Steamship China https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/ Steamship China Union Steamships Estates Bowl Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's I purchased this bowl at the Best of the West antique show at Tradex in Abbotsford. This piece would have been used on the company's resort on Bowen Island. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=19275336 19275336 Western Canada Steamship Co. Maker: Globe Pottery Distributor: Buscombe & Company All these pieces came from different sources, and the first I found, a bowl, was at Value Village. The others were found at antique shows, antique stores, and ebay. The discovery of the first piece is what got me interested in steamship china. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286384 20286384 Western Canada Steamship Company Celery Dish Maker: Globe Pottery Distributor: Buscombe & Company I picked up this piece at a show in Nanaimo, after a strange journey by ferry and taxi (see my blog for details). Unfortunately, this piece has a lot of crazing, but I've never seen the shape before, and I feel its quite unique. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=55622874 55622874 Canadian Pacific Plates Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's These were also ebay purchases, and when I got them, they went straight from the post office to my display case at the Yarrow Library, where I force all the patrons to admire them, and show interest in my strange hobby. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286368 20286368 Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's (teacups only) This is another pattern that was used on the Pacific coastal ships, because the mark on the bottom tells me so! The pitcher and the creamer share the same sheild emblem on the bottom. The teacups have the standard Duraline Grindley stamp. I found the larger pitcher at an antique shop in White Rock, and the other pieces on ebay for rediculously low sums of money. Hurray for seller ignorance! Seller ignorance is a double edged sword though, too much of it, and even I can't find the deals online! https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286385 20286385 Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Oval Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: None I purchased this plate on ebay, and unfortunately I have no story to go with it. Saved ebay searches are wonderful things! https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286369 20286369 Canadian Pacific B.C.C.S.S. Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Marshall-Wells Co. I purchased this plate at an antique show at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver. It has a large crack in it, so I can't use it for anything other than display purposes. It is interesting to note that same patterns were used by different companies to produce china. Judging by the age of this piece, I believe it is older than the soup plate. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286386 20286386 Canadian Pacific B.C.C.S.S. Soup Plate Maker: Grindley Distributor: Cassidy's I purchased this soup plate on ebay. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286387 20286387 Empress Hotel Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Frederick Buscombe & Co. Ltd. I purchased this plate on ebay, and learned from the seller that while this china pattern was used in the Empress Hotel in Victoria B.C., there is evidence that it was used on some of Canadian Pacific's coastal steamers. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286388 20286388 Union Steamship Company Plate Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: none I purchased this plate at the bottle club show in New Westminster, and I highly recommend it for anybody interested in British Columbia memorabilia. The gentleman I purchased it from said it came out of the ocean at Madeira Park, and the deteriorated condition supports this claim. It is with this plate that I learned that the salt water will deteriorate it, and to test for its presence, you simply taste the cracks in the porcelain. After I heard this advice, I soaked it in my kitchen sink for a month, until I couldn't taste the salt anymore. https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=20286389 20286389 Canadian Pacific B.C.C.S.S. Chamber Pot Maker: John Maddock & Sons Distributor: Marshall-Wells Co. I found this chamber pot while doing some random Googling, and took the ferry as soon as I could to Victoria to buy it. Check out my blog for the full story! https://www.freewebs.com/neumann32044/apps/photos/photo?photoID=24613757 24613757