Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Banishing the "evil" one

Some of you may remember my post about this gorgeous ironstone platter that I found last summer, only to discover that it had an evil past.  I purchased it at a 2nd hand shop, along with another pile of platters.

Long story short, it turned out to be from WW2 and was a platter made for the Geramn air force and had a swastika and eagle on the back and FL UV 1941.  You can read the original post here  and see the full nasty thing.

I really didn't want it in my house and thought of e-bay, but then   I contacted the Holocaust Museum in Montreal and felt strongly that it wasn't something to get in the hands of "certain" collectors and they were happy to accept it into their archives.  So, it is on it's way and the "evil" one will become an educational tool.


  1. Wow, what a story! I'm glad you found a good home for it as it is an important piece of history and one we shouldn't forget!

    I'm a huge fan of ironstone too and I'm sure you'll find another platter that you'll love to take its place!

    Kat :)

  2. This is such a fascinating story! I read the first post of how you discovered the backstamp and it is just amazing. I would be so creeped out. I'm glad you found a proper home for the "evil one."

  3. Phew!! So glad you were able to give the 'evil one' such a befitting home in the 'right hands'. You are an amazing human being Chania! I know there is another very special ironstone platter out there waiting for you to find it:) Wishing you the loveliest day~ Tina xx


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