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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Letter from Reader

Friends
Are you willing to help me ID a couple of Blenko items I have? I can't
seem to find the answers elsewhere.

1st group of pix. Teardop bookends. I don't know what they're worth,
can't find any sold results. No damage to either pair, 1 red, the
other lavender. More pix to follow tomorrow.

thanx,
AN


Can we help Abby identify and place value on her Teardrop bookends?
Hjh

20 comments:

chitrakahn said...

I pride myself in owning all the bookends in blenko catalogs from 50s forward.
I don't own this and haven't seem these.
Are they Blenko?

chitrakahn said...

I pride myself in owning most all of the Blenko bookends.
I do not own this pair nor have I found them in my catalogs.
Any other suggestions?
Identity may not be Blenko?

Anonymous said...

I called Blenko today at 1:45
got a recording.
I went to Blenko at 3
no one was there.
Has Blenko closed? New hours?
What's going on?

Anonymous said...

They could have been made off hand. Maybe on some workers lunch hour, and sold at the vc

Anonymous said...

THIS QUESTION IS FOR THE OWNER OF THOSE TEARDROPS
HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH IS THEIR A PONTIL MARK ON BOTTOM?
I AGREE WITH CK THEY DO NOT APPEAR TO BE BLENKO
BEFORE YOU TOSS THEM REMEMBER I'M COLLECTING FOR 3 YEARS ONLY.
MOUNTAIN RITA

DrAnnu said...

Anyone else having trouble getting Blenko to answer their phone?
Suggestions?
I'm trying between 9 and 3 (est).

DrAnnu said...

My suggestion would be to phone between 10 am and 3:00 pm.
The phone rings into the office ( on the hill) either office workers or security guard answers when I phone.

DrAnnu said...

Anyone bought or have photo other than the online offical Blenko photos of this new glass?
If so plz allow glassdoc to publish.

Tim said...

Yes they are Blenko. Top one is likely Tangerine the bottom set is Rose' which should help figure out the date since Rose' was only made '63-'64. They are found regularly, but far from common. I personally love them.

susan said...

saw something similar to this at WV Museum of Glass in Weston

susan said...

This is probably WV glass, saw something very similar at WVMuseumofGlass.

candy said...

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candy said...

Hilary
I'd like very much to know more about the current situation at Blenko.
Are they making glass? Will they remain open?
Can we get the 2011 new retro items in other colors?
Who is now making glass?
Status plz.
Thnk U

Anonymous said...

These are Blenko item # 6318 in ruby and rose (as far as I can tell from the photo). As I recall, they appeared in the 1963 catalog but not thereafter. They are uncommon but not rare.

Anonymous said...

These are Blenko
I've seen them in jade
emerald, cobalt and a perisan blue
We paid $ 33 - $40 per pair for the ones we own.
Prices may now be lower.
Hope this helps you.

Anonymous said...

Chitra
They are Blenko.
Sorry darling but I own several sets.
I'll find them in the catalog and send the page # for you.

Anonymous said...

Nitro Antique Mall
for $35 in green and yellow.
FYI

susan said...

Are these for sale?

sherryhill.blogspot.com said...

I haven't seen those before; Hillary would be the best to identify.
Have known her since she was in the second grade: She had my co-teacher.

sherryhill.blogspot.com said...

I haven't seen those before; Hillary would be the best to identify.
Have known her since she was in the second grade: She had my co-teacher.