Fla. Depression glass show enters new year with new promoters


SANFORD, Fla. — After 29 years, the Sanlando Depression Glass Show will be under new supervision in 2014; Glen and Carolyn Robinson, and Larry and Brooke Newton are taking the helm of the Sanlando Glass Show on Jan. 25-26, 2014.

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Recently retired show promoters Bill and Millie Downey, at left, chat with guests during a past Sanlando Depression Glass Show. (Photo courtesy Sanlando Depression Glass Show)

The Sanlando Depression Glass Show is held annually at the Sanford Civic Center in Sanford, Florida (just north of Orlando).  The show hosts dozens of dealers from around the country, with many varieties of depression glass represented, including Fostoria, Cambridge, Heisey, Imperial, Fenton, as well as Depression-era china and pottery.

Retiring promoters Bill and Millie Downey obtained the glass show in 1986, when it was known as the Sanford Glass Show. Originating in 1973 under the supervision of Sara K. and Edison Myers, it was the first glass-centric show in the state of Florida. Successfully running the show for 13 years, Myers then turned it over to the Central Florida Depression Glass Club, which, in turn, turned it over to the Downeys.

Though changing hands a few times, the show always maintains the quality and integrity of

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One of the many displays at the Sanlando Depression Glass Show.

a first-class show.

The Robinsons and Newtons are not strangers to what glass collectors desire; they have been dealers at the Sanlando Depression Glass Show for about 15 years and have traveled the show circuit even longer.

Once again, hourly door-prize drawings for items donated by the exhibiting dealers will be held during the Jan. 25-26 show. A refreshment stand by Beth Rollf of Sanford, Fla., will also be featured.

Show hours are Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $4.50 (good for both days); a printable 50-cents-off coupon is available at http://allisonglassworks.com/coupon.html. For more information, call 407-298-3355.

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