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A Variety of Advertising
A Variety of ADVERTISING
Some of the examples shown in this segment were photographed as they appeared in an obscure Ohio auction we attended in 2005.
OPEN EDGE Baskets/Hats: familiar to collectors in many different colors by Fenton, are found in marigold from time to time having JOHN H. BRAND, MILLER FURNITURE, or FELDMAN BROTHERS FURNITURE in raised lettering on the inside bottom of these small basket/hats. Open Edge Baskets produced by Fenton Glass.
FELDMAN BROTHERS FURNITURE - Salisbury, MD
The Feldman lettering may be on the scarce side, but a little persistent search will provide you with an example of each of these pieces.
BLUM DEPT STORE-54th Anniv. Oct. 8, 1930
5.5 in. tall x 3 in. opening x 2.25 in. base.
PANELLED Tumbler: Origin of the Blum Dept. Store is unknown, but this tumbler indicates the widespread longevity of such use for advertising identity. Many such examples may have long since been destroyed from use or displeasure, but this example certainly has been cared for over many years! The stenciling is scarcely worn. Unknown manufacturer.
LEAF RAYS Nappy: Hand applied Advertising of the Leaf Rays nappies, probably during the Dugan years certainly creates a conversation piece. Larry Keig of Iowa owns examples from Davenport, Holy Cross, Ringstead, and Rolfe, Iowa, along with others designated from cities and towns in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
(Larry wrote a nice, informative article on that subject for the Sept. 2005 ICGA Club Newsletter.) This lettering is found on examples in peach opal, purple/amethyst and white nappies. Most of these single-handle nappies are in spade shape but others are of a flattering seven ruffle shape.
ABSENTEE LEAF RAYS Nappy: Literally dozens of the spade-shaped, Leaf Rays patterned examples surface in all selling venues throughout any given year, both in marigold, and peach opal. Amethyst and white are somewhat more scarce, but to locate one of these nappies lacking the interior pattern requires long term patience and fortitude! This Dugan Leaf Rays pattern had a span of 19 years in production, from 1912-1930.
BABY FACE Creamer and 2 shot glasses or toothpicks.
Courtesy Mickey Reichel.
BABY FACE: This pattern name was listed in the Sept. 2005 Reichel auction brochure. It is unfamiliar to us, but then, just how many of any of these three pieces have any of us seen or researched?? They must be very few and far between!
The shape and the edge treatment on the pieces are certainly reminiscent of that used by McKee or Heisey. Certainly all of the examples seen in this display come under the heading of “after-market-advertising”! (Please see our Heisey Part 2 for further explanation by Bob Smith).
We recall the option of hand-applied lettering available at the Ohio State Fair even into the 1950s, when purchasing a small glass box flashed with ruby.
ROSE WINDOWS Tumbler: Bob Smith is not at all certain whether there are any other tumblers like this one. Unlike the Honey Amber Cosmos and Cane tumbler which offers advertising to be read from the underside, this example offers viewing directly down into the tumbler for reading the wording around a circle “ Wm. Oberdalhoff - Baltimore, Md.” Inside the circle in three lines (one over the other): “Penna. Ave. - Cor. - Biddle St.”
The lettering is within the base mold of the tumbler, and would have been created as the tumbler was manufactured, just as the Amethyst 5”-6” bowls and plates we are all more familiar with. U.S. Glass was the producer.
WM. OBERDALHOF Advertising: Photographing this looking down into the tumbler, posed problems. Following as many as a dozen attempts, Bob Smith resorted to use of a piece of red paper, which highlighted the inside lettering to perfection! It's all in knowing how! (smile). We owe him a debt of gratitude! This could well be the only example of such advertising!
BAND Basket: This amethyst “violet” basket could well be shown here in an educational format for the first time. A mere 7 short years ago, only marigold examples having clear handles were verified. The Souvenir Indiana Fair 1922 applied inscription is similar to that seen on the Fisherman's Mug. Booths set up at State Fairs into the 1940s were equipped to accommodate purchasers of specialty items with personal names, or whatever hand-applied printing/writing was desired. This Band Basket is 6” high x 3 1/2” in width, and is of Diamond origin. They continued in production to 1931.
FOUR PILLARS Vase: These Northwood vases are seen in 5”-7” Squat versions in amethyst and green. The 9”-12” sizes are available in marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, ice blue, ice green, russet, teal, aqua opalescent, ice green opalescent, lime green opalescent, sapphire blue, Reninger blue, vaseline with marigold overlay and marigold on custard. “Howard's Furniture”, a Delaware firm, can be found as molded advertising on the base of some of the green examples.
This FISHERMAN'S Mug appears to have somewhat flattened sides.
The old Script reads - F.L. Wood - Asbury Park - 1910.
FISHERMAN'S MUG: While this familiar mug is found more often than not, without any lettering on, this particular purple example displays scroll-type lettering found on some Dugan /Diamond patterns on occasion. These mugs were produced from 1911, continuing through 1914. Since the fish design appears only on one side, it left an appropriate area for special designation. Perhaps some of this lettering was applied on special order from the factory, but it is known that Salesman's sample cases existed during that era in time, for use by those whose talents included application of “special lettering”, such as we see here on the mug.
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