A diverse collection amassed by three sisters, over more than 40 years, will be offered in a three day estate sale July 11-14 in Georgia. Read More +
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 indeed giveaways, and others were used as advertising premiums or souvenirs. This article offers a list of major carnival glass makers and popular forms. Read More +
An April 21 auction curated by Fenton Art Glass Company staff sets records and bids farewell as the company moves toward the final stages of closing for good. The “star” of the sale was surely lot 52, the super rare Karnak Red 14 inches tall offhand Egyptian vase with hand applied Hanging Hearts and random threading and applied cobalt blue short stem and foot. Rarities such as this are seldom available in today’s marketplace, so it was no surprise when spirited bidding took place, and the vase finally sold for $11,000. Read More +
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. Read More +
Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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Dealers at the 12th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show packed the Tennessee State Fairgrounds with elegant and depression glass, July 16-17, 2011 including some rare pieces. Two of the rarer pieces at the show included a Fostoria American soap dish and a Cambridge glass owl lamp. The Fostoria soap dish was complete with lid and was priced at $3,500. The owl lamp was priced at $2,100.
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Glasshouse whimsies – whether they are entirely free-form or created from production glass pieces – are items made by glassworkers to show off their skills. Whimsies, often given the misnomers "end-of-day" or "lunch-hour" pieces, are known as "friggers" in England. They are non-production pieces; other than the use of factory glass, the whimsies have no connection to the glass factory.
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WILLIAMSTOWN, W. Va. – After 106 years of continual production, the Fenton Art Glass Company announced Wednesday it is ending production of its collectible and giftware glass products and is exploring the sale of its equipment and other assets. The … Read More +
Man has been producing glass since about 3500 B.C., and it’s been held in high regard in America since Colonial times. Now, more than 400 years after glass was first produced at the Jamestown settlement in Virginia, collectors will gather in America’s heartland to celebrate this glorious substance in one place. The first Mega Glass Convention will be held July 7-9, 2011 at the Marriott Overland Park Hotel.
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A plea for more details behind a ‘mysterious’ milk glass vase has been explained by none other than James Measell. Measell says the vase is likely called “Foxglove” by the L.G. Wright firm. Reader Gail Ledbetter of Glen Carbon, Ill., … Read More +