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Carnival Glass – The Basics of Carnival Glass Collecting

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Having researched carnival glass for 30 plus years, it is easy to forget there are collectors just beginning, who haven’t learned the fine points of this remarkable glass; so for them, here are some basic thoughts. First comes color. To tell the true color of a piece of carnival glass, hold the piece to a strong light; the base color you see is the color of the piece. The colors given off by the iridescence have little or nothing to do with the true color of the glass. Many have asked me to provide a color chart to aid beginners, but capturing glass colors on paper is nearly impossible. The best advice we can offer on color is to handle as much of this glass as you can, holding it to the light and observing; soon, colors will come naturally, at least the basic colors. (more…)

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A.H. Heisey & Company History

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Much has been written about Augustus H. Heisey and his remarkable achievements in the handmade pattern glass industry.Much more has been said about the A.H. Heisey & Company of Newark, Ohio, producers of “The Finest in Collectible Glassware – Made in America by Hand”. However one cannot publish a book about this fine company without giving a brief history of the man and his factory. (more…)

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