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Starting a milk glass collection, help?
Old 01-02-2020, 11:31 AM
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I have a few pieces of milk glass I've gathered from local antique shops. They aren't available very often around here so I was thinking if adding more pieces via on-line. Any tips?


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Old 01-02-2020, 11:39 AM
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I have had great luck there buying vintage and craft items.
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:27 PM
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When I was collecting specific vintage items I enjoyed going to "antique" stores or garage sales with a friend and having fun searching together. Don't rush the process of discovering pieces to add to your collection. I felt the search was the best part of having a collection.
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:58 PM
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Thank you, 1956BD, I didn't even think of Etsy! I really want a sugar and creamer for a special event I'm having in the spring. I am going to enjoy picking out the perfect set.
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I see milk glass a lot
Old 01-02-2020, 01:28 PM
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when we go to yard sales. We find pieces like that when older people are moving or younger people have to clean out houses of relatives. We also have an online marketplace where instead of yard sales people put items on the site. Often the items are sold for very little.
*Makes me sad to see silver items that we treasured as newly weds being sold off for a few dollars.


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Definitely recommend Etsy shops
Old 01-02-2020, 01:48 PM
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My parents used to travel to West Virginia to tour the Fenton glass factory. There might be more milk glass toward the East.

I went a few times with my parents to the factory, and I was always amazed at the process.
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:06 PM
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I live in the same town where Fenton used to be. I have many pieces of milk glass either of my own or inherited. I'm trying to simplify my life and would love to open the cabinet doors and tell you, "have at it;"
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:35 PM
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May also be a source. I really think you’ll have lots of luck, for the younger generation really doesn’t want or need the “dust collectors” of previous generations. We’ve already had discussions with our adult children, and I have moved on a number of collectibles.

Just thought of Replacements Ltd. they are online. They may also be a resource.
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Old 01-02-2020, 04:10 PM
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I sometimes see it at Goodwill. An estate sale might be another place to look.
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:47 AM
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I still have a heavy milk glass pitcher and 6 glasses I received as a class gift in 1957. They are beautiful.


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