Monday, April 15, 2013

In today’s mail

rodeo platter

Today’s mail brought the Rodeo pattern chop plate I bought on Ebay last week.

It’s a repro, sans the Till Goodan signature, made by True West China Co. True West sells them online for $118, but I scored it for $39.99, so I’m a happy camper.

I’d be happier if it were an original Wallace China Rodeo, Boots & Saddle, or Pioneer Trails chop plate, but those come up for auction less frequently and command very high prices. This will do nicely as a place filler in the interim.

At 14”, it’s the largest piece of cowboy china in my collection and is too big to fit in the bottom shelf of the dishwasher without getting in the way of the overhead spray device, meaning it will be washed by hand.

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