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International by Homer Laughlin
The following originally appeared on pages 36-38 of An Overview of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware ©2002,
and is being posted on www.laurelhollowpark.net with permission along with corrections and updates.

International was made available in mid-1977. While hollowware was created for this shape, it made use of sugars, creamers, and teacups from other shapes, namely Challenger. True International hollowware is cylindrical, but not as wide and flared as Challenger's. Another major difference is in the lids. International's sugar finials are raised and Challenger's are recessed.

The flatware used in all International lines is easily recognizable. The narrow rim is "framed" with an outer and inner beaded edge. Later in production the inner bead was softened considerably resulting in a slight bump just above the verge.

International flatware will have general HLC backstamps. When it comes to hollowware, pieces are either unmarked or will have an impressed MADE IN USA marking.

International was discontinued in the 1980s, however the shakers continued to be produced. While it was mainly a decal shape, there are many pieces found in solid colors including the yellow glaze from the reissue Harlequin line of the late 1970s.

See also section on Challenger.



1980s Ad for CI-211, "Dutch Pantry"
which uses International hollowware.

International shakers in reissue
Fiesta glazes: rose, white, and periwinkle.


"Glamour" IN-196 chop plate, blue 7" plate

Beige chop plate, decaled 10" plate


Harlequin yellow glaze

"Country Manor"

Burgundy glaze

The hollowware and flatware shown come from the International shape. This group was marketed as the, "Americana Collection."
From left to right: "Glamour" yellow and brown flowers, "Country Inn" (no decal), and "Delicate" brown wildflowers. Dated 1981.


"Schooldaze" IN-259

Dinner plate with General Housewares Corp. marking


Blue and Brown "Spatter" with International
flatware and Challenger hollowware.

Sets with International flatware and Challenger hollowware, Sears 1978

Sets with International flatware and Challenger hollowware, Sears 1979

Sears advertisement from 1983 featuring Homer Laughlin's International shape.
  1. Tulips
  2. Rings and Dots
  3. Tracery
  4. Embroidery
  5. Brown Stripes
  6. Apricot Stripes
  7. Pecking
  8. Cross Stitch


Assortment of Items:
  • 12" Chop Plate
  • 10" Dinner Plate
  • 7" Plate
  • Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Round Vegetable
  • Covered Butter (Orbit)
  • Gravy
  • Gravy Liner
  • Coffeepot
  • Covered Casserole
  • Utility Bowl
  • Soup Mug
  • Coffee Mug
  • Teacup
  • Saucer
  • Rim Soup
  • Soup/Cereal
  • Fruit Bowl
  • Shakers

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