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10436. (dish) American Mail Line c.1922-1938.

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10436. (dish) American Mail Line c.1922-1938.

10436. (dish) American Mail Line c.1922-1938. White round dish with blue/white/red flag logo on the rim. Measures 6 3/8” diameter. 7 1/8” x 5 1/8”. Marked on bottom “Buffalo China” “UEA”. H. F. Alexander’s Admiral Line started a service between Seattle and the Far East under the name of the Admiral Oriental Mail Line. The company was taken over by the Dollar family in 1922 and re-named the American Mail Line. The Dollar and American Mail Lines were taken over by the government to prevent their bankruptcy in 1938 and the former was re-named American President Lines. American Mail regained its independence at this time. Following privatization after the war, the company was re-acquired, by American President Lines in 1954. The use of the American Mail Lines name and flag ended in 1973. American Mail Line vessels included the President McKinley, President Grant, President Jefferson, President Jackson, President Madison. The American Mail Line operated Trans-Pacific Steamship Routes between the ports of Seattle, Victoria, Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila, Honolulu and many others. Clean, only very light wear. (VG+). $46.