Collectors Facts - Eat Paradise Sodas, Fenton
Eat Paradise Sodas 6 inch advertising plate in amethyst.
Courtesy Seeck Auctions
This fascinating advertising piece was written about by John Resnik in his excellent book “The Encyclopedia of Carnival Glass Lettered Pieces” back in 1989.
John’s research was done before the internet and all the resources it offers us today, so some of his excellent work has been overtaken by more recent discoveries and research.
The “Seasons Greetings / Eat Paradise Sodas” small plate was originally thought to have been made for Paradise Mills (a roller mill in the Modesto area, used to grind whole gains into flour) – although John had issued a caveat that he had “very little” information to go on.
Thanks to the online presence of many old newspapers today, we were able to locate this splendid ad (right) from the "Carson City Daily Appeal" newspaper of Saturday April 8, 1911.
It shows exactly what company the Eat Paradise Sodas advertising piece was actually made for. These Paradise Soda crackers were produced by the Standard Biscuit Company of San Francisco, California.
The 1911 ad shows the full story, including the bird of Paradise logo on the top left of the ad itself – identical to the one shown on the Carnival piece.
These small, 6 inch plates, made by Fenton, are only known in amethyst.
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