Vintage Cups, Glasses and Mugs
It’s interesting to see the different promotional and corporate products made over the years. Every week we will feature a cool retro cup, glass or mug from our large collection. We’ll share what we’ve learned about them and welcome your additional input and comments.
This is an interesting vintage cup and saucer set from Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s reflective of the fact that restaurants bought large quantities of china and as they were used washed and reused, what once were matching pieces would have been mixed up. The cup was manufactured by Jackson China about 1954. The saucer was made by Syracuse China in November of 1970. Vintage restaurantware has become very collectible, especially the finer brands like Jackson and Syracuse China.
The first Dunkin’ Donuts was opened by Bill Rosenberg in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts. It started as a donut shop with coffee “by the cup” and has become the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. The logo on this cup with the doughnut boy is probably the earliest Dunkin’ Donuts logo. It is being used by the company once again on “retro” t-shirts available for sale on their website.
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