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

The Blenko Project www.blenkoproject.org  maintains archival material about Blenko Glass and Blenko Glass Collecting.

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
theblenkoproject@aol.com  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.


Anonymous said...

I have 20
i'll have 21 after Saturday.
I sent you a list of what I need in 2009 2010 and last week.
Gloria Dodd

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

I need two vases to complete a set
Bought ten this year.
Need #1 and also # 10.

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

I keep telling my significant other
Blenko is an investment Laugh.

Anonymous said...

Newbie here I need 22
but I'm trying to get the whole set.
Crystal Good

Anonymous said...

I'm also sending this to Blenko Project email.
Geoff Brown
I purchased 20 from an antique dealer in 2008 and the remaining
vases this year.
So I now have the complete set.
Geoff Brown
Monroeville, NC

Anonymous said...

Were you born before 1980? You look 20 ? not 35

Anonymous said...

Wish my 401K were doing as good

susan said...

Hilary was born in 1984
sept or oct I believe.