September 26, 2013
English Hobnail Pink
This past year and a half has been a difficult one. My wonderful husband,
Frank, died in February after
a long illness. Since then I've been dealing with everything that entails. Unfortunately my
business, First Class
Glass, has suffered from lack of attention and will continue to do so because of everything I
still have to do. So I have
decided to take a break.
Starting now, and until further notice, I will not be taking any orders for First Class
Glass. Come this spring I will do a complete update and be open for business.
Thank you for your continued patronage.
See you in the spring.
English Hobnail was made by Westmoreland Glass from
the 1920's to the 1940's and then again in the 70's. It was made in pink, green, ice
blue (turquoise), cobalt blue, black, red, crystal and amber. The crystal and amber
were mostly made in the 40's. Cobalt, black and red are very very hard to find.
Actually any color other than crystal can be a challenge; but there were lots and
lots of pieces made in pink and green and a fair amount in the ice blue. The reason
you see turquoise in parenthesis next to ice blue is due to color variation. The ice
blue is quite pale compared to the turquoise. This pattern is often mistaken for
Miss America but one easy way to tell the difference on plates and bowls is the rays in
the center. In Miss America they are of even lengths and on English Hobnail they're
not. (We are sorry but we cannot email photos of each and every piece of glass for
sale. If you need to see a picture of an item to know what it looks like we highly
recommend The Collector's Encyclopedia of Depression Glass by Gene Florence.)
To see other patterns and colors please click on the button "Depression
Glass" to take you to a list of all patterns and colors currently in stock.
- coaster/ashtray $18 (6)
- individual nut
dish or footed salt $20 (7)
First Class Glass
P.O. Box 416
Wells, ME 04090-0416
207/985-9294 Daily 9AM to 10PM EST*
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Latest update September 22, 2013
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