|Posted by thomastillandsons on June 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM||comments (8)|
I suppose our main source of Thomas Till finds is on the internet because neither of us drive. It is a rare event to go into a charity shop and have an interesting find as we did with our original 'Venus' dinner service. I say dinner service but it was a part service consisting of 12 place settings of various size dinner plates, large soup bowls, a gravy boat and base and a few other items. For this we paid the grand sum of £30.00. Our knowledge of Thomas Ti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by thomastillandsons on April 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
Oh dear... We have been running this online museum since 2009 and I have worked out that to keep the website running it is costing us £65.00 per month including the price of keeping the website advert free, internet costs, electricity, etc. This doesn't include what we pay out for Thomas Till pieces to add to our collection...
This is a non-profit making resource for those who want to find out about Thomas Till or any of the items that he produced but the sad fact is that we have t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by thomastillandsons on March 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM||comments (1)|
It is always exciting to discover a new piece of Till & Son/s and we are always delighted when somebody tells us about their own items and shares their story with us. I must admit I do have a few favourite pieces.
My all time favourite has to be our handpainted tea services. There is just something so wonderful about holding a completely handpainted Till item, especally when it is one of the signed pieces F....Read Full Post »
|Posted by thomastillandsons on February 24, 2012 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
Most of our Thomas Till acquisitions come to us via parcel post so it is always very disappointing when something eagerly anticipated arrives as a jigsaw . Some people are excellent at packing items using wads of bubble wrap, cardboard, crumpled newspaper to fill gaps and know to keep the item away from the sides of the boxes. Most mail companies are not as careful with our parcels as we would like or hope them to be and even the best packed parcels can arrive with breakages. Ob...Read Full Post »
|Posted by thomastillandsons on February 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
First of all, a huge thank you to all of those who have responded to our website and provided us with photographs of your own Till pieces. It is wonderful to know that there is so much interest in Thomas Till and we love sharing stories of how the items were actually acquired. Many being inherited or received as presents.
One of the most common questions we are asked is how much an item is worth. Obviously we do have a rough idea how much items are worth ba...Read Full Post »
|Posted by thomastillandsons on December 31, 2011 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
Well I must say that what started out as a mild interest in 2006 fast became a regular hobby for us and later a mildly obsessive compulsive disorder... However, we have recognised that not only is our interest in Thomas Till bordering on OCD we are fast becoming 'hoarders'!!
The good news is that we have recognised this serious condition and we are attempting to rectify this matter immediately. We have decided that when we have catalogued and photographed every item we own, some for di...Read Full Post »
|Posted by thomastillandsons on October 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
We would just like to issue a big Thank You! to those who have contacted us with information about Thomas Till, requests for information about Thomas Till earthenware and also details of the treasures that you have hidden away. We are slowly trying to photograph and catalogue all of our extensive collection but it is a slow process.
We are still collecting and looking out for new patterns or differe...Read Full Post »