Who are we?

You know folks, we’ve got the fancy mission statement and all the official stuff we can show you. But, the reality of it is we are just a bunch of friendly people who love to get together, talk glass and have fun. From Blenko to Westmoreland, McKee to Heisey, Jeanette to Hazel-Atlas, we have members who can talk your ears off about it! Come join the fun!!

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OK, here’s the official stuff!

The Peach State Depression Glass Club was organized in 1976 with 26 members to promote interest in and spread knowledge about glassware of the Depression era. While maintaining that focus, the club has expanded with interests in many other fields of collecting. It now has members who also collect many kinds of glass, dolls, jewelry, flamingos, mermaids, china, pottery, kitchenware, Civil War memorabilia, silver, or furniture. In other words, everything from Wedgwood to whimsical has attracted someone's attention.

The PSDGC meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm preceded by our social gathering at 6:30pm. Meetings are held in the Activity Center at East Cobb United Methodist Church, located at 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta, 30062. Regular features include programs on collecting, identification of members' "finds," and sharing of "brags" (items purchased for much less than current value) See our Meeting page for more information.

There is a member's collectibles auction each year in the spring (usually April). Second only to the knowledge of the members is the information in the club's library of over 700 reference books which are available to members for checkout.

Since its inception, the PSDGC has held a glass show event known as the annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale. It has been a July fixture for four decades, taking place on the 4th weekend of the month. The 28 national dealers bring glassware, pottery, china, kitchenware, and dinnerware from the 1800s to the 1970s. There are special seminars, glass ID, and door prizes. Due to COVID-19, our 2021 show was rescheduled to October.

Proceeds from the show go to support college scholarships for three students in the Visual Arts Department (Sculpture and Glass Blowing) at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA as well as supporting The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts in Chattanooga, TN; the National Depression Glass Museum in Wellington, KS; and The West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, WV.

Though dedicated to knowledge, the Peach State Depression Glass Club is also a place for fun and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome.

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Peach State Depression Glass Club’s 2019 Elegant Glass Club Display

What is Elegant Glass? When was Elegant Glass made? Who made Elegant Glass?

Elegant Glass is hand-worked glass of high-quality materials designed by skilled, glass artisans. The glass item might be an ashtray… or an ornate glass bowl. Some elegant glass is etched… some elegant glass is smooth. Some elegant glass is crystal…and some elegant glass is luscious with color.

Elegant glass was made around the time of the Great Depression… 1929 through 1939. Many fine glass houses made elegant glass too:

These were probably the best-known glass companies at that time.

Here are a few examples of Elegant Glass:

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These pix are three of the club’s display tables from the 2016 Collectible Glass Show and Sale. Club members provided glass from their collections for each of the 12 displays.
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