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We specialize in Depression-era glassware and Vintage Kitchen glass.

Depression-era glassware covers two distinct types of tableware and decorative items. The first is the colored, pressed glass that was given away as premiums or sold in sets very inexpensively during the Depression. The companies that made this patterned, colorful glass included Jeannette, Hocking, Hazel Atlas, Federal Glass, Indiana Glass, and others. This is commonly called Depression Glass and was usually made in crystal, amber, pink, and green. Other colors were offered in certain patterns, including cobalt, yellow, teal (often called ultramarine), and light blue.

Elegant Glass of the Depression Era was made during the same period and into the 40s and 50s. This type of glass was of high quality, often blown instead of pressed, and needle-etched or wheel-etched. The Companies offering this type of glass were Cambridge Glass, Fostoria Glass, Duncan & Miller, Tiffin, Heisey, and others. Each pattern was etched on one of the company's standard blanks and usually contained a complete table service and numerous decorative items. These were offered primarily in crystal, but usually in other colors as well. For example, there are 31 types of stemware and 16 types of goblets (as well as everything else!) available in Cambridge's Apple Blossom pattern. This particular pattern was produced in crystal, amber, Willow Blue (light blue), Emerald Green Light (light green), Gold Krystol (yellow), Peach Blo (pink, later called Dianthus), and Heatherbloom (a light lavender).

We have a large collection of Cambridge and Fostoria Glass, in many colors and patterns. One of the most popular with collectors is Cambridge's "Rose Point" (made in crystal) because of the many, many types of pieces available. See my Newsletter link for a write-up about Cambridge Glass and its popular Rose Point etch.

Vintage Kitchen Glassware includes Fire-King (bought by Anchor Hocking), Glasbake (first made by McKee, and later by Jeannette); Federal Glass (items are marked with its trademark F in a shield, often misinterpreted as Fire-King); Pyrex; and Hazel Atlas (whose mark in an H over and A, often misinterpreted for Anchor Hocking).

If you have any questions about collecting or the patterns/colors in the specific patterns, please let me know, and I'll be happy to answer to the best of my ability.


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