File - Raven Images (ceramics and distribution)

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Raven Images (ceramics and distribution)

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  • 1989 - 2000 (Creation)

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(1926-2015)

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File consists of material related to the reproduction of Harrison's works by Raven Images. Imagery was produced on various porcelain products by 3778 Yukon Limited trading as Raven Images, #9 Klondike Road, Whitehorse (whose proprietor Dale Stokes also operated Midnight Sun Gallery & Gifts in Whitehorse). The pottery was produced by Viletta China of Mississauga, Ontario. Raven Images, 916 Woodhall Drive, Victoria was a distribution arm of the same enterprise, operated by Irene Davie who was closely involved with TH when he came to Victoria.

File consists of the following items:
• 15 August 1989 – first dated item – invoice for 12 Harrison ’89 mugs, donation
• 27 March 1995 – District of Saanich business license for Iona Management Services, 916 Woodhall Drive
• 18 January 1995 – Assignment – Dales Stokes agreement for exclusive rights to Harrison Designs on porcelain, purchasing inventory and other rights from Designers North Ltd. – rights to produce and market them, with royalties, renewals, territory and copyright arrangements
• 22 March 1995 – letter from Stokes to Irene (Davie)
• 12 March 1995 – Downtown CruiseShip Center, Vancouver – help get mugs into shops on cruise ships
• 12 March 1995 – letter to Stokes re: Raven’s inventory of Harrison porcelain
• 13 March 1995 – brochure for Raven Designs, 916 Woodhall Drive, Victoria showing Ted Harrison Porcelain
• 13 March 1995 – Dale Stokes confirms Irene Davie, 916 Woodhall Drive, as salesperson for Harrison Porcelain for a period of one year
• 21 March 1995 – Raven calls Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – not interested
• other calls to Eatons, James Tindle, Northern Passage, Princess Cruises
• 31 March 1995 – invoice from Raven for porcelain sold to Northern Passage, Victoria
• 5 April 1995 – Northern Passage order in transit
• 7 April 1995 – Viletta China, Mississauga will meet Davie
• 25 April 1995 – ongoing correspondence between Davie and Dale regarding flawed items or some damaged in shipment to Northern Passage
• 11 May 1995 – Valerie Pusey (Northern Passage) returning unsold stock; Dale replies “we don’t ever do business with Valarie Pusey again”
• 18 May 1995 – Dale to Davie regarding pricing of mugs
• description of flaws in Northern Passage order
• 12 June 1095 – Davie proposes sale to Gifts ‘n’ things, Chemainus; Rosemary and Thyme, Duncan; Black Gold, Leduc; Oak Bay Marine Group (Painter’s Lodge) Victoria; B. C. Ferries
• 2 July 1995 – Northern Passage order returned by Davie to Dale
• new price list – mugs $13
• 4 July 1995 – Davie to Princess Gift Shops, Victoria; Village Gallery, Tofino; Painter’s Lodge, Campbell River;
• 31 August 1995 - Great West Art, Chemainus – with invoice; 3 September 95 – Eastside Gallery and Framing, Olympia WA invoice; Artist’s Own, Jasper AB with invoice;
• 6 September 1995 – Viletta invoices to Dale for plates and mugs
• 11 September 1995 – Dale orders for Hougen’s, Watson Lake
• 25 September 1995 – Dale orders for Midnight Sun Gallery, Whitehorse
• 26 September 1995 – Davie asks Dale re new Northern Passage order, and donation for fundraising dinner
• 28 September 1995 – Davie writes to Dale re: selling books at gift shows; relations between Blue Water and Free Spirit; Northern Passage order
• 29 September 1995 – order for Wallace Galleries, Calgary
• 5 October 1995 and continuing – Davies follows up with BC Ferries, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Northern Passage
• 6 November 1995 – Artists Own, Jasper
• 7 February 1996 – Arctic Art Gallery, Yellowknife
• 20 February 1996 – Dale sends royalty to Davie: $131.82
• 1 March 1996 – Village Gallery, Tofino; Painter’s Lodge, Campbell River; Great West Art, Chemainus; East Side Gallery, Olympia WA; Princess Cruises, Los Angeles; BC Ferries; Special Requests, Edson AB; Rosemary and Thyme, Duncan; Gifts ‘n’ Things, Chemainus; Canadian Impressions, Victoria; Black Gold Gallery, Leduc AB; Artist’s own, Jasper AB; Croft Rollind; Image Frame, Burnaby;
• 25 June 1996 – addresses for book sales to Impressions Gallery, Coquitlam BC
• 1 July 1996 – collector plates for Arctic Art Gallery, Yellowknife
• 18 July 1996 – pricing from Dale to Davie
• November 1996 – Vancouver Contents magazine includes TH postage stamp gift tag
• 23 February 1997 – inventory at 916 Woodhall, Saanich
• 21 July 1997 – Dale writes to Roger Wheelock at Butchart Gardens
• 25 July 1997 – Butchart Gardens replies – no
• 27 January 1998 – inventory from Woodhall
• 23 February 1997 – inventory at Raven Images, Whitehorse
• 6 June 2000 – royalty cheque for $187.85 sent to TH

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