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South Australian Government china cup dug in Cardiff

Article about: Bought this today on a visit to the Diff, dug from a rubbish dump in Tremorfa, Cardiff. Makes you wonder how such as this ended up there, dated November 1935, nicely maker marked. According

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    Default South Australian Government china cup dug in Cardiff

    Bought this today on a visit to the Diff, dug from a rubbish dump in Tremorfa, Cardiff.

    Makes you wonder how such as this ended up there, dated November 1935, nicely maker marked.

    According to the web this maker mark was not used before 1946, so that website needs to update its page on Grindley as the 11.35 is well known as being the date for this maker.

    Not strictly military but possibly bought to blighty by an Aussie during WWII.
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That'd be my thought Jerry, brought over by a "Digger"!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    That'd be my thought Jerry, brought over by a "Digger"!....
    Not a common one over here I think mate. Maybe one of the Aussie members will notice and chip in later.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    "Chip in"? Groan (LOL).

    Maybe never left England for one reason or another? Unusual style of crown.
    Good score Jerry.

    Oz.

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    SA would have had a 'State House' in London, a left over from when the separate colonies had their own representation to the colonial power-WA still has one there-may have come from there as it's a bit of a stretch to see a digger taking such a thing all the way to the UK.

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    Thanks Guys. Somewhat of an enigma it will remain, but then again an unissued item perhaps later sold as a second is more likely.

    Still cool to see it dug in Cardiff and goes nicely with my china collection.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Nice to see something from my home state

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    Quote by 4md View Post
    Nice to see something from my home state
    Do you see these in your state still?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Thanks Guys. Somewhat of an enigma it will remain, but then again an unissued item perhaps later sold as a second is more likely.

    Still cool to see it dug in Cardiff and goes nicely with my china collection.
    Yep maybe never exported mate!......
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Do you see these in your state still?
    No, this is the first one I have seen, although I cant recall having a cup of tea in any government buildings

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