This attractive platter generously decorated with florals is from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It was made by Buffalo China in its "Ye Olde Ivory" line of ware. It is dated 1942 on the bottom. The cheerful artwork shows flowers that travelers would be likely to see when they rode ACL trains. Included are: Jessamine, Hibiscus and Poinsettia flowers, surrounded by a light green band around the rim.
SIZE is a medium 6-1/2 inches by 9-1/2 inches, great to display.
CONDITION is lovely, with bright colors and a crisply detailed design. There are NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. There are some light surface marks from utensils but you must tilt it in bright light to see any.
IMPORTANT - see our last picture: There is light surface wear in a few places on the transfers, and the leaf in this picture is the worst. ALSO see a very few pale spots to the right of the leaf, these appear to be stray glaze, they are only cosmetic and are NOT age yellowing spots!
COLLECTOR NOTE: This pattern MUST have a light green rim stripe to be authentic railroad china. Syracuse China also made this pattern for the ACL with nearly identical floral designs but the base ware color was slightly different, with Syracuse being not quite as deep an ivory color as Buffalo. The Syracuse China name for this pattern was "Flowers of the Southland".
COLLECTOR BEWARE: Syracuse China also used the same exact floral transfers on similar restaurant ware weight china, but with a BLACK rim stripe instead of green. The black striped pieces were NEVER railroad used, but they are great to actually use on your dining table and enjoy the flowers while your authentic pieces sit safely in the display cabinet.
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