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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blenko - Husted 5715

These 2 Bruce picked up for what he calls ' a song' as they were listed improperly on E Bay.
With your reference books in hand, check out E-Bay listings for American Glass. Other readers write about finding vintage Blenko in flea markets, and with vendors who have little knowledge of glass.
Warning! More readers write that they purchased Blenko that wasn't Blenko! Buyers, most especially the new buyers who read this blog - should be careful - I try to purchase glass only from Collectors or an established shop. In the Charleston area - The Purple Moon on Capitol Street has my favorite vintage Blenko.


Anonymous said...

I like the Purple Moon but I don't buy vintage Blenko there. All due respect, but they generally don't have a great selection. You are better off at the antique malls in South Charleston and Nitro or the shops in Milton or Hurricane. Know your Blenko and there are deals to be found (never trust the label as a positive ID). Good things can be found on eBay like Bruce has shared. Ask questions before you bid (a lot of sick and seconded glass) Again don't trust labels or the item description. On average about 4 out of 10 pieces described as Blenko on eBay are not. They put Blenko? in the title so they come up in a search for Blenko.
Happy Hunting!

Phani said...

The problem again...no comments for couple of days

Dr.BOB said...

The photo didn't upload Hilary
ask to borrow a laptop.

Anonymous said...

My Purple Moon experiences have been awesome. If they don't have it I ask and then keep looking on the website for items.

DrAnnu said...