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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#2 WVa Birthday Vase / Blenko Glass 1981

Shown here is the #2 in the Blenko Glass WVa Birthday Vase series.

This vase was made by Don Sheperd . The first five vases in this series are the most difficult to find on the after market.
When new this vase cost less than $50. Currently if you can find one the price will be
between $650 and $1,000.
If you have an early WVa Birthday Vase you want to sell, email theblenkoproject@aol.com with photo and price you want to receive. We have a long list of collectors needing 4 or 5 pieces to complete their collection of WVa Birthday Vases.



Anonymous said...

Must acknowledge I find the first 2 very plain,
I do like #4 and I like the Bayliss designs
and the Shepherd bonnet
otherwise this grouping is nothing special artistically.

Anonymous said...

BTW anyone go to the warehouse sale?
Someone mentioned bring a group - did you guys take photos?
This is the last week, if its worth the drive
I will plan for a weekend WV trip.

Anonymous said...

I must agree with georgia I have yet to see the #1, #2, and #5
but I don't like clear blenko.
Also isn't this design w/o the mountains in the catalog? Or something very similar?

Anonymous said...

Hi Just trying to start to collect the birthday pieces only have two so any years would help Please reply to rsock2831@comcast.net Thanks Bob