Antique American Glass and Pottery Show celebrates 40 years

NORTHLAKE, Ill – Illinois’ 20-30-40 Glass Society celebrates the 40th Antique American Glass sale March 10-11, 2012 with a glass ID table, door prizes and a new raffle of antique American glass. Members are collectors of American made depression era glass, handmade glass, art pottery, and related material. Proceeds from the show are donated to glass museums that help to preserve the story of American-made glass.

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The society meets six times a year to celebrate the beauty of American made glassware and pottery through programs given by our members. Events feature displays on elegant or handmade glassware and depression era glass along with programs focusing on one area of this diverse collecting area. For example: baskets, lamps, flower frogs, etc made by many different companies of the era. Also on display is a “What’s It” table. Members bring in an item for identification.

The March 10-11 event will feature more than 25 dealers from around the country. The glass and pottery that will be for sale is all American made such as early American pattern glass, elegant or handmade glassware, depression glassware, kitchen glassware, Pyrex, Fire King, and Fenton.  Items used for table settings, such as linens and silverware, are also exhibited.

A special glass ID table will be staffed all weekend. Members will use the club’s extensive reference library to help in the identification. Other highlights available during the event include a crystal repair service, hourly door prizes and a new raffle of antique American glass. The winner will be drawn late in the day March 11; the winner need not be present. The public is invited during the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 10 2012 and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 11, 2012. Admission is $8 per person.

The show takes place at the Concord Plaza Midwest Conference Center, 401 West Lake St., Northlake, Ill. For more information or photos contact 20-30-40 Glass Society of Illinois or Jane Schleinzer.

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