The Oct. 8 meeting of the Williams County Genealogical Society featured speaker Janet Clark, who had the scoop on “What’s hot, and what’s not” in the realm of collectible glassware.
A blow to some long-time collectors was the fact thatDepression Glass and Carnival Glass are no longer items that will bring a return on your investment.
Fostoria glass and Heisey glass are also in the “not hot” category.
Primitive wooden dishes are now an “in” collectible as is vintage Tupperware, Corning Ware and Pyrex.
Another surprise to long-time collectors is that the trend is no longer to strip the paint off antique wooden pieces to restore them to their original condition.
Today’s trend is to paint the antique wood in bright colors, such as turquoise.
Attendees were reminded that collectible glassware is never to be put into the dishwasher.
Ms. Clark brought samples of various collectible glassware and catalogs which had current prices of items.
Pam Lash brought cupcakes for all to enjoy.
The next meeting is Saturday Nov. 3, is a trip to the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The group will have a tour of the genealogy section of the library and have time for researching.
Departure from Bryan Library’s main parking lot on Walnut Street is at 8:45 a.m.
All will car-pool. It is an all-day event.
Cost is for lunch at or near the library and supper on the way home.
Contact wcgspg01@gmail to register. You do not have to be a WCGS member to attend meetings.