The miniature cup plates (Mosser #156) were manufactured from 1980 to 1988. These plates measure 3.5″ across and have a raised Mosser collie imprinted on the center. The rim of the plate reads “MOSSER GLASS CAMBRIDGE OHIO, and they have a scalloped edge. They were also made in the “sitting cat” design (Mosser #155) during the same years.
There were far fewer plates made than collies! According to the manufacturer, they were made in 14 colors – 3 types of windfrost, but none in a satin or iridized finish. The collie and the cat plates were both manufactured in the following colors:
- Green Milk
- Gold Crystal
- Blue Milk
- Cobalt Windfrost
- Royal Blue
- Spindrift (Aqua Windfrost)
- Royal Blue Windfrost
This may not be a complete list – unfortunately Mosser did not keep the best records during this time, and we also have reports of an emerald green and a teal plate. Crystal is the easiest to find. Other colors do show up from time-to-time on eBay, occasionally sold as a collie / cat pair.
While prices have been increasing, despite their relative rarity, they usually sell for minimum bid on eBay. Prices generally range from $15-$25 but unusual colors have recently run as high as around $50.