Antiques: Collecting Antique Glassware : How to Identify Depression Glass


Hello, I’m Statia Widak and I’m from Plainville,
Massachusetts and I love collecting glass it is my hobby. I’m here on behalf of Expert
Village. We’re looking at depression glass. We have the green over here and we have the
pink and that is something that everybody wants to collect. This happens to be thumb
print made by Federal Glass Company 1928-1930 and all of these are in nice condition. There
are just a few patterns out there because everybody is using it then they chip it, break
it and of course you cannot sell it if it’s chipped or broken. It has to be whole. We
have the pretty pinks over here. Pretty pink, it’s dusty but it’s very pretty. During the
depression you would collect this glass at the movie house. Every time you went to the
movies they would give you a little saucer like this, that?s the whirl, the swirl pattern
or they’d give you a cup to go with it. That’s how people collected most of this glass it
wasn’t that you went to the store and bought it. You would go to the movies and they would
give you a piece. No one could afford to buy, buy the glass and pay money for it so they
go to the movies and they got a little piece of glass. That’s how this came to be and everybody
loves depression glass but there’s very little of it around. These are old pieces right here
I don’t know the pattern I would have to look it up in the, in the book. It’s a beautiful
piece and it?s got gold, trimmed with gold, it’s got the stop, the stopper is here. Then
we have the blue glass that’s another one they would have. The blue is very expensive
and so is the red. Compared to the green and pink it’s more expensive. And then of course
the crystal is the cheapest. Oh this is an amber color. These are depression pieces of
glass.

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