The Antique American Glass sale will be held on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Concord Plaza Midwest Conference Center 401 West Lake Street Northlake, Illinois. This will be our 43rd year! The theme of the show is "Stretching over 100 years — A Century of Stretch Glass." Come and see displays of this beautiful (and old) glass made in America.
The sale is sponsored by the 20-30-40 Glass Society of Illinois. The Society members are collectors of American made depression era glass, handmade glass, pottery, and related material. Proceeds from the show are donated to glass museums that help to preserve the American made glass story.
There will be over 25 dealers from around the country. The glass and pottery that will be for sale is all American made. We will have early American pattern glass, elegant or handmade glassware, depression glassware, kitchen glassware, Pyrex, Fire King, and Fenton. There will be something for everyone. Our show dealers will also have available for sale, items to help set the table, such as linens, silverware, etc.
Each attendee may fill out an entry for our Door Prize drawings, which are held hourly. Entries for the door prizes are free.
In addition, the Society sponsors a Raffle ($1/ticket) during the Show, and for 2016, the prize is a set of "Iris and Herringbone" by Jeannette Glass Compawny, pictured at left. The Raffle winner need not be present to win. As mentioned previously, proceeds from the raffle are donated to glass museums that help to preserve the American made glass story.
All weekend there will be a glass identification table. Bring in that piece of glass to be identified. Our members will use the clubs extensive reference library to help in the identification. In addition, there will be a professional crystal repair service all weekend, so bring in any pieces that have a small "ding" and see if they can be restored to near original condition.
The public is invited during the hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday March 12, 2016 and 11:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday March 13, 2016. Admission is $8.00 per person, good for both days.
For more information contact 20-30-40 Glass Society of Illinois, Jane Schleinzer, telephone (630)851-4504, email JSANTIQUES@aol.com.
Most collectors go to the Glass Show with no idea of how much work goes into presenting 25 booths full of collectible American-made glass. Here are a couple of photos taken the day before the show opened, during the dealer setup time.