THE NORTH AMERICAN TORQUAY SOCIETY (N.A.T.S.)
attractive hard back book(246x189mm)of some 160 pages, many of them with color
photographs and illustrations. Well researched and written, it covers the
history of the Dartmouth pottery from its inception to the present day and
provides an insight into the various owners and the changes they implemented.
It also features, briefly, the other South Devon potteries with particular
emphasis on Sandygate and Babbacombe Potteries, which were rivals at the time.
It has a wealth of information, from interviews with former employees to the
range of pottery they produced, hints on collecting and even a chapter on slip
casting. For the Dartmouth collector or anyone who is interested in the South
Devon Potteries, this book provides an excellent reference, with all the backstamps, so far identified, at the back.
Priced at $43.75 ($35 to members after their 20% discount) this book will be an ideal gift for any Torquay collector.