color; it's Ivory. Homer Laughlin Company called this plate a 15" Chop Plate, but it is in fact 14-1/4" as you said. This plate was part of the original vintage Fiesta line and production began in 1935. There were two types of this very large plate, one with a single support ring (the part that touches the table) and yours is this type. There was also a double support ring model that had a smaller inner ring. I have one of these double-ring plates. There is some confusion about the reason for the inner ring. Some say it was needed to support such a large plate if it were loaded with something heavy, like turkey, for instance. There is also good evidence the second ring's purpose had to do with it fitting on a lazy Susan revolving stand. I believe the double ring to be more rare than the single ring. Ivory was one of the original five colors, so it may have been made early on during production. However, these plates were not discontinued until 1959. I have read that the plates produced in the 50's colors are even more rare (Forest, Chartreuse, Rose and Turquoise). As for determining value, a search on eBay under Vintage Fiesta should be your first step and can be quite helpful. www.replacements.com might be helpful, too. Also the Homer Laughlin China Collectors Association (HLCCA) Facebook page and its several related Fiesta pages are full of information. The value of your plate is often determined by how badly someone wants it, and that makes it difficult to offer it for sale. I apologize for not being more specific, but I hope some of this information is of use to you.
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  8. Color can be tricky on computer photos, but I think this is a Post-86 Pearl Grey cup. It's not blue enough to be Periwinkle. Pearl Gray was in production from 1998 to December, 2001. Here's a link to our Pearl Gray Fiesta page: http://www.texascooking.com/fiestaware/pearlgrayfiestaware.htm I hope this answers your question but, if not, let us know.
  9. hi all. found these at a garage sale and i'm trying to determine their age and also wondering what the color is called. i did read through the information but am still confused. TIA
  10. Tedbros

    Texas Shaped Waffle Maker Found

    great tips it will help me a lot
  11. Tedbros

    Last Minute Supper

    Britt smoking food is not las minute option. If you ever try smoke food especially meat you need few or more hours. It depends on the type of meat. So I see that you don't know much about smoking food in an electric smoker. But be free to check my blog Electric Smoker Guy if you want to learn more.
  12. I have an Old Ivory (yellowish cream) Vintage Fiesta Ware Round Chop Plate 14 1/4" Serving Platter that I want to sell. How do I determine a fair price for it? Picture does not show true color. It looks tan in good light. No chips, scratches, or mars on plate.
  13. Hello everyone! I am looking to sell a Frankoma Plainsman ca 1953 set. I could use some help as to how to price. I am willing to sell under current value as I am not a collector. I will post pic here. Thank you in advance for any help or advice! Cynthia
  14. ks-okie

    122 Collie in Flat Black

    KDR - I just got to the notification about this post - but saw that you had asked about it in the FB Frankoma Pottery Fans group. The answers you received were on target " The clay is Sapulpa making this piece produced after 1954. All were produced circa 1958 or later." It is a nice piece. I have one in Brown, which is the primary color of Frankoma I collect.
  15. KDR

    122 Collie in Flat Black

    Well, I’m surprised! Thank you for your input and I’ll be anxious to hear more!
  16. Flgreekguy

    Texas Cooking

    I am of Greek decent and I live in Florida. On a recent trip to Texas I was blown away with the food. My son said each place we ate got better and he was right. So here is my question, what do Texans consider basic or standard seasonings they would never go without when cooking meats. Not sauces but seasonings. My thoughts are Black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and cumin. Let me know. Thanks! Flgreekguy
  17. plm555

    Glad to Be Here

    Welcome! Glad to have you! If you run across anything unclear or have any questions whatsoever, just let us know. Here's our contact page address: http://www.texascooking.com/contact.htm
  18. Flgreekguy

    Glad to Be Here

    Just joined a few minutes ago. Excited to share some recipes as well as learn the fine art of Texas cooking. Come from a family of restaurant owners and have owned a few myself. Spending my time in Florida creating seasoning blends and recipes. Thanks flgreekguy
  19. plm555

    122 Collie in Flat Black

    Congratulations on your great find. This lovely sculptured collie's head is one of Frankoma's finest. I believe the glaze is gun metal, which would date it between 1933 and 1938. I'm at my office at the moment and without access to my Frankoma research materials, so I cannot give you a value approximation. I will get back to you, hopefully this evening, with more information.
  20. I am not a Frankoma collector, but found a beautiful collie bookend at the thrift store. It is flat black and a little over 7” tall. I think it is form #122. I can’t find anything online that would give me an idea of its worth. There isn’t anything like it on eBay. Can you help me learn more?
  21. ks-okie

    Newbie here. Love and worry

    In addition to the Frankoma Pottery FAQ page posted by plm555 - you can go to the "Frankoma Pottery Fans" facebook group - and search for "lead". There has been several discussion as new people hear about the lead issue and ask like you did. Many people have used their Frankoma dishes daily for 40+ years and there has not been any reports of someone getting lead poisoning from Frankoma. Kandy McClendon Steeples, who worked at Frankoma for over 30 years posted this reply: "Frankoma was always produced within FDA guidelines. All manufacturers producing in the Unites States had to follow those guide lines and testing occurred frequently. There are still some glazes that have lead components available today. Those glazes are so costly to dispose of, most manufacturers are no longer producing them. You need to be careful of imported pottery where they don't follow FDA guidelines. I am not, nor have I ever been afraid of any Frankoma, but each person has to decide what they're comfortable using."
  22. PatHogan

    Welcome To The Frankoma Discussion Board

    I have a divided dish that was my mothers in the late 40's or early 50's. It has "FRANKOMA" on the bottom as well as "94 QD" I am interested in selling it but have no idea its value. Can you help me? Pat
  23. plm555

    Newbie here. Love and worry

    Here is a link to the Frankoma Pottery FAQ page. One of the questions addresses your situation: http://frankomapottery.com/frankoma_faq.html
  24. Jane Caras

    Newbie here. Love and worry

    I bought a gorgeous collection of dishes, bowls mugs etc.. from an estate sale on line. They were sent to me and are honestly the most beautiful pieces! In doing research this morning, I realize that the dishes are from 1980 and the mugs are 1948, etc.. I am worried about lead. I am a cancer survivor and I also have children. I don't think I can drink out of these mugs or serve my family from the plates as much as I would love to. I paid a pretty price for this collection and didn't do my research. My bad. Any insight? At this point I think I may have to take them to a consignment store. I wanted them for my family. SO SO beautiful! Any suggestions? 18 plates, 8 bowls, 8 mugs, pitcher, etc... They are Plainsman. Thank you.
  25. ks-okie

    Sell mom's Frankhoma?

    This is a difficult task and may not be very rewarding financially. If you do not have any pieces in demand vs common dinnerware - you maybe better off donating it to a thrift store so you can write off the donation on your taxes. You need to determine the age of the pottery - mainly if it was older Ada clay (lighter creamy) or the more common red clay (two versions). The problem with dinnerware is that 1) there is a lot of it available; 2) it takes a lot of box space to wrap it well for shipping; and 3) it is expensive to ship because it is heavy. You can check value by looking at completed auctions on Ebay (vs current auctions only show the price the seller wants and often the item does not sell). There are some Frankoma Facebook groups for Frankoma reference "Frankoma Pottery Fans", and other groups for selling. You can also sell via Craig's list or a garage sell. This website has a lot of great information accumulated from Frankoma "experts" including the Frank family. http://www.frankomacollector.com/Index.html
  26. ks-okie

    Bean pot questions

    After posting, I went back to the Frankoma Pottery forum here - and saw that the post pinned at the top is about care of Frankoma pottery. It has good advice too.
  27. ks-okie

    Bean pot questions

    I'm sorry for the delay - very behind with email. After reading just now, I wasn't sure how to answer without pictures. I went to the Frankoma Pottery Friends FB page and searched for "safe to use". Saw a post by Joan Wagner on 1/25 with your same words that also included pictures. I'm guessing that Joan is you - catcuchilo@hotmail.com? I see the comments from Janice Spillane and others. I agree with Janice as she knows more about Frankoma than me. I don't see from the pictures and your comments how they can tell that your bean pot is Ada clay (oldest - light cream colored). However, I seldom have tried to bake in my Frankoma - except at a very low temperature and with newer pieces. Frankoma is known for crazing / glaze cracking and I would be careful of how I used a piece that had a lot of crazing. Jane
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