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.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blenko Paperweights

Readers - You ask for Paper weight photos - when the photos of paper weights available (now) at Blenko arrive I'll post. These are available at Kissin Kate's - Tim didn't say, they are vintage but I know they are - notice the silver foil BLenko sticker. Thanks to Tim of Kissin Kate's for these photos. hjh

Hello Hillary,

In an earlier blog I promised pictures of paperweights made in WV. We have paperweights from Blenko, Hamon and Gibson. Attached are photos of the vintage Blenko paperweights we have. The conical-shaped ones are Blenko catalog #68A. The colors are wheat, olive green and turquoise. The cylindrical one is catalog #68D shown in wheat. Blenko made several others in this era that were round (68B,C and D). Today, these sell anywhere from $20 to $50 depending on color and condition.
I will send the Hamon and Gibson pics in another email.

Kissin Kates Antiques


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Our thanks to Kissin Kate's Tim.
We should plan a group trip to visit this shop.

Anonymous said...

These are excellent prices.

Anonymous said...

We also agree
beautiful examples and price is excellent.

sweetdoc said...

We should all meet at Kissin Kates and do a wv weekend
Anyone else game?