31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS: Vintage Federal Glass Company Zodiac Mugs

The twelve signs of the zodiac are represented in these vintage Federal Glass Company mugs. Some Federal Glass pieces, like these ones, are easily identified by the marking of an F in the middle of a shield on the bottom.

I spent some time today looking for more information about the company and these cups but did not turn up much in the way of concrete facts.  Here is what I learned with the facts being compiled from a number of unofficial sources.
The Federal Glass Company was created in the early 1900s by George and Robert J. Beatty. Apparently, it originally created tumblers but soon expanded into jars and bottles and by the 1950s was making tableware from coloured pressed glass.

These zodiac-themed mugs were manufactured in the 1960s and possibly 1970s and they were made in the U.S.A.

I read that the company closed its doors in 1980 but saw this contradicted elsewhere.

Regardless, of the details, they are handsome zodiacal cups, done in black and gold, with one side presenting an image of a zodiacal sign and the other side presenting information about that specific sign.

Collectors of zodiacal mugs collect mugs that represent their specific sign. Others want a complete set representing all twelve signs of the zodiac. Whichever kind of collector you are, you will find them all available on eBay though not necessarily at the same time.  Here are a few Federal Glass zodiac mugs from my eBay store:

Didn't see your sign? You can see all of the Federal Glass zodiacal mugs available on eBay by clicking right here.

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This is the 23rd in my series, 31 DAYS OF COFFEE MUGS. To find the complete series and more reading about coffee mugs, click on the tab at the top of the page that reads Coffee Mugs or go here.

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