Sadler OKT42 Teapots

Collectors and seller information concerning Sadler OKT42 teapots

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OKT42 Teapot Varieties

There are several variations of the standard production run; some of these would be a Sadler variation whereas others would have been made by design or accident by workers on the production line.

Gold Lustre

Several standard green and pink colourways have been noted with gold lustre either in the coachline or full lustre forms.

OKT42 teapot standard colourways

OKT42 teapot standard colourways

It is said that the gold lustre was used for tradesmen samples.  I find this hard to believe as the teapots I have seen have been less than perfect examples.  One would believe that they would select excellent blanks for the gold lustre process.  One green teapot I have has the gold lustre painted over (and into) a large first firing split in the driver’s head.  Whatever the reason for the gold variation they are very scarce.  Examples seen have the standard 5 hole strainer.

Beware when buying gold lustre teapots because the normal silver lustre can look gold when photographed under some fluorescent or sodium lights.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Gold lustre either full or coachline

22.2

11.1

200

Other Registrations

Examples can be found where the registration OKT42 is changed.  These are very scarce on original teapots.  (Later post 2000 copies are somtimes seen with 1937 registrations).  The best example is the early cold painted teapot that has a silver lustre registration OK1937. 

The best example is the early cold painted teapot that has a silver lustre registration OK1937

It has been said that these were a early form of souvenir pot as 1937 was the date of the Coronation of George VIth and Queen Elizabeth.
I have another 1937 personalised change probably by a production line worker with the registration E.V.T.62 on a yellow colourway.  What is more it has a lustre endorsement on the underside ‘BEST WISHES/ TO RUBY/XMAS 1937.

Souvenir pot as 1937 was the date of the Coronation of George VIth and Queen Elizabeth

Equally unusual are the two yellow colourways in my collection with the registration TK293.  These came from different sources several years apart.
The later teapot produced as a souvenir of the TEAPOT 2000 has in my example a registration of PAC058. See later use of blanks.

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Registration other than OKT42

 

 

Plus 100

Radiator Bars

The standard car has seven upright radiator bars at the front of the car.  There are variations of the number of bars between six and nine.  The example shown below has 9 bars on the pale sky-blue colourway.  The examples of non-standard number of radiator bars seem to be principally post-war colourways (with banner stamp).  Value shown is in addition to the normal colourway.

OKT42 Teapot illustrating the number of radiator bars

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Radiator bars – non standard

22.4

11.1

Plus 100

Extra Writing

Colin Mawston, see references, illustrates a teapot that has ‘A Present From Crediton’ in lustre on the flank of the teapot. 

An OKT42 teapot - ‘A Present From Crediton’ in lustre

See Later use of OKT42 blanks for later examples of advertising teapots.

Thomas Brierley in his collection has a dark blue full lustre teapot that has a transfer sticker for Sherbrooke, Canada together with a maple leaf.  No doubt a local stockist trying to improve souvenir sales!

A dark blue OKT42 in full lustre teapot that has a transfer sticker for Sherbrooke

Also Tom has on record a black Canadian OKT42 that has a sticker on the underside that shows it was distributed by Mostly Music.  It is assumed that this was a local distribution as opposed to the main Sadler distributor in Canada.

A black Canadian OKT42 that has a sticker on the underside that shows it was distributed by Mostly Music

 

Length cm

Width cm

Value

Extra lustre writing on teapot

 

 

Plus 500

Transfer or Stickers applied to teapot

 

 

Plus 50

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