Viking glass was one of the largest West Virgina glass companies before they went out of business in the 1980's.  They produced a broad range of glass products which are now very collectible.

Viking-Glass.com is where we are building a website to help collectors identify and value viking glass items. We purchased a 1958 Viking Glass Co. catalog and will be scanning and publishing it on the site.  The catalog pictures and pictures from current auction sales will help novice collectors identify what kind of Viking glass they have and provide a good estimate of value.  Compared to many of the art glass categories Viking glass seems to be very "clean" with few irrelevant results from searches.

A few examples of Viking Glass Co. products are shown below.

Vintage New Martinsville Viking Clear Depression Glass Flat Candle Stick Holder Vintage New Martinsville Viking Clear Depression Glass Flat Candle Stick Holder Paypal US $7.75 21m

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Vaseline Glass

by Paul

Vaseline glass is made by adding uranium to the glass mix.  It colors the glass yellow and it glows green under a black light.  I have not shopped for them, but I would think a display cabinet which incorporated black lighting and a mechanism for moving vaseline glass pieces in and out of the light would be very interesting.

Vaseling-Glass.com is the website where we have started to publish pictures of vaseling glass.  We have a few pieces we in our own collection and we will be incorporating pictures of those plus pictures and text from selected Ebay auctions into the website.  By doing that we give novice collectors help quickly identifying the glass they have and a method to determine it's value.

Below are just a few of the current vaseling glass auctions.

Green Footed Candy Dish Uranium Vaseline Glass by Fenton Green Footed Candy Dish Uranium Vaseline Glass by Fenton Paypal US $17.83 32m

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Toothpick Holders

Glass Products

Toothpick holders are not all made from glass, but enough of them are it seemed reasonable to include them on a site about art glass.  They are typically small and relitively easy to make so most of the West Virginia glass makers included them in their line of products.
Toothpick holders make a good theme crossover [...]

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Slag Glass

Glass Treatments

Slag glass is made by swirling different color glasses together to make patterns.  It takes serious skill!  If you aren’t careful the glasses mix to much and you get a “muddy” result.  Mixing two colors is hard, mixing three colors successfully is really hard.
Slag-Glass.com is where we will be publishing photos of our own slag [...]

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Satin Glass

Glass Treatments

Satin Glass is a treatment process that removes the shine from the surface. Sometimes it is applied to the whole surface. When it is only applied to a part of the object it will probably be called etched glass. On Ebay a search for “satin glass” returns confusing results because there are [...]

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Rainbow Glass

Glass Manufacturers

Rainbow glass comes in two flavors.  There is rainbow glass as made by the Rainbow Glass Company, and there is glass made to look like a rainbow by several companies.  As far as I know there is no overlap; Rainbow Glass Company didn’t make glass rainbows.
Rainbow-Glass.net is the website where we have started working on [...]

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Pilgrim Glass

Glass Manufacturers

Pilgrim glass company was a West Virginia glass company that produced some very nice glass. They were especially known for their cranberry glass items. We have acquired one of their catalogs and published it on Pilgrim-Glass.com.

The Pligrim glass site also shows examples of several cranberry glass items and identifies the three kinds of [...]

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Peach Blow Glass

Glass by Category

Peach Blow is one of the more slippery glass terms. It was coined by one manufacturer for their line of products.  When that proved popular  other manufactures applied the name to their version, but used the same name.  So you can have “peach blow” glass that really doesn’t look much the same at all.
There is [...]

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Opalescent Glass

Glass Treatments

Opalescent glass is not a really great search term to use when looking for glassware.  It gets used a lot, Ebay shows several hundred items at any one time.  Unfortunately, sellers seem to apply it whenever and wherever they please.  They keyword stuff their titles with lots of terms and opalescent is often one of [...]

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Milk Glass

Glass Treatments

Milk glass has probably been made at some point by every glass manufacturer who ever opened their doors for business.  Much of the production is unlabeled and created for the wholesale market.  For example, florists need vases for the cut flowers they sell.  Their need is for cheap but attractive vases and milk glass can [...]

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