During the 1920s, 19th-century pattern-glass manufacturers such as McKee, Heisey, and Fostoria struggled as the real thing from Waterford and Baccarat, among other European manufacturers, became relatively inexpensive and plentiful in the United States. But when the Great Depression hit, Americans once again turned to pattern glass, which we know today as Depression glass, for entertaining and everyday use.

One of the biggest names in Depression glass was Hocking, which became Anchor Hocking in 1937. During the 1930s, Hocking was able to produce 90 pieces of glassware per minute, which meant it could sell a pair of Depression glass tumblers for only a nickel.

Contemporary collectors look for Depression-era Hocking in rare color-pattern combinations, or for limited-run pieces. For example, Hocking’s Cameo pattern was quiet common when it came to dinnerware, but a Cameo sandwich server in green or a covered butter dish in yellow is considered a prize. Similarly, Hocking made a lot of cups and saucers in Mayfair, but finding a footed console bowl in pink is difficult.

Hazel-Atlas was known for a subtle, ring pattern called Moderntone, which was mostly produced in cobalt and amethyst but can also be found in pink. Indiana Glass made bowls, plates, and tumblers in crystal and amber, but rare blue pieces occasionally turn up. Jeannette was known for its iridescent Floragold and translucent Floral patterns, the rarest of which are the footed, Floral compotes in pink or green.

Finally, before it became a part of Corning in 1936, Macbeth-Evans made a lot of Dogwood tableware in pink (“Wild Rose”) and green (“Apple Blossom”). Pink pitchers in the American Sweetheart style are especially sought-after.

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KCHA News, March 4th

The current exhibit at the Carnegie Cultural Center in New Hampton, entitled “Frugal Beauty” aims to expand upon the story of and inspire a renewed appreciation for Depression Glass. On display through April 19, the exhibit features many pieces from...Read more

ALLEN, Deborah M.
Marietta Daily Journal, March 3rd

She was born in Montreal, Canada, was a graduate of Northside High School, had a Bachelor's degree in English from Georgia Southern, past president of Peachstate Depression Glass Club, and was a member of Mensa. Deborah was known as the “Blenko ...Read more

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Examiner Enterprise, February 25th

Bartlesville Habitat for Humanity's warehouse sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 900 S. Maple. Items for sale include hot water tank, carpet, appliances, pedestal sink, twin stroller, depression glass, water fountain, power tools, dry...Read more

Chipping away at history: Expert discusses why fine glassware is in decline
Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 20th

People still collect cranberry glass and Depression glass. Those haven't gotten to such a high price range that people can't afford them. Pricing depends on the amount of production of a piece; that allows for its rarity. The rarer the piece, the...Read more

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The show features American made glassware and antiques from 1880-1970, including pattern glass, carnival glass, American brilliant cut glass, depression glass, and American art pottery. Guests will find a variety of companies at the show, including...Read more

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