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Ginori Patterns (with Photographs) at
Richard-Ginori 1735 SpA Official Corporate Site [Florence]
Pots de Creme [Los Gatos, CA]
Small Island Trader China Shop [Stafford, UK]
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In progress: A web exhibition of "G.I.
Ginori," Allied military and naval unit ash trays commissioned after
the Second World War invasion of Italy and the occupation that began in
1943. As yet uncatalogued and still poorly documented, these lots
comprise a fine market of undervalued collectibles.
produced this ash tray as a souvenir for personnel of the Allied
Tactical Air Forces in Italy toward the close of the Second World War.
The roundels represent the national insignia of the First
Brazilian Fighter Squadron, Second Free French Air Corps, Aviazione
Cobelligerante Italiana, British First Tactical Air Force (formerly
the Desert Air Force), the Free Greek Air Force, and the Twelfth U.S.
Air Force. Ginori appears to have produced far more of the TAF ash
trays than it did for other Allied military units in Italy. Market
prices have varied between $12.00 and $50.00. Note: Dealers often
misidentify this ash tray as a souvenir of the "Third Air Force" and
even the "Turkish Air Force."