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, December 28, 2010

Blenko Glass - www.blenkoproject.org

I bought some glass this week end the dealer says all four pieces are Blenko.
Only one piece has a Blenko signature or sign on the bottom. The other three have no marks but do look like glass I see on Blenko inspired websites.
How do I know if its Blenko?
Tim P.
Older Blenko may have a sandblasted BLENKO (see photo), other Blenko will have stick on labels ( check out Blenko Collector and Blenko four and Blenko Museum websites for photos of various labels).
Thank you for buying Blenko. If you have not visited the Blenko Glass Factory in Milton, WVa, I suggest you plan a visit for this summer. The Gift Shop and the Antique Malls of Milton, South Charleston, and Charleston contain the very best new and vintage BLENKO .
Note: Prices are lower at the factory!


Dr.BOB said...

Many times a Blenko sticker is placed on a piece of glass made in Mexico or elsewhere.
To my knowledge the mark shown has not been duplicated.
Please allow comments to appear in 2011.

Dr.BOB said...

One more thing I continue to need the 2008 2009 and 2010
Birthday Vases
Also need 82 85
The need for 2008 is a new request, our cat broke several items during the holidays.
Want to sell any of the above leave your address below.

Anonymous said...

Returning to sand blasted would
make Blenko more valuable to myself my friends and vendors.
Suggestion for the VP: return to sand blasted BLENKO.

Anonymous said...

If its allowed: Please post
I need 1982 to 85
and 90 91
and 2009.
Will pay above the going rate for all.

buckndi said...

I believe they ARE sandblasting...I got my boss a water bottle for Christmas, it's sandblasted with Blenko, the little hand and the date. Made a very cool gift...