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About Napco

If you are a baby boomer, or like Mid-Century Modern design, chances are that Napco figurines, planters, and decorative ware appeal to you. Popular in the 1950s and 1960s, these items were charming and reasonably priced. Also known as National Potteries Corporation, the Bedford, Ohio company imported ceramic and plaster goods from Japan. The company changed name, location, and focus in 1984, becoming Napco Marketing Corporation of Jacksonville, Florida. Collectors seek these charming pieces for the period design, category of piece, such as Christmas or Napco head vases, and for nostalgia. The collections often focus on a theme, such as Christmas, or type of piece, such as vase or planter. The pieces sell for very affordable to moderate prices. Some of the holiday pieces, such as the angels, are almost iconic to those who lived during the heyday of these plaster and ceramic decorations. The figurines appeared in homes across the U.S. each holiday season. Head vases enjoyed great popularity among florists during the 1950s and 1960s. A head vase typically depicted a woman from the shoulders up with realistic embellishments, such as jewelry. Other depictions were of babies, animals, and religious themes. These head vases made attractive displays in shops and for deliveries. A vintage head vase is just the design statement you need for a retro touch or to complete a design theme in your home or collection. You are sure to find a wide selection of pre-owned Napco collectibles on eBay, sold by reliable sellers.