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Offline chuggy

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« on: August 01, 2005, 05:35:08 PM »
Have just bought my first couple of pieces of early Higgins glass and think it's great, but wondered if any one knows of any collections within the UK that might be available for a view to quench my thirst for more information. I've got both the books and on a bit of a mission at present so any UK based help appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 12:29:04 AM »
Paul, I don't know of any UK based info and you've probably seen the Higgins glass on this page, but just in case you haven't, it may be of interest: http://www.jax-deco.com/higgins.html there's also a website about Higgins glass http://www.higginsglass.com/


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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 07:34:15 AM »
Thanks Anne
Hadn't seen the first site so off on a spending spree later this week for a couple of bits from it. I love the 60's and 70's feel of so much of it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 06:51:36 AM »
Hello,
   Chuggy, I have been trying to get you some pictures of my Higgins, well here they are, at long last. As you will be able to tell, I have alot of learning to do yet, when it involves digital pictures.  You can see the pieces good, the pics are just waaaay too large, but I'm working on it.  :?

Anyhow, please know that I would be more than happy to help you out with your "spending spree"!!  My Higgins could be your Higgins.  If not, then enjoy  the eye candy,  and just consider me a sharing sort of person.  :D



This is the "clocks" ashtray, it is 10"x7", the smaller of the two made in this theme.
http://tinypic.com/9sxklx.jpg
http://tinypic.com/9sz282.jpg


This is a cigaret box, it measures 7 1/2"x4", I have not found this in any research I have done, so I have no clue as to the theme name. I Wish I knew, if you run across it, hollar back at me, ok?
http://tinypic.com/9u91dg.jpg
http://tinypic.com/9u97jo.jpg

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 09:02:35 AM »
Love the box. Sorry Chuggy you can't have my Higgins. Although I should post a pic of what has to be a really strange pc. Terry


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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 09:17:48 AM »
Hello, Terry,
   I know that I, for one, would love to see your Higgins......and I agree, the cigaret box is a really attractive design.  I bought it at a yard sale for two dollars.    :shock:  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 09:36:06 AM »
Ok Linda as promised here it is. The base is not signed but definately Higgins. The "Angel" is some kind of heavy metal while the candle part is brass. http://tinypic.com/9ull4m.jpg  Even the higgins collectors I know have a tendancy to sniff when they see this one. The rest of my Higgins is scattered throughout and I really should gather it together. Terry


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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 09:42:58 AM »
Hello,
  Terry, very nice!!!  The color combo is awsome,  I've never seen those colors looking classy, like they do.  Thanks for sharing.

Linda
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005, 12:25:07 PM »
Is higgins easy to find in the UK?

Terry...great candle holder! I don't think I ever seen that one before.

Linda...Love the cigarette box! It's my husbands favorite pattern. He would love that piece. We have a different pattern cigarette box, but it's one with the glass bottom.

Our collection of higgins with the exception of the St. Louis dish.

http://blenkocollectors.com/ohiovalleyglass/blenkocollhiggins.htm

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005, 04:42:05 PM »
The cigarrette box is a WOW and the pattern is sunset, there is an identical pattern in the blue colourway called midnight, and I've a tray in that on it's way to me (please huury up Mr Postman).
See I've been reading my books which so far have cost almost as much as the bits I've bought.
Very hard to find in the UK, and would love to buy some more quality pieces like the box.

Cathy
I love the steamship piece, not seen anything like that in my very limited searches.

Paul
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