Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Reader Info - Tidbits

We ask for photos of the Blenko Zodiac from the 70s and this reader was kind enough to send photos of her collection which includes a couple.
Thank you.


sweetdoc said...

Tell us about the readers who send things
where are they from
how did they start collecting
do they want to SELL?
I'd like this collection.
Please give us more info, my dear.

Dr.BOB said...

Can I buy these ?
Not in the online store, and I phoned the Milton office spoke with Dynanaa and she doesn't have a clue about this.
Help me out here!

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sweet Doc
You know - I forget to ask people for permission to publish their names and location. I will start or try to remember to do this.
I will also ask if they want to part with the item.
Dr. Bob
I will ask Rodney Wade if they might again make these - they were made in 70 -80s. I'll post info when I know.
Diana didn't know because they were made long ago - she can't know everything. She does know all the current stock, and is the person you should speak with in the Visitors Center.
Last week they had the feet and hands you were looking for months ago...

bridgett said...

Could one use these in the outdoors?

Anonymous said...

Hi - Holly here!
I provided the pictures (two Virgos and two Aquarius) and actually managed to buy them at the outlet around two years ago. I also have a blue foot that was there one day. I asked about them and the girl that was working at the time said that sometimes they clean out an area and just find older pieces.

My fave finds so far are the large bullfrogs that I bought three of!
And although I'm not sure if I'm inclined to sell - my email address is h0llyk911@aol.com if anyone would like to contact me - I'm okay with that! Thanks Hillary!

Hillary J Homburg said...

Dr. Bob
Speak with Rodney Wade re: tableware DonLemley re: bricks.
good luck.
I will ask if its OK to publish their name but you'll have to ask them about selling - Im not the Trading Post.
Blenko doesn't address this issue, however, my family has same Blenko in yardscape for 20+ years - its heavy glass.
Send photos of the Frogs and other items...
Join the Blenko Collectors Society and think about starting a Charleston/Huntington branch after next year - we need to compete with those wonderful Texas Collectors.