The Railroad Commissary


Welcome to The Railroad Commissary's Hotel WARE page. Please feel free to send questions or comments to:  rrcomm@sonic.net    Relevant information, and credits, will be posted.

To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
                                         or   Paypal invoices sent upon request    (best option for international sales)


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Alaska Railroad

Curry Hotel      (Curry, Ak.)
       (The Curry Hotel was opened in 1923 as a lay-over stop in the two-day journey from Seward to Fairbanks, and resort
        destination for sportsmen. It was a popular destination in its early days, but was eclipsed by the Mt. McKinley
       Park Hotel in 1939. It burned down in 1957 - nothing remains today but a cleared area.)
  HMA-4164    breakfast menu  c.1943  4 3/8 X 7 1/4"    $37.00
        (3) folded and creased / small food stains  
  HMA-4217    dinner menu  c.1943  4 3/8 X 7 1/4"       $40.00
        (3+) folded and creased / very light stains  


[British Columbia Electric] Street Ry. Cooperative
                                         (employee's cooperative restaurant operated in association with BCER)

Railway Co-OP Pattern
  HC-6378    saucer 5 7/8" T  (2)  light used condition  (Grindley, 1961)   $20.00 
                                   


Canadian National Hotels

Forest Green Pattern
  HCC-2073    ashtray / match holder    (3-) light wear, but substantial gold wear  (Hall)   $40.00
                                  
  HCC-2567    candle holder    (2-) moderate used condition  (Hall)   $85.00 


Mustard Yellow Pattern
    (none currently in stock)


White & Gold Pattern
  HCC-5497   dresser tray   5 1/2"  (2-)  minor gold wear  (Wm. Guerin / Limoges)  (Sold)
                                      


Puritan Pattern
  HSC-2426    table spoon  7 1/4"  (3+) moderate used condition  (IS)    $13.00
  HSC-3245    table spoon  7 1/4"  (3) moderate used condition  (IS)     $13.00  
                 


??? Pattern (#180 as per Silver At Your Service)
  HSC-3049    table spoon  7 1/4"  (3+) moderate used condition  (McGlashan Clarke)  $12.50
  HSC-2827    table spoon  7 1/4"  (3) good used condition  (McGlashan Clarke)   $10.00  
                                 


Canadian Pacific Hotels

Banff Springs Hotel
  HMC-8247   bi-fold  8" X 10 3/4"   (2) light used condition    $31.00  
      dinner / Aug 22 1935   

  HMC-8335   bi-fold  6 3/4" X 9 3/4"   (1-) near mint condition    $27.00  
      breakfast / 1941 / special for Am Express / Banner tours   


Chateau Lake Louise
  HMC-6191   bi-fold  8" X 10 3/4"   (2-) light use / moderate age staining on back    (Sold)  
      dinner / 1941   


Floral Pattern
  HCC-2776    plate   8"   (2-) moderate used condition  (Sovereign)     $50.00  
                       


Ornamented Green Monogram Pattern                                          (used at The Royal Alexandra in Winnipeg, Manitoba)
  HCC-4678    saucer   5 1/2"  (1)  very near mint  (Hammersley)   $34.00
                                  


Baronet Pattern        (topmarked "CP Hotels" w/logo)
  HSC-6691    cocktail fork  6"   (2)  light used condition   (Oneida)   $18.00 
                                  
  HSC-6939    cocktail fork  6"   (2)  light used condition   (Oneida)   $18.00
  HSC-7241    salad fork  7 1/4"   (1-)  near mint condition         $18.00
  HSC-7769    salad fork  7 1/4"   (1-)  near mint condition         $18.00
  HSC-7227    dessert fork  6 5/8"   (2-)  moderate used condition   (Oneida)   $15.00 
                              
  HSC-7352    fish knife  7 5/8"   (1-)  near mint condition          $16.00 
  HSC-8757    fish knife  7 5/8"   (1-)  near mint condition          $16.00 


Kings Pattern        (topmarked "CP Hotels" w/logo)
  HSC-6446    seafood fork  6 1/8"  (2+)  very light used condition   (Sold)
                                  



Flagler System                 (consisted of the Florida East Coast RR (Jacksonville to Key West), the Peninsular & Occidental Steamship Lines (Key West to Havana), and several famous Florida resort hotels, including the Ponce de Leon (St Augustine), the Royal Poinciana (Lake Worth) and The Breakers (next door in Palm Beach)

Grecian Pattern        (backmarked "Flagler System")
  HSF-7569   tea spoon  6"  (2)  light used condition  (IS)    $20.00 
                                



Florida East Coast Hotels

Grecian Pattern        (top marked with logo / backmarked "F.E.C.H.Co.")
  HSF-6074   knife  8 3/4"  (3) moderate used condition / blade stained   (IS)  $16.00  
                      


unknown Pattern        (backmarked "F.E.C.H.Co.")

  HSF-5931   knife  9 5/8"  (3-) minor plating wear / pitting on blade (American Silver)  $6.00  
                    
  HSF-6207   knife  9 5/8"  (3-) minor plating wear / nicks in blade (American Silver)  $6.00  
                    


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
                                         or   Paypal invoices sent upon request    (best option for international sales)


Fort William Henry Hotel (Lake George, N.Y.)              (owned by the Delaware & Hudson until about 1952)

Belmont Pattern        (top marked with crest / backmarked "Fort William Henry Hotel")
  HSF-2508   ladle   7 5/8"  (2-)  moderate used condition  (Reed & Barton)   $40.00
                             


Fred Harvey

Blue Chain Pattern
  HCF-6368   bowl   7 3/8"   (4+)  light wear, but large crow'sfoot on back (only)
                     (Syracuse, 1939)     $25.00     
  HCF-6276   plate  9 1/2"  (3)  nice, but substantial glaze wear  (Shenango)  $36.00 
  HCF-6518   plate  9 1/2"  (3)  nice, but substantial glaze wear  (Shenango)        $36.00
  HCF-6406   plate  9 1/2"  (3)  nice, but substantial glaze wear  (Syracuse, 1941)  $36.00
  HCF-6564   plate  9 1/2"  (3)  nice, but substantial glaze wear  (Syracuse, 1942)  $36.00
  HCF-6481   platter  10 1/2"  (2-)  moderate used condition  (Syracuse, 1927) $60.00 

 (all the Blue Chain items above came from the Casa del Desierto (Harvey House) in Barstow, Ca. when it closed)


Southwest Pattern
  HCF-7851   divided plate   9 5/8"   (2-) moderate used condition 
                         (Liberty / Albert Pick / McNicol)    $75.00     
  HCF-5712   divided plate   9 5/8"   (3-) nice, but much glaze wear & mild age spots 
                         (Liberty / Albert Pick / McNicol)    $125.00     


Albany Pattern        (backmarked "Fred Harvey")
  HSF-5733   tea spoon    5 3/4"   (2)  light used condition  (IS)      $23.00
                             
  HSF-7029   tea spoon    5 3/4"   (2)  light used condition  (IS)      $23.00
  HSF-6044   table spoon  6 7/8"   (2-)  moderate used condition  (IS)  $20.00
                                
  HSF-6212   table spoon  6 7/8"   (2-)  moderate used condition  (IS)  $20.00
  HSF-6337   table spoon  6 7/8"   (2-)  moderate used condition  (IS)  $20.00
  HSF-6411   table spoon  6 7/8"   (2-)  moderate used condition  (IS)  $20.00
  HSF-5586   soup spoon   5 1/2"   (2)  light used condition  (IS)      $26.00
                     
  HSF-7172   knife, blunt  8 3/4"  (2) light used condition (IS)  $23.00
  HSF-5623   knife  8 7/8"  (3+)  nice, but pitting along edges of blade
     (Harrison Bros. & Howson, Sheffield)    $23.00 


Churchill Pattern            (back marked "Fred Harvey")
  HSF-8226  fork  5 3/4"  (2)  light used condition  (Gorham)   $40.00
  HSF-7285  fork  5 3/4"  (2-)  moderate used condition  (Gorham)   $36.00
                         
  HSF-7553  cocktail fork  5 3/4"  (2+)  very light used condition  (Gorham)   $36.00
                         
  HSF-6721  tea spoon  5 3/4"  (2)  light used condition  (Gorham)   $30.00
                                
  HSF-7424  tea spoon  5 3/4"  (2)  light used condition  (Gorham)   $30.00


Copley Pattern            (top marked "Fred Harvey" in script)
    (none currently in stock) 


Cromwell Pattern        (top marked "Fred Harvey")
  HSF-6959   table spoon  7 1/4"  (2+)  very light used condition  (IS)   $32.00
  HSF-5754   table spoon  7 1/8"  (2-)  moderate used condition  (IS)   $22.00
                      
  HSF-7956   table spoon  7 1/8"  
          (3)  plating worn on heal / part of name stamping light  (IS)   $14.00
                        
  HSF-7195   knife  9 3/4"  (2)  light used condition  (IS)   $28.00
                            


Kings Pattern            (back marked "Fred Harvey")
  HSF-7179  tea spoon  5 7/8"  (3)  very light use, but spots of damage  near handle tip
          (Gorham)   $33.00   


Savoy Pattern        (top marked "Fred Harvey" in script)
    (none currently in stock) 


Windsor Pattern        (top marked "Fred Harvey")
  HSF-6047   tea spoon   6"   (2)  light used condition      $22.00
  HSF-4416   table spoon   7 1/8"   (2)  light used condition  (Gorham)    $27.00
                     


Chicago Union Station       (Fred Harvey operated dining room at Chicago Union Station)
  HMF-8323   beverage menu / 1944    6 1/2" X 9" bi-fold     $32.00
        (2-) light wear / back mildly creased  


El Tovar       (Fred Harvey operated Hotel @ the Grand Canyon)
  HMF-7912   lunch menu / 1948   6 1/2" X 9 1/4" horizonal bi-fold     $32.00
        (3) uneven fold / moderate edge staining  


Grand Trunk Pacific                (merged into CN in 1923)

Fort Garry Floral Pattern                                          (used at the Fort Garry Hotel in downtown Winnipeg)
    (none currently in stock) 


The Macdonald Pattern                                          (used at The Macdonald Hotel in downtown Edmonton)
  HSG-6696   tureen lid   5 3/8" T  (fits 4 7/8" X 3 1/2" opening) (2)  light used condition  $40.00
                       


??? Pattern (#169 as per Silver At Your Service)
  HSC-6924    table spoon  7"  (4+) plating wear in bowl, heavy wear on back of bowl
            (Toronto)   $28.00         (same spoon pictured in Silver At Your Service)
                       


Grand Trunk System                (merged into CN in 1923)

Chateau Laurier White & Gold Pattern                                          (used at the Hotel Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa)
    (none currently in stock)


Great Western Ry. Hotels            (England)

  HSG-3579   table spoon  7 3/8"  (2-) moderate used condition  (Potter)   $16.00 
                      


Hampton Casino / Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Ry.

Hampton Pattern                                          (used at the Hampton Casino on the beach at Hampton, N.H.)
  HCH-3579      oval bowl  5 3/4"  (4) moderate use, but fissure in side
            (Greenwood)   $80.00 


Hilton Hotels
  HSH-6294   bottle opener / drink spoon   8 1/8"  (2-)  moderate used condition   $6.00
                             


Hotel Champlain (near Plattsburgh, N.Y.)              (owned by the Delaware & Hudson)

Champlain Pattern
  HC-6173   cream pitcher   2 7/8"  (4)  light wear / crowsfoot inside bottom / age spots on rim   $45.00
                             


To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
                                         or   Paypal invoices sent upon request    (best option for international sales)


Hotel Del Coronado        (on Coronado Island in San Diego, Ca.)

Corsican Pattern        (top marked with crown logo and "HdelC")
  HSK-6770   knife  9 1/8"  (3+)  fair used condition  (Reed & Barton)   $25.00 
                      


Key Route Inn

Belmont Pattern        (top marked with Key Route Inn logo)
  HSK-6770   ladle  7 1/2"  (2-)  moderate used condition  (Reed & Barton)   $135.00 
      (this is the same ladle that is shown in "Silver At Your Service") 
                         
unknown Pattern        (top marked with Key Route Inn logo)
  HSK-3170   knife    8 1/2" T   (4)  heavy wear on blade, otherwise very good  $35.00
                            


Netherland Plaza                                          (located in Cincinnati - now a Hilton and National Historic Landmark)

  HCN-2672    bowl 6 3/8"  (1) very near mint condition  (Shenango, 1940's era)     (Sold) 


The Palace Hotel        (famous San Francisco, Ca. landmark hotel)

Royal Pattern        (top marked "Palace Hotel")
  HSP-8015   tea spoon  5 3/4"  (2-)  moderate used condition  (Reed & Barton)   $18.00 
                      


Railway Refreshment Room                                          (railway station restaurants in Australia)

  RSR-7073   demi spoon  5 1/8"  (2) light used condition  (Regal Plate, 1941)     $12.00 


The Raleigh                                          (located on the beach at Miami Beach, Florida - built 1940/41)

  HSR-5563    salt/pepper/paprika caster (no shakers) 5 1/2" T  (2+)  very light used condition  (Reed & Barton)   
                                $10.00    


Union Pacific - Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
  HMU-7382   4 3/8" X 5 5/8"   (1-)  near mint   $11.00 


Union Pacific
Zion Pattern
    (none currently in stock) 

    (as Zion and Cheyenne seem to be different parts of the same pattern, 
              please also see UP Cheyenne Pattern on the railroad china page)


The Waldorf-Astoria New York

      plastic swizzle stick 6"     moderate used condition    $3.00  
         


Yellowstone Park Hotel

 HSY-7954  ice tea spoon  7 1/8"   (2-)  moderate used condition    $25.00  
                            




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To order call:   (707) 328-6215 (cell) or  539-1051 (land)  or   e-mail:  rrcomm@sonic.net
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Shipping Shipping will be $12.00 per order insurance included (to US addresses $15.00 to Canada, more elsewhere depending on cost).  The charge might be less for very small items or nearby locations, call or e-mail for quote.  Your quantity discount will be in the shipping buy several pieces and we pay anything over the $12.00.  Orders over $500 shipping is free within North America - 50% actual cost worldwide (excluding discounted items).  To avoid delay please order by stock number, when shown.

We are located in Santa Rosa, California  Anyone near to here or passing through would be welcomed to pick up their items (by appointment) so as to save the shipping charge.  Unfortunately, we have no showroom all our stock is wrapped and in storage (for its protection).

Shipping scams to be avoided

the "Cup & Saucer" scam



Our Customer Comments

Most major credit cards accepted, as well as checks and money orders, accepted.              payment mailing address

                                                                                                                     


Packing We pack for success, not excuses.  We love old railroad china and relics as much as you do, so we would rather spend a bit more on packing materials (actually, we prefer to use clean recycled packing materials) than see a piece broken in transit.

Our success is collectors getting pieces they want, and only that.  Therefore, all sales are allowed a three day inspection period, within which time, unsatisfactory items may be returned for refund.

Sell / Trade We are always buying (at wholesale prices) from whole collections to single pieces. Or, perhaps you would like to suggest a trade?   If you think that you could suggest a trade, or other "deal," that would be mutually beneficial, we will be happy to hear you out.   Maybe you have a piece of train china that doesn't exactly fit with your collection, and we have a piece that does maybe a deal could be found.   Please recall though, that this is a commercial enterprise, so we would find no advantage in a trade for pieces of equal value.

Appraisals We get many requests for appraisals, and are happy to honor those request for $6.00 per item.  Our appraisal is what we think that a particular item ought sell for at "full retail" (although that depends on how you might market the item) please feel free to write for further details.  For free, we will tell you what we would pay for an item, but please, only inquire if you might actually want to sell your item to us.  Our "free appraisal" is always the same - "an item is worth what you can get someone to pay you for it."

Sales Tax / Ca. only Orders shipped to California addresses must pay applicable sales tax.

Gift Wrap For an extra $7.00 per gift, we will gift wrap any item(s) and mail it directly to the recipient.  Nothing too fancy, but we will box the item(s) and tailor the wrap to the occasion (birthday, Christmas or other), with a "from / to" tag filled out as you specify.

Wants lists We have railroad china - you want railroad china, but unfortunately, these are not always the same items.  If you would care to send us your "want list", we will store it and notify you (e-mail or phone, your choice) if we get that item in stock.  There is no obligation on your part - this is only a notification service and interest survey.  Send to: Wants lists

All items first come, first served if you like it, you can own it.  No false-hope teaser prices, no bidding stress, no sniping everything is "Buy It Now" priced.  Prices subject to change without notice.

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