I LOVE railroad restaurant ware! My first B-I-G sale on eBay was the little ice cream bowl in the above banner (decorated with mermaids and seashells). I paid $0.39 in a thrift store for it. It sold for about $630 on eBay–a rare piece of dinnerware from the dining car of the Mermaid Line, which ran from Coney Island to Niagara Falls (honeymoons) in the 1920s.
The latest entry is GM&O, or Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroad. The little creamer shown here is currently at $125+, and has several days to go on eBay. There is a matching platter, dessert bowl, and coffee mug (currently totalling over $250 in sales–and I hope will go up in the days to come). Rare, excellent condition, beautiful colors. And GM&O!
Syracuse China Railroad Ware
Gulf Mobile & Ohio
A heavy-duty large creamer from Syracuse China restaurant ware. This 4-inch jug is decorated with a great vintage pink design for “GM&O” (Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroad).
The creamer is in very good to excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, flakes, or hairlines, no utensil marks and no wear to the surface. The rose pink rim and GM&O logo are very solid and intact. It measures 4 inches high at the rim and 4 inches wide at the widest part near the base.
The bottom mark reads “BB-3 / Syracuse China.” There is also an impressed hand-written mark for 42. I believe this mark dates to 1947 manufacture.