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Gobble Up These Turkey Transfer Ware Pieces

Each year I try to show you all some of the many wonderful vintage Turkey transferware plates that were produced specifically for the American market by the British.  This year I've got an array of fantastic pieces to show and share, like this turkey plate with the ever popular Vista border by Mason's. 



Let's recap on the history of these beautiful, highly collected wares before I show you some of the others I have for sale.

For some time after that first solemn feast in 1621, both the date and observance of Thanksgiving depended on national triumphs and local inclination until 1863, when President Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November the nation's official Thanksgiving Day. By the 1870s, America's rising middle class hungered to celebrate the occasion with dinnerware specifically made for this special holiday.   England's profit minded potters responded to the people of the United States wishes with a series of delectable transfer-printed china patt…