Hotelware https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/ Hotelware White Star Cafe Plate Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's Ltd. I purchased this plate on ebay, and it was mailed from Washington state. It is definately Canadian, but it may not be from British Columbia because in the list of distribution locations, Vancouver is second on the list on the back of the plate. December 19, 2008: I got an email from a historian, John Mitchell, who said that there was a White Star Cafe in Salmo, B.C. Could this plate be from there? See my blog for my experience with Salmo. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569521 17569521 Grand Forks Hotel Bowl Maker: Keeling & Co. Ltd Distributor: W.J. Reid and Co., London, Ontario This bowl was purchased from the Red Barn Antiques store in Cloverdale, B.C. The Hotel was located in Grand Forks, B.C. The building still stands, and has a Russian restaurant inside. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569522 17569522 Grand Forks Hotel Plate Maker: Keeling & Co. Ltd. Distributor: W.J. Reid & Co., London, Ontario This plate is from the same hotel as the bowl, but I purchased it also at the Best of the West antique show in Abbotsford. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273637 19273637 Grand Forks Hotel Bowl Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: None marked This is an older bowl from the Grand Forks Hotel than the oval one. It has the name of the pattern listed on the bottom as "Colonial", which was a standard pattern. I suppose the hotel moved to the other pattern after they were more financially stable, and could afford better china. It has a couple of chips on the rim, and seems very light for the size of the piece https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569513 17569513 Provincial Government Plates Maker: ? Distributor: Pacific Coast Importing Co. Ltd. These plates have the provincial coat of arms on them, which makes me think that they were from government buildings. When I bought the large plate (platter, really), I was told it was from the "Vancouver Club". I have yet to verify this claim. December 19, 2008: These plates are actually from the cafe at the provincial legislature buildings in B.C. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569514 17569514 Coat of Arms Close-up These plates are actually from the cafe at the provincial legislature buildings. Thanks you for the identification, Mr. Mitchell!!! https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569515 17569515 Mystery Hotel Plate Maker: Grindley Distributor: ? I found this little plate at the MCC Thrift Store in Abbotsford, B.C. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569523 17569523 Hotel Bellevue Bowl Maker: S.W. Dean Ltd Distributor: Canadian Tumbler Co. of Toronto This bowl was purchased in Vernon B.C. at an antique shop. I originally thought that the hotel was originally built by the CPR in Sicamous, based on the information that the seller gave me, and a story of hotel employees throwing dishes into the lake was intriguing...but this piece wasn't one of them. That was the Hotel Sicamous. The Hotel Bellevue was in Sicamous, but it was later moved to Three Valley Gap to be part of their heritage ghost town attraction. There is a photo on their website of the hotel, as well as an interior shot of the dining room, with the place setting laid out. You can barely make out the hotel's logo on the china. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569524 17569524 Hotel Cranbrook Plate and Bowl Maker: Bishop & Stonier Distributor: Canadian Tumbler Co. of Toronto The Hotel Cranbrook was located in Cranbrook B.C. and these two were purchased at an antique shop between Kamloops and Chase https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569516 17569516 Hotel Russell Plates Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. The Hotel Russell was located in New Westminster, and the building is still standing today. I purchased one of these on ebay, and the other in an antique mall in Chemainus. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569517 17569517 Hotel Russell Pitcher Maker: John Maddock & Co. Distributor: Not marked, but assume it to be Frederick Buscombe & Co. I found this pitcher at an antique store in Barriere. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569528 17569528 Tremont Hotel Plate Maker: Deans (1910) Distributor: Canadian Tumbler Co. The Tremont Hotel was located in Nelson B.C., and this plate is conveniently marked. Only part of the Tremont Block is still standing in Nelson today, and I purchased this plate on ebay from a seller in Nelson. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569518 17569518 Lakeview Hotel Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. This plate came from the Lakeview Hotel, which used to be on the Kelowna waterfront. I have two examples in my collection, both of which I purchased on ebay. One of them was mailed from the southern U.S., and it makes me wonder how it got down there. I https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569525 17569525 Hotel Quilchena Plate Maker: S.W. Dean Ltd. Distributor: ? The Quilchena Hotel is located near Merritt, built in the middle of nowhere in hopes that the railroad would pass it on the way to Kamloops. I found this plate in an antique store in Vernon. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569519 17569519 Rainier Hotel Set Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. The Rainier Hotel was located in Nanaimo, and I found this set at an antique mall in Fort Langley https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569520 17569520 Unknown Plate https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569527 17569527 Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. I found this plate in a shop on Front Street in New Westminster. I paid about $20 for it, and purchased it because the mystery of its identity intrigued me. I thought it might be a piece of railway china, possibly Canadian National because of the wreath of maple leaves, but the letters on it make this attribution very shaky. If anyone knows more, please email me. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569541 17569541 Tourist Hotel Jug Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: None marked I purchased this jug on ebay off of a seller from Kamloops. The seller claimed it was from Germany, but I thought it was from B.C. See my blog for details... https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273632 19273632 CNIB Plates Maker: Grindley Distributor: None marked I found a stack of the single border plates in Victoria, and two of the double border plates in the Abbotsford MCC. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273633 19273633 Qualicum Beach Inn Plates Maker: Deane Hotel Ware Distributor: The Pacific Coast Importing Co. Ltd. For once, I am drawing a blank as to where I obtained these two plates. I know that they were purchased from an antique shop, but I can't remember where exactly. Hopefully time will bring clarity, rather than more fog. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273634 19273634 Panama Cafe Place Setting Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's Ltd. This set was found the same day as the CNIB plates in Victoria, but from a military antique store in the downtown area. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273635 19273635 Hotel Fernie Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. I bought this plate off ebay, from a seller in southern Alberta. I don't know much about it, but the town is in the southeast corner of the province, so the plate didn't make a long journey from its place of origin. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273636 19273636 Hotel Hoffman Plates Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. I purchased these two plates at the Best of the West antique show at Tradex in Abbotsford from the gentleman who has the bcghosttowns.com website. Whether the hotel building is still standing I'm not sure, but they came with a picture of the hotel that I removed so I could clean them. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19273647 19273647 Leonard Hotel Plate Maker: ? Distributor: Pacific Coast Importing Co. Ltd. I purchased this plate from Cobwebs antique shop in Enderby. The origin of the plate took some time to discover: I saw it in the collection of the Rossland Museum, and I inquired there about it, but their records for it didn't have very much information. I learned from a historian at an antique show, that he has tentatively placed it at the "Hotel Leonard" in New Westminster. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=17569526 17569526 Brentwood Hotel Plate Maker: Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd. Distributor: None marked I found this small plate at the 2009 Fraser Valley Antique and Collectible Club show in New Westminster. I'm pretty sure that the hotel was on Vancouver Island. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=37243962 37243962 Leonard Hotel Group Maker: John Maddock & Sons (platter), ?(plates) Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. (platter), Pacific Coast Importing Co. Ltd. (plates) I found the round plate in an antique store in rural Bradner, and the platter in an antique mall in Victoria, BC. The platter has a date code on the back, which corresponds to the seventh year of the reign of King Edward VII, which is 1907. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41347595 41347595 Leonard Hotel Logo This is a close up of the Leonard logo. Note that it is slightly different on the small oval plate. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41347596 41347596 Croatian Educational Home China Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's This china is date marked to November 1939, and the institution was located in Vancouver at the corner of Keefer and Campbell. The building still stands as the Russian Hall, at 600 Campbell Ave. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41347597 41347597 Croatian Educational Home logo I found 31 pieces of china at the Value Village in Surrey; ten of each size of plate, plus the serving bowl. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41347598 41347598 Hume Hotel Logo Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. The Hume Hotel is located at 422 Vernon St. in Nelson, BC, and has been operating almost continuously since 1898. I found four of these oval plates at an antique shop in New Westminster https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41347599 41347599 Syndica House Maker: Deans, Burslem Eng. Distributor: Pacific Coast Importing Co. Ltd. I found this plate at a consignment/antique shop in Okanagan Falls, BC. This hotel used to be in Naramata. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=45074242 45074242 Newmarket Hotel Maker: Grindley Distributor: None listed I picked this piece up at Allen's Antiques in Armstrong, BC, and its the only piece I found after two days of searching over the BC Day long weekend. The hotel was located in New Denver, BC and burned down in 1974. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=47518409 47518409 Grand Forks Hotel Lid Maker: Keeling & Co. Ltd. Distributor: W.J. Reid & Co., London, Ontario This lid came from a sugar bowl, and I can only speculate that the bowl was broken in the past, but the lid survived because of its thickness. I purchased it at an antique show in Nanaimo. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57174416 57174416 Levy's Restaurant Soup Bowl Maker: Dunn Bennett Distributor: None I purchased this bowl at an antique show in Nanaimo. The logo on the plate is pretty self explanatory. I also found a photograph of the restaurant, circa 1910 at the B.C. Archives. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57174633 57174633 https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57174868 57174868 Beach Hotel of Oak Bay Plate Maker: Dunn Bennett & Co. Ltd. Distributor: None I bought this plate in Chemainus on a recent camping trip. Oak Bay is a separate city, but is part of greater Victoria, B.C. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=57174739 57174739 Grouse Mountain Chalet Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: None The Grouse Mountain Chalet was located at the ski resort outside of Vancouver, and burned down in the 1960s. I found this collectin in New Westminster. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=70072739 70072739 Hotel Manitoba Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co Ltd The Manitoba Hotel was located at 50 West Cordova St. in Vancouver, and was in operation until 1954, when the name was changed to the Hildon Hotel. It is still in operation. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=77644710 77644710 Clay's Tea Rooms Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co Ltd Clay's Tea Rooms were located in Victoria, BC on both Yates and Fort streets. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84533168 84533168 Commodore Plate Maker: Globe Pottery Co Ltd Distributor: Buscombe & Company This plate is from the nightclub of the same name, located in Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=84533311 84533311 Okanagan College Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co Ltd I found this plate at a store called Stepback in Vancouver, along with an ice cream shell that I can't ID the name. The college is located in Kelowna! https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=88454655 88454655 https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=123424345 123424345 https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=123424346 123424346 https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=123424640 123424640 https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=123424641 123424641 https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=123424642 123424642