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    Posted 4 years ago

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    I think I have finally managed to identify one correctly by my self! (Tallcakes, I done good??)
    I have been amazed at how prolific a producer Indiana Glass was! Last night I read about Hazel Atlas. I guess tonight I will read a bit on Indiana.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      agree with your assessment on this being an Indiana Glass reproduction; most widely known as King's Crown tho' Indiana Glass marketed as Crown in their catalogs. The pattern has been highly reproduced and originated as Excelsior or X.L.C.R by Adams & Co. c1891
    2. Deepseas72 Deepseas72, 4 years ago
      How do I learn which maker made a piece when they are constantly reproduced by different companies?
    3. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      there really is no short cut secret to knowing reproductions on the many patterns that were reproduced. Sometimes the original molds were sold and used; so you gotta know the original colors produced and glass quality. Sometimes new forms were created using the same motifs. For the Kings Crown pattern; there were minor differences by carious makers wherein the 'thumbprint' shape varies from oval to circle. I'm a member of an EAPG site listing many reproductions and their various makers.
    4. Deepseas72 Deepseas72, 4 years ago
      What do the three seams on this Glass tell you? Was it a three part mold? Are there certain years in which different types of molds were used (although selling and reusing the same molds certainly creates challenges)? What are some sites you would recommend for growing and educating myself? I adore collectors weekly, and have added Reproductions, eBay, Etsy, and Ruby Lane to my bookmarks as places to try to learn...
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 4 years ago
      the number of seams or mold marks simple tells how complex the form was and the number of mold pieces needed to make a specific piece of glass. It has nothing to do with age. Glass is a very diverse area of collecting making it impossible to give an inclusive list of resources. I have a very finely focused area of collecting EAPG cake stands. For EAPG there are thousands of patterns and not all of those included cake stands. I maintain a membership at as it fills many of my needs. The best EAPG book for me is McCains "Field Guide to Pattern Glass".

      I began by visiting antiques malls, and then by participating in online Glass ID forums and reading every thread, and checked every noted resource I could to confirm for myself that an ID was correct. You might follow a like minded CW collector and look thru their posts, comments and collections. I have a collection of IDs that I have participated in as a reference and reminder for me.

      You might check out the Pottery & Glass forum at and read thru interested threads. There is also a list of references there. This is more of a sellers' exchange resource. Then there are various facebook groups for almost any area of collecting. I think most collectors eventually settle on a fairly focused area of interest; so take time to determine what interest you most.
    6. Deepseas72 Deepseas72, 4 years ago
      It is really kind of you to take the time to share your knowledge. I really am grateful. I'm going check out some of those sources right now.

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