Jeannette Glassware Pattern Gallery

As most of the avid collectors will know, we usually have reasons why we select a special pattern or company to collect from. In my case,  because I’m a native Pennsylvanian and because I absolutely love the patterns, Jeannette Glassware is a passion of mine. I’m not alone in that however since its produces so many […]

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Elegant Depression Glass Reproductions

American Lancaster colony company continues to make certain pieces of American under the “whitehall” name. (whitehall was made by Indiana glass, which Lancaster also owns.) Pieces in red, white, pink, avocado green, crystal and various blues have been made. The glass quality is not as good as the original with more pronounced mold lines. Check […]

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Stretch, that ‘Other’ Iridescent Glass

Stretch glass is not considered art glass. It also doesn’t fall under the definition of Carnival glass or Depression glass. It’s in a collectible area all its ownMade from about 1916 until the early 1930s, the glass was made by nine different American glass companies. It wasn’t given the name “Stretch Glass” by its makers, […]

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Collecting Glass Insulators

If you’re looking for something that is both interesting and pretty, as well as inexpensive to collect, then why not try collecting the antique insulators that have been used on telephone and telegraph poles literally since the inception of the telegraph. Glass insulating pieces were first produced in the mid 1850’s to be used on […]

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Antique–and Not So Antique–Canning Jars

Those who collect canning jars, and even those who don’t will often find a jar at the local flea market, which has the embossing on it, proclaiming it 1858.. and be thrilled with their find.   Likewise, we’ve seen literally dozens of fruit jars for sale at yard sales which bear that embossing, that are […]

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Solving the Mysteries of Glass

  One of the absolutely most fun and amazing thing about collecting china, porcelain or nearly any kind of glassware is the mystery and the hunt to find the things you don’t know about it.   The bottom of your new piece of glass will, in nearly every case, offer you some kind of mark […]

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Jack in the Pulpit Vases

The Jack in the Pulpit vases are favorites among many glass collectors.The Jack in the Pulpit style of vase is a popular favorite of many collectors. The vases and other glassware items were inspired by the plant, Jack in the pulpit, a beatiful American wild flower, but to those who collect glassware, it no longer […]

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Native American Pottery

Animal images are common in many native amercian pottery styles.Just as baskets differ from each basket maker and blankets and textile art will differ with each weaver, Native American Indian traditions in pottery are hard to be general about since each tribe has developed so differently over the years. Simple truth, what we see as […]

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Milk Glass: An Encyclopedia for New Collectors

With any hobby, whether its quilting, crafting, woodworking or bird watching there comes a certain amount of research and learning that’s necessary to make it enjoyable and in reality, to keep you from getting taken when its time to buy that new piece that you need to help you advance in the hobby. There is […]

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Murano Glass Collecting

  Murano Glass is one of the most highly collected glass wares out there, and with the history of it, its no real wonder. Murano has a great deal to give to the collector, including a history of fine glassware that spans more than 600 years. murano1 The history of Murano goes back in fact […]

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