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Vintage Con Cora or Cora Cocktailware?

Surprise it is the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company. The Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company was the result of the merger of two firms, Fostoria Shade & Lamp Company of … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Vintage Blueprint Cocktail Recipe Tumblers by Cora

Rubber cement, first grade mimeographs & fresh architectural blueprints are the scents that I love and now rarely come across.  I have most likely dated myself by sharing the aromras of … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Culver Glass Company – Lavish and Oppulant Cocktailware of the 1950s – 1960s

Culver Ltd was a glass company famous for their stunning decorative glassware in 22-karat gold. Culver Ltd was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1939 by Irving Rothenberg.  Culver Glass features … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 81 Comments

Hazel Atlas Milk Glass Ice Bucket – Hollywood Regency Style

Have you ever wondered what Monax is? Platonite? Creamax? Why some glass is white but isn’t called milk glass? Many companies had their own names for white opaque glass and … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Jeannette Glass Company – Depression Glass to Mid-century Modern Drinking Glasses

Jeannette Glass Company, which is more often than not misspelled as Jeanette Glass Company, began in the late 1880’s as Jeannette Bottle Works, located suitably in Jeannette PA. From its … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vintage Space-age, Retro Memorabilia: Federal Glass Company Boomerang Pattern

The amoeba, boomerang drinking glasses by the Federal Glass Company are a must for you if you are way into vintage space-age, retro memorabilia. If this is you, then you … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 6 Comments

Vitreon Queen’s Lusterware Mistaken for Thorpe

Is it or is it not Dorothy Thorpe? That is the question. The silver fade or silver ombre glassware famous for their recent appearances in Don Draper’s office on Mad … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 10 Comments

Hazel Atlas Gay Glasses

The Hazel-Atlas Glass Company was a large producer of machine-molded glass containers headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was founded in 1902 in Washington, Pennsylvania, as the merger of four … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment


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New Cocktail SetsSeptember 1, 2012
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