Owens Illinois

Most glass collectors have most likely heard of Owens-Illinois, Inc.  In 2005, the company changed its trade name to O-I.  About a half of every glass container in the world is made by either O-I, its affiliates, or its licensees. [image title=”dcpl1470ed” size=”full” id=”733″ align=”center” linkto=”viewer” ] The company has a rich and fascinating history.  […]

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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 […]

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Reproduction Glass

Is my glassware authentic or is my glassware reproduction? This is a question thats of paramount importance for many collectors and glass ware enthusiasts. There isn’t a thing in the world wrong with reproduction glassware, so long as its apparent to the collector that he or she is getting reproduction glassware. When it isn’t made […]

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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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Collecting Old Bottles

Most of us collect glassware in patterns, dinnerware, stemware and blown glass, but there’s a "whole nother world" out there so to speak, that can be interesting historically, fun to pursue and quite lucrative if you’re into buying and selling of antiques. Collecting old bottles is something not many people do think about, but its […]

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Libbey Glass Collectibles

 Libbey Glass Company began their business life named the New England Glass Company. They produced a wide variety of glassware, and in the end expanded their business to sheet glass and windshields, but are more widely known for their cut glass and shaped drinking glasses. The company was, in the beginning producing multiple items including […]

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Thatcher Glassware

Known originally for its milk bottles, the Thatcher Glass Company at one point created 150 million bottles per year […]

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Antique Canning Jars: Atlas jars

Hazel-Atlas glass canning jars are well known among collectors for their colorful and unique designs […]

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Cookie Jar Collecting

While we typically think of cookie jars made from pottery, in fact there are many vintage glassware cookie jars for the collector who appreciates this lesser known category […]

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Ball Canning Jars

Low prices and an endless variety make ball canning jar collecting a fun hobby for the glass enthusiast […]

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