Fostoria glass rarities show up at 12th annual Elegant & Depression Glass Show in Nashville

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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ASK AT: Vintage View-Master, cash register worth more for play than money

Antique Trader shows one reader that his attic find of a vintage View-Master and Junior Merchant tin bank, while colorful and interesting, have more value as display items than big-ticket collectibles. View-Masters have been in continuous production since 1939, when Sawyer’s of Portland, Ore., first introduced the View-Master at the New York World’s Fair. The earliest viewers (known as the Model A viewer) are marked "PAT.APPLD.FOR"; they are made from lightweight Kodak Tenite plastic and are prone to warping.
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Glasshouse Whimsies: Non-production creations are as unique as the artists themselves

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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Dedham Pottery collections highlight 20th Century decorative arts auction

Skinner, Inc.’s bi-annual 20th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts auction taking place takes place in the Boston gallery on June 25, 2011, has 810 lots of material grouped primarily by designer or maker. The auction features assembled collections of Dedham Pottery famous for its crackle glaze with blue decorative borders of bunnies, elephants, fish, fowl and flowers. The offerings are highlighted by a special plate, lot 110, made in the period from 1896-1929. This work depicts the moon over the Golden Gate in San Francisco and predates the Golden Gate Bridge, which was built in 1937. The plate is estimated at $1,500 to $1,800.
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Horner dining set sells for more than $100,000, vintage Tiffany dominates lamp selection

A monumental circa-1890 R.J. Horner figural carved mahogany 12-piece dining room set soared to $100,300 at a cataloged auction held May 21, 2011 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The set was the top lot in the sale, which attracted a large amount of Tiffany lamps and decorative objects. An unusual Tiffany Studios bronze crab inkwell with an exceptional brown and deep red patina with green highlights went for $23,600.
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Antique glass clubs prepare as Mega Glass Convention stands to make history

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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Sterling McCall Antique Showcase becoming popular Round Top antiques destination

ROUND TOP, Texas – All three buildings of the Sterling McCall Antique Showcase were filled as the new venue has become a popular destination for shoppers in the famous Round Top Texas Antiques Market week. With more than 60 exhibitors Kathy Johnston said she “has a real presence in Round Top as one of the premier shows, with quality exhibits and antiques and we have done it in just a year and a half.”
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