Show us your Gaydon

So you Devon perverts, it's finally here - the Devon specific forum - and it's in a whole new interiors section :-)
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by maddison » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:58 am

I have spare pale pink Mug if anyone needs one

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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Rippers » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:19 am

Yes please pm sent
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Lovejoy » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:48 pm

I've just bought a set of six mugs, small plates, large plate and bowls from a local car boot, they're Gaydon Meleware, whats the difference between this and Melemex? Its all in really good condition and is nearly the same colour as our devon, sea blue. I know its not correct for the van but its good enough for me, will post up some pics later :)
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by maddison » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:59 pm

gaydons better
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Lovejoy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:15 am

It is Gaydon, but Melaware not Melamex, didnt get a chance to get pics last night, will do later
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Lovejoy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:55 am

Here are a few pics, match the van really well. Would any devons of had Melaware or were they all Melmex?

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This is the bottom of a mug
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And this is the bottom of a plate, the small plates and bowls are the same as this but with a different number
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If anyone has any details about these I'd be really interested
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by maddison » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:08 pm

devon gaydons would have been like this

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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by SSVC Van Register » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:29 pm

Yep the pastel colours are 1960s. The sharper more vivid colours are later - probably early 1970s. I have oranges, reds and blues amongst my collection.

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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by type21f » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:11 pm

...be careful..Melmex ranges from the fifties to the mid sixties..
Early pieces were in coffee bars in blacks, yellows and reds with white...
Then there were the pastel shades around 1963 to 1970..
1970s were the Melaware bright yellow, orange red dark blues, Pan Am blacks etc
The Cylinder mugs and flat sided bowls and angled edge plates were right up to the nineties..
I bought my first pieces in 1973...Orange and Yellow to go camping in Europe..
Now have 2500 pieces :oops:
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Lovejoy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:20 pm

Cool, thanks for the info 8)
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Rippers » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:19 pm

My mug collection has some what grown.. I totally blame Graham for this lol

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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by 65DEVY » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:22 am

No wonder i can't find any mugs....Rippers and 21F have them all! Got any to spare guys?
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by type21f » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:00 am

Did you hear the joke about the Two Parrots?
I am crap at telling jokes but it goes something like..

The way to train a parrot to talk is to put it in a cage next to another one.
A guy tried this and Lo and behold...the talker talked and the non talker listened.. Why did I think of SWMBO then?
Eventually the non talker talked and the talker fell silent.....because he could not get a word in edgewise.....
THAT WAS WHY.

So Rippers do not blame me..I have not bought a plastic item in ages....in fact ever since you said I was probably the only person sad enough to appreciate your purchases....

I was sad but now you have taken over!

I always found mugs hard to find and have a harlequin set for my 65 in the pale shades.
Brown, pink, blue and green.
AFAIK Devon did not use the turquoise or yellow mugs.
For Peebles I made a set using these....
You may remember I initially was missing a pale green mug and 2,500 pieces later I found one.
Sadly my excel spreadsheet catalogue was on a PC which expired..I had a backup on a zip drive which when revived recently smoked and died.. Maybe they were telling me something..
I am cured....well almost..
Oh where is your green mug.....:grin:
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Re: Show us your Gaydon

Post by Rippers » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:15 am

The green mug has proven to be a tad annoying. I need just a green mug, and a yellow and a green cereal bowl.. Then hopefully this OCD madness can stop lol

If anyone can help with the missing bits I'd be happy to trade :-)
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Show us your Gaydon

Post by Rippers » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:39 pm

Finally got the bloody Green Mug

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Now I have to finish the van just so I can show these beauties off lol
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