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Old November 15th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #1
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Need ID of Bust and what happened in 1887 ??


Hi ALL !
I have this Ash Tray with 4 symbols on it. The Liberty Bell, American Eagle, I think that Tower symbol from our currancy. I don't recognize the Bust, I thought it was Washington, don't think so, so who is it ?

And what is this Ash Tray celebrating, what happened in 1887 ???

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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #2

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It looks like a fairly stylised minuteman.

I'd guess its a 100 year commemorative piece for the US constitution.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:49 AM   #3
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Maybe 100th Constitutional Convention, bad James Madison bust ?


Just googles 1787, year of 100th Constitutional Convention.
Maybe the bust is a really bad Madison ???
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Old November 15th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #4

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Gents, I have the answer to your riddle!!! It is a Fostoria glass design, originating in 1887. The four designs pictures are a staple of this company. I would guess this is a commemorative edition celebrating their classic coin glass designs.

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Fostoria created a unique design called coin glass. There are four basic frosted coin designs: the liberty bell, colonial soldier cameo, the torch, and eagle. These pieces were made between 1958 to 1982 and came in a variety of colors. The emerald green was only in production for two years and is the most desired on the collectors market. The earliest colors were amber, olive green, and dark ruby.
Fostoria Glass Identification | eHow.com

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Old November 15th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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Hi Monsieurdl,
Because I'm so new here I cao not private message you in return. But I did get yours. Yes, I'de sell the Ash Tray. It is very heavy, about 10 Lbs to ship. It is about 10 " across and about 1 1/2 " high.
I guess make me an offer.
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Hi Monsieurdl,
Because I'm so new here I cao not private message you in return. But I did get yours. Yes, I'de sell the Ash Tray. It is very heavy, about 10 Lbs to ship. It is about 10 " across and about 1 1/2 " high.
I guess make me an offer.
Many thanks, Ted
Groovy! The design is much easier to see when it is not on glass...! At first I thought it was Paul Revere, but the Presidential seal broke the case wide open- it was the original design from 1880, which led me to Fostoria!

I'll PM you my email so we don't clutter the forum
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