The Butter Pat Patter Association is holding its Spring Membership Drive. New members are cordially invited to join the club.

A butter pat is a miniature plate, part of a place setting of fine china, used to hold an individual portion of butter. Manufactured by the leading porcelain houses all over the world, these diminutive plates have been seen on the tables of royalty and presidents, as well as at the homes of fine china lovers everywhere. Rarely manufactured for popular use, they are now considered antique, exquisite each in its own style and a joy to contemplate.

A subscription to The Patter newsletter costs $22 and includes a mint-condition Royal Doulton butter pat. In addition, subscribers will receive 10 issues of The Patter. Sample copies of The Patter are available by sending $4 and a LSSAE (70 cents) to Mary Dessoie, 7950 E. Keats Avenue, No. 178, Mesa, AZ 85209-5025. For those persons who would like to start their subscriptions immediately and receive their Royal Doulton pat by return mail, please send your check or money order, in the amount of $22, payable to Mary Dessoie. You will receive an additional butter pat with your paid membership when you mention this publication and the special double premium offer!