Stretch Glass Discussions / stretch-out calls


FULL REPORT PUBLISHED ON NOVEMBER 8 DISCUSSION OF PATTERNS IN STRETCH GLASS

Check out the Deluxe Edition Review of the November 8, 2018 discussion of Patterns in Stretch Glass.
To view the document with photos discussed during the call, click here.

Collectors interested in iridescent stretch glass who have joined our discussions are saying how very informative and educational they are.


Early Period Cut and Etched Stretch Glass to be discussed in Stretch-Out Call on April 11, 2019

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Early Period Cut and Etched Stretch Glass

will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on

Thursday, April 11, 2019

 at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain & 5 Pacific Time
All are welcome to join in by calling 415-464-6800,
followed by ID: 04211974#

A Deluxe Edition Review of the discussion will also be available several weeks after the call.
Further information is available on our email: info@stretchglasssociety.org

 Many who have joined our discussions are thanking us for identifying their recent purchase.


Opaque Stretch Glass by US Glass to be discussed in Stretch-Out Call on May 9, 2019

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For a PDF of this announcement, click here.

Opaque Stretch Glass by US Glass

will be the topic of our Stretch Out call on

Thursday, May 9, 2019

 at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain & 5 Pacific Time
All are welcome to join in by calling 415-464-6800,
followed by ID: 04211974#

A Deluxe Edition Review of the discussion will also be available several weeks after the call.
Further information is available on our email: info@stretchglasssociety.org

 Many who have joined our discussions are thanking us for identifying their recent purchase.

The last discussion in our 2018-2019 series will be on Opaque Stretch Glass by US Glass featuring their colors of Coral, Old Rose, Red Slag, Mandarine Yellow, Jade, Jade Green, Nile Green, Pearl Gray and Pearl Blue.


Late Period Fenton Stretch Produced for Others discussed in February 7th Call

Late Period Fenton Stretch Produced for Others was the topic of our Stretch Out call on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 8 pm Eastern. We discussed the photos in this document on the call. Fenton didn’t make a lot of stretch for entities other than QVC. They made some pieces as special orders for museums, gift shops, catalogue items for small glass houses, and collectible clubs. These items may appear on the secondary market. On this Stretch Out call we learned how to identify these items.

A Deluxe Edition Review of the discussion will also be available several weeks after the call and will be posted here. Further information is available on our email: info@stretchglasssociety.org.

 Many who have joined our discussions are thanking us for identifying their recent purchase.


2018-19 DISCUSSION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2018-19 STRETCH-OUT DISCUSSION SERIES.

Collectors interested in iridescent stretch glass who have joined our discussions are saying “Very informative and educational’, “Thanks for identifying my recent purchase” and “Wow! I didn’t know Fenton made that!” 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 11, 2018 -- Candlesticks. (report above)
    Who made which ones:  What colors are known?  Rare or common?

  • November 8, 2018 -- Patterns in stretch glass. (details below)
    Yes, there are many patterns in stretch glass; how many do you recognize?

  • February 7, 2019 -- Late Period Fenton stretch glass produced for others.
    Will you recognize this stretch glass when you see it?

  • April 11, 2019 - Decorated stretch glass.
    Did you know there is glue under much of the gold decoration? Learn how it is done and how to preserve it.

  • May 9, 2019 - Opaque stretch glass by US Glass.
    Salmon, Florentine Yellow, Nile Green, Old Rose, Pearl Blue, Pearl Gray; what items are known?

Join us to learn all about this beautiful glass, to ask questions and share your finds. The calls are at 8pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific time. The call information is also posted on our website under Events / Stretch Glass Discussions. A Deluxe Edition Review of the discussion will also be available several weeks after the call.

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; the photos will also be posted on our website. If we don’t have your email address and you would like to receive the reminder and photos, please send your email to info@stretchglasssociety.org 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 info@stretchglasssociety.org with your questions and we will do our best to respond.

For a PDF (printable) version of this schedule, click here.

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Check out our Past Discussion Archive of historical Stretch-Out Calls.


FULL REPORT PUBLISHED ON October 11 DISCUSSION OF Stretch Glass Candlesticks

Check out the Deluxe Edition Review of the October 11, 2018 discussion of Stretch Glass Candlesticks.
To view the document with photos discussed during the call, click here.

Collectors interested in iridescent stretch glass who have joined our discussions are saying how very informative and educational they are.


FULL REPORT PUBLISHED ON MAY 10 DISCUSSION OF EARLY PERIOD CENTRAL AND JEANNETTE

Check out the Deluxe Edition Review of the May 10, 2018 discussion of Late Period Fenton Stretch Glass Made for QVC.  To view the document with photos discussed during the call, click here.

This was our fourth discussion on the topic of lesser-known companies that were producing stretch glass from 1916 to 1933. On May 10 we discussed the production from two of the ‘minor’ glass companies, Central Glass Works (Wheeling, Pennsylvania) and Jeannette Glass Company (Jeannette, Pennsylvania).

Central appears to have used a single bowl mold, but shaped the mold into many forms. They also made two sizes of trumpet-shaped candle holders. Some of their pieces have gold glue-chip decoration. In contrast Jeannette used several bowl molds. They also made handled servers with unique handle shapes. Both companies used a multitude of different colors.


Are you trying to remember some detail about the stretch glass we discussed on a previous call?  Or do you just want to get an idea of what we do on these calls?  Click here for the Stretch-Out Discussion Gallery.  In this Gallery you will find photos and notes from all past stretch out calls.  This is a great place to learn about stretch glass.