My favorite dog rescue organization, Doberman Rescue of the Triad (based in Greensboro NC) has received a donation of 'Piedmont Aviation Service Inc' drinking glasses. They are a different style than any that I've seen on ebay. Would anyone like to help us determine what they might be, where we might sell them and their value? I would be happy to email you photos of them. All the money will go to pay for food and vet bills for some wonderful dobermans. Thanks!
Thank you for offering to help us! I have sent the pictures to your email address at jetpiedmont.com because I could not figure out how to include them in a reply to this list. Please let me know if they do not arrive, as I may have used the wrong address.
Thank you for your offer to help. Fortunately, Bob Reed of PAHS has been able to identify the glasses. (I'm still not able to paste a picture into this reply, but if there's a way to send it directly to you, I'd be glad to do so - or perhaps you can instruct me on how to attach it inside this thread.) We have a boxed set of four glasses, 5 ¾” tall, 3 3/8 “ wide at the top, with original packaging and an insert card that says that the metal trim is 22K gold - but it's silver in color, not gold. The printing on the glass says “ PIEDMONT AVIATON SERVICE INC.” and I don't believe they've ever been used. The following is the information that Bob kindly provided about the glasses. So far, three individuals have offered to help identify the glasses. The Piedmont tradition of friendliness and going the extra mile - flies on! Now we just need an interested buyer.
Not long after USAir acquired Piedmont Airlines in 1989, it sold the General Aviation Division to an investment group. The name of the general aviation company remained Piedmont Aviation Services, Inc. but the logo had to be changed since USAir owned the rights to the Piedmont Airlines corporate signature and logo. Thus the logo you see on the glassware. The company was later sold again and merged with Hawthorne Aviation and the name changed to Piedmont-Hawthorne. Since then the name has been changed again to Landmark Aviation. That changeover is currently underway.
The glassware was ordered by Piedmont Aviation's marketing department during the early 1990s to use as Christmas gifts for some of its key customers. Not very many were ordered or produced since the metal trim around the lip of glass came off much too easily. There is no record of just how many were produced or ordered.