Saturday, November 19, 2011

China

Like most resellers, I'm sure, the first thing I do when I pick an item up is turn it over to read the base.  If I see "China" and it isn't preceded by "fine" or "bone", I promptly set it back down on the shelf.  Not that I have anything against China- just that if it is made in China it usually isn't vintage.
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So, when I turned this 1956 School of Foreign Service stein over the other day, the first word that jumped out at me was "China".  Fortunately my subconscious registered other words, too- making me pick it back up after I had set it down. 
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Nassau China Company was founded in 1941, and specialized in applying transfer decoration to Services and University commemorative pieces.  Huh.  I learn something new every time I thrift!
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Look for this lovely bit of "vintage breweriana" in sosovintage soon :)

2 comments:

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I love finding out all the business behind pieces of thrift..
Trouble is I get a bit frustrated when I come to a full stop, and just haven't found what I want! lol

Hoping that Sophies having a fantastic birthday, and you're having a fab time Bowling!
Thinking of you all,
Love n hugs,
Donna xxOOxx

Ribbons Undone said...

"Breweriana" -- great word to add to our lexicon, Jennie!