Collectibles

Cambridge Glassware

Cambridge Glass company began its life as the National Glass Company. They made press glass in the early part of the nineteen hundreds. Some of the best and most exciting pieces and the better received patterns that were collected were made in the early 30′s and sold amazingly well into the later part of the …

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Glass Collectors Clubs

Listed below you will find some of the many collectors societies and associations for the various types of glass collecting. This list is not yet complete and is being added to daily. Most of these which are posted are National glass collecting clubs. If you know of one we don’t have in place, please do …

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Glass Button Collecting

Glass has been in existence for thousands of years and buttons have been used by people since they first were created from wood, bone or stone. When the craftsmanship of glassmaking was established, buttons were often made from the bits of glass that may not have been quiet good enough for other projects or for …

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Collecting Milk Glass

Milk glass was first produced in Venice, Italy during the sixteenth century and was often manufactured in pink, blue, brown, black, yellow, and the white milky color that gives it its name. One other name for it is opal glass, a name given it by later glassmakers to differentiate it from other kinds of glass …

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Viking Glass

A single brief paragraph or so in the newspapers of West Virginia in 1998 told of the closing of an entire era of manufacturing, but opened the door for a multitude of collectors to become dazzled with, and seek out the items that had, until now, been too easily found it seems and not so …

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Fenton Winterberry

I love Fenton, but not just any kind of Fenton. Don’t we all, by virtue of things that give us good memories, or make us smile, or make us curious, tend to collect things for more than one reason? Absolutely we base it quite often on aesthetics,  or what may rise in value, but just as …

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Fostoria Bells

The Fostoria Glass Company, makers of those beautiful commemorative bells, much to everyones amazement, didn’t even begin to offer them until the mid seventies. Although they made gorgeous wedding bells, bells that would coordinate with some of their main designs and major colors, if you take a walk through the catalogs tht Fostoria puts out, …

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Cleaning Cloudy Glassware

We’ve all found that perfect piece that was just a bit cloudy and wanted to find a way to make it crystal clear again. Sometimes it’s just close to impossible to bring it back to the way that it was, but at other times, using some tried and true techniques offered by glass collectors from …

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