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New Carnival from Old Molds
NEW Carnival from OLD molds
To qualify the statements made here, concerning differences between OLD and NEW examples, we will tell you that we have been contacted by “some Asian producers” (in broken English), requesting their new merchandise be displayed on our www.carnivalglass101.com site. How you spend your money is entirely your business, but you do deserve to understand the alteration of standards when purchasing such as we describe here. No one deserves to be short-changed, nor do we believe that any seller has the right to sell new for old! Please bear in mind that old molds have come into hands, far and wide. That old standard: “BUYER BEWARE” is ever-present!
New 9 in. Acanthus (ODD Blue) bowl. - Courtesy Wroda Auctions.
Imperial ACANTHUS: 8”- 9” bowls from vintage production are found in marigold, purple, smoke, helios, emerald, aqua, clambroth, and cobalt blue.
The example shown here is entirely too bold and bright to be considered cobalt. While (IG) items were made in blue glass, it was not this bold in color.
Vintage Spatula footed GRAPE & CABLE Vt. plate - Green.
New Grape Cable Vt. bowl - Courtesy Andy Tiffin
Ext. New Grape & Cable Vt. bowl - Courtesy Andy Tiffin
NEW Grape & Cable Vt.-Courtesy Andy Tiffin.
N. GRAPE & CABLE VT. : The vintage plate in green has spatula feet. When this new blue version was made, the interior plunger with the grape design was placed on the Basketweave collar base exterior. Notice the (same) color blue base glass used on Acanthus?
NEW 6.25 in. long, 4.50 in. wide, 3 in. high. Possibly Mosser Repro.
Vintage GRAPE & CABLE Banana Bowl in rare BLUE! - 12-13 in. in length.
N. GRAPE & CABLE Banana Boats: Small sizes were never produced by Northwood.
NEW Good Luck Bowl. - 9 in. diameter with Ribbed Exterior - Green.
NEW Good Luck bowl. - Courtesy Andy Tiffin
NEW Good Luck with Splotchy iridescence. Courtesy Andy Tiffin.
Vintage PCE Blue GOOD LUCK Bowl - 9 in. diameter.
N. GOOD LUCK: The edge points on vintage examples discern the differences seen on the newer versions. In recent years, some collectors have “coined” emerald green as a color to go for! How do you feel about THIS emerald green? It's a bit too new for our money!!
Vintage Green 9 in. PEACOCKS Plate.
NEW Green Peacocks bowl - Courtesy Andy Tiffin
NEW Emerald Green Peacocks bowl - splotchy irid.Courtesy Andy Tiffin.
N. PEACOCKS: First noticeable factor: This is the same green glass used for the new Good Lucks. The plate is Northwood green and please note the edge differences, along with the fact that no feathers are visible on the new item.
Vintage BIG FISH in Amethyst.
New BIG FISH found by Greg Cox - June 2010.
New First of its shape - BIG FISH - offer of $3000. on eBay.
Millersburg BIG FISH: If not the same item, then one exactly like it was included in the late March 2011 Burns auction in IN. We handled it, and decided it could have been altered in re-heating/re-shaping, but more likely is a new example! We display the typical OLD bowl in ice cream shape. Other old versions are known in square and tri-corner shapes.
Left - NEW Spiralex-Courtesy Greg Ferguson.
Right - Vintage SPIRALEX 11.25 in. tall- RARE Cobalt.
Dugan SPIRALEX: These 8”-14” vases are listed in marigold, amethyst, white, peach opalescent, and rare cobalt blue. As of 1999, when Carl. O. Burns sent his Dugan book to print, no other old colors had been confirmed. Recently, a sapphire/celeste vase has presented itself on eBay. We wonder about it, since summer of 2011 has brought forth these two brown vases we display here, which ARE new. Our suggestion to new collectors: LEARN/STUDY/READ as much as you can, before spending a lot of money on something questionable---particularly if you intend to collect vintage carnival glass! A word to the wise should be sufficient.
Dean & Diane Fry, 4/2011
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