Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee




Contact: Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee
Address:
625 Smith Ave
Glass Show Location
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-856-4259

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The Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee
will host its
15th Annual Elegant & Depression Glass Show and Sale 

July 19-20, 2014

Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Wedgewood Exit Off I-65
Nashville, Tennessee 

The Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee (FGST) will host its 15th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show and Sale on July 19 and 20, 2014 in the Exhibitor Building at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville.  Parking will be free if a show card or ad is presented at the entrance gate. Admission to the show and sale will be $6.00 per person and is good for both days. Show hours are 10 am. to 5 pm. on Friday and 11 am. to 3 pm. on Sunday

New to the show this year will be glass repair by Angela Boudreaux whose ceramic and glass repair business is known as Antique Restoration Studio. Her website is http://www.antiquerestorationstudio.com/index.html. Also new this year will be glass identification. On Sunday, members of the FGST will try to provide glass identification for those who have elegant and depression glass patterns that are unknown to them. There will also be door prizes awarded throughout the show. 

As with past shows, this year’s show will feature seminars on Saturday at 1 pm. and 3 pm. and on Sunday at 1 pm. Seminar speakers and topics are not available at this time. Return to the website for updates

The featured display this year will be the Coin Pattern. A coin pattern was originally produced by Central Glass Works in 1892, but its production of the pattern was stopped because the coins were considered to be counterfeits of actual U. S. coins. Later, Fostoria Glass Company produced a Coin Pattern from 1958 to 1982 with coins that are not depictions of actual coins. The display will include many different pieces in all of the colors Fostoria manufactured over the life of the pattern

The show and sale will focus on elegant and depression glass, and dealers will bring both common and rare pieces to the show. Depression glass is the colorful glassware that was inexpensive when produced in the 1930s to 1950s. Depression glass is machine molded, and many pieces were given away as premiums in flour or cereal to encourage customers to buy the product. Companies such as Hocking, Jeanette, Federal, and Hazel-Atlas made many of the collectible patterns of depression glass

Elegant glass is generally higher quality glass than depression glass. It was often hand blown and finished with cuttings and etchings. Elegant glass was produced by companies including Fostoria, Heisey, Tiffin, Cambridge, Fenton, Morgantown, Duncan-Miller, and Imperial. 

Both depression glass and elegant glass were made by American companies, most of which are no longer in business. The only places where most “Made in USA” glassware can be purchased today is at antique stores and sales including shows that are devoted exclusive to vintage glassware.     

Dealers who have signed up for the 2014 show as of March 11 are:

Helene Meeks, Illinois;

David & Kay Tucker, Illinois, http://midwestglassandpottery.com/inventory/tuckers/ ,

Carolyn & Glen Robinson, South Carolina, http://whiteroseglassware.com/,

Carol McEwen, Kansas;

Ruth Lature, Kentucky

Ray & Paula Mahoney, Florida;

Linda & David Adams, Nevada, http://www.ourhouseantiques.com/,

John & Dovie Fields, Missouri;

Janet & Wanda Wasson, Indiana, http://www.trocadero.com/curiocab/, and

Pat and Sharon Ervin, Illinois

For more information about the show, go to https://www.facebook.com/fostoriaglass.tn or contact fostoria_tn@bellsouth.net .

 





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