Mike Stamps Europa

These last 2 posts, and a few more aren’t going to have anything to do with copper pots, so if you aren’t interested in stamps, just ignore.  I just needed a place to upload a lot of pictures quickly to be able to send to a friend.  Sorry for any inconvenience.🙂

Mike Stamps Queen Jubilee

This is the Jubilee 1977 book.  All pages shown are full, except the 1st one in the 2nd row of the 4th picture.  That may be what the last one is, I don’t know for sure.  I don’t know what all those loose things in the envelopes are, but they appear to go with this book, so I am throwing them in.

Mike Stamps

Here is what we are looking at.  The next two pictures are from the one with unmarked spine, the first section of it.  All appear to be 1937.

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Second part of this book is Victory & Peace 1946. Some of Canada and New Zealand are missing.  Zoom in to see.

The rest of the book is blank pages


Removal of Protective Copper Coating

The Paul Revere Collection had a couple of different labels over the years, with two different sets of instructions on removing the protective coating.  One basically says to soak in hot water, and the other describes using 409 or some other cleaners to remove it, so I assume they have used various types of coatings over the years.   You can read the instructions of both by clicking on each picture in this post.   If you don’t know which kind you have, I would recommend soaking it in hot water first, and if that doesn’t work, try the cleaner.  Keep in mind that these instructions were intended for removal of this stuff 40-50 years ago, so it might not work so well after all these years.  It isn’t easy to remove, in my experience, but it must be done if you intend to use them for cooking.

Once the coating is removed, the copper will begin to tarnish.  If you want to polish them back up again, try this copper tarnish remover.  It is all natural, and works great in about a minute.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXAS-MAGIC-Sparkle-Green-Copper-Natural-Tarnish-Remover-Cleaner-Non-Toxic-Pan-/281162099784?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT



Revere Ware 1950’s Miniature Toy Cookware Set

revere ware miniature toy pan set 002 revere ware miniature toy pan set 003Here is my little collection of the mini toy
Revere Ware pots and pans.  I feel fortunate to have acquired the mini double boiler, and the solid copper whistling tea kettle.  The miniature pans were introduced in the 1950’s, and continued sales into the 1960’s, from what I can tell by the old advertisements for them.  They really are smaller versions of the full size pots and pans.  The tea kettles measure about 3 inches in diameter, so you can get an idea of the size.

My set consists of 3 different size sauce pans, a stock pot, two different sized open skillets, a coffee pot, mixing bowl, whistling tea kettle, solid copper whistling tea kettle, and a measuring cup with lid.  The measuring cup is the same size as the large sauce pan.  All are copper clad on the bottom with double circle logo, but some are pretty faded.

The original boxes for these toy pans could be flipped over and made into a stove-top.