The Stretch Glass Society is an avid group of Stretch Glass collectors. Our goals are to help preserve this beautiful glass and the history of its manufacture as part of our American heritage, to educate the public as to its existence, to promote an appreciation of collecting this type of glass -- and to have fun while doing all of the above!
 

Your Attention Please, Stretch Glass Society Members
It’s time for YOU to RENEW…
… your membership in The Stretch Glass Society

3 easy steps and less than 10 minutes to:

  • Continue your membership in The Stretch Glass Society
  • Continue to receive The Stretch Glass Society Quarterly
  • Continue to support the promotion and preservation of stretch glass
  • Continue to receive ALL the benefits of being a Stretch Glass Society Member
 

It Is As Easy As 1-2-3:

  1. You receive a membership renewal request from Jim Steinbach, Treasurer via US Mail;
  2. Choose to renew your membership online (NEW IN 2017) or by mail;
  3. Click here to renew online, or send a check to:
    Treasurer
    The Stretch Glass Society
    PO Box 117
    Sunbury, OH 43074

Your membership renewal is only $18 if you receive your SGS Quarterly by email or $28 if you receive your SGS Quarterly by US Mail.

Please renew today and continue to get the latest news and information about stretch glass plus help us promote and preserve stretch glass through educational programs, displays, presentations and more.

Your Board of Directors thanks you for being a member of The Stretch Glass Society, the ONLY organization exclusively devoted to American Iridescent Stretch Glass.

November 19th Stretch glass auction featured over 370 lots of stretch glass

Tom and Debra Burns conducted an all-stretch-glass auction on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Bath Fire Department Community Center in Bath, New York.  It was a cold and windy day outside, but a dedicated group of stretch glass enthusiasts numbering about 20 showed up in person while many more were at home bidding on line and a few placed their bids by phone in the first All-Stretch-Glass auction we have seen in quite a while.  With 360 advertised lots, some consisting of multiple items, plus a few surprises at the end of the auction, the gallery was filled with stretch glass for inspection prior to the auction start. 

For full report, click here.

SGS at Eastern National Antiques Show

Stretch Glass Society President Cal Hackeman and Vice President Bob Henkel promoted the SGS at the Eastern National Antiques Show, a 2-day event held Friday-Saturday, November 17-18, 2017 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, PA. 

Here is a gallery with a few views of the SGS booth as well as stretch glass which was offered for sale by various dealers -- quite a few dealers had stretch glass for sale.

November Stretch-Out Call REPORT

Early Period Lancaster Stretch Glass
Discussed on November 9, 2017.

On November 9, 2017, The Stretch Glass Society hosted an in-depth discussion of early period stretch glass made by Lancaster Glass Company of Lancaster, Ohio. Lancaster was one of nine glass companies which produced iridescent stretch glass during the early period (1916-1933). Their stretch glass is distinctive because of the colors and finishes in which it was produced. Russell and Kitty Umbraco and Dave Shetlar were the experts for the evening.

For the full report, click here.

Scroll farther down the home page for the full 2017-2018 Stretch Out Call schedule as well as instructions for participants.

October Stretch-Out Call Report

LATE PERIOD FENTON STRETCH GLASS, PART 2,
DISCUSSED ON OCTOBER 12, 2017

Our October 12, 2017 Stretch Out call on Late Period (1970-2011) overview, Part 2, was most informative. Leading the discussion were Dave Shetlar, Sarah Plummer and Cal Hackeman. 14 people joined the call. Bob Henkel moderated the call, keeping us moving through Sarah’s overview and four of the colors discussed in this time period.

For the full report, click here.

The SGS Quarterly September issue published

The September issue of The Stretch Glass Society Quarterly has been published.  In the full issue, members of the Stretch Glass Society are learning about recent discoveries and the green stretch glass displayed at the annual convention, which took place in July.  Here is a shortened version with a sample of a few pages of our newsletter.  If you would like to receive The SGS Quarterly in its entirety, it is easy -- just sign up to become a member of The Stretch Glass Society and we will email the September issue and all of the issues in 2018 to your in-box.

Stretch Glass Society Acquires Fenton Moulds

The Stretch Glass Society is now the proud owner of the original Fenton Art Glass Company moulds for the Melon Rib #847 bowl and cover and the #1532 twin dolphin candy jar and cover.  The purchase of these moulds was made possible by a very generous contribution to The SGS several months ago.

For full story and photos, click here.

2017-18 Discussion Schedule Announced

Future Stretch Out Calls You Won’t Want To Miss

The Stretch Out calls have become so popular, that we decided to expand from 3 to 6 calls!

If you have never joined a call, try it!  You can just be a listener or join in on the discussion as you enjoy the experts and other "enthusiasts."  There are always beautiful photos of the items to be discussed.

  • October 12, 2017 -- Late Period (1970-2011) Overview, Part 2
    Fenton Line:  Stiegel Green, Sunset, Green Apple, Celeste Blue
  • November 9, 2017 -- Early Period (1916-1933)
    Production from smaller companies:  Lancaster
  • February 8, 2018 -- Late Period (1970-2011) Overview, Part 3
    Fenton Line:  Rosemilk Opalescent, Aquamarine Opalescent, Aubergine, Red, Ruby Amberina
  • March 8, 2018 - Early Period (1916-1933)
    US Glass lines or colors - Transparent colors
    (The next series will include US Glass lines or colors - Opaque/translucent colors)
  • April 12, 2018 - Late Period (1970-2011)
    Fenton glass made for QVC
  • May 10, 2018 - Early Period (1916-1933)
    Production from smaller companies:  Jeannette and Central

Join us to learn all about this beautiful glass, to ask questions and share your finds.

The calls are at 8 pm Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific time.

The call-in number is 415-464-6800, followed by ID: 04211974#.

The call information is also posted under Events / Stretch Glass Discussions.

Approximately one week prior to the call, an email reminder and photos of the glass to be discussed will be sent to members who have given us their email address. If we don’t have your email address and you would like to receive the reminder and photos, please send your email to info@stretchglasssociety.org and ask to receive photos for the particular stretch out call. If you have questions about your stretch glass and would like information from our experts, please send a photo to info@stretchglasssociety.org with your questions and we will do our best to respond.

For a PDF (printable) version of this schedule, click here.

Instructions for Stretch-Out Calls

As participation on The Stretch Glass Society Stretch-Out calls continues to increase we want to make certain everyone has an enjoyable and educational experience.  With this in mind, we encourage you to call in to the conference # a few minutes before the announced start time.  When you join the call, please identify yourself by providing your name.  Our moderator will welcome you and will be compiling a list of all participants.  We will begin our Stretch-Out discussion promptly at 8pm Eastern Time.  At that time, the names of all participants will be announced by the Moderator.  If circumstances prevent you from joining the call prior to 8pm, you are welcome to join the call "in process," but please refrain from identifying yourself when you join us.  This will allow the Stretch-Out discussion to continue for the benefit of everyone.  Those joining the call in-process will have an opportunity to identify themselves at the conclusion of the call.

The Stretch-Out calls are live and interactive.  We encourage you to participate by offering comments and asking questions about the stretch glass being discussed.  We typically discuss the photos on each page of the corresponding photo album (linked from this page as a PDF close to the date of the call) and then move on to the next group of photos.  Initially, our experts will discuss the featured stretch glass on the page.  Following their comments our Moderator will invite you to ask questions or make comments about the glass on the page under discussion.  Once everyone has commented and/or we have responded to all your question(s), we will move on to the next group of photos and repeat the process.  After the featured stretch glass has been discussed we invite you to ask questions about your stretch glass, share your recent stretch glass finds, and share any other information of interest to those on the Stretch-Out call.

While we do our best to conclude the Stretch-Out discussion within the hour, there may be situations which will cause the discussion to continue beyond the announced conclusion time.  We hope you will be able to stay with us for the whole discussion. We, of course, understand if your schedule requires you to leave the call prior to the conclusion of the discussion.  Please join us for as much of the discussion as your schedule permits.

One final comment, if you have stretch glass which you would like our experts to identify or discuss, it is very helpful for us to have a photo of your stretch glass.  Please forward your photos to president@stretchglasssociety.org or to directorMA@stretchglasssociety.org prior to the call.

Thank you for your interest in stretch glass and The Stretch Glass Society.  We look forward to you participating in our upcoming fun and educational Stretch-Out discussion.

A follow-up summary of each Call is posted on the website a week afterward, under Events - Stretch Glass Discussions.

100-Year Anniversary Cutting Boards and Coasters

STRETCH GLASS SOCIETY OFFERS CUTTING BOARDS AND COASTERS FEATURING FULL COLOR PHOTOS OF STRETCH GLASS

To kick off “Stretching over 100 Years:  a century of handmade stretch glass in America” in 2016, the Stretch Glass Society introduced coaster sets and cutting boards featuring color images of iridescent stretch glass for sale.  Although the 100-year anniversary celebration has ended, it's still possible to acquire these items.  Check out the photos of these coasters and cutting boards and order some for your home now!

Click any image below to enlarge.