The Carnival Glass Society(UK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Devoted to the collecting and accurate documentation of Carnival Glass

Welcome to the home of the Carnival Glass Society (UK) 

This UK based Society was formed by a small group of collectors in 1982 and has grown to have members in countries across the world. We are passionate about collecting, spreading awareness and appreciating the beauty of Carnival Glass. We encourage research into its history and circulate information through our publications.



The Carnival Glass Society publishes a quarterly 40 page newsletter packed full of fascinating articles, original research, beautiful photographs, fun snippets and intriguing stories from our members. Browse photographic highlights from past issues and learn more about membership of our friendly Carnival Glass Society.



Forty page quarterly newsletter packed full of interesting articles, new research, the latest finds by members, ‘dates for your diary’ and information on trips and events. More info.

Trips and events which are exclusive to CGS members. More info.

Invitations to gatherings at members’ houses to see their carnival glass collections and meet with other carnival glass collectors. More info.

Access to the Carnival Glass Society Market Place in the members’ area of our website where members can list items of carnival glass that they would like to buy or which they have to sell.

Discounted admission charges which the Carnival Glass Society has negotiated  with the organisers of some fantastic antiques and collectors fairs in the UK. Two members of the Carnival Glass Society (or one member + guest) can attend each participating fair for the price of one admission ticket on production of a CGS 2-4-1 discount card.  More info.

Invitation to attend the CGS annual weekend with talks, displays and sales of carnival glass, raffles, evening dinner with entertainment and much more. Details.

Spectacular exhibition of Carnival Glass that was on display at the ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh House' in Spring 2019

Gift Membership

Why not give membership of the Carnival Glass Society as a gift to a friend or loved one ? 

Just go to  Join the CGS to learn more about our special gift packages 

New to carnival glass? Why not read our Concise Guide to Carnival Glass

Looking for a pattern? Browse our Photo Gallery which shows thousands of photographs of carnival glass patterns by different makers across the world

      CGS Newsletter 169
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