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If you like to have great color on your carnival glass, then you should like these two Four Flowers chop plates that were in our display room at the convention. The one on the left is a nice purple and the right is a great peach opal. Dugan made the vast majority of peach opal and when they did both purple and peach opal they got it right most of the time. Chop plates are any of those plates that are ten inches or bigger. … See MoreSee Less
One of the fun things at a convention is attending the seminars. One seminar had a meeting of the Hoosier Club within the ICGA convention. Those people who are members of the Hoosier club could show some of their favorite pieces and tell a little story about them. Here Carl Booker is showing one of his many Fenton Holly compotes. If I recall correctly this was his black one, and the story he told was great. It does have nice iridescence, which is what defines carnival glass. … See MoreSee Less
This beautiful Sterling Furniture Co. advertising handgrip plate was displayed in the banquet talk by Dick and Barbara Thorne at the ICGA convention that just concluded. Many of these advertising pieces aren’t as pretty as this one. This was produced by the Fenton Art Glass Co. in the early 1900’s for the Sterling Furniture Company to give away for some promotion. This piece has only been found in amethyst in bowls or handgrip plates (one edge is pulled up and the opposite edge is flat in a handgrip plate). … See MoreSee Less