Blakely Gas Stations (with their super cool rocket logo) were once popular here in Arizona, but they no longer exist today. Back in the 1950’s, Blakely offered a line of desert-themed glasses and dinnerware to costumers as premiums. When you filled up your tank, you would receive a free glass featuring one of eight different cactus designs, and additional pieces such as pitchers, plates, teacups and trays were available at a small cost. Blakely Gas Stations may be long gone, but their glasses and dinnerware live on and are very popular with collectors.
Gorgeous set, complete and in mint shape to boot! The holder is fantastic too. Do you have any of the additional pieces- pitchers, plates, teacups or trays? That would be mind boggling to have the whole set.
I never heard of Blakely Gas Stations but now that my eyes have had a tuneup on the subject I will be ever alert when I’m out shopping.
Fantastic that you have the matches and photo. Is that a postcard?
My collection only consists of what you see here, the set of eight frosted glasses sitting in the wooden try (stamped with Blakely logo on bottom) and the match book (really hard to find in mint condition). Blakely also gave away clear glasses painted with the same eight cactus designs as well as pitchers and matching juice glasses with various wooden trays to hold them. The dinnerware was cream-colored with the same cactus designs and trimmed in gold. These dishes can be difficult to find (especially the chili bowls and the serving pieces).
ah, there’s a blakely collectibles site with a good bit of info – these dishes are great too: http://www.blakelycollectibles.com/blakely_pottery_dishes