Catalina Pottery Factory

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island collectibles

Catalina Pottery Factory

Catalina Island offers a myriad of souvenirs for vacationers. Avalon shopping includes art, jewelry, clothing, housewares, home décor and much more. For the true Catalina Island aficionado, this Southern California vacation paradise also offers a number of collectibles.

Catalina Pottery, made on the island in the 1920s, is a favorite Catalina Island collectible. With its distinctive colors and Art Deco style, Catalina Pottery complements nearly every décor. Highly sought after by collectors both on and off the island, pieces can sell for hundreds of dollars when sold by those who know what they have. On the other hand, stories abound of lucky individuals who have found valuable pieces at garage sales and thrift stores.

Another popular Catalina collectible is historic postcards. These colorful – or black and white – mementoes provide a glimpse into the past and are a decorative reminder of your favorite Southern California resort island when framed and displayed.

Catalina Island beaches provide other options for collecting. Seaglass, tossed by the waves and polished by rocks and sand, makes a perfect reminder of a Catalina Island vacation when tossed in a small glass jar. Seashells are another beach treasure ideal for collecting – just make sure your shell is unoccupied when you take it home.

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