One of his first acts from London was to establish the royal postal service between London and Edinburgh , in an attempt to retain control over the Scottish Privy Council. The monopoly was farmed out to Thomas Witherings. In July the Post Office was put under the direct government control of John Thurloe , a Secretary of State, and best known to history as Cromwell’s spymaster general. Previous English governments had tried to prevent conspirators communicating, Thurloe preferred to deliver their post having surreptitiously read it. Delivery staff received uniforms for the first time in , and the Post Office Investigation Branch was established; it is the world’s oldest recognised criminal investigations authority. The first mail train ran in , on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The Post Office’s money order system was introduced in

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Brief history and description The company operated from their pottery in Longton, Staffordshire. Guide for collectors Rosina China Company pieces have appeared at mainstream and specialist auctions, as well as antique shops, and online auctioneers such as eBay. Collectors are liable to often find rarer pieces and lower prices at online auctions and at online shops, though they should be sure to check the authenticity of a particular piece before purchasing.

Records indicate that the Fleur and Queens patterns are the most valuable. Prospective collectors are advised to look out for the Rosina bone china watermark, which usually features on the bottom of their cups and saucers, and altered subtly from onwards before finally settling on their finalized design in Further information on identification of Rosina pieces is available at The Potteries china and ceramic index.

This is an attractive four-person tea service from the ‘Sandon’ suite produced by the Royal Albion China Company and probably dating to the s. The Royal Albion China Company was situated at Albion Street, Longton, Staffordshire, and was in business from to

World Military Collectables aims to provide a range of original, quality militaria items from the major combatant forces Drawing on the combined experience of over 50 years in the world of militaria, WMC will seek to present a regularly updated selection of items from the Victorian era to the Second World War. Predominantly featuring items from the First and Second World Wars , from medals , to uniforms, ephemera to aviation, all backed by a money back guarantee.

We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B.

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India[ edit ] Paper spread to India in the 7th century. There was a tradition that Muslims would release their prisoners if they could teach ten Muslims any valuable knowledge. Production began in Baghdad , where a method was invented to make a thicker sheet of paper, which helped transform papermaking from an art into a major industry.

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John Aynsley — 7 February was an English potter. Vintage Aynsley tea cup and saucer made in England bone china No. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Guide to dating Aynsley china. Many Aynsley patterns do not have names, but usually have a number which may be. What to Look for in Vintage Bone China. Online store for Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest working potteries in the world since Started in by John Aynsley in Longton England , died in who soon developed a reputation as a.

Aynsley’s bone china was very strong, translucent, and exceptionally white.

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You’ve got to be King. After arriving by aeroplane, William was taken to Llandaff Cathedral where he signed the visitors’ book, thereby demonstrating that he was left-handed. On 3 June , William was admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital after being accidentally hit on the side of the forehead by a fellow student wielding a golf club. He did not lose consciousness, but suffered a depressed fracture of the skull and was operated on at Great Ormond Street Hospital , resulting in a permanent scar.

He was reported to have said, “I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it—other times they don’t notice it at all”.

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Vintage Wedgwood China Three Types of Porcelain According to Collector’s Weekly , there are three main types of porcelain, all of which are commonly called “china: There, factories like Spode and Royal Worcester, used bone china to make tea sets , vases, dinnerware, and other items. As the name implies, bone china involves the addition of bone ash to a mixture of finely ground stone and clay. The process results in pieces that are incredibly thin and translucent.

Hard-paste porcelain – Hard-paste porcelain was the original type produced in China, and it is a major fixture in antique Chinese art. According to the Bow Porcelain Factory , this type of china originally included a clay called kaolin, as well as ground alabaster. Today, it often includes quartz. The first European factory to produce hard-paste porcelain was Meissen , a German company that began production in Soft-paste porcelain – European potteries came up with a recipe for porcelain that did not involve kaolin clay from China.

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A most attractive scalloped shape teacup.. A vintage tea cup dating from the ‘s In Excellent Condition appears to have been rarely Payment is due within 5 days. We can on occasion, arrange an alternative method of payment , please email request prior to bidding.

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A History of Liberty Furniture by Barbara Morris There is a considerable variety in the furniture and styles of interior decoration produced by Liberty’s between and The catalogue of oriental goods, Eastern Art Manufactures and Decorative Objects, published in , included a section labeled ‘Department D’, with carved wooden pieces from China and Japan, together with cane chairs, stools and wastepaper baskets from North Africa.

Apart from these imported foods, small items of bamboo furniture such as overmantels and shelves are described as ‘Anglo-Oriental’. The catalogue also offered to have ‘Special designs made to order drawings post free’. This Anglo-Oriental furniture was made by a French craftsman, Monsieur Ursin Fortier, originally – a basket maker, who had premises in Soho.

Liberty’s placed their first order with M. Fortier in and he continued to work exclusively for Liberty’s throughout the ‘s, supplying a variety bamboo furniture including chairs and tables, cabinets and writing desks inset with panels of Japanese lacquer, leather paper or ‘old fold’ matting, and smaller items such as hanging shelves, easels and cakestands.

Liberty are evidently educating their Oriental producers as to the wants of our market and the result is that an English home can he almost entirely furnished with Eastern goods’.

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Below – My TV debate with Cardiff Freemason Jim Bevan – – – – Freemasonry and Witchcraft initiation rites compared “The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is better than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands.

Queen Anne Tea cups and Saucers Welcome to our page of Queen Anne tea cups and saucers. Take a moment and view our selection of Queen Anne bone china teacups below including Country Cottage, Queen’s Beasts, and more.

The first Sumerian king Alulim , at Eridu , is described as reigning for 28, years, followed by several later kings of similar periods. In total these antediluvian kings ruled for , years from the time when “the kingship was lowered from heaven” to the time when “the flood” swept over the land. A layer of riverine sediments, radiocarbon dated to ca. Polychrome pottery from the Jemdet Nasr period — BC was discovered immediately below the Shuruppak flood stratum.

The “flood” described in the Sumerian King List, is believed to have a historical basis, and has been dated BC. Instead they believed that these figures were either fabrications, or were based on not literal solar years Let us scorn the Babylonians A man can scarcely believe them Babylonians for they reckon that, down to Alexander’s crossing over into Asia, it has been four hundred and seventy-three thousand years, since they began in early times to make their observations of the stars.

These were the first to hold sway in Egypt. Thereafter, the kingship passed from one to another in unbroken succession After the Gods, Demigods reigned for 1, years; and again another line of kings held sway for 1, years; then came thirty more kings, reigning for 1, years; and then again ten kings ruling for years. There followed the rule of the Spirits of the Dead The ancient Greeks reported similar figures on ancient Egyptian chronology.

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The Duke of Grafton’s family seat, Euston Hall 6: He was also vice-chairman of the National Portrait Gallery. When, in , he opened Euston, with its magnificent art collection, to the public for the first time on a regular basis, he gave all proceeds from its 4, or so annual visitors to charity. Charles Fitzroy became the tenth Duke of Grafton in after his cousin, John Fitzroy, the 9th duke, died, unmarried and childless, in a motor accident. Euston Hall sits in an 11, acre estate straddling the Norfolk-Suffolk border and has been the country seat of the Dukes of Grafton since the year of the Great Fire of London,

The Paragon name has a history with the Royal Family, who have awarded the company royal warrants of appointment beginning in by H.M. Queen Mary to , when the warrant was lastly reissued. Royal Warrants were issued to companies who regularly supplied Queen Mary, the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth with fine china.

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Contact Me This chronology is meant to help provide a sense of historical context for students of Restoration and 18th-century British literature. The chronology is intended for browsing, with the assumption that meandering through portions of it is the best way to get a sense of the historical context around the specific moment or era you are interested in. The chronology is focused on the period from to , that is, from the period of the Civil Wars through the end of the reign of George III.

Wowser! Gorgeous antique Victorian Burfords Bros. washstand vanity set. c Shipping will be calculated after the order is placed unless you want to email me your zip code prior to ordering. It will need to be shipped in boxes due to the size and weight. This magnificent set, all 6 matched pieces, have the brown backstamp shown in Kovel’s book dating it to the above period.

For service to the Tasmanian Parliament, to developing strategies for long-term social, economic and environmental benefit, and to support for a vibrant arts and cultural life in Tasmania. For service to the international community, during an unsafe and dangerous period in Uganda, through the provision of humanitarian aid and nursing care to improve the lives of the sick, poor and dispossessed, and to the Salvation Army.

For service to leadership in the global business community, commitment to corporate social responsibility, contributions in the field of education, and support for community-based development initiatives. For significant contributions to public life in Australia in support of hospital and health administration, social justice and education, to young people as a role model, and to the Australian Parliament. For service to the Catholic Church in Australia and internationally, to raising debate on matters of an ethical and spiritual nature, to education, and to social justice.

For service to the arts and commitment to cultural development, particularly in the field of dance as founding director of the Australian Ballet School, and to encouraging young artists to achieve the highest standards in their careers. For service to the judiciary and to the legal profession, particularly the delivery and administration of law in Victoria; to the community in areas affecting the social and economic conditions of women, and to forensic medicine internationally.

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