• 4 Jan
    2016

Telling Between Real and Reproduction Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom is just one of the hundreds of Depression glass patterns produced. It happens to by my favorite so it’s the easiest to write about for me! Cherry Blossom was produced by the Jeannette Glass Co., located in Jeannette, Pa., from 1930-39. It was produced in the standard pink and green, but a great […]

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  • 20 Oct
    2015

When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass

Creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome this time of year. Halloween is right around the corner. Ghosts and goblins yelling “Trick or Treat,” carved pumpkins illuminated on the porch and your teenagers couch bound for a night filled with popcorn and scary movies! Some of us who still […]

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  • 30 Jan
    2014

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a delightful call from WorthPoint’s Christina Kapusta, who was organizing my flight and accommodations. The dilemma was the weather and whether I should go to the Chicago show. The polar vortex […]

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  • 30 Sep
    2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Elaine Miller on Glass and Ceramic Restoration

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis conducts a fascinating interview with noted glass and ceramic conservator Elaine Miller, where she discusses the art of restoration/repair and her passion for putting the puzzles back together as well as maintaining the integrity of fine objects. Listen here: Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer and director […]

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  • 26 Sep
    2011

Unloved Antiques: Depression Glass

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is 20th century is crystal Depression glass, which gets its name from the fact the bulk of it was mass produced during the years of the Great Depression (1929-40). Depression glass is a form of pressed glass—both in clear or colored varieties—that was originally distributed free, […]

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  • 30 Nov
    2008

Depression vs. Elegant Glass

Depression Glass vs. Elegant Glass: What’s The Difference?

By Linda Carannante

One big misnomer that I often hear is the assumption that all Pink and Green Glassware is Depression Glass. This isn’t always the case, and the pieces in question may very well be Elegant Glass. So what is the difference and where did these names come from?

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  • 15 Sep
    2008

Consolidated Glass – The Deco Years (1925-1931)

During the first decade of the 20th century, Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company continued to enjoy the sweet success of an established business with quality products.

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  • 15 Sep
    2008

Depression Glass Collectibles: Happy Days Here Again

Fortunes crashed and incomes shot down to the bare negligible during the Great Depression of 1929-1939. Nobody that lived through those dark, turbulent years will remember them with a “Wish You Were Back” fondness, but the mention of Depression glass collectibles might just bring on a smile.

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