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May 2003

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Books on Blenko:

Blenko Glass, 1930-1953
by Eason Eige and Rick Wilson, Antique Publications, 1987
Out of print but often available on
ISBN No. 0-915410-34-6
An essential account of Blenko's origin and early years.
Includes a selection of pre-1954 Blenko catalogue pages and advertisements.
Note: several misattributions in the color images.

BIG COLOR: Mid-20th Century Architectural ScaleArt Glass
by Damon Crain, Puritan Press, 2013
Defines and explores the revolutionary Architectural Scale genre introduced by Wayne Husted in 1954. The hardcover, cloth bound 82 page book of previously unpublished research. Inclused a 46" long centerfold showing all Architectural designs in chronological order. Limited edition of 500 books printed.
Available exclusively through

20th Century Factory Glass
by Lesley Jackson, Rizzoli , New York , 2000
ISBN 0-8478-2253-2
An excellent book for contextualizing Blenko within 20 th century glass production. The "story of modern glass producers worldwide. The book discusses over 100 factories in detail, from Barovier & Toso in Italy to Blenko in the USA .It provides a much needed overview of the century's main developments in form, style and technique..."

West Virginia Glass Between the World Wars
by Dean Six, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd 2002
ISBN 0-7643-1546-3
An overview of the work of 23 West Virginia glass companies, 2 pages on Blenko.
Useful for contextualizing Blenko's early years within WV glass production.

Blenko, Cool 50's & 60's Glass
Leslie Pina, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2000, (revised & reissued 2006)
Note: Contain serious, basic factual errors. Even the revised and "corrected" version of the above book contains glaring errors that we consider unacceptable and as a result we do not recommend or endorse this book. The values in the price guide section of their books appear arbitrary are set by the author alone, who is neither an active collector or dealer and estimates values with no editorial oversight.

Miller's Collectibles Price Guide 2007
Katherine Higgins, General Editor, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd 2006
Blenko content provided by Damon Crain
Three pages on Blenko, one page text overview two pages images of glass 1930-1972.
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Vintage Catalog Reprints

available at various online booksellers (ex: Barnes & Noble )

Blenko Catalogs, 1959-1961 and 1984-2001
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd 2002, ISBN 0-7643-1651-6
Note : factual errors in preface and a price guide that is best ignored

Blenko Glass, 1962-1971 Catalogues
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd 2000, ISBN 0-7643-1026-7
Note : factual errors in preface and a price guide that is best ignored

Blenko Glass, 1972-1983 Catalogues
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd 2001, ISBN 0-7643-1383-5
Note : timeline and preface both contain factual errors, price guide is best ignored

The glasshouse Press Archive:

An independent website run by the leading Blenko expert, includes an archive of published material that is an excellent source of information.


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Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center's Museum of American Glass
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