This is my most requested report by far. It will provide you with information on how to tell the difference between a Whitehall and/or American Whitehall item and that of Fostoria American. Noticeable differences can vary from one piece to the other. One should not apply a blanket rule for all products, as that theory will eventually fail. My sincere hope is that you find the information extremely helpful.
“Julie: Just wanted you to know what a wonderful work your book is. I’m a new collector and was having a lot of trouble separating Whitehall from FA. After I study your well-done book a few more times, I don’t think I’ll have any trouble at all. Thanks.”
– Donna Cook
This information is a good resource for those enthusiasts that want to catalog and/or print out all the pieces in the Fostoria American Drinkware category. This is great information to put in a scrap book on the American pattern, or in a binder for future reference.
The PDF Report will show a photo of each piece that was produced – along with its official name and approximate dimensions – including an item number that I have assigned to each piece. In addition, each photo’s official description includes an active hyperlink that will take you to the informational website page for the item in question.
The confusion for many collectors is that there are many websites that describe all 3-Toed Bowls as being footed – with no regard to their variation. One should not rely on any sellers description for the 3-Toed Bowl, for it may be wrong.
Fostoria Glass described their 3-Toed Bowl as having toes, not feet. To call all bowls footed is incorrect, especially since only one of the three variations was, indeed, footed. Remember, all of the American 3-Toed Bowls will have toes; however, not all bowls will have a foot.