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Arizona China
This page will show the different types of ceramic & china items used to advertise businesses in early Arizona. These include souvenir pieces, advertising plates, calendar plates and utilitarian pieces utilized in dining rooms of restaurants, cafes, trading posts & hotels.
Our collections of these items have grown considerably over the years, and we are always looking for quality pieces to add. Please take some time to look over examples from our collection.
Arizona Souvenir China
Racket Store - Plate showing scene of the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee. Store was open in Bisbee from 1901 to 1922
Norton Morgan Commercial Co. - Dish showing prospector from the mining ghost town of Pearce. In business from 1897 to 1907.
C. H. Davidson & Co. - Plate from Phoenix with a Maricopa Olla Vendor. This home furnishing store was open from 1896 to 1912.
Arizona Calendar & Advertising Plates
Geo. Psomas - 1913 Calendar plate from Nogales. He ran a fruit & grocery business from 1912 to 1922.
E. F. Keller & Co. - Advertising plate from Globe. This business operated from 1879-1906
Arizona Cafe & Restaurant  Items
Hotel Ford - Restaurant china plate from the Hotel Ford in Phoenix which opened in 1895.
Bob Lyall's Steak House - 1950's cream pitcher from Holbrook steak house open from 1951 to 1959.
Two souvenir chalk figures from Arizona restaurants. Stock Yard Cafe in Phoenix & Rod's Steak House in Williams. Both manufactured in 1950.
If anyone out there has the lumberjack chalk figure from the Lumberjack Cafe in Flagstaff we would love to hear from you. 
Norton Morgan Commercial Co. - Got this great souvenir china piece from Willcox early in 2022. This business opened there in 1894 as Norton & Co.
Willcox Souvenir - Plate showing Cowboys ready for a chase.
Palace Pharmacy - Advertising plate from Globe. This pharmacy operated under multiple names and became the Palace Pharmacy in 1906.
V. R. Lopez - Advertising plate from the mining ghost town of Sonora. Lopez operated a general merchandise business from 1915 to 1917.
Stout Bros. - 1911/1912 calendar plate from Gila Bend. Opened in 1909, the business was listed as only A. H. Stout by 1912.
Arizona Stores Co. - 1912 calendar plate from mining towns of Kingman & Oatman. This business was open in both towns in 1909 but by 1924 was no longer in Oatman.