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.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
When to Buy - When to Hold ???
Hilary I began with the Blenko same year you started this blog. One of the first items I bought was the 5929L - also purchased the smaller versions.
I paid $750 for the smaller and over $1700 for the 5929L
To day I saw this Ebay completed sale. I'm attachin the ad
Should I be selling my Blenko now? Is the bottom near?
You should sell your glass when you no longer value the glass.
The market for Blenko and most anything is volatile - what something is worth is what
'someone will pay'.
Buy only what you love and want to live with~ if the value increases Wonderful! My Uncle is a realtor/broker and he suggest buying in a down market.
I'm not a fine arts dealer, a poker player or a money manager thus I won't give suggestions for when to sale or hold.
Good luck with your Blenko collection - consider sending photos of your collection to firstname.lastname@example.org The Blenko Project. hjh
Here, we have a Vintage Original Blenko 1959 Wayne Husted Design Number 5929L HUGE blown Chess Piece Decanter SIGNED "BLENKO" with original Stopper in Tangerine / Red/ Orange, it kinda changes with the lighting.
This decanter is in immaculate condition, with OUT chips on the bottom of the stopper (see pictures ) It does have a few storage scratches on the base, but nothing major. The pontil mark is beautiful.
The base measures 10" Across, it is tall 27" tall without the stopper, it is 38 1/2" Tall with the stopper in place.
You may never get an opportunity like this again...
This rare and genuine piece of art, unlike a print or painting will never be reproduced or duplicated again. In years to come, you may find your self saying to a friend, "I remember when I could have bought that piece for 10% less than what they are selling for now!" This is truely a Investment and a collectors dream come true