Plates in this pattern in other colors will not bring values in this range. Please give the auctioneers and their Auction Flex application a chance. The basic items produced included bowls, plates, vases, jugs or pitchers and tumblers but many other more specialised items of tableware were made also. My thinking on getting down to details was twofold: first obviously, it served as a basis for untangling possible future disagreements with the auction company about what I was getting for what I was paying, and second, it served as a basis for negotiations about the final contract with the auctioneer if negotiation were required. But how do you tell your prospective buyers all about your spectacular new Carnival Glass? Competition became so fierce that new patterns were continually being developed, so each company ended up making a wide range of patterns of most types adding up to a panoply of choice.
It is where you get to define what you expect from your auction experience. More than fifty have been formally classified. This rare ice blue-colored plate was made by Northwood Glass Company in the strawberry pattern. Educational seminars and various events make attendance at any convention rewarding and friendly. Conventions are multi-day events where club members and guests gather to display, discuss, buy and sell Carnival Glass, and in most cases participate in an auction.
Keep in mind, that if you like antiquing, and if you can buy in person, you do not have to worry about additional shipping costs or breakage concerns during shipping. What color it is — marigold, smoke, Vaseline, cobalt, etc. A few comments about eBay… First, the items listed and pictured are entirely the responsibility of the seller. Over the years, it's been dubbed Taffeta, Cinderella, and Poor Man's Tiffany, as it gave the average housewife the ability to adorn her home with fancy-looking carnival glass bowls and. I believe the next most favorable setting would be at a setting chosen by your auctioneer --- either at their own facility or at a location they have used before, say a motel or hotel. Instead of a big teddy bear after winning a carnival game, how about a pretty glass vase for mother? Most of this iridescent glass was not marked with Northwood's pieces being the notable exception. Take a look at some of the going prices for carnival glass pieces over the years.
Some of the sub-categories are: To Auction or Not Choosing the Right Auction Company Where and When Proposals and Contracts Damage and Mfg. Use as many sources of data and knowledge as you can think of. The primary difference is that in an on-line auction you either will or will not be the high bidder at the close of the auction. Volume sellers generally work very hard to satisfy a buyer. If an item includes a case, place the item in the case, pack the case in bubble wrap or foam and place it into a bed of packing peanuts for shipment.
Causing further confusion for collectors, several companies introduced new lines of carnival glass in the 1960s using both their original designs and new patterns. You may find that the Auction Flex listing is for either a physical auction which will take place on a Saturday or it will be for an on-line only auction with a specific closing date. In 1907 when these pieces first sold, they cost 85 cents. Identifying carnival glass involves matching patterns, colors, sheen, edges, thickness, and other factors from old manufacturer's trade catalogs, other known examples, or other reference material. If you feel the need, a good idea might be to have an agreed-to, written listing of the condition of each and every piece when it leaves your house to ensure that there was no subsequent damage to the pieces during transit or the preview.
I know lots of sellers feel that there should be loads of pictures of their glass in their brochure. And you are still the high bidder. Seal the box with several strips of packaging tape, and to further strengthen your box, apply clear packaging tape to all the seams. For a physical auction you may be the high bidder when the on-line auction bidding is halted Friday evening the day before the physical auction but you may be outbid at the physical auction. Most Northwood pieces are indeed marked with an. Many buyers are concerned about clarification of whether or not there is any damage and may want a picture in different lighting if possible to determine iridescent qualities.
In more recent years, due to a resurgence in interest, Fenton restarted production of carnival glass until its closure in 2007. While condition might just be the top thing to consider, the function, color, and maker all go hand-in-hand. One of the major differences between eBay and Auction Flex is that with Auction Flex you are buying from a known Carnival Glass auctioneer. Glass companies began to recognize the potential for profits and revived the iridescent finish once again. For example, you can talk about how special this piece is and why it would make a great addition to a collection.
There are differences between an on-line only auction and a physical auction. And lastly, shipping glass items is a little touchy. Therefore many of us conclude that purchasing from web site pictures through a trusted seller is not significantly risky. Carnival glass gets its iridescent sheen from the application of metallic salts while the glass is still hot from the pressing. When the market for carnival glass slumped in the twenties, the lower-quality carnival glass was given away as prizes at carnivals. The heritage of carnival glass began with Fenton Art Glass Company in Ohio in 1908. Flaws The Brochure Reserves Mail Bidding Extending Credit Payments from the Auction Company To Auction or Not There are multiple ways to go when it comes to selling your glass.
Carnival glass has been known by many other names in the past: aurora glass, dope glass, rainbow glass, taffeta glass, and disparagingly as 'poor man's Tiffany'. Generally glass displays are in many rooms as are quantities of glass for sale. Wrap each item with bubble wrap with the bubbles facing toward the item and secure it with invisible tape. Prices vary widely, with some pieces worth very little, while other, rare items command thousands of dollars. There's no television to advertise on, no internet to browse - only good, old-fashioned newspapers, catalogues, trade journals and magazines! Antique carnival glass, or inexpensively made treated to have an iridescent sheen, has captivated collectors for years.