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Vaseline Glass: Canary to Contemporary - David A Peterson


Vaseline Glass: Canary to Contemporary
Subtitle: The Comprehensive Guide to Yellow-Green Pattern Glass, Art Glass and Novelties from 1840 to the Present.
By David A. Peterson, copyright 2002 by Antique Publications
Paperback: ISBN: 1-57080-087-1   retail $34.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1-57080-088-X    retail $44.95
80 pages of color photos, with photo glossary of 1441 photos.

Occasionally available from the author.  Three or Four copies seem to be on ebay at any given time.  Due to Antique Publications going out of business, The only distributer now is HERZINGER & Co., 144 Horizon Dr., Sagle, Idaho USA 83860,
USA PHONE: 1-800-428-2670.

A review from Alice Walsj, editor of Glass Shards, the newsletter for the National American Glass Club.  At the end of that article is a link to send the author an email.

I strongly recommend the hardback version, as the paperback version tends to split at the binding and pages can fall out.

The Lost Chapters: The Official Addendum To: Vaseline Glass: Canary to Contemporary
Self published in 2004.  Available only from the author (see review above for email link at end of article)  Retail $15USD + postage.

When my book was originally written, I wrote enough to make a book of approximately 300 pages.  When I sent it to the publisher, he limited me to 224 pages, including index, color photos, etc.  Instead of trimming down the size of each chapter, I eliminated specific chapters (each chapter being a different glass factory).  I self published the LOST CHAPTERS in 2004, and did a full cross-referenced index, which was not in the original book.  The index in this addendum gives all names to listed patterns, not just the most commonly used names.  The book is spiral bound, 60 pages total.  Any book purchased from the author is autographed.

Included in the purchase of either book from the author is corrections that have been made since the books have been published.  The list includes items that have been identified that had not been identified at time of press or that were mis-identified (thankfully, the list is short!)


By David A. Peterson

Self published in 2007 and can only be ordered from this website:

This book on Vaseline Glass is to show some of the marvelous forms of pressed glass, art glass, and novelties that were made between 1840 to the present. The glass covers a wide range of makers, time periods and styles, all within the medium of a yellow-green glass that has magical properties: It GLOWS!  The author shows a variety of different examples of rare vaseline glass from around the world and from different time periods!  There is a PDF preview at the website that shows the first 16 pages.  Available in both hard and soft covers.

A full listing of all known errata for VASELINE GLASS: CANARY TO CONTEMPORARY (by David A. Peterson, copyright 2002 by Antique Publications) can now be found at

This will be updated whenever new information or corrections come to light.

David A. Peterson
aka: Mr. Vaseline Glass


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