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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

2009 West Virginia Birthday Piece


A blog reader is downsizing and has a 2009 WV Birthday Vase he would like to see for $550.
He has several other Birthday Pieces from 2005 forward, he wants to sell also for $550 to $650.
If you have a desire to purchase these items
we will forward your contact info.
West Virginia Birthday Vases have been made since the 1980's we have a list of collectors wanting vases made in the 80's but haven't complied a list to include other Birthday Vases.
This one (photo) was designed by Bayliss Team of Indiana. Arlon Baylis is a glass arts instructor and a well known glass artist.
The vase is of charcoal glass with a crystal (frosted) stopper. Bayliss has designed the last four WV Birthday vase, some folks say the last four have been the most beautiful.
WV Birthday Vases become available on line (ebay) and other vendors on occasion. You might also check local estate sale listings.
If you didn't start a Birthday (BLENKO GLASS) collection in the last 2 decades - why not start one now - begin with the Bayliss inspired pieces and collect from this point in Blenko history forward.
The 2011 Blenko Glass Birthday Vase will be offered in June - check back for more information.
Thank you for buying Made In USA and West Virginia Glass when possible.
hjh

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hillary I am sending my info to theblenkoproject@aol.com
I will purchase all of these.
Paul

Anonymous said...

these sale on ebay all the time for 300 or less

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
I'll buy everyone you can find for $300 or less and pay you a finders fee.
Let me know when you do.
Paul

Anonymous said...

I also am interested in Anonymous' vases.
When they are available in my
Nitro, WV shop we sell for between 400 - 550 depending on age.
300 is a very good price.
Carolyn Meadows
Nitro Antique Mall

chitrakahn said...

Add my name to list of people who will purchase immediately at 300 per BD piece.
I've been 5 years and have only 18 and have paid more than 450 for each one, I paid $850 for #2 and felt very lucky to find a #2.

Anonymous said...

there are also 2 BD pieces at the SOuth Charleston Antique Mall for the 1st 2 years they were made. These sale for more, about $1000 a piece.

Anonymous said...

where is this mall
what is the phone number?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps annonymous will have a 1 and 2 for $300
if not then I'll phone about this set.
When I first started collection
Damon had the #3 for $650 and I thought it was too much, now I wish Id given that NYC dealer my $$$.
Other than the fairyland of anonymous they are expensive.
At least expensive in my area.

Anonymous said...

In the last month there have been at least 2 2010 BD pieces on ebay for less than $300 and neither sold. In the last 6 months there have been at least 3 2009 BD pieces on ebay for under $300 and none sold.

Anonymous said...

There is a 1998 BD piece on ebay now for $300 plus free shipping. That's a good deal!

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A GOOOGLE ALERT FOR WB BIRTHDAY EBAY AND DID READ ABOUT THE 88 FOR 300. HILARY YUO SHOULD ASK THE OWNER AND POST THIS ONE ALSO.
I'M A GOOD SHOPPER AND ON OCCASSION HAVE GOTTEN ONE FOR 300 BUT MOST OFTEN ITS CLOSER TO 500.
THE READER WHO WROTE l/2 DOZEN HAVE BEEN LISTED EITHER WAS MISTAKEN OR THEY WERE NOT LISTED AS BLENKO WV BIRTHDAY.
THE #2 SOLD OFF LINE FOR MORE THAN THE BLENKO PRICE. I SENT A BID OF $450 AND DIDN"T GET IT.
MOUNTAIN RITA
WISH I HAD LISTEN TO DOC GLASS AND STARTED ONLY WITH BAYLISS COLLECTION OR AT 2000 - NOW I AM JOINING THE LIST OF OBSESSED WVB COLLECTORS.
MOUNTAIN RITA

Anonymous said...

I NEED THOSE PURPLE THE UGLY PURPLE ONES ADAMS DID IF ANYBODY HAS THESE LET ME KNOW.
MOUNTAIN RITA