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March 2, 1991
Hensleigh Cecil Wedgwood, 82, former president of his family's Wedgwood china company, died Thursday of complications of emphysema in Dallas. Mr. Wedgwood became president of the company in 1945 and is credited with improving its reputation and sales.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2010
'Behind the Scenes' tour of Jefferson's Monticello What: A new "Behind the Scenes" tour of Monticello, the estate owned by Thomas Jefferson, takes visitors to rarely seen rooms on the second and third floors, including the historic dome room. The tour also includes a visit to the cellar, where a new "Crossroads" exhibition focuses on the house's dependencies, showcasing the many individuals who lived and worked on the plantation. (The tour involves climbing very steep and narrow stairs and is not recommended for those with difficulty walking.
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By James G. McCollam and James G. McCollam,Copley News Service | September 1, 1991
Q: Enclosed are several pictures of a silver tea caddy including one of the bottom showing the hallmark. I would appreciate your evaluation.A: This is a silver-plated cigar box made by the Derby Silver Plate Co., of Derby, Conn., during the late 1800s. The "hallmark" SPWM means silver plated white metal. It would probably sell in the $165 to $185 range in good condition.Q: The attached mark is on the bottom of a cylindrical vase with a bulbous top. It is 8 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches in diameter.
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October 15, 2003
SHE KNEW her history. Not just from reading, though Jacqueline Lanier spent untold hours on research as she built her singular Baltimore collection of African-American artifacts and memorabilia. No, Ms. Lanier had been born to hold history in her hands. Informed early by an understanding that the story of a people could be told through its material culture, Ms. Lanier believed there was as much to learn from slave chains as from manumission papers, from spirituals as from jazz, from sepia photographs of black merchants as from hair-curling irons, from ceramic mammies as from Wedgwood china.
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October 15, 2003
SHE KNEW her history. Not just from reading, though Jacqueline Lanier spent untold hours on research as she built her singular Baltimore collection of African-American artifacts and memorabilia. No, Ms. Lanier had been born to hold history in her hands. Informed early by an understanding that the story of a people could be told through its material culture, Ms. Lanier believed there was as much to learn from slave chains as from manumission papers, from spirituals as from jazz, from sepia photographs of black merchants as from hair-curling irons, from ceramic mammies as from Wedgwood china.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and By Sarah Kickler Kelber,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2003
Pets give unconditional love, so don't forget them this Valentine's Day. PETsMART suggests a number of gifts for feline and canine friends. * Plush Valentine Dog Toys (above, $3.49-$5.99): The dogs probably already have a ton of toys, but these white and red plush options are a festive addition to the collection. * Pet Beds: Some dogs may prefer a bed with a black-and-white toile print and a red chenille pillow to mark the holiday (below, $29.99), while others may prefer the leopard-print, heart-shaped bed that is machine-washable and folds to half its size for travel ($24-$28)
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2002
One evening, nearly three years ago, a man wielding a gun burst into Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He killed seven congregants and himself. He also wounded seven. "It was an incredible tragedy we went through, but that's not the whole story," Chris Shirley, an associate pastor of the church, told members of a Baltimore County church yesterday morning. "It's a story of lives transformed. ... God heals broken lives, and we know that and preach that. More importantly, God heals broken churches."
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By Anne McCollam and Anne McCollam,Copley News Service | November 6, 1994
Q: I bought my son a metal lunch box and thermos in the 1950s. It has a picture of Hopalong Cassidy on both the box and thermos, and they are in perfect condition. I thought that it was just junk and was going to give it to my grandchildren to play with, but my son said not to let them have it, it could be worth something. Who's right?A: Your son wins this one. Find something else to amuse your grandchildren. It is currently listed in "Shroeder's Antiques Price Guide" at $385 in mint condition.
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By New York Times News Service | October 23, 1994
Q: Are there any tours of the Potteries area of England?A: Most of the famous English potteries were established, and are still to be found, in the area of Stoke-on-Trent, 145 miles north of London. Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Minton and Spode are among the factories that were set up there in the 18th century and continue to thrive.Next year marks the bicentenary of the death of probably the most well-known of the English pottery manufacturers, Josiah Wedgwood.To mark the occasion, Stoke-on-Trent is organizing a series of exhibitions, trails, guided tours and other events as part of Britain's yearlong Festival of Arts and Culture, and Wedgwood will produce a range of commemorative ware.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2010
'Behind the Scenes' tour of Jefferson's Monticello What: A new "Behind the Scenes" tour of Monticello, the estate owned by Thomas Jefferson, takes visitors to rarely seen rooms on the second and third floors, including the historic dome room. The tour also includes a visit to the cellar, where a new "Crossroads" exhibition focuses on the house's dependencies, showcasing the many individuals who lived and worked on the plantation. (The tour involves climbing very steep and narrow stairs and is not recommended for those with difficulty walking.
NEWS
By Sarah Kickler Kelber and By Sarah Kickler Kelber,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2003
Pets give unconditional love, so don't forget them this Valentine's Day. PETsMART suggests a number of gifts for feline and canine friends. * Plush Valentine Dog Toys (above, $3.49-$5.99): The dogs probably already have a ton of toys, but these white and red plush options are a festive addition to the collection. * Pet Beds: Some dogs may prefer a bed with a black-and-white toile print and a red chenille pillow to mark the holiday (below, $29.99), while others may prefer the leopard-print, heart-shaped bed that is machine-washable and folds to half its size for travel ($24-$28)
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By JACQUES KELLY | September 14, 2002
ABOUT THIS TIME of the year I'd make a trip to the Artisans, a little gift store on Hamilton Street just south of the Washington Monument. There sat the estimable Ada Straus, who owned the business and conducted the interrogations that accompanied a visit there. I was in search of a piece of china for my mother's birthday. Not just any china, but the Royal Copenhagen pattern she loosely collected and stored in a corner cupboard in the family dining room. After Ada and I caught up on all sorts of gossip, the vegetable dish or whatever got wrapped in a silver box and I left her store satisfied that I had my required present.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2002
One evening, nearly three years ago, a man wielding a gun burst into Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He killed seven congregants and himself. He also wounded seven. "It was an incredible tragedy we went through, but that's not the whole story," Chris Shirley, an associate pastor of the church, told members of a Baltimore County church yesterday morning. "It's a story of lives transformed. ... God heals broken lives, and we know that and preach that. More importantly, God heals broken churches."
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By Anne McCollam and Anne McCollam,Copley News Service | November 6, 1994
Q: I bought my son a metal lunch box and thermos in the 1950s. It has a picture of Hopalong Cassidy on both the box and thermos, and they are in perfect condition. I thought that it was just junk and was going to give it to my grandchildren to play with, but my son said not to let them have it, it could be worth something. Who's right?A: Your son wins this one. Find something else to amuse your grandchildren. It is currently listed in "Shroeder's Antiques Price Guide" at $385 in mint condition.
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By New York Times News Service | October 23, 1994
Q: Are there any tours of the Potteries area of England?A: Most of the famous English potteries were established, and are still to be found, in the area of Stoke-on-Trent, 145 miles north of London. Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Minton and Spode are among the factories that were set up there in the 18th century and continue to thrive.Next year marks the bicentenary of the death of probably the most well-known of the English pottery manufacturers, Josiah Wedgwood.To mark the occasion, Stoke-on-Trent is organizing a series of exhibitions, trails, guided tours and other events as part of Britain's yearlong Festival of Arts and Culture, and Wedgwood will produce a range of commemorative ware.
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By Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers Solis-Cohen Enterprises | December 26, 1993
Q: How rare and valuable is my 7 1/2 -inch-high ceramic jug marked underneath "Garfield Jug/Made By/J. Wedgwood & Son's/Etruria" along with several numbers? One side is decorated with a sepia portrait of President James A. Garfield, the other with an American eagle atop a red, white and blue shield flanked by American flags. Underneath its spout is another patriotic shield with crossed arrows surrounded by a wreath of red and blue flowers. I've checked several books on Wedgwood, but am unable to find anything similar.
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By JACQUES KELLY | September 14, 2002
ABOUT THIS TIME of the year I'd make a trip to the Artisans, a little gift store on Hamilton Street just south of the Washington Monument. There sat the estimable Ada Straus, who owned the business and conducted the interrogations that accompanied a visit there. I was in search of a piece of china for my mother's birthday. Not just any china, but the Royal Copenhagen pattern she loosely collected and stored in a corner cupboard in the family dining room. After Ada and I caught up on all sorts of gossip, the vegetable dish or whatever got wrapped in a silver box and I left her store satisfied that I had my required present.
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By Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers Solis-Cohen Enterprises | December 26, 1993
Q: How rare and valuable is my 7 1/2 -inch-high ceramic jug marked underneath "Garfield Jug/Made By/J. Wedgwood & Son's/Etruria" along with several numbers? One side is decorated with a sepia portrait of President James A. Garfield, the other with an American eagle atop a red, white and blue shield flanked by American flags. Underneath its spout is another patriotic shield with crossed arrows surrounded by a wreath of red and blue flowers. I've checked several books on Wedgwood, but am unable to find anything similar.
FEATURES
By James G. McCollam and James G. McCollam,Copley News Service | September 1, 1991
Q: Enclosed are several pictures of a silver tea caddy including one of the bottom showing the hallmark. I would appreciate your evaluation.A: This is a silver-plated cigar box made by the Derby Silver Plate Co., of Derby, Conn., during the late 1800s. The "hallmark" SPWM means silver plated white metal. It would probably sell in the $165 to $185 range in good condition.Q: The attached mark is on the bottom of a cylindrical vase with a bulbous top. It is 8 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches in diameter.
NEWS
March 2, 1991
Hensleigh Cecil Wedgwood, 82, former president of his family's Wedgwood china company, died Thursday of complications of emphysema in Dallas. Mr. Wedgwood became president of the company in 1945 and is credited with improving its reputation and sales.
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