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, January 14, 2010
1985 Blenko WV Birthday
Your black and white photo is of a 1985 Blenko Glass WV Birthday Vase by D Shepperd.
The 'strange mark' you mention is a staff and Don Shepperd used this as his signature.
The # 98 is the number of your vase - each year they are number #1 - ( years WV has been a State).
Paying $450 at a La. estate sale was in my opinion a good investment.
Perhaps you'll come June 20th 2010 (check back for exact times) to Milton for the 2010 addition to this 30 year tradition.
Google - West Virginia Birthday Glass.
photo of 1985 Blenko Birtday Vase (subsitute for b/w photo)