|Pom Decors in Harrisburg, PA offers this melmac plate, pattern name "Kismet" by Fostoria!|
|Melmac bowls are freeform and china-like from 51VC|
|Fostoria's mark is the same as their china! Photos above and below: Junky Vagabond|
|Junky Vagabond has this sweet yellow Fostoria melmac!|
|Fostoria had two-tone melamine and gorgeous designs, but finding good examples can be hard. These : RetroChalet|
|Treasures n Tidbits has these rare pieces of Fostoria available.|
So the one question that people ask me is why wouldn't Fostoria melmac last? Considering they were a leading glass maker with a great reputation and following, why is it so rare? Truth be told their introduction of melamine just came too late on the market in a time when production costs were higher and melamine powders weren't getting any cheaper. If you figure a set of melmac would cost just about the same as a set of fine china, you do the math. Now, some blame the death of melmac on Corelle --but I disagree. You'll have to hear me rant about that in another post. In the meantime, those holding Fostoria examples should covet them indeed.