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A Smorgasbord of Transferware Turkey Plates and Platters to Feast Upon!

This morning I pulled several armfuls of turkey platters and plates from my collection (my back does not thank me for this effort) and  laid them out amongst the fallen leaves in the front yard.  I got some interesting looks from passers by as I was as high up on the ladder as I could go without feeling too much like if I fell I might, quite simply put, be over.  But I wanted to get as many of these pieces into one shot as I could just to share and show their diversity.  I like seeing a collection amassed makes such an impact!   Looking at them like this makes me want to collect a myriad of turkey plates and have a smorgasbord of them, and food too of course, for our Thanksgiving table.   Turkey transferware went into production by English potters around 1870, just 7 years after Abraham Lincoln declared the 3rd Thursday of every November to be the official day of Thanksgiving in 1863.  You can read more about the history of turkey transferware HERE . A