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, December 20, 2009

Searching for Blenko Collectors

Dr. Homburg

We live in Mineral Wells and collect Blenko and Harmon glass. Every other weekend we are out there at estate sales or flea markets searching for newbies for our collection.

Last year we decided to join the Blenko collector group w/o success can you update us on this group or make suggestions for glass groups we can join?
Harvey and Jane D.

Thank you for reading Heart of Glass and for collecting Blenko Glass. I have no new information about the Blenko Collectors Society - Sweetdoc has a group of about 20 people that meet the first Wednesday evening of each month, Doc Bob in the eastern panhandle belongs to a group of 50 people that collect American glass, Chitra belongs to a group of 15 or so - there are small groups of serious collectors.

Perhaps we should decide to proclaim a date and time and "meet" after June 30th I'm available. While I won't have time to be responsible for a group I'd love to be involved in a Blenko or American glass group.
* photo is # 2040 Snowmen from the Blenko Glass http://www.blenkoglass.com/ website.
$5 on each 25$ coupon is available at this site.

Any other groups? Our readers may have more info about the BCS, if you have info about BCS or suggestions for Harvey and Jane (a glass group) please leave a comment or if you want to protect your address email theblenkoproject@aol.com and I'll forward the email.

Thanks HJH


Anonymous said...

Quickly, retire to the great state of Texas.
All the most beautiful Blenko is in Texas.
In Texas you'll find 3 or more Blenko Glass groups and a zillion shops.
Also we're known for good foods, friendly people, and flat land.
I work at 7 am but why are the rest of you up so early?

Anonymous said...

OK, which Mineral Wells do you live in? There is the one in Texas that is just an hour from where we live in Texas. If that is yours we would love to drop in and see your collection.
Bruce Specht

sweetdoc said...

Did Blenko send the photos you ask for?
Just curious since they haven't been posted.

Anonymous said...

If they keep getting rid of the people who know how to make glass
I fear we will soon be "Searching for Blenko" It's awful walk through the place it's like everybody knows their days are numbered if something is not done.

Anonymous said...

Osburn makes a cool snowman the hat comes off and some of it is hollow, it's aewsome.

Anonymous said...

Send photos of your osburn snowman I would enjoy seeing and you know glasslady said any american glass.
Sue M.

Anonymous said...

We are a group of 8
we collect mostly WVa Glass and visit the state quarterly.
We met and started collecting while our husbands were in school. Trips to the Wheeling area for inexpensive Fostoria at the factory.
If a larger group forms, or you have a meeting make certain you post several times, we read the blog every other week.
Elizabeth Mc