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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Anglo-American pottery; old English china with American views, a manual for collectors
(1899)

On the exchange of duplicates,   pp. 160-161 ff.


Page 160

ANG IO-AMERICAN POTTERY.
York Minster (with vessel flying United States flag).
Zoological Garden (probably London), by Clews.
Zoological Gardens (by P. W. & Co.).
MISCELLANEOUS FOREIGN VIEWS.
-Dark Blue.-
Cape Coast Castle on the Gold Coast, Africa (Wood).
Christianaburg, Danish Settlement on the Gold coast of Af-
rica (Wood).
Calcutta (Wood).
Cowes Harbor (Wood).
Fakeer's Rock.
Italian Villa.
St. Peter's, Rome.
Sebastopol.
ON THE EXCHANGE OF DUPLICATES.
There is no more satisfactory method of increasing one's
collection of Anglo-American pottery than by exchanging du-
plicate specimens with other collectors. 'inose who have had
any experience in negotiations of this nature must have real-
ized the difficulty of reaching a mutual understanding on ac-
count of the insufficiency of information furnished by the av-
erage correspondent, which usually results in vexatious de-
lays, dissatisfaction or the abandonment of a promising ex-
change. Frequently the most important points are over-
looked in written descriptions, such as the condition of pieces,
the exact shape, or the character of the border design which
is often the only feature that will aid in identification. The
following suggestions, covering all essential points, are offered
to secure uniformity in the description of specimens:
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