I bought a teapot....... Just a teapot....... An old one, and kind of unusual. I had to find out about the maker's mark, and thus began a wonderful journey! 15 years later, and I now have over 250 ALB teapots. Not to mention a couple of coffee pots, a tankard, milk jugs, sugar bowls, and a plate. Little by little, more people are being enticed by these lovely teapots, and starting collections of their own. This blog was set up so that all ALB lovers could have a place to meet, share photos, ask questions, and in general get to know each other and share their appreciation for these lovely teapots. If you leave a question, please be kind enough to leave an email address, so someone may send you an answer!

So come on in, sit down, have a "cuppa", and enjoy.


Saturday, May 24, 2008


OK, all you ALB lovers out there. I said I would do it, and I did. The Collector's Guide is now available for purchase. If you would like to get an idea of what info is in the guide, as well as how it is laid out, check it out here: Alcock, Lindley and Bloore Collector's Guide. You can also access PayPal from this page, and get information on other forms of payment.

I sent a copy to Linda of "Handle and Spout", and she was very generous with her compliments. It is a light-hearted look at how I got started, why I love these teapots, extended info on the parent company (Swinnerton's Ltd), maker's marks, detailed indentification of ALB teapots, LOTS of full color photos and more.

I do have a bit more information to add, along with some photos, but as each one will be printed to order, they will be up-to-date with as much information as I have available. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: albteapots@aol.com


Handle and Spout said...

The Collector's Guide is great! It is clearly the result of extensive research as well as a great (and wholly justified) love for ALB teapots. I have been collecting ALBs for a few years, but your information on history and distinctive characteristics of ALBs was new to me, and will be very helpful. Your photography and the price guidelines are great ... in fact, you've inspired me to bid on 2 teapots on ebay today!
Good luck with the guide!

ALB Collector's Club said...

I am delighted that you approve! I'll send you updates when I get more info from Staffordshire.

robnet101 said...

i have a alb teapot and have some questions you can see it at alcock lindley & bloore blog
thank you