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Leading the day was an Express Dairy Company jug offered together with another smaller jug and a cup and saucer. The jug, which measured 33/4in (9cm), bore a black
transfer print showing a steam locomotive and the words Express Dairy Company Limited Established 1864/College Farm, Finchley. As a rare piece in reasonably good condition, it took £370.

The relatively few bits of Cornish-ware were eagerly snapped up by collectors. A 31/2in (9cm) high herb jar with the classic blue and white bands took £360 and a small sago jar of 5in (13cm) high with the Green & Co. Ltd. Gresley Church, mark to the base brought £350. Best of the pie funnels was a 23/4in (7cm) tall white pottery Bournemouth Grimwade example with a green transfer to the front and back. An extremely rare example, it sold at £240.

BBR Auctions, Elsecar, April 28,
Buyer’s premium: 10 per cent