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.
Multi-Series Green Ink Insert
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.
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.
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.