Featured frankenstein stapled old derby ? plate dish

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by charlie cheswick, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    something i found today that was only 50p in a box of various plates

    i checked it with a uv light and held it up to the light and think i can see some damage:hilarious:

    but seriously ive got a slight fondness for these stapled repair jobbies

    hopefully its old enough to justify the damage, or is it beyond affection ?

    been reading websites of people who collect pieces because of the stapled repairs

    one guy was boasting about having a 35 er !

    mines only an 11 er :(

    think its an old derby mark

    any thoughts appreciated

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Isn't that pretty! Certainly look old.

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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Where, where?:watching:
    So have I. It means that it had value and people cared enough to do that. And such a craft, were there professional ceramics staplers?
  4. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member


    yeah its odd, you would think the stapling would create more broken pieces:)
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  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Nice bit of ol' Derby, who cares if it's busted? not me!
  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the colors pop !!!
    the staples.......they're cool !!!
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I love staple repairs. It was massively skilled and not cheap, which meant the thing was valued if it was repaired that way. I've a huge lump of old lead cystal with staples.

    Old Derby indeed.
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  10. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Someone loved this plate enough to bother to get it repaired which is lovely. It’s also very pretty. I can almost feel their pain when it got smashed!
  11. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    My Great great uncle was a professional china/glass stapler. Uncle Mele was from France and worked in NYC until he met my Aunt Ida and moved to Pennsylvania. I have several pieces of china that he repaired for my Grandmother. The man was a wonderful person and kind and gentle. He always made time for us kids and showed us how to do things.
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  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info everyone

    Lovely message Greg

    I'm glad were all on the same page regarding the damage, just shows I'm amongst the right crowd

    Will be interesting to see what it sells for with the damage when I get around to it,

    Think I'll start low and just see what happens
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    You get more interesting by the day !!!! ;):happy::happy:
  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    People have all sorts of interesting relatives squirreled away. Some of us are just related to squirrels.(LOL) I bought a plate with a staple repair just because of the staples. What got me is that it's a cheap plate. Either it was someone practicing or somebody was willing to pay more for a repair than the plate was worth. I'd love to know the story.
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  15. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful piece of Derby! Count me in as another lover of the Frankenstapled. Have quite a few "resurrections" myself. Seems I'm drawn to the pieces that someone in the past loved enough to try to save.
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  16. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I didn't even know about repairing with staples until I joined this forum. Was immediately intrigued. I think this one should count for at least 3 in any collection.
  17. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  18. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    That is how I learned how to put those glass balls in the claws of piano stools. They cast make the claws and heat them up enough to stuff the balls in. Then as the claws shrink that encases the balls.
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  19. sassafras

    sassafras Well-Known Member

    I always wondered how they did that!
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  20. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    @wiscbirddog - Thank you so much for posting that for us!! :happy::happy:

    I like @Bronwen thought I would watch a little snippet just to see how it was done. I found myself just totally entranced with the craftsman that this man was & the procedure of placing the staples. :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:
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