On Monday 11th March 2013 our members joined with the Nelson Historical Society members
Karen Stade, President of Nelson Historical Society, addresses the meeting.
for a “show and tell” evening where members brought along items they had been collecting over the years. Unsurprisingly, many had an historical focus.
Gail’s fascinating collection of early domestic irons contains this NZ patented favourite of hers – designed to cope with frills and flounces in the dress worn by the patent holder in the picture – Helen Gardon Moose.
Virginia’s collection of much loved dolls
A selection of work from Nelson potters.
Any old irons make a fascinating display. How did they cope!
Wartime cartoons try to lighten up a serious business
They ranged from kitchen irons and war-time cartoons to English ceramics and Lions’ Club badges.
Lions’ Club badges come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Collectors enthusiastically shared their passionate interests with those who cared to listen.
Some early firearms, including a 1790’s blunderbuss and shooting sticks from a dedicated collector
A selection of varied items from Maling pottery
Falconware, Crown Ducal, Royal Winton, Palissy, Crown Devon, Staffordshire, Spode – the list of early 20th century English ceramic makers seems endless. There is also Depression glass and a collection of 1950’s Temuka jugs in this display.