Established in 1938 in Bedford, Ohio, the National Potteries Corporation, otherwise known as Napco, imported various styles of ceramic, glass, and china
giftware. Napco is known more for their headvases than mermaids. Irwin Garber, who would later launch INARCO, joined the company in the mid-40s and
spearheaded its development of head vases. Owned and operated in the Midwest, Napco distributed a variety of collectibles. The company used a wide array of
marks - some transfer marks and some paper labels. The paper labels feature various wording, such as: "A Napco Collection," "Napco originals by Giftware,"
"National Potteries Co., Cleveland, OH, Made in Japan," and "Napcoware, Import Japan."