Manufacturer: Souvenir Glasses
Neat vintage souvenir glass or souvenir collectible believed to have been made in the 1950s or 1960s. This is a frosted drinking glass or frosted tumbler for Cape Cod, Mass. (Massachusetts, MA). There is no manufacturer mark or other indication on the glass as to who made it. These were very popular collectibles in the mid 20th century as people travelled the country by road visiting multiple locations.
Cylindrical drinking tumbler measuring 4 3/4 inches in height, 2 1/2 inch top opening diameter. It is evenly frosted throughout the glass (vs. some of these glasses which are frosted behind the designs but become clear in other places). We've provided 2 images to try to show the intricate design. The glass shows a map of Cape Cod, marking in words a number of cities and locations, as well as two large graphics, one of the Cape Cod Lighthouse, and the other of the Provincetown Monument. All graphic details are done in a raised black enameling or baked-on paint, with a red background for the map and graphics and other red highlighting.
For those who collect items related to specific locations on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the locations and cities listed on the glass are: Buzzards Bay, Onset, Plymouth, Cape Cod Bay, Cape Cod Canal, Bourne, Mashpee, Falmouth, Sandwich, Barnstable, Hyannis, Yarmouth, Nantucket Sound, Atlantic Ocean, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Chatham.
This souvenir tumbler appears to be in overall very nice condition, and easily could be used, but is not mint. There are some made in manufacture flaws, including a lot of pitting/pin dots in many of the red areas and some of the black areas (including on the main words, Cape Cod, Mass.), and a shadowing or slightly smeared effect to the black letters on some of the words. Separately, there is evidence of age/wear on the underside base on which the glass sits, including a number of tiny flakes/chips, but you can't see these when the piece is sitting on a table.
An attractive souvenir drinking glass to add to your collection or just a nifty piece to add to any collection of memorabilia related to Massachusetts or Cape Cod in particular.
If you are looking at ordering more than one of the souvenir and/or state souvenir glasses, we recommend you contact us before placing the order so that we can provide you with a better shipping cost. We would be pleased to ship multiple glasses together in one package to save you money.