Links to other Glass sites
Here are some other web sites which contain useful information
for the collector of Depression Era glassware. If you find a site
that interests you, click on the underlined title and you'll be
taken to the site. You can use your browser's "back" button to
return to Our House Antiques.
National Organizations for Collectors
- National Depression Glass
- a National organization for collectors of both "Elegant"
and regular Depression Glass. There are several good articles
on Depression Glass on this site. The NDGA Annual Convention
and Sale is held in a different city every year, and is a
- National Cambridge
- A "must join" group for serious collectors of Cambridge
glassware. They sponsor a museum, have a monthly newsletter,
and they also offer excellent books for sale on various
topics related to Cambridge glass.
- The Fostoria Glass
Society of America
- This is the National organization for Fostoria collectors.
Good information on new "American" pattern pieces, a monthly
newsletter and an annual convention in Moundsville, WV. Books
available here, too.
- Heisey Collectors of
- The National organization for Heisey collectors. They
sponsor a yearly convention, have a wonderful museum, and a
monthly newsletter. If you're a Heisey collector, you should
visit this site. Books available.
- Imperial Glass
- The National organization for collectors of Imperial Glass.
If this is the company that made your pattern, you should visit
and consider joining the organization.
Northwest Fenton Association
- One of three National clubs officially recognized by
Fenton. This one is closest to our home, and they sponsor a
wonderful show, once a year, and an excellent Convention held
annualy in June.
- National Duncan
Glass Society, Inc.
- This site is the home page for the National organization
for collectors of glass made by the Duncan and Miller Glass
Company. You should consider joining this group if your pattern
was made by Duncan and Miller.
- The West
Virginia Museum of American Glass
- This is the home page for the Museum of
American Glass in West Virginia. More than simply being a museum, these folks
also produce some very useful printed material, including some
catalog reprints from glass companies that we know very little
about. There's one on Central Glass, and another which is the
1944 Lotus Glass Company catalog. Be sure to visit the site and
Glass Museum, Redlands, CA
- Established in 1976, in Redlands, CA, this museum was
created to preserve specimens from American glass factories
which were becoming extinct. The museum houses glass of all
types from American manufacturers.
Miscellaneous Sites of Interest
- The Fenton Art
- This is the home page for the Fenton factory. One of the
few remaining Glass Companies still producing glassware in the
USA. Map to the Factory, all kinds of useful information. Worth
a visit, for sure.
- The Flower
Frog Gazette (www.flowerfrog.com)
- A really neat page for collectors of any type of
flower frog, not just the Cambridge type that we feature. Lots
of good information here. There's even a list of other flower
frog collectors so you can share ideas and maybe even swap
pieces. The owner of the site is the author of a fantastic book
on flower frogs.
- Glass Museum Online (New Zealand)
- The Glass Museum aims to bring you in-depth articles about a wide
range of glass. Many of the articles are related to glassware made in
countries other than the United States. The site is an excellent
reference source and has links to many glass related sites all
around the world.
Some more links of interest
These are our own pages, and are works in progress.
- Figural Flower Frog
- We're working on this page which will describe the various
types of Cambridge figural flower frogs and some pieces made
after Cambridge went out of business, by various other
companies, from original and modified Cambridge molds.
- Common pattern identification
- A page which will eventually contain many of the etched
(and some non-etched) depression-era elegant glass patterns,
for easy identification without having to purchase a book.
- Similar and easily mistaken
- An attempt to present patterns which are often mistaken for
one another, and which are often made by different companies