N.S. Gustin pages (.pdf)
Howard Pierce was distributed by NS Gustin Company for many years. These are some of the wholesale offerings during those times. Generally the retailer doubled the price for sales to consumers. Some of the clients were Macy’s and Bloomingdales. He shipped from Claremont CA to all parts of the US.
A variety of back stamps through the years.
Identification of what was actually a Howard Pierce product comes in many forms. In fact we received requests from collectors to verify the authenticity of a piece. One good indication is a stamp or signature on the bottom. Here are some of those marks.
Twentynine Palms Historical Society.
Howard Pierce spent many years in Joshua Tree, California. Sort of in retirement he still created many pieces and sold them at his studio. 29 Palms California is the home of a Marine Corps Base and many visitors to the Base would visit the studio so there was a close relationship between Pierce and 29 palms.
White Rose Antiques “for sale” page.
White Rose Antiques has a passion for Howard Pierce (I visited the shop in Petaluma – WOW!) They are selling via Etsy and you can see pictures at this link and it has a link to the Etsy page.