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NEWSLETTER 157 COMING OUT SOON !!

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on February 14, 2017 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 157

COMING OUT SOON !!



Packed full of interesting articles and intriguing stories from our members.

To receive a copy you need to be a member of the Carnival Glass Society.

Membership available from only £14 for electronic distribution.

Click here to join using PayPal


155 NEWSLETTERS ON ONE USB STICK

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on November 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY UK

SPECIAL OFFER

155 NEWSLETTERS ON ONE USB STICK

ONLY £18.00 PLUS p&p FOR MEMBERS WHO JOIN OR RENEW BEFORE

25 NOVEMBER 2016

To celebrate our 35th anniversary, the Carnival Glass Society UK is giving members the opportunity to own all 155 CGS newsletters in simple electronic format together with additional features and articles. Find out how the Carnival Glass Society has developed over the years, view glorious pictures and read up about Carnival Glass as and when it was discovered.

 

A fantastic opportunity to receive over 3,700 pages of articles and photographs about this stunning glass. The newsletters will be provided on a USB stick that will allow you to add later editions of the newsletter so that you can store all of your CGS information in one small and convenient location. An excellent Christmas present to the one you love…or a treat for yourself!


WHO CAN ORDER?

The offer is open to any member who renews or joins us in 2016-2017 which is our 35th anniversary year. A special discount applies to those members who have already renewed or who renew before 25th November 2016. The USB stick will be posted to you in a padded envelope to keep it safe. We shall aim to post these at the end of November, once we have received all order forms, so that you will receive it in time for Christmas.

 

Membership of the Carnival Glass Society is £14 for which you will receive a quarterly, 36 page newsletter as well as other benefits.

 

Details of how to join or renew membership of the Carnival Glass Society using paypal can be found by clicking here.

 

If, having joined the society, you would like to take advantage of this special ‘155 newsletters on one USB stick’ offer, then please leave a message on the Contact Us page to arrange a paypal payment and postage of the ‘155 newsletters on one USB stick’ to your selected mailing address.

 

Happy Reading…

 


 

Newsletter 156 has arrived

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on October 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (1)

CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 156

HAS ARRIVED !!


Packed full of interesting articles and intriguing stories from our members.

Sign up as a member of the Carnival Glass Society and you will

- Go OTT on Orange Tree patterns

- Discover ‘Thistles Grown Aboon the Rose’

- Look at more new discoveries from Brazil

- Find out what went on at our 2016 AGM experience

- Learn about our special 35th anniversary ‘155 CGS newsletters’ offer

As well as reading other titbits from the ‘Enigma of Little Daisies’ to a rare red find.

To receive a copy you need to be a member of the Carnival Glass Society. Membership available from only £14 for electronic distribution – includes back issues of newsletter 153, 154 and 155 as well as this newsletter 156.

Click here to join using PayPal

 

Invitation to Vintage Carnival

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on August 17, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)


INVITATION TO

‘VINTAGE CARNIVAL DAYS’ MARKET

THREE SWANS HOTEL, MARKET HARBOROUGH

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016



Every year the Carnival Glass Society UK holds a weekend event where members can meet, see glass displayed, listen to talks and buy carnival glass.

This year we have pulled out the stops with a ‘Vintage’ theme.

If you are a CGS website member then why not try this out? There are two ways in which you can join in:

1) Become a full member of the Carnival Glass Society which costs only £14 per year for upto two people at one designated email address. This allows you to attend any or all of the events planned from the evening of Friday 23 September to the Sunday 25 September as well as having the opportunity to buy and sell glass. You will also receive a quarterly CGS newsletter that will be sent to your email address.

Click here to become a member of the Carnival Glass Society.

If you have carnival glass for sale then please contact our secretary Phyllis by pressing the ‘Contact Us’ button on the left to enquire about renting a table for the full day on Saturday 24 September. It is only £18.00 for a single table or £25.00 for a double table.

2) Become a temporary member for the afternoon of Saturday 24 September 2016 which gives you the opportunity to buy glass and listen to our ‘Around the World with Vintage Carnival Glass’ presentation. Temporary membership costs £1 per person. This can be upgraded on the day to full membership for those who decide they would like to join the society (membership starts at only £14 for upto two people at a given email address). If you join the society on the day then we also throw in a free past issue of our newsletter. For more details on this option press the ‘Contact Us’ button on the left.

We are very friendly and would love to meet you so do please put the date in your diary and come along.

See below for programme highlights




 


NEWSLETTER 155 HAS ARRIVED !!

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on June 19, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (2)

CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY NEWSLETTER 155

HAS ARRIVED !!

 



 

 

 

 

Packed full of interesting articles and intriguing stories from our members. Sign up and you will

- Discover that you can get more than coffee from Brazil !

- See the ‘50 Shades of Sowerby Amethyst’ (well almost)

- Find out about Carnival collecting in Malaga

- Learn about the ‘Unsung Heroes’ of professional mould making

- Look at what is ‘out there’ for Tomorrow’s Collectors

As well as reading other tit bits from Screaming Skulls to Ground Hog Day.

To receive a copy you need to be a member of the Carnival Glass Society. Membership available from only £14 for electronic distribution – includes back issues of newsletter 153 and 154

as well as future newsletter 156 that will be issued later in the year.

Click here to join using PayPal



 

See the CGS glass at the fair

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on November 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (2)

CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY

EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL GLASS FAIR

NATIONAL MOTORBIKE MUSEUM, NOVEMBER 22ND 2015


On November 22nd 2015 the Carnival Glass Society put on an exhibition of Carnival Glass at the National Glass Fair in Birmingham (England) at the invitation of the organisers ‘Specialist Glass Fairs’.

It was quite a challenge since the glass was provided from different collections across the UK and only came together on the day. It meant that the design and layout for different shelves had to be done ‘semi-virtually’ in the hope that inspiration would be with our ‘exhibition team’ who had only a couple of hours to set up before doors opened.

The event organisers had provided the cabinets and lighting so at 7.30 am on a bleak and cold November morning Gwilym, Steve and Trudy (with input and some stunning glass from Phyllis who was recovering from being poorly so unable to attend) started setting up ten different shelf displays, a table of promotional materials and the CGS banner.



Gwilym and Trudy setting up the displays



Ready for action.


They finished with half an hour to spare – just enough time for a coffee before doors opened! The aim had been to show carnival glass in all of its colours, hues and glory to dispel any idea that it is somehow just that ‘orange stuff’ that one occasionally sees at car boots or fairs. It seems from visitors’ reactions that they hit the mark !!

We are all really pleased with the public’s response to the exhibition which covered a broad cross section of glass from different countries and periods of carnival, laid out in various colour themed displays. One cabinet had the darker colours with vibrant blues, purples, amethysts and reds and the other cabinet was laid out with greens, marigolds, aqua opals and ice colours. In total there were 108 items in this spectacular exhibition of carnival glass. 


                   



Most visitors to the fair stopped to admire the glass and many whose imagination was sparked by what they saw, made complimentary comments such as:

"Stunning"
"I thought carnival glass was that orange stuff and did not realise it came in so many shapes 
and colours." 
"I did not realise Carnival Glass could be so nice….so different."
"I have seen a few items of carnival glass on a stall but had no idea how wonderful it looks
 when so many pieces are displayed together." 
"What time is your coffee break and will you be locking the cabinets?!!"

 

 


 















It was great opportunity for our exhibition team to meet up with existing members of the society, some past members who have rejoined, some new members who joined on the day as well as many who took information on the society and glass away with them.

The response was heartwarming and made us feel that the effort was worthwhile. Perhaps the key message we took away from this event is the importance of giving people an opportunity to see carnival glass displays ‘in the flesh’ so they can truly appreciate its beauty, especially in this age where so much of our daily communication is on line.

A big thank you to the glass fair organisers as well as everyone who helped and supported us in this venture. 

A full report and more photos in the next CGS newsletter




CGS at Glass Collectors Fair

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on November 9, 2015 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (2)

In-Fair Exhibition in the National Glass Collectors Fair

at the Motorbike Museum


The Carnival Glass Society UK (CGS) will be putting on a display of carnival glass at the next National Glass Fair, which takes place on Sunday 22nd of November 2015.


check out this link - http://www.nationalglassfair.co.uk/exhibition.html


National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ (or B92 0ED



Broadfield House closure

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on August 25, 2015 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (2)

At 4pm on the 30th September 2015, Broadfield House Glass Museum will close down.

The museum will have been open for 35 years, 5 months and 29 days and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Long standing members of The Carnival Glass Society have very fond memories of get-togethers here.

Plans are underway for transference of this important glass collection to the purpose-built

facility on the former White House Glass Cone site in Wordsley.

The new site will be opposite the council’s historic Red House Glass Cone.

New visitor attractions will feature the borough’s glass as well as attracting travelling glass exhibitions and specialist events.(The CGS AGM perhaps?)



August newsletter

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on July 29, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (8)


You can frame it, if you want to

But we suggest you read it, from cover to cover, to get your summer-time fix of Carnival Glass.

Coming soon - CGS Newsletter 152


If you're not already a Full Society Member you can join and get four full newsletters a year for as little as £14.

Click here to subscribe Please don't miss out, these are still the best carnival glass publications ever!



 

No flash in the pan

Posted by The Carnival Glass Society UK Ltd on June 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Carnival glass toilet for sale?

Photo sent courtesy of Karl and Derek Sumpter


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