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Adware & Mottoware

Fiestaware was also produced commercially. These often took the guise of dishes or ashtrays and allowed companies to advertise their products. Often companies would sell the item as a souvenir, like the Tussaud's dish below.

There are probably thousands of different examples and it would be impossible to list them all, so we have 'cherry-picked' a few nice and unusual examples.

Please also note that the USA company Houze was also very prolific in producing 'Adware' and 'Mottoware' that looked remarkably similar to Chance's versions. The one big distinguishing feature between the two makes would appear to be that Chance printed on the underside of the dish and Houze on the top surface.

An incredibly sophisticated, beveled edge menu to commemorate the Centenary of Chance's Lighthouse Division WBA is the football team local to the Chance factory and celebrated its FA Cup final win in 1954, where 'The Baggies' beat Preston N.E. 3-2. Unknown date, but possibly not made by Chance
Menu, 1951
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West Bromwich Albion, 1954
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Madame Tussaud's
A very classy 'calling card'. In this case it was an invite to Mr. H.B. Joseph to view the exhibits on their own stand at the NEC This was produced for an exhibition at Blackpool, 10th Feb. 1967, inviting people to visit the 'What's New' room. These Olympics, of course, were unfortunately better known for the murder of Jewish athletes by Palestinian radicals.

Fiesta Glass Ltd, 1994
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Chance at Blackpool Exhibition, 1967 Munich Olympics, 1972
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