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.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Mother's Day Gift? Blenko Resources

My Mom is a Blenko wanna be collector.
Its late (5/1) , can you offer suggestions
for Mom Day purchase?
Mimi, All collectors love books. My favorite are pictured here.
Blenko Glass 1930 - 1953 is my 1st choice for a Blenko resource book - Eigle, Wilson and Rick Blenko put together this bible of early Blenko.
The book is out of print but can be found on line for cost of $79 to $130. If the collector in your family doesn't own this - give them a gift card with note saying you're having the book sent!
Check with the collector - most serious collectors own this volume.
Lisa Pina -
The Pina books have a few mislabeled photos , having said this - let me say you must own the entire collection. One can often find these books in 2nd hand shops or order from amazon.com.
Pina loves American Glass, she made many friends at Blenko Glass factory while researching her books.


Anonymous said...

anyone have a suggestion of what 2 are best?

Anonymous said...

Nice post - does this mean glassdoc has returned for the 6 month blog vacation?
George F.

Anonymous said...

You should purchase all, I was five years finding most all Blenko catalogs and the books Glassdoc
has pictured here.
Catalogs are $8 to $22 on ebay, and in Milton. The books can be found on etsy and craigs list also
for l/2 of list price.
The Blenko Museum web pages have been helpful to me.
Good luck.

susan said...

While I comment infrequently
I do feel the comments add a lot to
the blog and the sense of community.
Allow comments.
Chitrakahn I laughed at your comment about Blenko in weddings.
Only die hard fans would do this
or vintage freaks.
Who has enough for 50 or more tables?

Anonymous said...

The first book she listed is the holy grail of Blenko books!

Love this site!