Our first book 'Carnival Glass, the Magic & the Mystery' was written over ten years ago. We're pleased to announce a just released 2nd Edition that has been greatly revised and expanded. In fact it is a "book within a book" as the entire section on Carnival made in Europe, Australia, S. America, India etc., has been totally re-written / freshly illustrated. All our recent research over the past decade is incorporated within the new, expanded 2nd edition.
Please visit www.carnival-glass.net
for all links, or go directly to http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/Magic2.htmlA bit of insider info about Carnival Glass The Magic and The Mystery 2
by Glen and Stephen Thistlewood
During the years that followed the publishing of the first edition of â€śCarnival Glass: The Magic & The Mysteryâ€ť we carried out a tremendous amount of continuing and fresh research. We studied catalogues and travelled throughout Europe and Scandinavia, learning all we could about the factories beyond the USA that had produced Carnival. Sometimes we were following up â€śoldâ€ť leads (with surprising, and new results), and at times we were treading on pure white snow; like being the first people to leave footsteps on the unexplored ground. The twin challenges of piecing together and solving puzzles, and discovering previously â€śunknownâ€ť Carnival producers gives a great â€śbuzzâ€ť.
Possibly the most startling discovery was that Carnival Glass had actually started production in Europe much earlier than we had previously believed. Conventional wisdom had been that production outside the USA was â€śsecondaryâ€ť â€“ possibly beginning in the mid 1920s, or even later. The truth was mind-blowing! Catalogue evidence proved that the start date was as early as 1915 and maybe even some years prior to that. Carnival in Europe was being made at the same time as Carnival in the USA, although the US makers had a head start (and had surely provided the influence and critical impetus for the European and Australian makers to get cracking too!)
When the late (and much missed) Peter Schiffer of Schiffer Publishing asked us to produce a Second Edition of â€śCarnival Glass: The Magic & The Mysteryâ€ť we were thrilled to be given the opportunity to fully revise the entire book and to expand (and indeed re-write) the section on Non-USA Carnival (â€śCarnival Echoes Around the Worldâ€ť). We were also able to revise all the glass values throughout the book as well as update information, where appropriate, on Classic Carnival. So, with this new 2nd edition (released in early 2009) you will find a tremendous amount of fresh information and illustration, as well as the updated version of our original, ground-breaking writings on Classic Carnival. We hope you enjoy it.