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    Posted 7 years ago

    Ted_Straub
    (892 items)

    The first is a ceramic ashtray promoting The Roger Smith Hotels. It is 9.5Cm square, and 3Cm tall (about 4 by 1.25 inches). It is heavy for its size…364Gm (12.8 ounces), making a very stable and durable piece.

    This first item was produced by The M.B. Co. of Trenton, NJ and is quite old. New Jersey formerly had an extensive role in pottery and ceramics, but this not the case anymore.

    I really like the style of this item. From the graphics and style, could it that this is Art-Deco? Please inform if anyone knows the answer….thanks!

    The second is a glass ashtray promoting a business in Mt. Carmel, PA. This town is in PA's Anthracite Coal Region.

    It measures 10.5Cm square, and 2.5Cm tall (4 by 1 inches).

    The style of this ashtray is very common, with many different types of advertising seen on its faces. The style itself could date from the 1940s, but i think that this one with it's phone info and abbreviation for Pennsylvania, most likely dates it from the early-mid 60s.

    Though smoking is becoming passé, such colorful reminders of old advertising still retain their attractiveness. They could still be used as cigar/cigarette rests, and other uses are for decoration, of course, and as colorful holders for various things…such as candy, jewelry, coins, etc...

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    Comments

    1. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Good morning, aghcollect. thank you for the love!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      These are great Ted and love the retroness in these :)
    3. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Sean. Yes, I love the retro look, too, There is something retro's timeless, solid character!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Ted!!! I do agree with you as well !! I have one retro porcelain tray with a hotel advert on it , it was made Richard Ginori .
    5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      That sounds good, Sean..hava fine weekend!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      You have a fine weekend as well Ted :)
    7. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Good afternoon, Jewels…thanks for the love!
    8. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Hi, Phil….I appreciate the love!
    9. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Thank you,nutsabota,,,old ashtrays sure are great!
    10. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Hey, v-50…thanks for the love!
    11. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Hello, geo26e…I appreciate the love!
    12. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Good evening, Dave, thanks for the love!
    13. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Hi, Tom…I appreciate the love!

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