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, June 18, 2013
Number of Complete Sets of WV Birthday Vases / BLENKO GLASS
We know of seven complete sets of WV Birthday Vases - there must be more complete sets.
Do you own a complete set (33 vases) ? If so please send your name to the Blenko Project
firstname.lastname@example.org we will NOT publish your name. We would like to
publish your city and state if you give permission.
We know at least 24 people who are missing less than 5 vases for a complete set, we know 3 who need only one additional vase. If we can help you acquire your missing pieces send us an email and we'll post what you need or send you a list of vases we know need new homes.
This collection - The WV Birthday Blenko Vase began in 1980 - the vase is made once each year and less than #150
have been made yearly. This is a very limited - long running series.
Last year, we began suggesting folks new to Blenko start collecting only the WV Birthday Vases made by Arlon Bayliss , then later, if they desire add others. Arlon Bayliss has yearly designed an outstanding vase for this celebration. Mr. Bayliss understands how important this collection is
to the Blenko Collector.
In 1980 the WV Birthday Vase was sold at the Diamond Department Store the cost was approx. $50. This vase now frequently sells for over $1,000. Blenko - good quality - limited edition items frequently increase in value.
Good Luck at Blenko - June 22, 2013.