What Are Some Popular Napco Collectibles?

Fine china and decorative glassware, as well as novelty mugs, figurines and salt and pepper shakers, are popular collectibles manufactured by the National Potteries Corporation, also known as Napco. People typically sell these collectibles through online marketplaces, such as Etsy. Popular Napco items on Etsy include Lusterware cups and saucers, green ribbed glass vases and planters, ceramic German stein novelty mugs, Little Miss Muffet coin bank figurines and Sweethearts of All Nations novelty kissing couple salt and pepper shakers.

The majority of Napco collectibles available today were made in the 1950s and 1960s, when Napco’s items were in high demand. Napco used both transfer marks and paper labels to identify the various items it produced. Its Transfer marks are typically located on the bottom or backside of its fine china, beneath the glaze. The marks either read “NAPCO” or “Napco China,” followed by a product identification number. Its paper labels state “A Napco Collection, “Napco Originals by Giftware, “Napcoware, Import Japan,” or “National Potteries Co., Cleveland, OH, Made in Japan.”

Napco collectors celebrate the company for its consistently well-designed collectibles that have a distinct appearance. Napco manufactured a wide range of other products, including trivets, ashtrays, floral arrangements, and ceramic and wood house wares.