LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Society of Moon and Stars Pattern Glassware has officially announced its annual show and sale to be held Saturday, June 25 2011, in Little Rock, Ark.
|The Moon and Star pattern has been produced by many different glass companies throughout the years. A quick snapshot shows the following production history: Adams & Co. circa 1880s U.S. Glass circa 1890s L.G. Wright circa 1930s-1960s (Fenton Glass Co. for L.G. Wright) L.E. Smith Glass Co. circa 1940s-2004 Imperial Glass Co. for L.E. Smith circa 1960s Miniatures by L.E. Smith for Levay Distributing Co. circa 1970s Weishar Enterprises or Island Mold – current producer Kemple Glass Co. credited with “Moon & Star Pattern” variations; Crescent Glass Co. for L.E. Smith|
Originating in 1880 with the Adams Glass Company, Moon and Star pattern glassware has become one of the most popular patterns in vintage glassware collecting.
Collectors have long been drawn to the distinct “moon” and “star” pattern and eventually to the electric colors, ranging from ruby red, amber, green, colonial blue, amberina, cobalt blue or the original crystal clear.
The Society of Moon and Star Pattern Glass has hundreds of members from all over the U.S. and Canada. The group meets annually for a show, sale and convention. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel at 600 Interstate 30. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
“We are very pleased to be bringing this annual collector’s event to Little Rock. Moon and Star glass collectors from all across the United States will travel to Arkansas to both exhibit and shop. We’ve selected Arkansas because of its central location, natural beauty and abundance of history. We believe it will be a trip worth taking. The show itself will be held directly across the interstate from the Clinton Presidential Library and we hope all types of antique collectors will join us for the show and sale,” said Neil McConnell, the 2011 event host.
The Official Moon and Stars Glass Collectors Club is owned and run by the members. Membership benefits include (but are not limited to) newsletters three times per year, information about online eGroups, opportunity to buy, sell and trade via the newsletter, and learning about Moon and Stars pattern glass. Membership dues are $28 a year for an individual or couple. Anyone wishing to join the club may send a check or money order made payable to:
The Society of Moon and Star Pattern Glass
Attn: Patrick Leonard
807 Eden Court
Frederick, MD 21701
Early American Pattern Glass Society – A non-profit group of collectors and dealers who share an appreciation and love of pattern glass.
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