It's Saturday and I need to go downstairs and wrap a cheese and cracker set that sold this morning. But first, let's do our weekly glass pick. How about this Mayfair pink depression glass dinner plate?Hocking made pink Mayfair from 1931 to 1937, making one of the depression patterns with the longest production life. That's evidence it was a popular pattern. The other clue to tell you this was popular when made is the large number of pieces and variations. Patterns with short production runs usually had basic pieces - plates, cups, saucers, a bowl or two, probably a tumbler. Hocking made scads of pieces, some quite rare today. In some patterns the dinner plates are easy to find while Mayfair plates are somewhat scarce. The dinner is about 9 3/8 inches across, measuring from one flat side to to the other. Be sure you don't measure on the diagonal. The lunch plates are about 8 1/2 inches and the grill plates are the same size as the dinners, but have dividers. The lunch plates are about the easiest to find in my experience. Some of the fun Mayfair pieces to look for are the tumblers and stemware. You can set a full table of Mayfair stemware, including two sizes of wine goblets, water goblets, sherbets, tumblers, etc. and etc. Way back when I first started buying glass to resell I found a whole set of water goblets. They were fun! You can enjoy the accessory pieces too. If you are looking for something pretty in pink, like a bowl or pitcher, then Mayfair is a good choice. The pieces are pretty and the color is exquisite. Right now our Mayfair depression glass is on sale, 20% off. This is a super savings with the dinner plate priced way below book at $39.99 including shipping. Be sure to shop before the sale ends tomorrow.
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