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Meeting Highlights & Program


May 2010


John and Larry provided a fabulous program on their new green Seville collection by Fostoria.  They set out a wonderful table of useful pieces and rare treasures.  The bulk of Larry and John’s collection started with a set owned by Larry’s Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan (also members of the Heart of America Glass Collectors).  Many, many years ago, Bill and Joan attended a glass show sponsored by the club and won the door prize, the footed centerpiece bowl in Green Seville.  They knew nothing about the pattern but soon fell in love with it and started the collection.  Joan and Bill joined the Heart of America Glass Collectors and became avid fans of many glass companies.
The club was thrilled to see the collection again nestled safely in John and Larry’s hands.  Fostoria made Seville from 1920 to 1931.  It is frequently confused with Royal and Vesper, which all have similar looks and shapes, but are distinctly different patterns.  (Seville has an etched band with a central round (rose-like) flower.  Royal has an etched band with a center upright (orchid-like) flower.  Vesper has an etched band with a central swag of flowers that drips down below the band.)
Seville is a large set with many interesting pieces.  Fostoria’s green is a beautiful color and is very impressive when seen in large sets like Larry and John’s.  Highlights from the program were the seldom-seen 3-part covered candy box, dinner plate, finger bowl, icer and insert, tall candlesticks, short and tall comports, footed vase, salt and pepper shakers, and the gorgeous oval rolled-edge bowl with flower arranger insert.  John and Larry are very excited to start adding to their new collection and continuing Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan’s legacy.




Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.



 1. On the left are Anchor Hocking Nova ash trays (frequently confused with Imperial’s Candlewick), circa 1970s.

      In the center is a Barred Hobnail (or Wynona) pitcher (EAPG) by an unknown manufacturer, circa 1888.

      On the right is a Hazel Atlas Crisscross 8¼” Kitchen Bowl (the third largest), circa 1936 to 1938.


 2. Goebel Moonlight Sonata plaque, part of the Red Head series by Charlot Byj, circa 1958.


 3. Northwood Fine Cut & Roses rose bowl in iridized ice blue.


 4. Indiana Glass #1005 2-light candlesticks, listed as “handmade Swedish style” in a 1940s catalog.


 5. Frankoma specialty drink tumblers, given away with purchase of a drink at the Polynesian-themed Trade Winds motel

     and restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1960 and 1961.  The two coconut T7 tumblers are in Woodland Moss and

     Prairie Green.  The T2 bamboo Tom Collins tumbler is in Frankoma’s two-tone brown glaze.. 


 6. Handcrafted wood mirror in walnut, blood wood, and cedar.


 7.  L.E. Smith Scottie Dog creamer (or pipe stand), given away in Post Grape Nuts boxes in the 1930s

     (sometimes identified as Franklin Roosevelt’s dog, Fala).


 8.  Fostoria 4-piece duck set in amber.


 9.  US Glass Rising Sun butter dish (Early American Pattern Glass—EAPG), circa 1908.