Though invented in Venice in the 1500s, the opaque glass commonly known as milk glass was post popular at the end of the 19th century. New collectors seeking milk glass from the 1930s-40s are finding inventory at auctions and outdoor sales, although reproductions abound.
With young shoppers feeling as if they can’t trust government, Wall Street or big business, antiques dealers are seeing nostalgic antique furniture and smaller, less cluttered living spaces evoking memories of better times.
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. 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.
As part of Antique Trader’s mission to introduce collecting to a younger audience, we offer you the second installment of Frank Farmer Loomis’ popular book “Secrets to Affordable Antiques: How To Buy More For Less!” (Krause Publications, 2004). This exclusive series will run for the next several issues, as well as appear on www.AntiqueTrader.com.
Custard glass came on the American scene in the 1890s, more than a decade after similar colors were made in Europe and England. Its distinctive colors and hand-painted decoration help this Victorian glass find a new audience.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Highlighted by several one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as spittoons, plates, red and aqua opal, Seeck Auctions’ Oct. 2 sale was the largest grossing carnival glass auction in history, bringing a total of more than $677,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Besides acres of quality and diversity, dealers and shoppers found perfect weather for the Springfield Antiques Show & Flea Market, Sept. 17-19 although there was a big storm that blew through Sept. 16 when the dealers were in line (and selling to early bird shoppers).
CORNING, N.Y. – When East met West in the courts and trade centers of the 13th century, a fruitful international exchange was born and lasted through several centuries.
WICHITA, Kan. – A pair of premier collections – the Steve and Gloria Zak collection and the estate of Louise Hefling – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) at an auction scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita.