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Is all Westmoreland Glass marked?
<p>No. The placing of a company's trademark on glass by the manufacturing glass company did not come into common use until the mid-1900s. In the early stages of Westmoreland from 1889 through about 1910 glass was not typically marked. &nbsp;However, Westmoreland did use paper labels as early as 1906 that say "Westmoreland Specialty Company." These rectangular or round paper labels can be found on mustard containers and other wares including a 1906 Shriner's plate. &nbsp;In the 1910s Westmoreland started to mark their glass with a "W" found inside of a keystone, commonly referred to by collectors as the "Keystone W" mark. This particular mark was used up through the 1940s but was not placed on all glass produced by Westmoreland. &nbsp;The "WG" mark was developed in 1946. The "WG" mark is a "W" intertwined with a "G." This mark was placed primarily on the bottom of the ware. Also, Westmoreland developed small round stickers to be placed on the glass that identified the company. One should be aware that as the mould was repeatedely used it was common that the mark would evenually fade so you can find some items during this era with a faded mark or appears to be unmarked. When the company was sold to David Grossman in 1981, Grossman came up with his own mark that was placed on the ware. &nbsp;The Grossman mark can be found on a number of reproduced items because glass companies that bought moulds at the factory's closing but did not always replace or delete the mark.</p>