The Stretch Glass Society is an avid group of Stretch Glass collectors. Our goals are to help preserve this beautiful glass and the history of its manufacture as part of our American heritage, to educate the public as to its existence, to promote an appreciation of collecting this type of glass -- and to have fun while doing all of the above!
September 2017 SGS Quarterly published
The September issue of The Stretch Glass Society Quarterly has been published. In the full issue, members of the Stretch Glass Society are learning about recent discoveries and the green stretch glass displayed at the annual convention, which took place in July. Here is a shortened version with a sample of a few pages of our newsletter. If you would like to receive the entire SGS Quarterly, it is easy -- just sign up to become a member of The Stretch Glass Society and we will email the September issue and all of the issues in 2018 to your in-box.
October - November Stretch-Out Calls
For a PDF (printable) version of this announcement, click here.
November 9, 2017 8pm ET
Early Period Stretch Glass: Lancaster Glass Company
will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, 11/9/17, at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific Time.
All are welcome to join in by calling 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#
This will be our second discussion on the topic of lesser-known companies that were made in the early period of stretch glass. The first call in February 2017 featured the lesser-known company of Vineland Flint Glass Company. In November we will be exploring another of the lesser-known companies that made Stretch Glass: Lancaster Glass Company, Lancaster, Ohio. In the 1920’s, Lancaster produced a line referred to as Lustre, which can be identified as stretch glass. We will discover some of the unique features, colors and shapes of this beautiful glass that will help us identify Lancaster stretch glass from the stretch glass made by other companies. Our experts will also share which pieces are more common to find.
October 12, 2017 8pm ET
Later Period Fenton Stretch Glass was the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, 10/12/17.
This was our second discussion on the topic of later period stretch glass. The first call, in May, featured:
- Samples and trial pieces made by Fenton in 1975 and 1976;
- Velva Rose Stretch, an original color, made in 1980 to celebrate Fenton’s 75th anniversary; and
- Velva Blue Stretch, a new color introduced shortly thereafter.
On this call, we discussed these four colors of stretch glass made between 1994 and 2004:
- Stiegel Green Stretch, a new color, was introduced in 1994;
- Sunset Stretch, another new color, in 2002;
- Apple Green Stretch, also a new color, in 2004;
- Celeste Blue Stretch, an original color, was re-introduced in 1995 to celebrate Fenton’s 90th anniversary. New pieces in this same color were put into the line again in 2004.
We also heard about recent finds of stretch glass and responded to requests for stretch glass ID during the call. A detailed summary of the call will be posted soon.
2017-18 Discussion Schedule Announced
Future Stretch Out Calls You Won’t Want To Miss
The Stretch Out calls have become so popular, that we decided to expand from 3 to 6 calls!
If you have never joined a call, try it! You can just be a listener or join in on the discussion as you enjoy the experts and other "enthusiasts." There are always beautiful photos of the items to be discussed.
- October 12, 2017 -- Later Period (1970-2011) Overview, Part 2
Fenton Line: Stiegel Green, Sunset, Green Apple, Celeste Blue
- November 9, 2017 -- Early Period (1916-1933)
Production from smaller companies: Lancaster
- February 9, 2018 -- Later Period (1970-2011) Overview, Part 3
Fenton Line: Rosemilk Opalescent, Aquamarine Opalescent, Aubergine, Red, Ruby Amberina
- March 8, 2018 - Early Period (1916-1933)
US Glass lines or colors - Transparent colors
(The next series will include US Glass lines or colors - Opaque/translucent colors)
- April 12, 2018 - Later Period (1970-2011)
Fenton glass made for QVC
- May 10, 2018 - Early Period (1916-1933)
Production from smaller companies: Jeannette and Central
Join us to learn all about this beautiful glass, to ask questions and share your finds.
The calls are at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific time.
The call-in number is 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#.
The call information is also posted under Events / Stretch Glass Discussions.
Approximately one week prior to the call, an email reminder and photos of the glass to be discussed will be sent to members who have given us their email address. If we don’t have your email address and you would like to receive the reminder and photos, please send your email to email@example.com and ask to receive photos for the particular stretch out call. If you have questions about your stretch glass and would like information from our experts, please send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and we will do our best to respond.
For a PDF (printable) version of this schedule, click here.
Instructions for Stretch-Out Calls
As participation on The Stretch Glass Society Stretch-Out calls continues to increase we want to make certain everyone has an enjoyable and educational experience. With this in mind, we encourage you to call in to the conference # a few minutes before the announced start time. When you join the call, please identify yourself by providing your name. Our moderator will welcome you and will be compiling a list of all participants. We will begin our Stretch-Out discussion promptly at 8pm Eastern Time. At that time, the names of all participants will be announced by the Moderator. If circumstances prevent you from joining the call prior to 8pm, you are welcome to join the call "in process," but please refrain from identifying yourself when you join us. This will allow the Stretch-Out discussion to continue for the benefit of everyone. Those joining the call in-process will have an opportunity to identify themselves at the conclusion of the call.
The Stretch-Out calls are live and interactive. We encourage you to participate by offering comments and asking questions about the stretch glass being discussed. We typically discuss the photos on each page of the corresponding photo album (linked from this page as a PDF close to the date of the call) and then move on to the next group of photos. Initially, our experts will discuss the featured stretch glass on the page. Following their comments our Moderator will invite you to ask questions or make comments about the glass on the page under discussion. Once everyone has commented and/or we have responded to all your question(s), we will move on to the next group of photos and repeat the process. After the featured stretch glass has been discussed we invite you to ask questions about your stretch glass, share your recent stretch glass finds, and share any other information of interest to those on the Stretch-Out call.
While we do our best to conclude the Stretch-Out discussion within the hour, there may be situations which will cause the discussion to continue beyond the announced conclusion time. We hope you will be able to stay with us for the whole discussion. We, of course, understand if your schedule requires you to leave the call prior to the conclusion of the discussion. Please join us for as much of the discussion as your schedule permits.
One final comment, if you have stretch glass which you would like our experts to identify or discuss, it is very helpful for us to have a photo of your stretch glass. Please forward your photos to email@example.com or to directorMA@stretchglasssociety.org prior to the call.
Thank you for your interest in stretch glass and The Stretch Glass Society. We look forward to you participating in our upcoming fun and educational Stretch-Out discussion.
A follow-up summary of each Call is posted on the website a week afterward, under Events - Stretch Glass Discussions.
100-Year Anniversary Cutting Boards and Coasters
STRETCH GLASS SOCIETY OFFERS CUTTING BOARDS AND COASTERS FEATURING FULL COLOR PHOTOS OF STRETCH GLASS
To kick off “Stretching over 100 Years: a century of handmade stretch glass in America” in 2016, the Stretch Glass Society introduced coaster sets and cutting boards featuring color images of iridescent stretch glass for sale. Although the 100-year anniversary celebration has ended, it's still possible to acquire these items. Check out the photos of these coasters and cutting boards and order some for your home now!
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