Sunday, December 2, 2012

Vintage Russel Wright Eclipse Glasses: Collectible Barware


  Barlett-Collins Russell Wright Eclipse Tumblers

In the 1958 Barlett-Collins catalog (reproduced in "The Decorated Tumbler" by Hazel Marie Weatherman, these glasses were advertised asRussel Wright Eclipse glasses for Bartlett-Collins "Eclipse Decoration By Russell Wright". The glasses came in several sizes: 4 oz Cocktail Tumbler, 9 oz Old Fashioned Tumbler, 13 oz "Boomer" Old fashioned Tumbler, 12 oz Hi-Ball Tumbler and 14 oz "Sooner" Zombie tumbler. The polka dot pattern is listed in four colors, green, blue, red, yellow. I am not sure what to tell you about prices. I have seen a lot of mixed up and partial sets on the internet with prices all over the place. Be sure to evaluate condition, such as scratching and color fading. Shop carefully before jumping in on big dollar price tags.

The photograph shown describes these glasses as 12 oz size
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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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