The Carnival Glass Society(UK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Devoted to the collecting and accurate documentation of Carnival Glass

The CGS (UK) Newsletter




Another 40 pages packed with articles, research, and stories from members who have made a fantastic contribution as well as a lot of carnival glass fun. 

This issue includes:

  • A wealth of greens and golds, including an Imperial Green Portobello Surpise, a green Fenton Lily Vase (as shown on our front cover), some fabulous Imperial Lustre Rose items and an intriguing take on 'Gold Served Four Ways'.

  • We have pretty spring marigolds as well as an informative article which reviews 'Marigold - Pumpkin to Pastels and Somewhere in Between' that every collector will find helpful. 

  • Look out for some more great antique fair finds by our members.

  • Read the intriguing story behind a 'Faux Carnival Glass' Hatpin.

  • As well as our amusing feature on 'Tales from the Glass Shelves' which tells the stories behind purchases made in the past.

  • Follow the evolution of Sowerby's 'Hobstar and Cut Triangles' based on  new research into the roots and development of this delightful pattern.

  • Go in search of some 'Oriental Chics' - you may be surprised at what we find!

  • Finishing with a rare carnival glass 'Lord's Supper Bread Plate', the history of which will take you back over 130 years.



It only costs £14 per year for Electronic Membership for up to two people for which you receive our quarterly, 40 page newsletter by email plus a host of membership benefits including: the ability to buy and sell carnival glass on the members' area of our website, our exclusive CGS Fairs Discount Card which gives 2 for 1 entry at many antique fairs across the UK, invitations to CGS events and much more (or £25 per year for printed newsletters delivered in UK, £32 per year for printed newsletters delivered outside of the UK). 

Join any time during April or May and, in addition to NL176 and NL177 from this carnival glass year, we shall sent you four issues from our past year for free - that is 240 pages of articles, research, news and carnival glass fun for you to enjoy right away with two more issues to come later in the year.

Why not  'Join the CGS' to take advantage of this special offer today?

Below are the six newsletters you will receive right away with two more to come later this year. Just click on the front covers to find out what delights they hold and 'Join the CGS' to receive your membership pack



(Click on cover photos to read more about each Newsletter )

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