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.

Special Membership Offer for Unprecedented Times

Join in April to Receive 4 Free Editions of our CGS Newsletter and 2 Extra Supplements Right Away..... 

Join anytime in April and we will send you all four back issues from our last CGS year and two special supplements for free, giving carnival glass lovers who are at home, facing the challenges of lock down, a wealth of carnival glass articles, snippets, photographs, research and information to enjoy during these difficult and unprecedented times. 

We will email you our four CGS Newsletters from last year, our first edition from this year and two special supplements right away. You will receive three more issues this year and enjoy a host of other membership benefits. Click here for details and to read highlights of the newsletters you will receive then Join the CGS  before 30 April to take up this exceptional offer.  

Electronic Membership is only £14 for up to two people per year (£25 per year for printed newsletters delivered within the UK and £32  per year for printed newsletters delivered outside of the UK). 



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 details.

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

Easter Gift Membership

Special Offer Pack 

Why not give this exceptional offer as a gift to a friend or loved one this Easter and we will email them this bumper pack of newsletters and supplements right away.

Just go to  Join the CGS to order this special Easter gift. 

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
            Is Out Now

Another 40 pages packed full of articles, photographs, fascinating research and exciting CGS events.