Glass Collectors Clubs: A-F

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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Beatrix Potter Figurines

One of my favorite things to collect are the Beatrix Potter figurines, partly because of the childhood memories they evoke, but partly too, because of the whimsy, the characters such as Jemima Puddleduck and Benjamin Bunny, the cute colors and amazing workmanship involved in some of them. Particular favorites of course are the Royal Doulton, […]

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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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Royal Copenhagen

The Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory, which  was later to become Royal Copenhagen, was founded by a pharmacist, Franz Müller (1738-1820), who was an expert in chemistry and also loved and studied mineralogy avidly. Ine the early part of the 1770s he was experimenting with hard feldspar porcelain made from quartz, kaolin and feldspar. That was […]

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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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Fentons Burmese Glass

Begun in about 1905 by  Frank and John Fenton,two brothers, they began their work in Martins Ferry Ohio and moved a year later to West Virginia. Barely a year later, Fenton introduced what was to be the very first kind of carnival glass that was actually accessible and not too expensive for the "normal" guy […]

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Royal Doulton Identifying Marks–Dating

Royal Doulton, like any other company has, over the course of its existence, changed its mark several times, although in many cases the changes were slight in nature and did not completely change the mark or style. The Royal Doulton company began to use its mark in about 1879, and used that mark exclusively, save […]

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Belleek China Marks

  In a previous series on China marks we discussed the fact that due to lengthy histories, upheavals or simply the evolution of a company over a century or more, the marks used by the company changed, evolved or grew as the company grew. A perfect example of this is the Belleek company and its […]

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Glass Makers Marks–Identification Assistance

This series of articles explores the glass and china marks that will help you to identify the maker of the glass product that you’ve purchased or are considering purchasing. As most of you who collect glassware or china know, many of the companies who offer glassware, or have done so in the past, also offer […]

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Limoges: Not Just Porcelain

Limoges China has been popular for over 100 years, yet in that time span, many people are still unaware that Limoges is not a factory per se’ but many factories all situated in a region of France known as Limoges, for which the China is named.

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