Offered in this listing is an amazing estate find of a vintage State of GEORGIA HAZEL ATLAS GAY FAD FROSTED DRINKING GLASS that is quite rare to find with both HAZEL ATLAS and GAY FAD on the same item. It is a remarkably done piece of history that I will try to describe as thoroughly as possible, but please be certain to SUPER SIZE and view all TWELVE (12) pictures to be certain of what will be arriving on your doorstep.
The frosted drinking glass measures: 5" TALL and has a 2 1/2" wide opening. The HAZEL ATLAS symbol of an A nestled in an H is etched into the bottom of the glass. In addition to the HAZEL ATLAS fine quality glassware, the glass itself features GAY FAD styling of a detailed MAP of GEORGIA, along with cities, towns, attractions and what the State is known for in a classy, rich YELLOW and BLACK. There is no "GF" for GAY FAD, but it is definitely the Gay Fad process and two of my other auctions currently listed from the same estate are exact and did have a "GF" on them. Paint is applied to the glassware and then baked on for a durable finish. The painted designs were applied by hand, so there are variations. This glass is the definitively from the 1940's or 50's and at some point they were given out on the turnpikes as souvenirs and are a very real piece of AMERICANA!
CONDITION: The former owner had maintained a lovely home. I found this PEACH STATE glass stored away meticulously and wrapped with great care. It shows, as it is in remarkably good condition considering it is 60 plus years old. The FROST and the graphic designs are excellent. There may be an area or two with the slightest and I mean slightest wear to the frost, but this glass is in OUTSTANDING CONDITION with no chips, cracks, or loss of paint at all.
It is very rare to find these items, as most have been scooped up by collectors or destroyed. The artistry and attention to detail on this glass is masterful and an absolute work of art! The STATE of GEORGIA is depicted in it's actual SHAPE in yellow with black graphic designs, buildings, tourist attractions and more. LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, OLD STATE CAPITOL, TOBACCO AUCTIONS, SEA ISLAND BEACH, FORT BENNING, TOCCOA FALLS, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA along with cities and towns, ATLANTA, MACON, SAVANNAH, VALDOSTA, COLUMBUS, ATHENS and other surrounding towns are marked along with the graphic designs. The glass reads: "GEORGIA" down one side in BLACK and reads: "THE PEACH STATE" on the other with a PEACH graphic presentation in YELLOW.
Please feel free to email me with any questions that you may have and I will answer promptly. Be certain to SUPER SIZE all TWELVE (12) PICTURES for the best representation of what will be arriving on your doorstep! The weights and postal calculations are guaranteed accurate and two methods of shipping will be available. Thank you so much for viewing this great olden day find.