Collecting Glass Bottles

Collecting glass bottles can be a fun and profitable hobby. For example, milk bottles and soda bottles with painted labels which were made in the early 1900s were worth only a few dollars not that long ago. However, more people now want these hard to find items, driving the cost up to hundreds of dollars. …

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Vintage Lighting

Before the beginning of the twentieth century, amazing designers have made lamps and lighting fixtures that were designed to make your home look elegant and capture your imagination as well as our senses. What is more beautiful than the constant sparkle of a crystal chandelier or more interesting than the bubbling lava lamps of the …

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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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Art Glass-Wimberly Glass Works

Wimberly Glass is not a household name. They aren’t well known, nor in fact may you have ever heard of the company, but you should have. I was somewhat behind the times with regard to Wimberly until a friend pointed them out to me. The Emerald Ocean collection alone is worthy of sitting up and …

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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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