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  2. plm555

    Red Apple Cookie Jar wanted

    Hi Sondra, Can you post a link to the photo you found? I've been collecting Frankoma for years, but I have never seen something called a Frankoma red apple cookie jar. My Frankoma tastes, however, run to the vintage pieces, and perhaps this cookie jar is a newer piece. I would really like to see what you're looking for. I'm sorry your cookie jar is no longer with us. You have my sympathy; it's hard to lose treasured pieces regardless of how they're lost. Patricia
  3. Sondra E.

    Red Apple Cookie Jar wanted

    I am desperately looking to replace a Frankoma Red Apple cookie jar that was accidentally broken. I found a picture of it on OtraVia item #2606199988 but cannot figure out how to purchase it. It looks like it may just be a picture from a private collection. Any ideas?
  4. Could someone tell me what these pieces are and if they are worth anything. Found in in-laws house and not sure. Thank you!
  5. Shortylee

    Lee supply

    My Last Name is Lee and my Family is from OK. So I am just out for as many cups I can find for the family. I will buy any color and pay for shipping
  6. plm555

    Lee supply

    Are you with the Lee Supply Co. in Tulsa? And did Frankoma make cups for your company in the past? If so, I will bet that "somebody out there" has one or more of those cups. You can check eBay from time to time hoping something might show up. But it would be great if someone on this forum could point you in the right direction. Good luck!
  7. Shortylee

    Lee supply

    Does anyone have any lee supply coffee cups for sale
  8. ks-okie

    Seeking INDIAN MADONNA #104

    It is a beautiful figure. I have had mine for years. There are several listed on Ebay but I noticed that the prices of the ones for sale were about $20 higher than ones that have recently sold. It looks like you should get one for $50 or less. There are some "for sale" Frankoma groups on Facebook too. This is a helpful Frankoma reference website put together by a long time Frankoma collector. Click on the item # to see a picture of the item. http://www.frankomacollector.com/Index Files/MoldIndex9.html
  9. I wish to purchase THE INDIAN MADONNA, one of five statuettes that Frankoma was authorized to reproduce from Willard Stone’s original wood carvings. I am only interested in the brown bisque version, not the white. Any offers to sell or suggested leads on locating one for sale will be most appreciated. Thank you.
  10. plm555

    Sell mom's Frankhoma?

    Other than placing ads in local papers, I think you have three options: #1 eBay. On eBay you have the advantage of looking at other Frankoma sales to see asking prices for pieces similar to yours. #2 Antique malls near you. Visit malls near you and chat with various sellers. You might take along photos (or lists) of what you have. #3 Facebook. There are several Frankoma groups on facebook. Search on Frankoma and they should come up. Some day in the distant future, I hope, my son will have the same this problem, too. My Frankoma is less dish sets and more art pieces, but the problem will be the same. Good luck. Patricia
  11. Reek@111

    Sell mom's Frankhoma?

    Have you tried posting on local classified sites? I might be interested if you are near Austin.
  12. marketymark

    Frankoma teapot black onyx

    Thanks so much for the information! You're absolutely right that the clay in the lid is redder than the clay in the teapot itself. So I guess that narrows it down to Saplupa clay. I'll put it online at Etsy, sometimes collectors make comments there too, and if I'll let you know if anything interesting develops: )
  13. plm555

    Frankoma teapot black onyx

    From the Frankoma 1981 Catalog page, 6T is a 6-cup teapot (as opposed to the smaller version -- 6J). Apparently, your teapot originally sold for $8.50, but that price is totally irrelevant today. It's hard to judge colors in online photos, but the clay in the teapot body does not match the clay in the lid. The dark red clay Frankoma used after it stopped using Ada clay gradually gave way to dark pink, then lighter pink and eventually to a light clay. I have the 6J teapot in Sunflower Yellow and have noticed that the clay in the body and lid also don't match. (Sunflower was used only between 1958 and 1960.) My best Frankoma source book pictures this piece (6T), but is silent on production dates. My gut feeling is this piece could have been made anywhere from in the late fifties to the early eighties since it was in the 1981 catalog. I'm sorry I can't be more specific, but I can't find any documentation to help me out here. For more information, you might try one of the Frankoma fan sites on Facebook or taking a look on eBay. Please let us know if you find out anything interesting.
  14. ks-okie

    Frankoma

    I copied and modified my comment to someone else with Frankoma to sell in a previous post. This is a difficult task and may not be very rewarding financially as Frankoma values have dropped a lot in the last few years. The price drop has been great for buyers, but not for sellers. 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). It sounds like you may have a complete set of the elephant mugs since the first one was issued in 1968. On Ebay, the 1968 mug has sold for $5 to $13 recently. The mugs with candidate names sometimes go for more, but in general the mugs are about $5. 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
  15. marketymark

    Frankoma teapot black onyx

    Howdy! I have this black Frankoma teapot in excellent condition. I believe it's a Black Onyx glaze, (pretty rare, I think) on Ada clay but I'd love to hear from folks who know more than I do. It would be great to get an idea of its value, too. The maker's mark reads Frankoma 6T. There are some pictures below.Thanks so much! Mark
  16. Rleller

    Frankoma

    I have my mother in laws inventory she was a dealer years ago in southern Illinois. 100 Elephant mugs from 1968-2010. Dinnerware vases shoes ducks also 5 signature canisters like to unload all. Some help please
  17. 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).
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Tedbros

    Texas Shaped Waffle Maker Found

    great tips it will help me a lot
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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