Monday, June 6, 2011

Collecting Sandwich Pattern Glass





My friend, Mary, called me recently while she was visiting thrift shops looking for treasures. 
She calls when she runs across Sandwich Glass, and various teacups and teapots. 
Yes, I know, some of you refer to Mary as my "personal shopper."  *smile*
She found the goblets and sherbets for only 50 cents each. 
Of course, I couldn't pass that up. 
The cake stand was $49.  It is gorgeous!  I'm so glad she found these pieces for me.

One of the first rules of collecting Sandwich Glass is to know which type you are collecting. 
My "collection" includes Sandwich Pattern Glassware by Duncan and Miller, Anchor Hocking, Indiana Glass and Westmoreland.  I haven't studied it seriously enough easily identify each one without notes and photos.
But, at least thus far, I have limited my collecting to clear glass. 

9 comments:

Denise said...

Lovely and so much fun!

Patsy said...

That is a good pattern to collect and makes a lovely table setting with any color. I changed to pop-up for comments hope that will be easy for comments.
Patsy

Susan said...

I have a weakness for glassware,and enjoy using it.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

WOW these are so lovely!!!!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I didn't know that's what this was called...I TOO have a weakness for glassware...so pretty!!

Happy teatimes!

Donna

Marilyn said...

What a fun collection! Love that you got the goblets for 50 cents.

Marlena said...

Really beautiful stuff and you are indeed fortunate. One small quibble. Sandwich Glass was only made in and around Sandwich, MA, is antique and unbelieveably expensive. What you have is Sandwich type reproductions. You did get my hopes up!

Angela McRae said...

I think it's great that you are collecting all clear pieces so you can mix and match at will! So far, I've not been able to really distinguish between the various patterns of sandwich glass, so if you ever have time to share some of your expertise it would be most appreciated!

(I don't guess you would be interested in posting Mary's phone number for us ... ha!)

Linda J. said...

My online research came from http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y202/m11/abu0083/s07

 

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