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.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Husted on Ebay

Hilary I want to own this object d' art - Blenko made by Husted. It is now available on Ebay and the price is very low. My question is is this a reproduction or is this Husted Blenko? How can I tell with an online purchase? Carrie Ann
Carrie Ann,
Ask questions of the seller. Many questions. One thing I'm certain of - the stopper shown wasn't original to this piece. I own this one and the stopper mimics the bottom its a triangle ( cone) shape. My computer won't accept photos from my camera so I can't publish a photo . Check the Blenko Collectors Four website or Blenko Museum for photo of this item with the original stopper. HJH
Note: Some collectors will ( when the price is very low) purchase Blenko and then search for the appropriate stopper. Difficult decision.


buckndi said...

The item is a #5928, and can be seen with it's original stopper on the Blenko Archives website at: http://www.blenkoarchive.org/Blenko_Catalogs/1959_02.jpg


Anonymous said...

Hilary emailed a photo of the vase with proper stopper she stated her computer and blog program don't get on
thank you

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Anonymous said...

I know you don't want to hear this and won't publish the comment
however what happen to the tammy koslo interview
and what happen to the wayne husted special editon glass we should save to purchase?
Some of us read your blog. Do you read the blog? If so why don't you comment on the comments also why do you fail to publish 75% of the comments?
Sue M.

susan said...

Is there a new 2010 series of designs by Bayliss? If so can you please publish the entire line with prices and available shades of color.

Anonymous said...

If you want to purchase new Husted design, you will have to go up to Osburn glass. right now they are doing a new line of water bottle for Napa valley wine people. They are available in Ruby, Green, Cobalt. Just stop in his shop.

Dr.BOB said...

If you have a desire to sell this item. I will immediately purchase.
Anyone with the complete #5928 wishing to sell let me know.
Also I need Birthday Vases - 82 - all the 90s and I'll be needing 2010 the wife and I will be on a cruise to Alaska June 17 July 20th

sweetdoc said...

Hilary the bloggers is broken again, no post in 2 days.

susan said...

I will donate, having said this, let me also say I agree with Mountain Rita and others, Blenko Glass should provide the computer, photos. Also Blenko should provide weekly updates. Did anyone write to Walter Blenko? If you can provide an address our group will send the letter.
S. W.

Anonymous said...

Oh No I'm also on the side of Mountain Rita.
Corn must be falling from the sky as I keyboard.
Katie VP person purchase a computer for the blog. Legitimate business expensive PR I would think, but Dr Bob or Phil would know the correct category.