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.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Another Blenko Collector Birthday!

Barry from Charleston will turn 50 today!

Barry is a new (6 years now) collector of Blenko and WV Glass. He resides in Charleston with his dog 'Whinny' in the historic district of Edgewood.

Barry's is attempting to get a full collection of the WV Birthday Vases - he now has 25. He also has many lamp and large architectural Blenko items. Most everything he owns has been signed by Mr. WH Blenko or Rick Blenko.

Barry is supportive of the Blenko Collectors Society and wants to become active when the club is again active.

Other than glass his hobbies include home repairs - he is restoring the 80 year old home he owns and also helps out his neighbors with their repairs.

Happy Birthday Barry.
Our apology the photo is of Blenko Birthday Collectors: John and Eppie Bowles from the St Albans area. John and Eppie has collected WV Birthday since the 80s. My parents tells stories of standing in the rain waiting for the Blenko Glass Birthday Vase to be sold in the 80s with the Bowles.
Eppie and John Bowles are long time supporters of BLENKO GLASS, West Virginia Glass and wonderful West Virginia neighbors.

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