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Author Topic: RARE EARLY VICTORIAN DISASTER GLASS 1844 HASWELL COLLIERY  (Read 323 times)

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Offline Arthirollen

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RARE EARLY VICTORIAN DISASTER GLASS 1844 HASWELL COLLIERY
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:47:48 AM »
Are there any collectors out there of disaster glass? A very tragic but fascinating area for the glass academic, these were made in the 19th century to commemorate and as memorials for various tragic events, mostly mining disasters I believe.
I have one for the explosion at Haswell Colliery in 1844 which claimed the lives of 95 men and boys, I have decided to sell it now on ebay as raising money for my father, take a look if you too have an interest in the social history side of glass, have to admit my photos are not brilliant though as only have a very old camera.
I recently saw a small disaster glass sell on ebay which was to commemorate the Victoria Hall tragedy in which over 180 children lost their lives.

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Re: RARE EARLY VICTORIAN DISASTER GLASS 1844 HASWELL COLLIERY
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 01:40:37 PM »
Hi Arthirollen, welcome to the GMB.

I have moved this post to the Market Place forum because it is in respect of a current sales item, not just an inquiry or information thread.

Unfortunately you do not give details of the eBay item.

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Re: RARE EARLY VICTORIAN DISASTER GLASS 1844 HASWELL COLLIERY
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 06:04:16 PM »
Hello KevinH,

Thank you so much for your welcome and for moving my post to where it should be, if anyone wants to have a look the ebay item number is 263531205148 or a search for 'mining disaster glass' will also bring it up as there are not currently any others like this for sale.

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Re: RARE EARLY VICTORIAN DISASTER GLASS 1844 HASWELL COLLIERY
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 06:38:46 PM »
Here's the direct link.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VICTORIAN-1844-SUNDERLAND-HASWELL-COLLIERY-MINING-DISASTER-COMMEMORATIVE-GLASS/263531205148?hash=item3d5baf121c:g:V5AAAOSwOb9aktBj

I was very curious, given I was listening to a folk song about a mining disaster, Christy Moore's "Blantyre Explosion", when I found it. :)

How much was commemorating such things down to the ordinary folk who they affected directly, rather than officially led by the mine owners who rather wanted unsullied reputations?
Cheers, Sue (M)
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