In Gail Henry's idispensable 'New Zealand Pottery' book there's a Teddy Syrem Ware backstamp. It's quite rare, I finally found this plate after years of hunting:
Anyway, a while later I was shown a Syrem Florida saucer:
Then I searched Syrem on TradeMe and bought this lunch plate:
You may be wondering, how do we know that these are Crown Lynn? First, the original Teddy Syrem has 'By Crown Lynn' as part of its backstamp, which indicates that the other Syrem marks are likely to be Crown Lynn too. Also, the Ivy Leaf sugar bowl has 'New Zealand' impressed in the base, which pretty much guarantees it is Crown Lynn.
More next week