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:

  • Memories of  a carnival glass love at first sight

  • 'Little Treasures' found rummaging at car boot sales and village halls

  • Fascinating story of  a 'Typically Tropical' carnival glass pendant

  • A new series on 'Identical Twins - Almost' from the Ward Collection

  • Ribbons, Leaves and Autumn Glory make a colourful array

  • Ocean Creatures and Swimming Rabbits from the Oceanographer

  • A photographic 'Walk on the Wild Side' , the first of two

  • Carnival glass inspired by a historic hat - can you guess?

  • Alliances, Lids and Marriage Proposals  

  • As well as 'Carnival Glass Goes Lacemaking' and other eclectic uses in our popular 'Carnival Glass - What's the Use?' series

All this is exclusive to Carnival Glass Society members so why not join us? 

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 major 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).



As many of us enter into lock downs and restrictions we have decided to extend the special membership offer we ran over the festive season to support you in these challenging and unprecedented  times. Join now and, in addition to Newsletter 172, we shall send you the last three issues from our past CGS year in electronic format for free! 

That's 160 pages of articles, research, news and carnival glass fun to enjoy right away with a further three issues to come.

 Just click on 'Join the CGS' to take advantage of this very special offer

Join now and you will receive past Newsletters 169, 170 and 171 for free - just click on the front covers to discover what delights they hold.


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

Newsletter 160

November 2017

Newsletter 161

February 2018

Newsletter 162

June 2018

Newsletter 163

August 2018

Newsletter 164

November 2018

Newsletter 165

February 2019

Newsletter 166

June 2019

Newsletter 167

August 2019

Newsletter 168

November 2019


Click here to view photographic highlights of past CGS newsletters

Newsletter Sampler

Click here to read our Carnival Glass Society Newsletter sampler