Wednesday, August 5, 2009

American Depression Glass

Depression Glass is the name given to American glass that was made during the 1930s, during the time of the Great Depression. American glassmakers sold mass-produced, pressed glass items to companies and distributors. This glass was made in pretty patterns and designs. It was also made in pretty colors, meant to bring some cheerfulness into people's lives when times were hard, and companies gave it away to promote sales. The glass was given away with products, or given away for free at movie houses. Sometimes there were coupons on packaging to send away for items with a certain number of purchases. Depression Glass was made in many colors, including pink, green, blue, amber, yellow, red, black, white, and also crystal.
I currently have a few depression glass items listed on OLA; all are old depression glass-I would never sell reproductions.
I have a nice set of 8 green depression sherbets, made by Federal Glass; free shipping is included with this set.
Click here to view the listing for the sherbets.

I also have a beautiful cobalt blue Hazel Atlas ice pail, with the windmill decoration. Click here to view the listing for the ice pail.

Click here to see other depression glass I currently have listed.

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