Category Archives: Vintage Glass Patterns

Is it a stretch vase or a swung vase?

Stretch and swing glass vases are different types of vases. It pays to learn the difference! Continue reading

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Ridgeleigh by Heisey: Art Deco Star of the 1930s

Every so often I take out this Heisey Ridgeleigh cigarette holder and prepare to list it in my Etsy shop. And every time, I end up putting it right back in the hutch. Why? It’s just so pretty, and feels … Continue reading

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A Manhattan Cookie Jar? Don’t Be So Sure!

I’ve seen this cookie or biscuit jar advertised all over the place as Anchor Hocking’s “Manhattan.” It sure looks like “Manhattan,” with its distinctive horizontal ribs, and it is pink — one of the original colors. But it isn’t. I … Continue reading

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States of Confusion: The US Glass States Series

A fixture in the china cabinet of our Janvier Road bungalow was this pretty green creamer. It wasn’t until many years later that I found out its name: “Colorado.” A few years after that I discovered that it was part … Continue reading

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Not all carnival glass is…well, carnivally-looking.

I’ve had this carnival glass bowl forever, and always knew what it was. My mom said the “N” meant it was made by Northwood, and it’s one of their more common patterns, Bullseye and Leaves. It was also called dope … Continue reading

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Identifying EAPG Patterns: The Good News and Bad News

When it comes to EAPG and American Brilliant, I’m a total novice. A newbie with nearly 15 boxes packed with the stuff. I won’t sell it unless I can accurately identify it. And I won’t use it unless I can … Continue reading

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Tackling the Tecs: McKee’s 18 most famous patterns.

This biscuit jar was the first EAPG pattern I identified all by myself. I thought I’d become an expert! Little did I know that 17 other patterns were made by McKee, and that they all carried the “tec” suffix. Some … Continue reading

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