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Tepco China PAGE ONE.


Technical Porcelain and Chinaware Company)
El Cerrito, California 1922-1972?-3?-5?

Reprint Of An Article About Tepco On The E.Z.Smith Web Pages

The National TEPCO Collectors Club
through Sandi Maack
P.O.Box 254
Richmond, CA 94808
(510) 237-5670

Tepco
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Really neat airbrushed pieces from a company famous for U.S.Navy mess hall ware and Western Rodeo type pieces (see next jpeg). The picture quality is low here due to this being one of the first digital cameras back in 1997. Very low resolution.

Tepco
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I like how the branding irons spell out Tepco around the rim.

   Tepco
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Confucius pattern!!!.confucius pattern coffee cup. Kind of like my house except my roof isn't red and surrounded by spooky smoke.

Confucious Pattern Tepco China
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Wow! Five pieces of the confucius Pattern and I still want more! Actually a trading partner of mine sent me a really cool platter and I recently got hold of a smaller plate but both have yet to be jpeged. So I guess I have 7 pieces. And of course I have found someone with a teapot and it is a reasonable $185 or so and these last few months have been hell on my finances. I have to stop eating because I really want that teapot!!! Believe it or not, they usually go for more!!! (text in this aragreaph circa 1997)

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A couple of Western traveler's in the back to the left. Don't pay over $10-$15for these puppies. Not for a few more years at least. The Showboat plate is cooooool! The front three are common $2-3 items. Look good when you have a bunch all in one place though. The Showboat plate evidently came from the Showboat Casino in Las Vegas. Sold it on Ebay for about $40-50, something like that.

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A closer look. Pretty cool stage coach action there. If it were Wallace, $75-95. But it's Tepco...$8-15 is plenty (Note that I wrote the $8-15 price on here in like 1997. probably double that right now in the year 2000) .Very common in California (Not common anymore either). Although they seem to be drying up as of late. Maybe they aren't common in California anymore and maybe you should pay an arm and a leg for these pieces!

All of the old timers laugh, in my day, we walked 5 miles in the snow to the Salvation Army and bought railroad china for a quarter!
And they aren't kidding.

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Check out this Shrimp Boat. Sold for almost a hundred bucks on Ebay recently.

Tepco China
Needles and Pine Cups and Saucers

Tepco China
Nice plate. Closer look, just click on it.

Tepco China
Promotional Ashtray circa 1940s

Tepco China
Needle & Pine - Saucers

You MUST check out this next link if you are a fan of Tepco.
Reprint Of An Article About Tepco On The E.Z.Smith Web Pages



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