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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.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ebay Mislists


A trio of Myers Turquoise decanters that  were picked up as mislists over the past several months on Ebay.
 From the left you have a Blenko #669 optic decanter, Blenko #6912 Coin Dot Decanter, and a
Blenko #7024.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this what's called Blenko blue?

penny said...

I'm fairly new, spent most of the weekend going over the blog post from 2013 to 2011.
Lots of photos from you Bruce!
Suggestions for a new person who
spends about $250 a month on Blenko?

Anonymous said...

Just to let everyone know I just listed some collector pieces on ebay. Devil head, jack daniel decantor, millennium piece and more coming soon.
DL

Anonymous said...

Penny,
There are so many different ways to answer your question but only you will know the correct one. As our blog host Dr. Hillary Homburg might suggest you may want to purchase new from the factory in support of Blenko as it currently exists and the American worker who’s livelihood is in jeopardy. Another tact may be to research the various designers and decide what designs you find pleasing. This should include researching the designers that are highlighted on the Blenko Archive webpages and the Blenko Four site as well. Also take time to check into Predesigner pieces and the designers that are more recent such as Don Shepherd, Arron Bayless and Hank Adams and Matt Carter. Even though I have pieces from all there are favorite pieces that I enjoy or have in mind to try and find in my journey. The only rule I have is that I must enjoy the piece as designed. I do not purchase any design I find unpleasant even if the “experts” say I should. My collection seems to flow from the pieces I have been lucky enough to acquire to picking pieces that complement the color or designs that I already have succeeded in finding. Research is your best defense against making a mistake in purchasing a piece that may be represented to be Blenko, but is not. Several mistakes I made at the beginning of this journey could have been avoided with more time studying. Plus you will have a greater appreciation if you do of the craftsmanship that Blenko designs represent.

I have had good results from all the various ways you can find to locate Blenko from Antique Malls, Estate/Garage sales, Ruby Lane online Antique sales, Ebay, and other online stores. One fact that holds true is knowing the true value of what you are buying will always make the transaction better for you. I spend a lot of time just following current sites and ebay. I currently spend most of my successful time trolling ebay for what I refer to as mislists. Most pieces I find are not known by their seller to be Blenko so I am not bidding against everyone who just looks under Blenko in their searches. Yes, it is more time consuming but it is the only way I have been able to make ends meet and continue collecting under budgetary constraints. But with a little luck my collection is reaching it’s zenith as will yours after you answer the questions I proffered at the beginning.

Good Luck and many happy “finds” along the way .

Bruce

Anonymous said...

newest catalogs will be available?
When?

Anonymous said...

DL
do you own charisma / artist proofs of anything/ WV Birthday 1980 and 1988
or very early pieces?
Sally Hurst

Anonymous said...

Sally i have a charisma bell that was made for a sample but not accepted into the line, and a few pieces we made for gifts for the employees that helped with first collectors meeting only made 10 of these, i am going through some more stuff today. I also have some paperweights and items made at lunchtime. You can get my email from hillary you you want to contact me.
DL

penny said...

Thank you.

When I ask Hilary last year, she suggested buying books, and downloading the catalogs.
Your comments allow me to understand why I need to buy the books.
My purchases this month will be books.
I find myself liking many of the Matt Carter designs, he isn't very popular with my cohorts but Hilary said she had several Matt Carter pieces.
I do wish for a local collectors group.
Thank you for responding.

Tiffany Gilley said...

Any estimate's on how much #669 is worth?
Got mine for $5 and this is the only other Turquoise one I have found online.

Tiffany Gilley said...

I got my #669 for $5!
What do you think it is worth?
This is the only other one I have seen online like mine.