Thursday, December 8, 2011
Vintage Retro Silverware By Castle Stainless Steel. Status: Finally Found My Stash!
I have some of this set of retro silverware pictured with a place setting of my Franciscan Starburst on my former Noguchi Cyclone cafe table (sold it last weekend) and have had a few inquiries about it. I feel so guilty about getting to this only just now but I forgot where I put the set after shooting those pics!
So here we go...finally! The silverware is by Castle. Another "client" / new acquaintance of
mine has some of this displayed in their china cabinet with a nice collection of Salem
Northstar dinner ware. This baby blue color was so ubiquitous in the '50s and '60s that the
Castle silverware could match a myriad of different patterns and makers.
I found this cache of retro goodness at the Eureka Antique mall for the paltry sum of just $15.
At 32 pieces (I broke one...sad)...I'd call that a bargain, wouldn't you? Plus...I still have
another lot of these over at the Bungalow! I don't think I have as many pieces there and
None still in the original plastic sleeves but enough to help round out the set properly.
I couldn't find any pictures of Castle vintage plastic handle silverware like this (except for
Atomic Amour blog, which seems to have been abandoned) nor much info about it, so I
though I'd throw up a nice set of pictures and my little story about my collection. The only
other info I have to offer is that it was made in Japan. We've also been collecting Mar
Crest and similar styles of silverware. I'll shoot some pics of those and present them