A mostly pictorial website promoting the beauty and collection of 19th Century blue & white transfer-printed and cream-colored English feeders

 

"An object in a museum case must suffer the de-natured existence of an animal in a zoo. In any museum the object dies - of soffocation and the public gaze - whereas private ownership confers on the owner the right and the need to touch. As a young child will reach out to handle the thing it names, so the passionate collector, his eye in harmony with his hand, restores to the object the life-giving touch of its maker."   -  Bruce Chatwin, 1988

 

When collecting, one quickly realizes that there's little information out there to find. It was true when I was collecting and I've seen little evidence to date that much has changed since.

 

I also always thought about leaving "something" behind once I stopped collecting. Nothing big or fancy but something that helps collectors in some way and inspires collecting. This is that "something".

 

With only the best of intentions, my enthusiasm when building the website to some degree deminished after all my invitations to collectors for pictures of their collections to be included were unsuccessful. 

 

Despite that setback, hopefully the website has enough content to give people a general sense of whats out there to find and collect.

 

Best - TheFeederGuy

 

 

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