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.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blenko Ebay finds

Just wanted to share another photo. Blenko #6715 decanter in Honey and a #677 vase. Both designed by Myers. The decanter was only produced in 1967. Picked both of these up as mislists.


Anonymous said...

Hillary, I see that we have california readers so i thought that i would tell everything i know about Harrys, trip to California. In or around 1959 Blenko was shut down Harry and three other blenko workers heard about a glass factory in California that needed workers. So the 4 of them piled in dads 58 impala , pooled there money and headed to California. They took turns driving and it still took 3 days of non stop driving. When they stoped for gas or food they would send postcards from that that town. I remember one that read Here lies Lester Moore 4slugs from a44 no les no more. From Tombstone Az. I believe the glass factory was in Santa Ana, they spent a week there blowing glass. Harry called and said that they blew probably 150 peaces and they were excited about there work but the factory was porley set up,junk everywhere and over 100 inside with an outside temp of 70 so it would probably be 140 in the summer. They talked it over and decided not to stay. So there is a remote posability of some of thease peaces of glass floating around southern cal. Thanks Larry T.

Anonymous said...

How was it listed on eBay?

Anonymous said...

"Unique Hand Blown Glass Decanter with Spout Amber Cute"

Wasn't my normal bargain basement price but wasn't nearly market value either. Be creative when searching Ebay. Try to think of how you would describe an item that you didn't know and start searching those item descriptions. Good luck.