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  3. Hi Claire, You have a #82 6-cup carafe, and I'm certain that glaze is Sunflower Yellow. Frankoma began production on that piece in 1958, so that rules out Ada clay. The carafe was in production for quite a few years and during those years, Sapulpa clay went through several different changes. The piece came with a lid which is not shown in your photo, so I don't know if you have it. The carafe and lid are pictured on page 176 of Gary V. Schaum's book, "Collector's Guide to Frankoma Pottery," and further described on page 187 with production dates and value estimates ($25-$45) depending upon color and condition. The Schaum book is out of print now, but used copies are often found on ebay and amazon.com. If you're interested in Frankoma, it's invaluable. I hope this helps, and if you have more questions, please let me know. Patricia Mitchell TexasCooking.com
  4. have a yellow carafe, but what shade of yellow is it? Close up it looks a banana with light brown specks. If it's Sunflower Yellow (yellow with brown specks) 1958 - 1960. Ada Clay 1933-1954 Sapulpa Clay ( Brick Red) 1954 -1979 Sapulpa with additives ( Pink) 1980s - The dates aren't adding up for the color & Clay. Please help . Thanks
  5. plm555

    Last Minute Supper

    Thanks for your comment. I, too, love egg dishes, and sometimes serve omelets or just plain bacon and eggs for a quick supper. And thank you for the link you sent concerning electric smokers. I haven't had time yet to scrutinize it, but I'm certainly going to.
  6. Nora Lily

    Last Minute Supper

    My last minute favorite dish is egg omelet because it is easy to make LOL... but i think in dinner it is not a good idea so for dinner so i prefer to smoke or grill meat using my best electric smoker because i love to smoke and grill as i love bbq parties.
  7. This plate has 2 rings over the glaze.
  8. I have a small set of tumblers from my great aunt who was actively house keeping in the 1920s -1960s. I know these were hers because I used them when I visited with her. I've always assumed they were Fiesta ware but they have no markings on the bottom. They have the right style with the ringed tops and colors are in rose, light yellow, turquoise, and light green. However, I've read other people posting the size of their pieces as 3 1/2" tall. These are definitely 4". Top outside diameter is 3" and bottom outside diameter is 2 1/4". Can anyone help me understand what I might have. Thanks so much.
  9. It's an issue of supply and demand. Old pieces are rare. And rare pieces are what avid Frankoma collectors really go for. Frankoma began manufacturing pottery in Oklahoma in the early 1930s. Almost anything made then will drive collectors wild. Pieces made through the 1930s, on through the 1940s and even into the '50s up until Frankoma stopped using Ada clay (I think the supply was mined out) still command good. After that, value falls rapidly, generally speaking. Frankoma collectors have educated themselves on how to spot a valuable piece. There are books with excellent photos, production dates and Frankoma history, if you're interested. I particularly recommend Collector's Guide to Frankoma Pottery 1933 to 1990 by Gary V. Schaum. I think it's out of print at this time, but new and used copies are available on amazon.com. I just noticed that the original question is dated September 21, 2014, but was posted here just a few hours ago. I hope this information is helpful to anyone with a similar question.
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  11. I have lots of Riviera but not much Harlequin. Both patterns, though, are very distinctive. You can tell a lot by just looking at good photographs of pieces -- like on eBay or other sources. On eBay, search for Homer Laughlin Riviera or vintage Riviera or Riviera Century pattern. Or see if you can find a book on collectible American glassware with good photos. I don't recall ever seeing backstamps on the pieces. Remember, Riviera is pretty old -- mostly made in the 30s. Much Riviera/Century is solid colors, but there are also many delightful decal patterns that are extremely collectible, like this Mexicana pattern on HLC century -- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Homer-Laughlin-Mexicana-Platter-Red-Trim-Nice/113530950704?hash=item1a6ef8d430:g:M0cAAOSwD89bumW0:rk:4:pf:1&frcectupt=true There are dozens of different decals, some of them quite rare. I think Century is one of the most enjoyable patterns to collect because it's not as common as regular Fiesta. When you find something you like, it's exciting. People are always suspecting Fiesta pieces of being "counterfeit" but I think that's rarely happens. I don't think anyone ever attempted to counterfeit Riviera because it was never very valuable until it became collectible. Bear in mind that much of the old dishes made by Homer Laughlin Company was used as enticement to buy certain brands of food. I'm not sure it was Riviera, but I know some HLC dishes came free inside boxes of oatmeal! I just wouldn't worry too much about whether it's authentic or not. Look at it on eBay and see if what you're being offered looks resembles it. I will add that the solid Riviera colors are ivory, red, blue, green and yellow. I think that's all. The decal pieces are on ivory. Hope you find this helpful, and do let me know if you have questions.
  12. I have a chance to purchase a box of vintage fiesta riveria and a few harlequin pieces. None of the pieces have marks on the bottom. Can someone advise me? Was riveria marked? Harlequin? How do I tell if it is authentic? I’ve only collected fiestaware before, not riveria nor harlequin. Thank you.
  13. ks-okie

    Red Apple Cookie Jar wanted

    Sondra - I am also puzzled by your "Frankoma Red Apple cookie jar'. I have reference documents from Frankoma researchers and authors that list all Frankoma pieces. I searched for "apple" and the only thing labeled apple is a ring holder that can also be used as an apple baker. I found a comment in the Facebook Frankoma Pottery Fans group that someone called the 25 series canisters (includes a cookie jar) the apple canisters because they have round knobs on the bottom that looked like apples to them. I tried to Google OtraVia and didn't find any "sale" website that was in English. Good luck in finding your replacement - whether it is Frankoma or not. Jane
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. Sorry to hear about that. I know how awful it feels when you lose or break a treasured piece. So here's a shout-out to our readers. If you have or know anyone who has this Frankoma plate: The 1972 University of Oklahoma Seed Sower plate, please let us hear from you. Patricia Mitchell
  17. I'm looking for a commemorative plate made in 1972. It has the University of Oklahoma seed sower on the front. My mother broke hers while moving and is devistated. Thanks
  18. Could someone tell me what these pieces are and if they are worth anything. Found in in-laws house and not sure. Thank you!
  19. 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
  20. 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!
  21. Shortylee

    Lee supply

    Does anyone have any lee supply coffee cups for sale
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Reek@111

    Sell mom's Frankhoma?

    Have you tried posting on local classified sites? I might be interested if you are near Austin.
  26. 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: )
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