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Heart of 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.

Monday, February 08, 2010


Henry David Thoreau " None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."

Tressa R wrote to say " are you all on drugs, you are so enthuasitic and postive and silly when you speak about glass and glass makers, you make the process sound erotic, I don't get the high when I buy or see glass. I want to what am I doing wrong? Also can you put me in touch with other collectors in the DC area


I'm posting your note, I don't have a master list of collectors, may I suggest you contact the West Virginia Museum of Glass and attend their monthly meetings to learn more about Glass. Being with others who share a passion for collecting is important. Enthuasiam will return to your life. Another suggestion is to attend the Festival of Glass in Milton, or come on June 20th spend the night in the parking lot with Blenko Collectors and purchase a 2010 WV Birthday Vase.

Good Luck!

These photos are from Bruce. Ruby 3748S, Myers 6524S in Olive Green. Bruce reports "the olive green was on of my early 'finds' in a local antique store. The purchase price was $20.

Bruce uses old Blenko Catalogues and the Pina Books for reference.

NOTE: Bruce's ability to find and purchase beautiful vintage Blenko at very low prices, is an art, one most of us will never develop. Do not be discourage if you pay 300-400% more than Bruce.