Have you ever considered collecting carnival glass. This wonderful glass was made in the early 1900’s and reproduced in the 1970’s. The early glass has a coloring and patina of its own. As a collector, I have learned to recognize the “old” verses the new glass by the coloration and feel of the glass. And as a collector, I’m always interested in collections coming on the market at auctions. In my opinion, he best collections are those offered at carnival glass conventions by long time collectors who are selling their entire collections although I’m sure they still have a piece or two at home.
I received the Jim Wroda Auctions catalog yesterday with photos of the glass offered at the ACGA 2015 Carnival Glass Convention auction June 19 and 20. The brochure left me wanting to catch a plane to Ohio. Visit their website http://www.jimwrodaauction.com for a complete auction listing. I especially liked the Hobstar Pickle Caster with frame. A truly rare piece.
The International Carnival Glass Association convention is in St. Louis, Missouri July 15-18, 2015. This also promises to be a fantastic convention. The theme of this years displays is Decorated Carnival with hand-painted decorated pieces on display. For more information on this convention visit http://www.internationalcarnivalglass.com.