Tremar Inserts

Tremar Pottery Advertising Inserts for Collector Pieces

In addition to kitchen, dining and other functional pieces, Tremar Potteries of Tremar and Liskeard in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom produced a line of decorative/collector pieces. These collector pieces included various series of people, animals, ships and more.

The collector pieces were packaged in boxes for retail sale that included a drawing of the piece on the front of the box. Also included in many of the boxes was an insert that listed the various collector pieces that were available. There were at least three different inserts that were used. One insert was devoted entirely to the Baby Bird series and printed in green ink. The other two inserts might be described as Multi-Series inserts, as they covered most or all of the collector series that were available. One of these was printed in green ink, and the other was printed in brown ink.

As these inserts were often lost or thrown away (along with the box), I am including copies of the various pages here.

The Multi-Series Green Ink insert was a single sheet that was long and narrow, about 19 inches (48 cm) across and slightly larger than 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) high. The paper was folded in order to created 8 small panels on each side.

I have numbered the panel as pages 1 through 14. The front and back cover panels of the insert as folded were identical, and I have called that panel page 1. In addition there was one blank panel which I have not numbered.

Tremar Pottery Reference Pages – Contents Page

Multi-Series Green Ink Insert

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 1 - Front and Back Panels as Folded

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 1 - Front and Back Panels as Folded

Page 2 – Text Panel

Since the text on the panel that is page 2 of the Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink insert can be difficult to read because of the size of the image, the text is set forth below.

Tremar Potteries Limited, Penhale
Grange, St. Cleer, Liskeard, Cornwall.
Telephone: Liskeard 42771.
Tremar Potteries have been producing fine hand crafted miniature sculptures, all individually gift boxed, for a number of years now. Due to the outstanding success of the Baby Birds, the following series listed in this leaflet have been produced for your enjoyment and collection. Each piece has been hand built and glazed by craftsmen in the rural areas of Cornwall and high fired to 1,300° centigrade to give an individual and lasting piece of unique sculpture. We have produced these pieces with discerning collector in mind but at prices which are within the reach of everyone. We hope you enjoy collecting as much as we have enjoyed making them.

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 2 - Text Panel

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 2 - Text Panel

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 3 - Baby Lion and Big Lion

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 3 - Baby Lion and Big Lion

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 4 - Large and Small Fish

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 4 - Large and Small Fish

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 5 - Sheep and Lamb

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 5 - Sheep and Lamb

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 6 - Baby Bird Series I

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 6 - Baby Bird Series I

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 7 - Baby Bird Series II

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 7 - Baby Bird Series II

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 8 - Little Dog Series

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 8 - Little Dog Series

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 9 - British Wild Animal Series

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 9 - British Wild Animal Series

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 10 - Safari Animal Series

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 10 - Safari Animal Series

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 11 - Ships

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 11 - Ships

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 12 - Farm Animals

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 12 - Farm Animals

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 13 - Pottery People (1)

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 13 - Pottery People (1)

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 14 - Pottery People (2)

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Green Ink Insert - Page 14 - Pottery People (2)

Tremar Pottery Reference Pages – Contents Page

Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert

The Tremar Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert is quite similar to the Multi-Series Green Ink Insert. The differences (in addition to the change in ink color) are:

  • cover was changed
  • Pottery People series consolidated onto one page
  • two categories of collectibles added

The front and back covers of the Brown Ink Insert were changed in that the Celtic symbol was replaced with a stylized map of Cornwall with some of the Tremar kitchen pieces superimposed on it.

The Pottery People series figures that were described across two panels in the Green Ink Insert were consolidated onto a single panel in the Brown Ink Insert in order to provide room on the insert for the next change.

The Brown Ink Insert looks as though it came later, as it has two additional categories of collectible items: (1) Vintage Transport; and (2) Little Buildings.

The panels from the Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert that are different from or in addition to the panels in the Multi-Series Green Ink Insert are set out below.

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 1 - Front and Back Panels as Folded

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 1 - Front and Back Panels as Folded

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 13 - Pottery People Series Consolidated Onto One Panel

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 13 - Pottery People Series Consolidated Onto One Panel

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 14 - Vintage Transport

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 14 - Vintage Transport

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 15 - Little Buildings

Tremar Pottery Multi-Series Brown Ink Insert - Page 15 - Little Buildings

Tremar Pottery Reference Pages – Contents Page

Baby Birds Insert

There were two variation of the Baby Birds Insert. The first was a small, stapled group of seven pieces of paper creating 14 pages. The second versions was in the same format as the Multi-Series Inserts, a folded strip of paper creating 16 panels.

The additional pages in the 16 page version were used to:

  • duplicate the front cover panel to use as a rear panel as well
  • put the text about the Fledgling and Wren onto individual panels

Images of the 16 panel version are set out below. In addition, the text from these pages has been incorporated into the Baby Birds Reference Page.

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 1 - Front and Back Panels as Folded

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 1 - Front and Back Panels as Folded

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 2 - Introduction

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 2 - Introduction

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 3 - Fledgling (No. 1)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 3 - Fledgling (No. 1)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 4 - Wren (No. 2)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 4 - Wren (No. 2)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 5 - Robin (No. 3)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 5 - Robin (No. 3)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 6 - Long Tail Tit (No. 4)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 6 - Long Tail Tit (No. 4)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 7 - Nuthatch (No. 5)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 7 - Nuthatch (No. 5)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 8 - Owl - Barn Owl (No. 6)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 8 - Owl - Barn Owl (No. 6)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 9 - Bullfinch (No. 7)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 9 - Bullfinch (No. 7)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 10 - Corncrake (No. 8)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 10 - Corncrake (No. 8)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 11 - Quail (No. 9)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 11 - Quail (No. 9)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 12 - Quail (No. 10)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 12 - Quail (No. 10)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 13 - Jay (No. 11)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 13 - Jay (No. 11)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 14 - Jay (No. 12)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 14 - Jay (No. 12)

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 15 - Conclusion

Tremar Pottery Baby Bird Insert - Page 15 - Conclusion

1 comment

  1. M. Gordon says:

    I have owned six of the Baby Bird series for many years. In reading various accounts of Tremar Potteries on the web, I am confused as to whether this is a moulded series or handmade/ hand built (or can it be both and if so, in what sense is it handmade?). Some accounts of the evolution of Tremar’s ceramics seem to imply that the ‘collectibles’ were part of the move to moulded works. But the one box still in my possession, that for the Corncrake, indicates that the series is ‘hand made by skilled craftsmen’. Can you please clarify if the items are totally individually made or if not, exactly how were they made?

    M. Gordon
    Australia

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