July 20, 2014
As many of you know I shut down First Class Glass in order to get my life
and the business in order. I had planned to reopen for business this spring.
As you can see I didn't make it. I have realzied that I just don't have
enough hours in the day to do everything I need to do. So I have decided to
shut down First Class Glass permanently. That will be effective on August
31, 2014. In the meantime the website is open and I have placed sales on
every item. The discounts range from 20% to 50% off the price as listed.
There will be no additional discounts.
Please note, since I was unable to take a complete inventory there may be
some items that are no longer available. I won't know that until I search
for the items after you've placed an order. If I no longer have an item I
will call or email immediately and let you know.
Thank you for your business and I wish you all long, healthy and happy
Due to ideal soil and water conditions a great many
glass companies made their homes in West Virginia. Among them were the Louis Glass Co. and
the Weston Glass Co. Both did a great deal with color. Louie Glass was founded
in 1926 by Louie Wohine. He also founded the West Virginia Specialty Glass Co in 1929.
Then in 1940 he opened the Ludwick Glass Co and in 1945 opened the Huntington Glass Co. He
was known as a champion glass blower. The pieces below were pictured in 1920s and 30s
catalogs from both Louie Glass and Weston Glass.
Watermelon glass was one of the prettiest color combinations produced by
these companies. Usually watermelon stemware was a pink bowl on a green stem
and foot. Sometimes only the foot was green. The glassware with
both foot and the stem in green is valued more highly by collectors.
However, there are 2 color combinations that are valued even more highly
because of their scarcity. The first is what we call "reverse
watermelon" where the bowl is green and the stem and foot are pink.
The second, and even harder to find, is what we call "double reverse
watermelon" where both the stem and bowl are green and the foot is pink.
Please note, the number (#)
preceding each item refers to our inventory number. Please use the number when inquiring
or ordering. Thank you.
(PLEASE NOTE: PRICES ARE EACH)
- #557 -
7-1/4" 10oz etched goblet $40 (top photo)
- #598 - 7" 8oz
etched goblet $40 (10) (2nd row left & center)
- #599 - 6-3/4" 8oz
"draped optic goblet $37.50 (2nd row right)
- #600 - 6" 12oz
etched iced tea tumbler $37.50 (4) (3rd row left & center)
- #602 - 5" 10oz
tumbler, no etching $32.50 (3rd row right)
- #604 - 4-3/4"
3-1/2oz goblet, no etching $30 (4th row left)
- #605 - 4-1/4" 6oz
etched champagne/sherbet $30 (7) (4th row center and right)
- #652 - 5-3/8" 7oz
etched champagne/sherbet $28 (4) (5th row left & center)
- #664 - 5-1/8" 5oz
goblet, panel optic $22.50 (5th row right)
First Class Glass
Wells, ME 04090-0416
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