HOW TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOSSONS ARTWARE

 

I. EVERY PERSON INTERESTED IN BOSSONS ARTWARE SHOULD OWN COPIES OF

"THE IMAGICAL WORLD OF BOSSONS"

BOOK I (1982) AND BOOK II (1994)

BY DR. ROBERT E. DAVIS

Both Books are available from the author:

bossonsbooks@worldnet.att.net

II.   DON HARDISTY IS THE BOSSONS ADVISOR 
for
Schroeder's Antique Price Guides, 1995 thru to the present
Published by: Collector Books, PO Box 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009.
Available in most major bookstores and at 

collectorbooks.com

Yearly issues of Schroeder's contain detailed information which Don has authored. Each highly respected guide contains brief historical sketches about Bossons productions and limited price lists for new/perfect condition Bossons..

III.  Links to other internet sites that have valuable information about Bossons

          A fabulous web site loaded with help and directed by a good friend, Kevin Phipps,  from the U.K

                                                                                                                                                   www.bossons.info

                                                                                                

IV.  Additional reference information about Bossons and Hummels has been supplied by Dr. Hardisty, including suggested retail prices,  in the following publications:

TREASURE HUNT PUBLICATIONS by Tony Hyman
PO Box 3028, Shell Beach, CA 93448

"Trash or Treasure, 1994"
"Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 1995"
The Books art available at many bookstores and libraries in the U.S.
 

V.  Study the Bossons and Bosson auctions found everyday on the internet


VI. Be aware there are some great Bossons listed on eBay; however, there are also may look-a-likes and fraudulent copies and fake paintings all the time. Collectors are trying to control this problem and suggest that when you see these frauds you report these auctions to eBay at the following:
 
Join the FRAUD SQUAD and report them to eBay 

VII.  With viewing upon request, new discoveries of Bossons,  especially unusual prototypes never released to the market, can be viewed in the exclusive slide show by Dr. Hardisty. 

                                                                                                        Contact Don@Bossons.US

 VIII.  As Charter Member #65 of IBCS, and in full support of their objectives and activities, since 1986, Don has submitted examples of prototypes and extremely rare Bossons with findings to the Society for publication in the Bossons Briefs. Back issues of the quarterly publications are available to IBCS members. Contact the IBCS as linked below:

    IBCS and Norman Derocher

or write:
Norman Derocher, IBCS Director
8316 Woodlake Place
Tampa, FL 33615-1728

IX.  WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE IBCS

Annual membership in the IBCS is only $45 per year. Yearly meeting/conventions are not only enjoyable,  but extremely educational. We are a family of collectors who truly appreciate Bossons as a true art form. Included with membership are four full-color issues of the BOSSONS BRIEFS mailed first class to your personal address. Following is one example of the many articles that appear in every issue. It is detailed to keep your interest alive and is pictured in such a way you will want to collect every Bossons ever released from Congleton. Don Hardisty, August, 2006

There seems to be no end to Bossons discoveries. Just look at this delightful new piece submitted by Dr. Don Hardisty. According to information submitted with the photographs seen here, it is speculated that four experimental examples of the rare African Drummer were produced. Hardisty reports that the African Drummer resembles "very closely the style and quality finishes of the Jazz Figures which were modeled by Colin Melbourne around 1959". 
The African Drummer is 10" high and 4-1/2" at the widest portion of the base. The piece is produced in fired porcelain with painting under the glaze. The coloring of the entire figure excluding the highlighted trims, including the base and skin is "Ivory Black". The highlighting is gold leaf and the figure has not been shellacked or varnished. The golden glow effect over the figure in the photo is due to photography lighting. 

Unlike most fired porcelain products, the African Drummer does not appear to be hollowed out. This is unusual for fired porcelain where air spaces usually allow for air movement and adequate heating and cooling. According to Hardisty, this may account for the only defect in the almost mint condition piece, a crack on the left arm.

 

In the Imagical world of Bossons books, there is a picture of the African Drummer. It is located in Book I, Page 22. See the photo lower right, and look on the shelf above Mr. Bossons secretary's head.

 

 

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