Rare 1930 Massachusetts Army National Guard 211th Military Police China Platter
This vintage 1930s Massachusetts Army National Guard 211th Military Police Syracuse China serving platter is a unique collectible for militaria enthusiasts. Made in the United States, this original piece is perfect for display or serving. The platter features the emblem of the 211th Military Police on the edge, and the units motto Monstrat Viam – “It Points the Way” surrounded by a star in the middle, adding to its historical value. Whether you’re a collector or just appreciate the history of military police, this china platter is a must-have addition to any collection. It’s in great shape and has been well preserved over the years. Add it to your collection today! The platter measures approximately 15.25 inches long x 10.5 inches wide. It is marked OPCO Syracuse China 5-k on the bottom. OPCO stands for Onondaga Pottery Company, and the date code translates to May, 1930. Overall very good condition with strong graphics. Some utensil marks to the center of the platter that I will try to show in the pictures. The line on the back is a mold mark. The plate does have a little wobble to it when sitting on a flat surface. Additional background: The 211th Military Police Battalion (“First Corps of Cadets”) is a unit of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Its Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment is descended from the First Corps of Cadets, initially formed in 1741. It is one of several National Guard units with colonial roots. Its motto is Monstrat Viam – It Points the Way. While it has served in five wars, the sub-unit’s primary contribution to Massachusetts and to the United States was as an officer-producing institution for new regiments from the Revolutionary War through World War II.