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January 2009

The first meeting after the holidays is always fun.  In lieu of a program on a specific collection, club members bring holiday treasures for a Double Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.



1. Turquoise Van Briggle lamp and original shade purchased at the factory in Colorado Springs in 1956 for $25, while our club members were on their honeymoon!

2. Davy Crockett Swanky Swig, possibly a look-alike, but it does have a Kraft Cheese lid and a Hazel Atlas mark.  Below the Davy Crockett Swanky Swig in the photo are two Swanky Swig metal lids advertising Kraft Cheese, from the 1930s.

3. Fenton 5 ľ" Rose Bowl with the Ming Acid Etch, circa 1935 on the left and a Fenton Green Carnival Acorns Bowl circa 1911, which was passed down from a club member's grandmother, on the right.

4. Three charming cordials from the 1950s:  Fostoria's Meteor on the left, Duncan's Caribbean in the center, and Fostoria's Sky Flower on the right.

5. Fostoria American Tom and Jerry punch bowl, which is the mate to the one the club members donated to a local parish who were in need of a baptismal vessel for a Christmas season baptism.

6. On the left is a Scottie puff box by Akro Agate.  On the right is a Scottie/Westie powder jar by Jeannette.

7. Two Silhouette Custard Cups, made by Hall China (on the left) and a Swirl and Ball (1842) split handle basket by Westmoreland in their Golden Sunset color.

8. An impressive trio of a Purple Slag Owl candy jar by Imperial and a Purple Slag Owl sugar and creamer also by Imperial.

9. Four pieces by Westmoreland in the rare Blue Opalescent color:  a Fan and File comport from the early 1900s (on the left), a Hobstar and Fruit bowl from the early 1900s (on the top), a Little Beads nappy (on the right), and a Pattern 270 (252) bowl (on the bottom).

10. Crystal Ginger Jar with elaborate cuttings made by Seneca in the 1980s.

11. Two pieces from Imperialís Cathay line, both in the Azalea coloration.  On the left is the Shang Candy Jar (with an original Imperial sticker on the bottom) and on the right is the Pillow ash tray.

12. 1930s Morgantown Glass Guild Triplet vases (Dinah, Donna, and Dora) in the Hollywood decoration, all with original factory store stickers.

13. These are several fun pieces in iridescent marigold.  In the upper left is a cup, saucer, and bread plate in Iridescent Anniversary, made by Jeannette in the 1950s and 1960s.  On the right are two Iridescent Golden Oxen mugs, also by Jeannette.  In the lower left is an unidentified footed bowl.

14. At the top of the photo is a Tea Room large sugar and creamer in Green, made by Indiana Glass Company between 1926 and 1931.  At the bottom is a Catalonian salad plate in Jade, made by Consolidated Glass in the late 1920s.