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
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.