VASELINE GLASS COLLECTORS, INC.
10th ANNUAL CONVENTION!
HOLIDAY INN SELECT
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
OCT. 9-11, 2008

hotel sign

The following glass was on display at the convention.  There were 53 people in attendance.
Each photo is a clickable link that can be enlarged for a better view.

Bob Harry and Rob Leal had three different display themes.
The first three photos are of each display,
followed by some individual close-ups of various pieces of interest from their displays.

BEST VISUAL AWARD: SPRINGTIME GARDEN
Best Visual
OPALESCENT TREASURES
OPAL TREASURES
MAY I SERVE YOU? (Bread Platter display)
Bread Platters

decorated vasesTwo matched decorated vases, showing opposing views of birds. 
opaline brocade w/ redOpaline Brocade (Spanish Lace), vaseline opalescent with cranberry, by John Walsh Walsh, circa 1897.
3 opaline brocade piecesThree different Opaline Brocade pieces by John Walsh Walsh, 1897.
3-cup table charmThree-cup table charm set, registered design for John Walsh Walsh, Rd. 409769 & 417965.
Richardson Tulip GroupingTulip vase grouping, most likely all Richardson, England, 1880-1890's.
opal treasuresTwo hand-worked opalescent vases on stands and a Burtles, Tate & Co., 'Mermaid' posey boat.
JIP groupingA grouping of Jack-in-the-Pulpit vases, both English and Bohemian, circa 1900s.
art glass groupingArt Glass Grouping: Northwood, Hobbs, John Walsh Walsh, Stuart, Richardson, Harrach, etc.
3 wall pocketsThree pressed glass wall pockets, one by Davidson (bottom right), two by Burtles, Tate & Co.
  holy waterA wall-mount vase with a religious theme (opalescent cross on the side of the vase) .  Part of a matching pair. 
Boulton & MillsBoulton & Mills ornamental decanter, leaf design is Rd. 22179, Feb. 2, 1885.
Davidson photo platesTwo photo plates by Davidson.  The photos are original and are glued cardboard on reverse.

BEST THEME DISPLAY (CELEBRATING 10 YEARS)
By Dave Peterson
best theme design

BEST EDUCATIONAL (CENTRAL GLASS)
By Marilyn Hallock
Central Glass display
DAISY & BUTTON (variety of manufacturers)
by Nancy Haddock
Daisy & Button
RIVERSIDE (plus two Heisey pieces)
by Bob & Mary Kreimer
Riverside display

"BEST SINGLE PIECE" displays
(for those who only brought one display piece)

Armadillo & Lone Star Beer
(Beer bottle made by Jack Loranger in vaseline glass)
armadillo

Nancy's Handmade Paperweight
(vaseline glass frit, cobalt, milk glass & controlled bubbles, made at Wheaton Village)
Nancy's paperweight

Bob's Decanter (BEST SINGLE PIECE)
decanter

Rob's Pairpoint comport set
(with COLIAS cutting design)
PAIRPOINT Colias

10 years of Convention Souvenir pieces
(from left to right)
Gibson: Mug Toothpick holder
Gibson: Perfume Bottle
Gibson: Squat vase (marked VGCI pressed into base)
Whitehurst: witchball
Loranger: fish
Wilkerson: Paperweight
Wilkerson: Paperweight
Loranger: vase with 'floaties'
Wilkerson: cup plate with VGCI logo/name
Wilkerson: Toothpick holder, marked VGCI 1998-2008
(display courtesy of convention coordinator committee)
anniversary display

CONVENTION SPEAKERS:

Dean Six (Author on several books, spoke about West Virginia Glass)
Dean Six

Dorothty "Dottie" Daugherty (Author: Celery Vases)
Dottie Daugherty

Tom Dryden (Carnival Glass)
Tom Dryden

Mike Di Gennaro (Tiffin/U.S. Glass Co.)
Mike D.

Bob Peper ("VGCI 10 YEAR RECAP")
Bob Peper

Photos by Dave Peterson, Tom Foozer, Patty Alexander.  All rights reserved, copyright 2008.  Photos are not to be used without written permission.  CLICK HERE to return to main page.