My Transferware Collection

by Patricia Eblen-Platt
(Long Beach,NY)

I have a collection of Johnson Bros old British Castles, and Old Irish Castles (red/pink and white).
I also have a collection of blue and white Wedgewood dinner plates and some Johnson Bros green and white soup tureens -where and how could I find their value?

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Mar 07, 2015
Determining the Value of Dishes
by: Misty

Hi Patricia,

It looks have some excellent sets of transferware. Whether they are antique or vintage, you will benefit from the following article, Value of Antique Dinnerware.

I'm not familiar with Old Irish Castles, but Old Britain Castles were first produced by Johnson Brothers in 1930. The company has gone through many changes, starting out as a British manufacturer, and eventually becoming part of the Wedgwood Group who now outsources production of dinnerware to China.

The value of the dinnerware depends a lot on the year of production. This pattern has had a few versions of backstamps which helps to determine the date range of production.

From what I have seen when browsing dinnerware for sale, it appears that the price of an individual dinner plate in the Old Britain Castles pink pattern ranges from ten to thirty dollars.

A price guide, like Johnson Brothers: Classic English Dinnerware, With Price Guide will be helpful in determining the value of your dinnerware collection.

I hope this helps you. Thanks for writing in!


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