Buying & Selling Stretch Glass
Buying and Selling of iridescent stretch glass takes place in many forums ranging from private sales between individuals to public auctions, eBay sales, at flea markets and antique shows, and even in antique shops or at estate or yard sales. Since Marietta, OH, is the site of three glass collector conventions within an 8 day period of time each year, many collectors and dealers offer stretch and other glass for sale during the time when the conventions are taking place. The Stretch Glass Society, National Fenton Glass Society and the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America hold their annual conventions in mid to late July each summer in the Marietta, OH-Williamstown, WV area. Collectors and others interested in purchasing or selling stretch glass should consider making a trip to the area during this time of year. While in the area, make plans to attend one or more of the conventions and learn more about the glass you are collecting and meet other collectors. Convention registration information is available here.
From time to time the Stretch Glass Society offers contemporary (ca. 1980-2011) stretch glass from its inventory of past convention souvenirs and whimseys. Most offerings are through eBay auctions but occasionally convention souvenirs are available for purchase at the Annual Convention and Stretch Glass Show, via raffles to support the Society’s operations or directly from this website. Watch eBay listings as well as our website and Facebook group for announcements of convention souvenirs being offered for sale.
Buying and selling any collectible is a matter of reaching agreement between the buyer and the seller on the price and terms of the anticipated transaction. Stretch glass purchases and sales are no different. While price guides and auction results exist for stretch glass, the prices from these sources are, at best, guidelines for what you should expect to receive if you are selling your stretch glass or what you should expect to pay if you are acquiring stretch glass. You make the final determination of the “value” of the stretch glass you are buying and selling. The Stretch Glass Society is not able to provide appraisals or other pricing for stretch glass but we can put you in touch with glass dealers and auctioneers who may be willing to assist you with the sale of your stretch glass or assist you in locating stretch glass to purchase. We are happy to provide contact information upon request; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.