|One of many Marcrest backstamps, this photo courtesy of oragracevintage on Etsy.|
|Marcrest divided bowl, in melmac by AtHomeInNapa.|
|OraGraceVintage features this great Marcrest Pattern, melamine is rarely seen with such a lovely design! Love the handles!|
|Royalon backstamp by QuinlanQ on Etsy .|
|Marcrest Melmac "Styled by Royalon" box at RetroChalet.|
The "Royalon" melmac guarantee indicates that the Royalon company was out of Sebring, Ohio. George L. Traner was President and put his warrantly in with the boxes which also had the care and cleaning tips. One can surmise that Marcrest produced melmac for Royal China Company, and although returns went to the Ohio Main Office , one wonders if replacements would have come from Chicago. Many patterns and solids exist in Royalon, but albeit my favorite was the Corsage which was violets on a white background. The completer pieces and parts of the set were in lilac.
|Original Paperwork, Courtesy: RetroChalet|
|Corsage Melmac Plates Marked Royalon by QuinlanQ on Etsy.|
|Lovely Stetson melmac set was offered by ExtreamEcclectics on Etsy.|
Applying that same theory to the Stetson and Marcrest melamine patterns, we can say that although many shapes were unique to Stetson melmac, some shapes are the same as Marcrest--down to the same creamers, sugars, squarish platters and divided "S" serving bowls (and sometimes the same cups). This indicates the same molds were often used by the same factory.
|CityFleas offers this Stetson. Note how the bowl is identical to Marcrest!|
Originally I had evidence that Stetson melamine was produced by the Lapcor Factory in Manitowoc Wisconsin (who made the late end Meladur...) However, I do not know which came first, the chicken or the egg. We do know however that all of these wonderful lines are still out there waiting to be collected.
|Our Vintage House offers this Stetson melamine set.|
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