I have wondered if the temperature changes from cold winter to hot summer can affect carnival glass.
A multimillion-dollar three-day dual auction extravaganza is planned Nov. 28-30, 2012, in Fairfield, Maine. The back-to-back cataloged auctions are filled with two full days of fine glass and lamps followed by toys, dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, music machines, salesman samples and more.
Collectors spend their free time digging through old dumps and foraging through ghost towns, digging out old outhouses, exploring abandoned mine shafts, and searching their favorite bottle or antique shows, swap meets, flea markets, and garage sales. This list of bottles and values will tell you what people are seeking in today's market.
Bottle expert Michael Polak joins Antique Trader as a columnist on issues important to bottle collectors. Known as the author of "The Bottle Bible" Polak has a long history in the hobby and will share news from bottle clubs shows and sales, upcoming auctions and pricing results and ongoing bottle hobby events. He kicks...
The term “carnival glass” has evolved through the years as glass collectors have responded to the idea that much of this beautiful glassware was made as giveaway glass at local carnivals and fairs. However, more of it was made and sold through the same channels as pattern glass and Depression glass. Some patterns were...
For the 45th year, the tiny Blue Ridge Mountain town of Hillsville, Va., (population 2,600) was engulfed by a half-million visitors to the annual Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show to peruse the wares of more than 2,000 flea market vendors.
The Fostoria Glass Society hosted its 13th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale July 21-22 in Nashville, Tenn. Twenty-four dealers from 16 different states filled the building with American-made glassware and pottery in many patterns and colors.
Antiques buyers and sellers responded favorably to show promoter Bob Zurko's new antiques show at the Berrien County Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs, Mich.
The Corning Museum of Glass recently unveiled the preliminary design for an expansion that will create a new North Wing, featuring light-filled galleries for its collection of contemporary works in glass, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.
More than 400 lots of vintage and antique collectibles have been donated from across the United States for a charity auction April 28, 2012 for the benefit of the Wisconsin Historical Society.