Another of three current listings that feature rare and/or hard to find F W Woolworth artifacts or memorabilia. I was an assistant manager and later store manager of Woolworth stores in the 1960’s and collected Woolworth historical artifacts and advertising memorabilia for decades. My collection was featured in the Woolworth World newsletter back in the day when I worked for the company. Most everyone who fondly remembers shopping at a Woolworth store absolutely loved eating at the lunch counter if the store had one. Not all of the old stores did, but many, many did and I was a customer as a child long before I went to work for them. These two Shenango China grill plates (also called divided or compartment plates) predate by at least a decade or two the restaurant ware that was used when I ate there in the late 40’s to early 50’s. These plates were used at Woolworth luncheonettes beginning in the 1920’s and 1930’s and they are more scarce than “hen’s teeth” if you catch my drift. They are rare and seldom if ever found these days and are highly sought after and treasured by restaurant ware collectors and/or advertising collectors of all types. If you love history, advertising and Woolworth stores check out my other two listings featuring Woolworth rarities. The plates measure 9 3/8 in diameter and feature white vitrified china background with thin red & green rim stripes and an additional thin green stripe around the compartment portion of the plate. These plates are both free of excessive utensil wear and the glaze is in remarkably good shape with the exception of the one flaw mentioned in the condition description above. Hi-res photos should answer any and all condition questions you may have. If not please ask me any questions you might still have and I will answer in as timely a manner as possible. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Restaurants & Fast Food\Other Restaurant Ads”. The seller is “wrx4me” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: SHENANGO
- Color: White
- Date of Creation: 1920 to 1940
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Modified Item: No