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Florida’s Best Newspaper for Antiques & Collectibles                                                 TAKE ONE

                                 JANUARY 2018 • Volume 31 No. 5

                                                                                              Vernon Kilns Pottery
                                                                                       Continues to Hold High Values

                                                                    By Larry LeMasters
                                                                    LeMasters’ Antique News Service
                                                                       Vernon Kilns was an American pottery    McBean & Co., and J.A. Bauer Pottery,
                                                                    company in Vernon, California. Founded     Vernon Kilns helped found “California
                                                                    by Faye G. Bennison in 1931, when he       Potteries” when California’s “Big Five”
                                                                    purchased the former Poxon China Pottery,   potteries united under one corporate banner.
                                                                    Vernon Kilns produced ceramic tableware,     Vernon Kilns earliest dinnerware series
                                                                    giftware, art ware, and figurines. The     was “Early California,” a series of solid color
                                                                    company is particularly noted for its Walt   dinnerware in vivid colors produced in the
                                                                    Disney and celebrity figurines.            mid-1930s.
                                                                       Along with Metlox Manufacturing           Collectors of Vernon Kilns dinnerware
                                                                    Company, Pacific Clay Products, Gladding   often look for certain designers and artists.
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                                                                   ←Rare, Vernon Kilns large Lei Lani pitcher with six matching tumblers produced by Vernon Kilns,
                                                                   Potters of California.  This pitcher set is signed “Aloha Don Blanding” and is valued at $1,485.

                               44th SFDGC Show & Sale                                     Grand Prize Raffle: Cambridge

                                                                                          amber Apple Blossom etch and
                         Welcomes Award Winning Author                                   embossed gold Console  Set with
                                                                                             Bashful Charlotte frog.
           The South Florida Depression Glass Club   depression, elegant, kitchen, mid-century,
         will hold its Show and Sale on Sat., Feb. 3rd   pottery and dinnerware.  All major and some
         & Sun., Feb. 4th at the Emma Lou Olson Civic   rare makers will be represented such as
         Center, 1801 NE 6th St., Pompano Beach,   Heisey, Cambridge and Fostoria.
         FL. Frank Consentino, whose book, “Figural   Take advantage of  hundreds of dollars
         Acid Etchings 1876 - 1970” in two volumes   worth of door prizes,  free gift to first
         has won both a gold award for reference   100 paid attendees, glass repair on site,
         and a silver award for education, will lecture   seminars,  glass identification and free
         on both days at 1:00pm and have his books   parking.
         available for purchase and signing.      For more information call  561-767-5233
           Noted specialized dealers will sell “Glass   or visit or
         Through the Decades” including American   sfdgc or

                                                                            Sanlando Depression Glass Show and Sale Returns

                                                                        Make plans to attend and bring a friend to   free when accompanied by an adult. Hourly $25
                                                                      the Sanlando Depression Glass Show and Sale,   gift certificates will be given as well as special
                                                                      one of the best vintage glassware shows in the   certificate drawings for youth 17 and under.
                                                                      country, featuring twenty-six knowledgeable   Free Gifts for the first 25 Admissions Daily.
                                                                      dealers from across the US.  A showroom full of   Special Guests, Jim and Leora Leasure will
                                                                      top quality collectible glassware, china, fiesta,   be conducting daily seminars and displaying an
                                                                      fire king and art pottery manufactured in the   array of beautiful Morgantown Glassware.
                                                                      United States prior to 1980.                Snack bar and free parking are available.
                                                                        The show will be held in the Sanford Civic   Come experience the scenery and catch the
                                                                      Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Sanford, Florida.   “glass collecting fever.” For more information
                                                                      Show hours: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9am-  about the Sanlando Depression Glass Show and
                                                                      5pm and Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10am-  Sale visit or call
                                                                      4pm.  Admission is $5.00 ($4.00 with ad or   803-684-5685 or 850-673-9607.
                                                                      flyer).  Youth 17 and under will be admitted
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