Friday, April 22, 2011

Spaceplate Update

Remember this post?

Well, this morning I received an email from Frank Manning's daughter, Carol Manning-Macris. She writes:

"Twas my Dad who did all the planetary plates and moonballs. And other stuff. FYI, the moonballs were sold through Edmunds Scientific catalog. Unfortunately I find that the majority of the items went with [Hurricane] Katrina, I know the large molds for the moonballs, heavy as they were got washed away. Anyone looking for these items might want to take that into consideration.

The plates were made in 2 sizes, about 6 inches and about 9 inches. Same as a salad and dinner plate. And most important, the plates were made by Holland Delft Blue in The Netherlands, but only samples were done. The plates were never put into "production", so they are very rare. There is also a book called "Spaceplate" which went with the plate. "Spaceplate" was what the actual plate was called by my Dad.

PS: there are family members who would love to have a "spaceplate"! Myself included."

Myself included too, Carol!

This email (and another, an hour later, from Carol's son Alex Macris, editor of Escapist Magazine) made my day. You gotta love the internet :-)

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