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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John Beswick Studios

Among my favorite things to collect are the Beswick studios figurines of the Beatrix Potter Figurines, as well as those of the hunting dogs and the owls. These are remarkably lifelike and have been made over the course of more than a century, realistic and beautiful, they are still sought after collectibles today. A family …

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Ebay and Glassware

While many of you don’t particularly care to do business with Ebayers, I’ve found it to be a treasure trove of interesting pieces and in reality, nice folks too, though many of them aren’t entirely certain what they’ve got and how much its worth. This works in your favor many times, though as a rule …

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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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Tiffany–in Pastel

When Tiffany Glass comes to mind, what you’re probably envisioning are those awesome bright colors and the incredible blues and golds of the Favrile..  Many people, even some collectors, aren’t aware th at Tiffany made a line of pastel glass. During what was called the Art Deco era, particularly between 1918 to 1928 we saw …

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