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    • March 18, 2013 12:55 AM CDT
    • I've got a blue swirly ashtray like this someplace in the shop . . . I do love me some Akro.  I also like finding lamps with Akro Agate inserts.  And I have a smoking stand with Akro glass, still working with lighted base and a lighter.

    • February 19, 2012 9:40 PM CST
    • cool Craig! I have come across them, but the seller wanted more than they were worth in their condition. They have to be MINT to be worth the high dollar amounts.

    • February 19, 2012 12:55 PM CST
    • I have had both necker knobs as well as gear shift knobs like these.

    • February 19, 2012 1:15 AM CST
    • The shift knobs are kinda hard to find and well..if you didn't know what it was, you might not notice one. Picture a round shift knob made of this glass with the same type of swirly patterns. They also made knecker knobs or "suicide knobs", that went on the steering wheel to make turning those big old wheels easier with one hand.

    • February 18, 2012 11:34 PM CST
    • I see this from time to time, although I have never seen a gear shift knob.

    • February 18, 2012 9:23 PM CST
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    • February 18, 2012 9:22 PM CST
    • I have taken a new interest in certain types of glassware since I started collecting marbles. Well, many of the marble companies also did glassware of different types like ash trays, vases, lamps, ashtray stands, planters and figurines too. I don't want to collect it all, but I like the way Akro looks.


      I just picked it up today at an estate sale. I have been looking for marble related glass at all sales I go to, but never find any.
      The rim measures 6 x 3 1/2" Height 2 1/2" base 5 3/8" x 2 3/4"
      Marked "MADE IN U.S.A.
      No chips, just old masking tape on the bottom

      It is marked on the botton with the shape of the crow.

       Does anyone else find this type of glass? I want to find ashtrays and

      old gear shift knobs used in cars and trucks.



    • March 18, 2013 12:52 AM CDT
    • Yes, looks 1950s to me.  Very cute!

    • August 8, 2012 7:34 PM CDT
    • ok so I know this is an old post and probably answered by now, but I thought this looked much like some Libbey glasses I have in my stock, and from what I can find on TIAS, these appear to be vintage Libbey martini glasses from the 1950s.  One of the dealers in the TIAS mall is asking $15.00 for a pair of them.  Very cool graphics!

    • April 17, 2012 10:57 PM CDT
    • I ran the photo through Google's image search, but it didn't match anything....even tried just a crop of the two guys. I'm going to pass it along to a couple collectors I know from Europe, maybe it will ring some bells.

    • April 17, 2012 6:30 PM CDT
    • New to this site.  Hope you can help. I have a set of four old cocktail glasses.  At least I assume they are cocktail.   They are molded crystal I believe. The stems are actually  crisp and clear.  They have an illustration on them with two gentlemen (old and young) in conversation at I assume a gentlemen's club...assumed from background with a horse pic and set of mugs.  They are painted probably baked on as it is very durable and still fresh and new looking.  Can you identify their origin?  use? and perhaps value?   The illustrations are probably from the 20's or 30's but they could be older. 


      Want to give a shout out and thank you to Deb Bjorna for turning me onto this site...absolutely outstanding!!  

    • November 13, 2012 5:39 PM CST
    • Hello, My grandmother has just given me some Kaaru hand crafted classes still in the wooden box never used.  She thinks they are from 1940's - 1950's maybe older. I have no idea but they are stunning.  Any idea's on what they could be worth? there is a full set of 6 glasses brown in colour with patterns on them.


      I have attached a couple photos sorry they were taken in my car excuse the crap around them Cool

      I look forward to your comments

    • April 10, 2012 6:49 PM CDT
    • Here is a lighter I found for a few bucks recently. The glass it'self is perfect condition. I know people collect these and all kinds of slag glass, so I couldn't pass it up to re-sell.





    • February 22, 2012 10:45 PM CST
    • Oh My! Okay, I will admit, I'm pretty well green with envy and thinking I should change my avatar to a green box!

      So many people would love to do what you have done but are often stuck with "buying from home". Although I love US glass I have come to find that I am falling in love with English glass...mainly Bagley and Davidson from the Deco era. I just love the color and the feel of it along with the design of it. I'm so glad you are here Kathy - I'm thinking we can have some great conversations about glass!

    • February 22, 2012 9:23 PM CST
    • My husband and I have traveled many countries and decided early on to collect a set of glassware from each country we visited. I found Germany has a ton of antique glassware, and yes glass from the Czech Republique is very pretty. I brought back a lot from there. My favorite glassmaker would have to be Murano, which we all know to be located on Murano Island, Italy. We were very fortunate to be able to spend a day attending a glass making session in the factory two years ago and really enjoyed it! I have some beautiful pieces I purchased while there and others in London, Belgium, Poland and many of the European countries. When we returned stateside, I found I had gone over my maximum allowed shipping weight due to the number of pieces we purchased. I have filled my German Schrunk entirely (7' x 10'), and my (6') china hutch as well. So you see, I am a glass freak. I love it :)

    • February 6, 2012 10:33 PM CST
    • What is your favorite glassmaker?  Is it a US company or abroad? Or do you have two favorites?


      My favorite US maker goes back and forth between Imperial and Fostoria...well, an Adams (okay, I know, that is 3!)  My favorite abroad is probably Bagley Glass from England but then I pretty well glass that comes out of Czechoslovakia - guess it is rather difficult to choose!

    • February 16, 2012 11:54 PM CST
    • You read and research and they say freezer, hot watre, or oven...but...


      Does old glass stand up to these brutal solutions?  What ideas does anyone have of how to clean wax off an old glass candlestick without damage to the item?

    • January 4, 2012 10:37 AM CST
    • These glasses were given to a friend of mine from a friend that speicialized in mossier glass and tiffany glass, just trying to get some more info on these as the friend that gave them has passed away

      Any additional info would be helpfull

      thanks in advance.


    • August 30, 2011 9:38 AM CDT
    • OK, thanks.

    • August 30, 2011 5:13 AM CDT
    • Adria: You would be better to post your inquiry in the Q&A section. Also, you may wish to check out the Blog section for the blog titled "ITEM ASSISTANCE INQUIRY TIPS". Good Luck.

    • August 29, 2011 6:21 PM CDT
    • Any ideas on the make of this bowl? It's very pretty and in good condition (other than needing polishing). But I'm trying to find out where/when it was made. Thanks for your ideas!

    • August 25, 2011 6:02 PM CDT
    • Great news! And now you know what it is :)

    • August 25, 2011 5:55 PM CDT
    • I did get confirmation on that over in the ebay discussion forum. You were spot on. Thanks again!

    • August 25, 2011 10:00 AM CDT
    • Thanks Daye, I have never heard of that but it sounds like a fitting name for just pretty pieces.

    • August 25, 2011 8:49 AM CDT
    • Hi Adrea - It could be JEWELED MOON &
      STARS . It was made by the Cooperative Flint Glass Works ca. 1880s.

      There are a lot of knowledgeable glass people that will give you input on this.