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Burley & Co. Rare Early 1900,s Santa Fe - Fred Harvey Large Cal. Poppy Compote For Sale
Here is a Very Rare Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Dining Car Compote as made sometime in the very early 1900,s era by Burley & Co. who fulfilled several orders of this pattern to the railroad and to Fred Harvey I ship via US POSTAL SERVICE. The Item will be promptlyshippedPriority MailBox. If you wish to have this item double boxed let me know before you pay as there would be additional postage ( will let you know). That also applies to additional postal insurance. OnlyShipping To U.S.A. & CanadaAt This Time. Please Feel Free To Ask Questions. Will Do My Best To Answer Swiftly. Thanks Again. All Items Sold As Is. Payment Is Requested Within 5 Days Of Invoice. I Take Pay Pal But Will Take A Cashiers Checque Or MO. Need To Let Me Know Before sale Ends. Thanks For Viewing. I have just acquired a huge collection, many N&W pieces plus many other railroads and I will be listing a lot of items, so please keep watching. I myself collect Chicago Great Western china &silver(having a few top marked chinapieces in gold CGW) and Southern Pacific (topmarked & backstamped) Hope to be listing a lot this month, including a large creamer collection of mostlyhotel and oddities.
On Jun-25-13 at 18:57:00 PDT, seller added the following information:
HELLO, Since I have been back on e bay I have been a little slow with my information. I have been away from the hobby too long. Glad to be back and thus I need to add to the description of this rather large compote of which was manufactured by Burley - Germany (the early 1900,s) especially for the FRED HARVEY -SANTA FE SERVICE and in the CALIFORNIA POPPY PATTERN. The compote has the rolled rim and is of the heavyweight china. I am not at all sure if Burley pieces had the full back mark.This piece is not back stamped So I suspect that this piece was used in Fred Harvey House Service. I could be wrong too as it may have indeed been used aboard Santa Fe trains as well. The piece is quite excellent with nice shine and very light use with the usual small blemishes that you know restaurant ware of this period has. There is a slight tilt to the compote, have seen this many times with some stands like this. There is no chips or cracks and just a slight hint of storage markings - a couple of stacking dings or glaze bubbles on the rim, not chips. The interior of the compote is real nice , hardly any use. The piece rings beautifully.The interesting thing about this piece is the POPPY markings on the base as well making it extra nice and colorful. The poppies are real nice. I will add another picture so as you may view the piece with all floral design present. The compote measures about almost 9'' across and stands about 4 /2 if I am looking correctly. The bottom is perfect, really the entire compote is near perfect and remains a rare version and rare manufacturer for the Santa Fe. Again, this is the heavy authentic version that was used by the railroad and not at all the souvenir stuff that surfaces from time to time. The piece is beautiful and will look superb in your collection of Fred Harvey - Santa Fe items and just any railroadiana collection. Note: As long as I have been collecting railroadiana and California Poppy I have seen only a few Burley pieces surface in Poppy. This is my first Burley - Chicago piece in compote form. Grading this piece - Excellent - Used - Close to Near Mint.
On Jul-02-13 at 14:04:45 PDT, seller added the following information:
E BAY LISTS THE POSTAGE INCORRECTLY. THERE IS NO HANDLING FEE. THE CORRECT POSTAGE IS $15.45, NO FEES. SORRY ABOUT THE MISTAKE.
On Jul-03-13 at 14:42:54 PDT, seller added the following information:
POSTAGE $15.45 TO ALL LOCATIONS. SORRY ABOUT THE POSTAL ERROR NEAR offer BOX. I MAY EVEN BE ABLE TO SHIP AT CHEAPER RATE DEPENDING ON SAFE BOXING AND YOUR LOCATION SO offer WITH CONFIDENCE.
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Burley & Co. Rare Early 1900,s Santa Fe - Fred Harvey Large Cal. Poppy Compote : $1,576