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    Posted 6 years ago

    TallCakes
    (114 items)

    This is my collection of Fostoria "Coin" cake stands. Fostoria Glass Company made their 'Coin' cake stands in the five colors as shown in the first images. Fostoria introduced the 'Coin' pattern in crystal clear glass in 1958; blue and amber colors were added in 1963; emerald green was made only in 1965 and then changed to olive green; ruby red was introduced in 1967. Although the 'Coin' pattern was made in ruby glass there was no cake stands in ruby. A color that Fostoria did NOT produce in the 'Coin' pattern is purple; however the crystal version of Fostoria 'Coin' contains manganese, which turns the glass purple when exposed to high doses of UV light. The purple version of the cake stand pictured here (for illustration purposes only) is the result of 'damage' to a crystal cake stand from extended exposure to a UV light source; other pieces in purple have been known to show up for sale as well.

    Fostoria created a version of their 'Coin' pattern for Avon with the date on the coins as 1886 to commemorate Avon's founding; tho' 'Coin' pattern pieces with the 1886 date were not exclusive to Avon. The date on the original Fostoria 'Coin' pattern was 1887 to commemorate Fostoria's founding in Fostoria, Ohio. Fostoria also made promotional items in the 'Coin' pattern for the Boy Scouts with their emblem and the U.S. House of Representatives with their seal. Lancaster Colony purchased the molds for the 'Coin' pattern and has reproduced some pieces without frosted coins.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      These are just very very beautiful!!
    2. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      BEEAUTIFUL Colors on these. I picked up a Pink HARP by Jeannette Glass Co. on the weekend; are they hard to find or common? RER(BOB)
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks Sean : )
      Thanks Jewels : )
      thanks aghc... : )
      thanks BPB : ) the Harp stands are very common in crystal (I have a couple of those); the Shell Pink are not too common and usually more desirable but not that hard to find.
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Of course this post is yours! Fab collection! You must be the most colorful baker!!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      I was going to ask where is the red?
    6. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Fantastic TallCakes!
      I'm sorry I'm a bit slow but now your name makes perfect sense....doh!!!
    7. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks for the loves:
      mike... :)
      nuts... : )
      kyra... : )
      sup... : )
      eye... : )
      racer... : )
      @ sup: yes, it's me & thanks for the comment : )
      @ eye... & Sean: I really wonder why Fostoria didn't make the stand in red, as the red Coin pieces do look very nice : )
      @ racer...: glad you got it : ) & thanks!
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks fort... : )
    9. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks trunkman : )
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks Mani... : )
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks mcheconi : )
    12. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks tom... : )
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks sklo : )
      thanks vitraio : )
    14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome TallCakes!!
    15. CoinGlassFan CoinGlassFan, 6 years ago
      While I find the red to be very beautiful you do have all the cake plates they made in this pattern! I have them all too! They simply did not make it in red! It would look spectacular if they did!!!!
    16. bobogal bobogal, 6 years ago
      Absolutely fabulous. I am so envious!!
    17. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks CGF : ) don't you find it odd that Fostoria didn't make the stand in ruby since that was one of the prettiest colors they had in the coin pattern
    18. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks bobogal : )
    19. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks Fanci : ) There's 80+ around the glass shelf in my dining area. Then bunches are boxed up, and then there are many stacked in various placed around the house. Been slowly considering adding more display shelves in the formal dining area that I use for an office. Honestly it's not very well organized right now.
    20. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      thanks Fanci : )
      thanks BigSarge : )
    21. Brendalg, 4 years ago
      Beautiful glassware:) thank you for the information. I sold some rate Ruby Red through an antique owner in Iowa unfortunately she stole quite a few of my items when she closed shop and disappeared. Lesson learned.
    22. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thank you Brendalg :)
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      SEASON's GREETINGS to YOU & YOURS TALLCAKES !!! ! !!!
    24. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thank you vetraio50 : ) and merry Christmas!
    25. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 4 years ago
      Do the coins dates coincide with the colour release years? I know we had a lot of Fostoria clear/frosted items in '67 with the 1967 centennial coins here in Canada.
    26. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      the one I have all have the 1887 date. The only other date I'm aware of is 1886 for Avon. Other dates would have likely been special orders.
    27. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Very pretty!!
    28. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      thank you Mrstyndall : )

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