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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

What is a good price? What are you willing to pay!

hillary - this horn is on ebay for under $30, I paid $110 last summer for a similar blenko item, the one I bought was signed by WHBlenko. Also on ebay is a water bottle with handle for $31 I paid $145 for one last summer. ??? Is the price of used blenko falling? Should we be buying now? Or will it continue to fall?

Lawrence G.
Richmond, Va.

Lawrence,
My 'super powers' do not include predicting future values.
My suggestion is to buy from the 2011 catalog.
Blenko is re issuing a number of items, the vintage prices are 200% or more than Blenko's listed price for the re - issued glass.
www.blenkoglass.com. hjh
Note: I own the horn (2) in green and gold. I own the handle water bottle (4) and I paid more than $100 for each. My guess is the Ebay price will increase before auction close.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was told by Winslow Anderson who designed the horn that the raised end was not part of his design and the pieces with the raised end are
flawed.
Alex

Dr.BOB said...

YES.

Dr.BOB said...

Prices in 2nd market are down for all things except gold silver and Prius.
Excellent time to purchase, as new collectors I suggest your research and then buy quality in this depressed market.
About the 2011 catalog items? Well first I would check for quality, and good color, then purchase.