A Carnival of Glass – Come see the club display
|When||Saturday, July 25, 2015 | 10am to 5pm
Sunday, July 26, 2015 | 10am to 4pm
|Where||This year's show and sale will be held in a NEW LOCATION
Cobb County Fair Grounds (Jim Miller Park)
Buildings A & B
(both buildings are air-conditioned so attendees can spend the day keeping cool indoors)
2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008
From I-75 take Exit 260 – Windy Hill Road west for 6.2 miles and turn left onto Austell Road. Travel south to the first stop light, 0.7 mile, and turn right onto Callaway Road. The entrance to the park is on the right in 0.8 mile.
|Admission||$6 per person, cash only - good for both days
Early shopping on Saturday 8:30am for $10.00 admission - valid on both days
|Children’s Program||Saturday only for our younger visitors (ages 6-18 years) accompanied by an adult
We are continuing our third annual "Treasure Hunt." As in the past two years, there will be prizes for the winners. Join in the fun and find some beautiful glass! Get your forms at the hospitality table.
Click on the image below to download a $1 off coupon:
The Peach State Depression Glass Club celebrates the 39th anniversary of its Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale. This beautiful and juried show is for anyone interested in American Glass. You will find booths filled with glass, pottery, kitchenware, and china from the 1880s to the 1970s, with an emphasis on Depression Era and Elegant Glass. Stroll through the buildings to find glass from major glass manufacturers as well as vintage pottery from Roseville, Hull, and others, and a delightful assortment of kitchenware such as Pyrex, Fiesta, Fire King, and Jadeite. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from the novice to the advanced collector. The show features 28 top dealers from across the nation:
|50 West Antiques
|A Few Old Things
|The Attic Annex
Front Royal, VA
Berkely Springs, WV
|Curio Cabinet Antiques
Overland Park, KS
|The Glass Chalet
|Grandma’s China Closet
Homer City, PA
|Kitschy Cat Collectibles
Western Springs, IL
Eighty Four, PA
Grand Rapids, MN
|Lorrie Kitchen Antiques
Tarpon Springs, FL
|Meyer Antiques & Collectibles
|Net_tiques Antiques & Collectibles
|No Horse Antiques
|Our House Antiques
Las Vegas, NV
|White Rose Antiques
The Club is looking forward to seeing you at our 39th Annual Show, where:
- You will be greeted at the door by club members, given a program with a detailed floor plan, and encouraged to sign up for door prizes provided by our dealers and club members.
- Bring your children or grandchildren on Saturday (ages 5-16) so they can enjoy a scavenger hunt and learn about one of your favorite pastime.
- Our theme this year is “A Carnival of Glass” and our club members will be displaying some of their rare and favorite pieces for your enjoyment. Carnival glass is really colored-pressed glass with the patterns highlighted with a fused coating of mineral salts that when fired gave the glass an iridescent or shimmering surface. You are sure to enjoy the many colors and variations associated with this glass.
- The show will also feature a glass identification area where you may have up to three pieces of glass or pottery identified, at no charge, by our glass ID team.
- John Forrester returns to the show to provide a glass repair shop where you can bring chipped glass for repair. Please see the additional information at the end of this page.
Proceeds from the show are used for the preservation and education of American Glass. Currently we support two scholarships in the Department of Visual Arts (specifically glass blowing) at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA as well as supporting The Houston Museum in Chattanooga, TN; The National Depression Glass Museum in Wellington, KS; The West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV; and The Marietta Museum of History in Marietta, GA (where the club holds its monthly meetings).
Please consider coming as a guest to our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month (except December) beginning with social time at 6:30pm followed at 7pm by a business meeting, a short program on varies collecting topics (with an emphasis on glass), and a time for brags and what is it? (See our home page for more info).
The Glass Doctor’s Repair Shop
Once again John Forrester, The Glass Doctor, of Sylvania, GA has agreed to set up shop at our show. He is here to see what he can do for you; to bring your chipped or scratched glass back to life. First he will discuss with you if he feels the piece can be repaired or not. Then he will indicate the fee which the service warrants. Often his service can be completed in just a few hours and the work can be done while you enjoy the show and shop.
John will be located in one of the little concession stands just outside of Building B and in the plaza area. Look for signs directing you to his location. So bring any piece needing repair to him for consideration.
Glass Identification Area
Each year our most knowledgeable club members provide a free service to anyone wishing to learn more about pieces of glass in their possession. We ask that you bring no more than 3 pieces of glass to this Glass Identification Area each day of the show.
You will be greeted by a member who will discuss you needs. In some instances, you may have to leave the pieces with then while they do some research using our library of books, so plan to explore the show and shop while they try to identify your pieces.
It is always the desire of the club members to educate and inform. We are not here to appraise or give you the value of pieces in your collection. We can often provide you with an educated guess but looking for a similar piece on the show floor is probably a better estimate of value.