This handsome platter made by Buffalo China in 1941 is stamped on the back for the Atlantic Coast Line, and is of course the easily identified Carolina pattern. It is not the most arresting pattern, perhaps, but even here in North Carolina where the ACL crisscrossed the state, it's not that easy to find an example of Carolina, especially in this condition.
This is the pattern that was used by the line from 1940 into the Sixties.
The platter is 9 ½” by 6 ½”. Compared to the Sterling pieces I’m offering for sale, its gray bands and stripes are slightly darker and is simply a variation within the pattern.
It is in excellent condition with only light use marks. It has tiny glaze bubbles in the wide gray band and there are several small glaze pops on one side and a longer one on the opposite side, all made during production.