Lotton Art Glass Values Increase, as Predicted
Seldom do we get to see our forecasts come true in a short period of time, but my projection of Lotton Glass becoming the next art glass to have the investment value of Tiffany is playing out right before my very eyes. I made this prediction last June 13, 2007 in a news article.
Learning About and Spotting Value in Antique Bottles
As a child in Kentucky, I remember collectors would often go to the old buildings around town to dig for antique bottles. Out in the country was also a favorite place to search for antique bottle treasures, because the farmers often used their trash to fill gullies to stop erosion. In fact, anywhere trash had […]
19th century glass lamps
To keep light in a home during the 1800’s required the use of oil lamps, for the most part. The glass lamps were functional, put out enough candlepower to light a small room, and served as night lights for the kids.
The Hocking Glass Company was founded in Lancaster, Ohio in 1905. Although the company originally produced handmade items, by the 1920s the firm was manufacturing a wide variety of wares including chimneys and lantern globes, tableware, tumblers, and novelties. Hocking introduced its first line of pressed glass dinnerware in 1928. Molded etched tableware was released shortly […]
Some of my favorite presidential items to collect are the glassware to include the mugs, tumblers, plates, dishes, wine glasses, and tumblers.
Robert Gunderson purchased the Pairpoint Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 1930s and operated it as the Gunderson Glass Works until his death in 1952. Operating as Gunderson-Pairpoint, the company continued for only five more years. In the 1950s, the Gunderson Glass Company produced a wide range of reproduction glassware as well as its peachblow-type […]
Hazel Atals Glassware
Hazel Atlas resulted from the 1902 merger of the Hazel Glass Company and the Atlas Glass and Metal Company, each located in Washington, Pa. The company’s main offices were located in Wheeling, W.V. The company was a pioneer in automated glassware manufacture. A factory in Clarksburg, West Virginia, specialized in pressed glassware and achieved a […]
In April 1896, Augustus H. Heisey opened a sixteen-pot glass furnace in Newark, Ohio. Eventually the plant expanded to three furnaces and employed over 700 people. Early production was limited to pressed ware and bar and hotel ware. In the late 1890s, Colonial patterns with flutes, scallops, and panels were introduced. George Duncan Heisey, a son […]
Christmas Collectibles “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L Rinker The tradition of a month-long Christmas season beginning the day after Thanksgiving was deeply entrenched by the end of the first World War. By the 1930s retailers from small town merchants to large department stores saw Christmas season sales account for 25 percent and […]