Thursday, October 6, 2011
Snatched Up This 8 Piece Franciscan Duet Supplement Set Over The Weekend From Unique Thrift. Status: Sometimes "More" Is More!
There are 8 pieces here but on of the side plates has a sizable chip in the back of it's edge and there is a small chip on the top edge of one of the dinner plates. It's all good though. This set isn't perfect and isn't intended to be just displayed but actually used. I now have a nice 31 piece set of this Franciscan Duet available for immediate delivery!
I spotted the "eyebrow" dishes at the thrift store first peeking out from under a bunch of other
plates and whatnot. Sweet. I didn't have any of these plates in this pattern (I've got a set of 8
in the Franciscan Starburst) and was super happy to find them cheap. It's the special dishes that
are the hardest to find...like these, butter dishes, berry bowls, coupe bowls, serving pieces and
There are many styles of stamp on the Franciscan dinnerware that can help date the dishes. Looks
like the dinner plates are from some time between '53 and '58 while the side plates are from maybe
'58 through '60. Not sure as the TV mark (shaped like a TV tube...remember those?!) doesn't
exactly match any of those shown on the web site in the link.
A close up of the decoration. Mod flowers that even a Mr. can love without feeling like his
masculinity is being encroached upon!
This is some older pictures of the rest of the set. It is currently available on one of my craigslist ads.