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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.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Collecting - Blenko Glass

The Blenko Glass website has the following info:
Collecting Blenko- Old and New
Blenko Handcrafted glass has been a growing collectible since the 1960's. Some in the world of glass collecting say it is one of the next, 'Must have' collectibles.
In 2003, the Blenko Collector's Society was created by a group of avid collectors. The Blenko Collector's Society is a small but growing group. They have a convention every year here at the Blenko factory in, Milton, West Virginia. For the convention Blenko makes special pieces available at the Visitor's Center just for convention attendees.
In conjunction with the Blenko Collector's Society, Blenko produces a piece exclusively for members of the Society every year. So far, 3 pieces have been produced. All pieces have the membership number etched on the bottom of the piece.
In addition to the convention and yearly membership piece, the Society publishes a newsletter every quarter. Tomorrow I'll do photos of the three pieces. Return for this.
For more information on joining the Blenko Collector's Society, please click on the link below:
http://www.blenkocollectorssociety.com/

3 comments:

annu said...

Hilary
Check this link, they may have moved as no one responds to this link.
FYI

Anonymous said...

I have been a longtime member of the BCS. No more! The group appears to have died. Many of the membership benefits you have described do not exist. There was no annual meeting, there was no collectors piece made for this year and there has not been a quarterly newsletter for quite some time. There are several dedicated members, like your Dad. Many of the others seem to be in it for themselves. The Blenko 4 seem divisive from the main group(apologies to Tammy K who has always been great). Blenko has a terrific collector base that should move towards revitalizing the society before it's gone for good.

Anonymous said...

Hilary
I heard you don't belong to this group.
Why don't you belong ? Especially when you promote having everyone join. Join, if you want us to join!