Sources and Reliability of Information

We have gathered data from many different sources of different reliability. It's very confusing to keep track of facts, separate them from rumors, suspicions, and wild guesses. This page documents what those sources are, and what degree of reliability that we place in those sources in some cases.


Bruce Barrett - Bruce is a co-author of this web space, and has contributed most of the factual data and many of the images that make this site the reference resource that it is. Bruce has been collecting egg coddlers for many years. Any data that is annotated with the source notation BB has been verified by Bruce. Such data generally comes from his own collection or from another reliable source of information. In many cases data so marked comes from his own manifest of egg coddler patterns and styles that he has been working on for many years.

Bruce is always looking to meet (electronically) other collectors of coddlers in order to buy or trade for coddlers that he needs for his collection.


Nancy Curtis - Nancy is a collector of glass kitchen cookware, egg cups, and glass egg coddlers. Information that is annotated with NC is part of her collection, or the results of her research. She has provided considerable insight into the clear glass egg coddlers on the site (Glasbake, Pyrex, etc.)


Dee Bee Hanson - Dee Bee is a fairly recent collector of egg coddlers. Information that is annotated with DH is part of her collection, or the results from her research into coddlers.


Rose Hudson - Rose has been collecting egg coddlers for over thirty years. Any data that is annotated with the source notation RH is either from her own collection, or has been verified by Rose.


Mandy Newman - "Famous coddler collector of Worcester, England." Mandy has been collecting egg coddlers for many years. Data that is annotated MN is either from her collection, or has been verified by her.


Miller's Pottery and Porcelain Marks by Gordon Lang. - Perhaps the most useful guide to maker's marks and date codes on ceramics that Rob has found, to date. Furthermore, it is in a 3½ x 7½ hardbound book format ... it travels comfortably with you as you roam the antiques stores. In addition to marks from manufacturers around the world, the book includes brief historical blurbs about the factories as they have changed hands over the years. (London: Reed International Books, Ltd., 1995. ISBN 1-85732-615-6.).


Sandi and Dan Keltner Collectors who have patterns in their collection that were previously unknown to us.


Anonymous Contributor - Information that is so annotated with AC-## has been provided by a reliable source whose choice was to avoid identification or acknowledgement on the web site. The editors of the site will make some effort to verify the information with the source.


eBay Auction - This notation indicates information that was acquired as the result of an item being offered at an auction on eBay. The knowledge about the items placed for online auction varies from nothing to expert collector. Consequently, information with this notation alone should be considered fairly unreliable unless otherwise verified.


Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks - Pottery & Porcelain 1850 to the Present. A reference guide of most known marks, the dates they were used, and the factory that used them, on porcelain and pottery from 1850 to 1986.


Online Retail - Item was offered for retail sale and/or purchased as a new item from an online retail establishment.


Store Retail - Item was offered for retail sale and/or purchased from a retail establishment, including outlets for the manufacturer or distributor.


Yahoo Auction This notation indicates information that was acquired as the result of an item being offered at an auction on Yahoo!. The knowledge about the items placed for online auction varies from nothing to expert collector. Consequently, information with this notation alone should be considered fairly unreliable unless otherwise verified.


Suspected

This notation indicates that the information was stated by someone, most likely in an auction description or other unverified source. Such information is suspect ... it's hearsay that has not been verified.


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