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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Collectible Moonstone Glass

Anchor Hocking glass was “raised from the ashes” so to speak, as the venerable glass company sits on the site of its original premises. The Anchor Hocking factory, called the Black Cat, is partially named for the Hocking River, on which shores it sits.

Better known for its Royal Ruby glass and Fire King products of the 60’s & 70’s, the company is also known for its very popular Moonstone, Depression glass, which is very collectibles. The Moonstone Pattern was produced between 1941 and 1946 and is quite distinct. Some people confuse it with other makers such as Fenton Glass because of its hobnails and its white opalescent quality.

Another good thing about the Moonstone pattern is the fact that it is quite affordable as a collectible. Many of the smaller pieces can be picked up for a few dollars and a collection can build up quickly. Pieces can be found at many area flea markets, auctions and estate sales.

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