DOVER, Del. — The White Ironstone China Association invites all collectors of English and American 19th century white ironstone to its 16th National Convention April 28-May 2, 2010, at the Sheraton Dover Hotel in Dover, Del.
The educational programs will focus on “The Boote Brothers and Their Successful Sydenham Shape,” “A Peek Into Member Collections,” and a show-and-tell activity. A program titled “Sydenham and Its Cousins – An Exhibit” will display items in the popular Sydenham Shape as well as those having similar design characteristics.
Convention attendees will have three venues through which to purchase white ironstone: a live auction May 1, featuring approximately 150 quality white ironstone items; a flea market April 30; and again May 2 as the convention closes with a show and sale open only to WICA members.
Three optional tours are being offered. Dover, Del., is the focus on April 28 and 30, with visits to the Delaware State Capitol, Governor’s Complex, Johnson Victrola Museum, Biggs Museum of American Art, Old State House, Air Mobility Command Museum and John Dickinson Plantation. A trip to Historic New Castle, the first capitol of the first state, with its court house, Dutch House, Amstel House, Read House, and Velocipede Museum, is planned April 29. All tours include lunch or dinner.
Convention details and all registration forms are available at www.whiteironstonechina.com. Questions may be directed to 734-453-2390.
Collectors who would like to join WICA may either complete and mail the membership form in the “Join WICA” tab of WICA’s Website, www.whiteironstonechina.com or by sending a card with their name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number along with a check for $30 to White Ironstone China Association, P.O. Box 6052, Chesterfield, MO 63006-6052.
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