A few weeks ago, one of my readers asked about the
blue dishes that show up in my blog photos from time to time.
(Thank you for asking! Your questions give me ideas for posts!)
Liberty Blue was ironstone dinnerware made in Staffordshire, England
and shipped to the USA to celebrate America's Bicentennial.
(Oh, the irony in that.)
It was originally designed as an incentive for savings and loan customers
and then later as promotion-ware at grocery stores.
Pieces cost next to nothing.
A band of wildflowers surrounds the historic colonial scenes:
Independence Hall, Betsy Ross with the nations first flag,
Washington leaving Christ Church, Monticello, etc...
There are many other pieces that I do not have. Yet.
Backstamps are of an American Eagle.
I love the way Liberty Blue goes with almost any season of the year,
and mixes so nicely with the other blue pieces I own.
Do any of you collect Liberty Blue too? I'd love to learn more from you!
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Pictures of old newspaper ads for LB can be found at Robin's Nest.
Liberty Blue dinnerware , book by Debbie and Randy Coe, 2006.
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