Heckler Auction is bringing a selection of 96 pieces of glass to auction beginning March 17, with potential top lots in the form of an early 19th century Sunburst snuff jar. Read More +
At the close of the two-day sale, the June 19-20 Lamp & Glass auction at James D. Julia Inc. earned nearly $2.2 million against a $1.5 million low estimate for lots sold, including sale of an unparalleled Paipoint Puffy Owl Lamp for $77K. Read More +
Wood Auction is kicking off its 2013 auction series with several brilliant pieces. American Brilliant Cut Glass to be specific. The auction is set for March 2. Read More +
Fire-King dinnerware is a prime example of a vintage collectible that is affordable and usable. Learn from two Fire-King experts why the collecting market is heating up and how fakes and fantasy pieces are a cause for concern. Read More +
The National Depression Glass Association has a new program to help glass collectors identify their finds. Experts are offering to identify various vintage Depression glass styles for free. 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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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.
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