President
Kelly Snyder
kellytechie@gmail.com

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Vice President
Scott Sheffield
photome40@yahoo.com
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Treasurer
Rhonda Schmidt
schmidtrhonda@yahoo.com

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Secretary
Suzanne Sheffield
photome40@yahoo.com
812-360-1222
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Past President

Lane Booker

lanebooker@hotmail.com
812-360-1222
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Director
Diane Spain
premiere48@hotmail.com
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Director
Bill Spain
premiere48@hotmail.com
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Director
Maxine Burkhart
trippingranny@comcast.net
517-627-7558
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Director
Steve Gregg     
kaia98@att.net
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CO Editors
Rhonda Schmidt
schmidtrhonda@yahoo.com

Kelly Snyder
kellytechie@gmail.com
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Carnival Glass Collecting


Carnival Glass has become such a popular collectable that since 1966, many local groups across the country have formed new local clubs, with the intent and purpose of enjoying Carnival and the friendships associated with collecting this beautiful glass.  Carnival Glass as it is now called once had the nickname "Poor Man’s Tiffany." It was originally made as an imitation of the more expensive Tiffany Glass, and was originally sold in china and glass shops, department stores and general stores across America. As the years passed, many "lesser" or left over pieces were sold by the barrel to wholesale houses for distribution as prizes to circuses, churches, lodges and carnivals, hence its present day name.

 

A Wide World of Carnival Glass


Carnival Glass is a type of colored, pressed glassware with iridescence fired on. It is now considered part of our American Heritage due to the fact that it originated here, and over 95% was produced in America. Although many types of pressed glass were made during the early 1900’s, only Carnival Glass bears the striking iridescence which is its most prominent characteristic.

 

In Carnival Glass, we not only have a large variety of shapes and colors: we also find hundreds and hundreds of patterns. Punch sets, table sets, water sets, mugs, plates, bowls, vases, accessory and novelty items of many varieties were produced.

 

The colors of Carnival Glass are numerous. Marigold is generally recognized as the most common color, because it brightened the dark Victorian homes of the early 1900’s. It is also found in green, blue, white, purple, red, pastel blue and green, and variations which include opalescent.

 

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