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 has a summery feel including:

  • 'Everything is Coming Up Roses' in an intriguing 'pattern matching' article which reveals some rare carnival glass delights

  • Scintillating Marigolds in Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary's Garden

  • The Oceanographer is back at the beach for this August Issue

  • Spectacular Plates abound, including the history of some outstanding examples, specifically designed as decorative pictures for the wall 

  • Recently discovered information gives insight into how Fenton shipped carnival glass into the UK in 1913 with some fantastic period photographs

  • Look out for 'Lockdown Auction Delights' and a great antique shop find that had been hiding in plain sight 

  • There's a unique Trophy Cup as 'Carnival Goes on Bat Patrol' as well as some intriguing jewellery to be enjoyed

  • News on some sensational bonbon finds, with a seasonal twist, includes the intricacies of how they were made and an insight to collecting by colour range 

  • Not forgetting a wistful and witty look at items which are not carnival glass 'but how I wish they were!!'

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 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).

Click here to  'Join the CGS' and take advantage of these benefits


Did you guess what is on our CGS Newsletter 175 front cover? 

Yes, it is a Vintage Czech Glass Button in a Fern  design with a spectacular iridescence!!

Join the CGS now and you will also receive our 'Jewellery Special Supplement' which tells the fascinating story of iridescent jewellery and the journey of those who made it, first serialised in our February Newsletter 173. 


(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