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Collectible Carnival Glass

Updated on February 5, 2013

What Is Carnival Glass?

What Is Carnival Glass? Carnival glass is made in many translucent colors, primarily amethyst, marigold, cobalt, green, and red. It is also made in opaque white, called milk glass, and before the hazards of radiation were well known, it was made in semi-transparent or translucent pale green, called vaseline or uranium glass. Vaseline glass and uranium glass actually contains traces of uranium salts (uranium dioxide) in the glass, it can luminese a faint green in reaction to UV light (blacklight). Other colors of uranium glass were produced in lesser quantities.

Carnival glass was produced in large quantity by at least Fenton, Northwood, Imperial, Millersburg, Westmoreland, Dugan/Diamond, Cambridge, and U.S. Glass, as well as smaller quantities by many smaller manufacturers. In addition, simple pressed glass was iridized by third parties as well.

Finding Carnival Glass

You can still find Carnival Glass at garage sales on occasion but prices can be way out of line. While you might find a real bargain once in a while, chances are good that the person holding the garage sale has looked at a price guide and priced the piece at the highest possible value.

Flea markets appear to do this same thing.

For finding "bargains", your best bet these days is eBay. If you scroll down, you'll find that you can connect to Carnival Glass that is up for bid on eBay directly from this site.

Be aware that the items shown have only a short time left before they are sold. So if you're interested in an item, be ready to bid.

If none of these avenues of adding to your collection appeals to you, seek out a reputable dealer. You may not find any "bargains" but you should be able to purchase some good pieces at fair prices.

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Identifying Carnival Glass

A lot of people collect carnival glass and prices can vary. While you can pick up many pieces at a reasonable price, there are others that can cost thousands of dollars. Because of this, it is very important for the collector to learn to identify different types of carnival glass.

Identifying carnival glass can be difficult as many manufacturers did not mark their wares. A collector must learn to match patterns, recognize colors and sheen, edge patterns and thickness and study catalogs that picture carnival glass.

Many manufacturers produced close copies of their rivals' products and patterns, so carnival glass identification can be very hard even for an expert.

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Much of the information used here has been researched from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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      7 years ago

      I do like vintage carnival glass, and have a few nice pieces that I love to display. They do make great conversation pieces.


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