Phoenix and Consolidated Glass Collectors' Club

WE WANT YOU!

The Club is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including:

  • Raising the public's awareness and appreciation for the special characteristics, heritage, and unique historical value of Phoenix and Consolidated art glass;
  • Promoting the study and appreciation of Phoenix and Consolidated art glass;
  • Broadening our knowledge about and aiding in the preservation of Phoenix and Consolidated art glass;
  • Encouraging and assisting new collectors;
  • Encouraging museums to acquire Phoenix and Consolidated art glass as part of their permanent collections and to display it for the public.

Benefits include:

Quarterly newsletter: Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors News & Views. Our newsletter is the best source of information on Phoenix and Consolidated glass, market trends, reports of sale prices at auctions, shows, etc. Our "Reproduction Alert" column is quoted by other publications. Our "For sale, trades and wanted" ads are free to subscribers and a popular feature.

Annual convention in July. Our members gather once a year at our annual convention in July. Our convention is held in the area where Phoenix and Consolidated glass was originally made. If you collect or sell this type of glass you should consider attending our annual convention. Also, if you are a museum curator that wants to learn more about this glass or acquire examples for your museum collection you will find this convention of interest. Highlights include:

  • Meet fellow collectors and dealers.
  • Buy, sell and trade glass (Phoenix, Consolidated, Kopp Modernistic and related Muncie pottery).
  • Free expert appraisals.
  • See members displays of unusual glass (awards for top three displays).
  • Hospitality suite to meet and mingle with club members.
  • Attend informative lectures hosted by club members who are experts.
  • Consignment auction (members only) of Phoenix and Consolidated glass.
  • Banquet with guest speaker.
  • A FUN collectors convention - not to be missed!

Convention Registration Packets will be mailed out in April 2006, to all PCGCC members.  If you are not a member of the club and would like to receive a registration packet, please contact Rick Mariano right away.  Give him your "snail mail" address so that a packet can be sent to you.  Rick can be reached at:

Email message to Rick Mariano (Club Vice President)
or by phone at (412) 269-1256

2006 Convention Information

The 2006 annual convention will be held at the Embassy Suites - Pittsburgh Airport on the last weekend in July (July 27-29). Make your reservations with the hotel early. The hotel has blocked rooms at special rates for our convention. If you collect Phoenix or Consolidated Glass going to the annual convention is like going to a candy store --- hundreds of pieces of glass for sale and/or on display. You will see more glass here in a couple of days than you will see all year long hitting antique malls and antique stores. There is something for everyone at the convention from the beginning collector to more advanced collectors. You will see common pieces and rarities for sale. There is a consignment auction (this is a private auction, you must be a club member to consign glass to the auction or bid on glass) as well as educational seminars lead by our members. Lots of fun --- not to be missed if you are a serious collector or dealer than specializes in this glass.

Thursday, July 27
The hospitality room will open at noon (if you are coming to the convention please bring some cookies or cake for the hospitality room). At 3 PM there will be a Welcome to First-Time Attendees, with a "Show & Tell" program featuring unusual pieces acquired by collectors during the past year.

Friday, July 28
At 9 AM we will hold our annual business meeting. The business meeting will followed by an educational seminar.

Saturday, July 29
At 12 Noon we will start checking in glass for the consignment auction (check-in ends at 1 PM). This is a private members only auction. The auction will begin at 2 PM. Preview some of the glass to be auctioned:

http://www.billrichardsauctioneers.com/

Our banquet begins at 6:30 PM. Awards for the top two room displays will be presented. After the banquet we will have a speaker.

Sunday, July 30
Most members will be departing for home and lots will be stopping at the Meadows Flea Market on the way (6 am is the time for early buyers).

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Dues: $25.00 for single; $35.00 per household (dues include a subscription to our newsletter). Our membership year is on an annual basis. You will receive four newsletters as part of your membership. If you join in the middle of a membership year back issues for that year will be sent to you.

Make checks payable to: Phoenix and Consolidated Glass Collectors Club.

Mail to: PCGCC, Ruth Ann C. Davis, Treasurer, P. O. Box 387, Southington, CT 06489, Phone: (860) 747-2275

Questions?

Email message to Ruth Ann C. Davis (Treasurer)
 
Email message to Rick Mariano (Club Vice President)

 
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