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12469b. (small platter) Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc. c.1930’s.

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12469b. (small platter) Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc. c.1930’s.

12469b. (small platter) Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc. c.1930’s. Lovely original Eastern Steamship Lines platter bears the company logo in Buffalo China’s green Ravenna pattern. This pattern pre-dated the Mayer’s “Marine” “Eastern Blue” pattern used in the 1930’s. Platter is backmarked “Buffalo China AG” with green buffalo logo. Eastern Steamship Lines was in business from 1901 – 1954. In 1901 Charles W. Morse consolidated six New New England coastwise lines into Eastern Steamship Company, which after some financial trouble became Eastern Steamship Lines in 1911. During its heyday, Eastern Steamship Lines operated coastwise steamers from New York, via the Old Dominion Line, south to Virginia ports, and from Boston, via the Boston & Yarmouth Line, north to Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotian ports, and a service connecting New York & Boston. Notable ships included the Massachusetts, Bunker Hill, Old Colony, Boston, H. M. Whitney, James H. Whitney, Calvin Austin, Gov. Dingley, Gov. Cobb, Yarmouth, Evangeline, Saint John and Acadia. Platter measures 8 ½” x 5 ¾”. Little or no wear, clean, bright. (VG+). $74.