At the auction Saturday, I was the lucky winner of a box of green Depression glass. I thought you might like to see what was in the box.
A nice set of Hazel Atlas Block Optic plates; only one of these has a chip in it. Shoot, even the dishes on my shelf have more than that.
Hazel Atlas was a prolific manufacturer until the 1950's or so. These two juice glasses are in the Moderntone pattern.
I loved these candleholders--then found one of them had been repaired. Did it change how I felt about them? Not really. Their color is so intense it would be hard not to love them. I wish I had a black light--did you know that many pieces of green Depression glass (called Vaseline glass) will glow neon in a black light?
This bowl is marked with the H over the A which means Hazel Atlas (not Anchor Hocking as many people think--that's a different mark). It's heavy green glass, perfect for mixing, serving or what-have-you.
There are more pieces in the box; this is just a few of them. I'm listing most on eBay because 1. I have no room for them, and 2. I need to make some money :) But to have had them for even a little while makes me happy, and I hope they find good homes with collectors or others who love the old glass.
Which reminds me: a few weeks ago I found a rare old Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) goblet at a yard sale for a dollar. I listed it on eBay (although I really hated to part with it) and it sold quickly. The lady who bought it is thrilled to have it. I am thrilled to have found and identified it; the person I bought it from was happy to get rid of it. This is why I love re-selling--connecting those who collect with the items they seek. Such fun!
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