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.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Disposable Teapots

Unlike porcelain teapots, ALB pottery teapots were made for the masses for daily use. As they were very inexpensive at the time, they were considered "disposable" and no one worried about breaking one. They were easily replaced. Even the workers at the pottery didn't see them as anything special. No doubt the last Mr. Bloore would be shocked and amazed at just how popular these teapots are now, and how much some of them can cost. Julie C., in California acquired a gorgeous blue ALB of a design I've never seen before. Congrats to you, Julie! Hope I see the next one first!

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