Sunday, April 14, 2013

Arthur Ferrier

Arthur Ferrier
(1891 - 1973, Scotland)
While working in Glasgow as an analytical chemist, Arthur Ferrier freelanced cartoons to the Daily Record. When Ferrier moved to London, he began to draw joke cartoons for Punch, London Opinion, The Humorist and other weekly magazines. In the 1930s he started his first weekly strip 'Film Fannie'. With this strip he was the pioneer of the glamour girl cartoon in Britain. When his newspaper contract ended in 1939, he created another girl in 'Our Dumb Blonde' for the Sunday Pictorial. This ran for seven years. In 1945, Ferrier started 'Spotlight on Sally', and his only attempt at a daily strip, 'Eve', ran from 1953. Arthur Ferrier died on 27 May, 1973.

Arther Ferrier Patterns: A Man's Cup, Alley Bowls, Bathing, Bowls, Curling, Domestic Bliss, Fishing, For a Good Sport, Golf, Ladies Alley Bowls, Ladies Curling, Ladies Lawn Bowls, Skating, Tennis, The Lobster , Yachting
Grass Widow? Series of Six: Golf, Fishing, Bathing, Skating, Yachting, and Domestic Bliss
Most sets came in both Black & White and Color Versions
Cup Shape: Fluted Countess and Hampton


Ladies Curling

The Lobster
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to pack your China

Packing your Plates:
  1. Prepare a box and put a layer of wadded newsprint paper or peanuts in the bottom of the box for cushion.
  2. Wrap each plate and then bundle three or four together. Stand on end in the box. Never lay flat. Take another bundle, same size plates, and place near the other bundle. Fill sides with peanuts or newsprint. Use large items on bottom layer and place layer of bubble wrap in between layers. Place wadded newsprint or peanuts between each layer as cushioning between each layer.
  3. Tape shut the box and mark "Fragile – China."
Packing your glasses and teacups:
  1. Wrap each piece of  glassware or teacups in piece of Bubble Wrap or 2 sheets of packing paper and tape it. You may use blank newsprint paper instead of bubble wrap.
  2. If you will pack the glasses and cups in one box then skip to step (3.) If you will pack them with other items you should place them on top.
  3. Prepare a box and put a layer of wadded newsprint paper or peanuts on the bottom of the box for cushion.
  4. Place wrapped cups or glasses on upright position as if you were placing them on the table.
  5. Place a layer of cardboard and another layer of packing material on top and the sides. Fill sides with peanuts or newsprint. You may also use dividers between cups and glasses (ask your mover for availability of product).
  6. Keep layering until you've reached the top. Taper shut the box and mark "Fragile – China/Crystal".