Asked on Apr 04, 2016

Help needed to identify these glass gobletts

by Bron
A set of these came into the thrift shop that I work at. I brought them home to see if I could find out for the boss what sort of glass they are and if they are worth anything more that a couple of dollars. There is a set of 4. When held up to the light a lot of other colors shine through .
  53 answers
  • Pegs Pegs on Apr 04, 2016
    They are carnival glass, they are also made is a blue iridescent glass. The darker blue glass has value, but the light amber and lighter blue usually aren't that valuable, from my experience. My mother had a huge collection of both types.
    • Dixie Dixie on Apr 21, 2017

      Please be aware that ALL colors of carnival glass have been reproduced, so you'd have to do some real research to determine if they're really worth anything. They came in boxes of soap, as well as given away as prizes at carnivals, thus the name.

  • DonnaBerlanda DonnaBerlanda on Apr 04, 2016
    Yep - carnival glass! That one is marigold/amber/gold (try all three colors in a Google search, since different people will call it different names.) Here's a link to an etsy seller that was asking @ $ 25 for a set And here's a wicked long link to a Google search I did to get prices for you
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    • Marlene Murray Marlene Murray on Apr 04, 2016
      @DonnaBerlanda I get that. I was giving the perspective as a seller.
  • Kathy A. Davies Kathy A. Davies on Apr 04, 2016
    They were popular during the 70s. Some colors are more popular even today.
  • Ducky Ducky on Apr 04, 2016
    Carnival glass....that is the beautiful multi color finish. And by the fact that you see a seam, you know it's made in a press ...or mold. Which means machine age...I think it's rare to see the value your looking for in that era. BUT is beautiful, and you get to enjoy it!
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 04, 2016
    Definitely google it. Popular in the 1920's. I have a few pieces that belonged to my grandmother.
  • Helen Holley Helen Holley on Apr 04, 2016
    I believe that is carnival glass
  • Helen Holley Helen Holley on Apr 04, 2016
    There are still collectors of carnival glass out there... eBay is a good choice to make the most money from the set
  • Ladonna Ladonna on Apr 04, 2016
    The pattern is Harvest by Indiana Glass Co. they were available using green stamps, and came in a variety of colors.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Apr 04, 2016
    Carnival glass, cheap in its day, became collectible in the 70-s might find some wants it, but honestly, don;t think you're going to fill the gas tank with the funds. In a thrift shop I would put $3-5 on each $12=15 set of 4, and probably will sell them. (remember online prices are usually 'wish list' pricing from dealers trying to move their overpriced stock in an antique and collectibles market that has bottomed out).
  • Elaine Rose Elaine Rose on Apr 04, 2016
    I believe this to be Harvest by Indiana Glass Co. If it is a 9ounce goblet, it would be worth about $9.00 according to my Indiana Glass catalog
  • Jo Jo on Apr 04, 2016
    It's carnival glass.
  • Kay Klein Kay Klein on Apr 04, 2016
    Carnival Glass - used to be a give-away.
  • Janice Grizzle Janice Grizzle on Apr 04, 2016
    Yes this is carnival it also came in other colors , blue purple I think it also comes in pink..thanks for sharing.
    • Bron Bron on Apr 04, 2016
      @Janice Grizzle yes it is interesting to find out these things. Just love Hometalk :)
  • Betty Roberson Betty Roberson on Apr 04, 2016
    carnival glass
  • Ranger Ranger on Apr 04, 2016
    If you check on EBay etc, you may find Carnival Glass has become quite collectable and very valuable, some more than others.
  • Tina Tina on Apr 04, 2016
    Indiana Glass, Grape pattern. Comes in milk glass, as well as various colors of iridescent carnival glass.
  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Apr 04, 2016
    I believe they are Carnival Glass. I have two candy dishes, one blue, one green and they have the same iridescent glimmer. You can always google carnival glass for it's description and history. Great find!
  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Apr 04, 2016
    I guessed wrong. I thought "Avon"
  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 04, 2016
    It appears to be Carnival Glass, but there are many reproductions out there and are not the original old ones. Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware!
  • Marcia Seevers Marcia Seevers on Apr 05, 2016
    I agree with Tina, looks like Indiana glass from the 70s.
  • Mikkigirl Mikkigirl on Apr 05, 2016
    Northwood Amber Carnival Glass. I'm having a little difficulty seeing the design on my phone-looks similar to Grapes and Cable.
  • Lisa Z. Lisa Z. on Apr 05, 2016
    They are Carnival Glass...I have a set in Blue :-)
  • Tka4438944 Tka4438944 on Apr 05, 2016
    It could actually be carnival glass. I'd recommend getting an "in person" evaluation and/or doing Internet research. I have some original carnival glass and yours does look similar.
  • Gracie Redfield Gracie Redfield on Apr 05, 2016
    Carnival glass was reproduced in the 1970's. How many seams are on the foot of the glass?
  • HMoegerle HMoegerle on Apr 05, 2016
    Look for a mark at the bottom of the foot. Could very well be Fenton ware.
  • Jpy11082745 Jpy11082745 on Oct 30, 2016
    The best thing to do is look it up on internet, carnival glass or goblets
  • Jean Proctor Jean Proctor on Oct 30, 2016
    Really looks like the stuff that was manufactured in the early "70's.
  • Jody S Jody S on Nov 12, 2016
    I remember when our grocery store gave these away as gifts with purchase. (40 years ago?) Even though they are pretty, I think they might be cheap molded glass except if they are old enough to become antiques.
  • Marg Jalava Marg Jalava on Nov 27, 2016

    The glass those goblets are made of is called carnival glass it dates back to the sixties also comes in green and blue. I don't think they are worth a lot of money as I have a few fruit bowls and a pickle dish made out of the same glass and have spent no more than 25 dollars on a piece.

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    • Sadie Blake Sadie Blake on Feb 06, 2017

      This is not Carnival Glass. Just cheap reproductions. .25 each, top dollar.

  • Janet Theilen Albracht Janet Theilen Albracht on Nov 27, 2016

    We received a set of four exactly like yours as a wedding gift in 1973 as well as a blue bowl and they are Carnival glass.

  • 13526476 13526476 on Dec 12, 2016

    Your design is called carnival glass. I think the above responder was correct in stating the design is grapes and cable. Much of the carnival glass came from Indiana in the 60s and 70s. Because you have 4 goblets, they would probably be worth more than say desert plates/cups. Also, my grandmother thinks the "amberina" color would be more valuable.

  • Beff Beff on Dec 21, 2016

    To be perfectly accurate, Carnival Glass was produced originally in the late 1800s and early 1900's - 1920. then fell off a bit as glass companies went under or consolidated and colored glassware and then pottery/porcelain dinnerware gained favor.

    In the early 1960's thru now, Carnival has been reproduced using older patterns by Indiana Glass (one of the last surviving "glassware" companies in the US and by some Chinese manufacturers. The color on yours tells me it's 1960's - 1970's.

    But on facebook we have a lot of glass groups where you can get help identifying either old or new. tag me if you need help finding them

    Beth Donahue Cherkowsky

  • Ellen Weeks Ellen Weeks on Dec 22, 2016

    It is reminiscent of the Tide dish or laundry detergent giveaways in the 60s does one distinguish?

  • Jan Jan on Feb 03, 2017

    I remember reading, years ago, that near the turn of 1800s these dishes were given as prizes at carnivals, hence the name Carnival Glass.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Feb 04, 2017

    My mom had those in the 70s. It appears to be molded not hand blown glass so you already know that it's not that valuable. You could put them on line since that Era is all the rage, I love it and like me a set of four would probably get you more than at your store because people want that currently, sometimes it's just new to them. They are beautiful.

  • Wse11467152 Wse11467152 on Feb 05, 2017

    I have a Picher that matches your goblets 😊

  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Feb 06, 2017

    As a West Virginia girl, with lots of age, I have known of this glass since I was a child. I always admired pieces that relatives had and some of what they had may well have come in a box of soap powder or oatmeal, who knows and some from the 1920's or 1930's when my Aunts were young married ladies could have been from the early years of production.

    If I may add some more history, "In 1907, Fenton Glass Company of Williamston, West Virginia, produced the first carnival glass, a style it referred to as "iridescent ware." Fenton called its first line Iridill and labeled it "Venetian Art." The idea was to mass-produce a beautiful product that could compete with the expensive, iridescent art glass made by Tiffany and Steuben." At you can read the entire article.

    Also you might like to read Wikipedia's write up on Carnival Glass at: ; "Carnival glass originated as a glass called 'Iridill', produced beginning in 1908 by the Fenton Art Glass Company (founded in 1905). Iridill was inspired by the fine blown art glass of such makers as Tiffany and Steuben, but did not sell at the anticipated premium prices and was subsequently discounted. After these markdowns, Iridill pieces were used as carnival prizes...."

    This glass can be found in antique stores and if it is "legitimately" old it fetches a fair amount.

  • Beverly Campbell Beverly Campbell on Feb 06, 2017

    Someone mentioned that these may have been a give-away in soap years ago. I remember these when I was VERY young back in the early 50's. My mom had a bunch of these pieces that came in Tide laundry soap. We lived in Banff Alberta back then. They may have been different than what the U.S. had in their Tide boxes. They were a solid orange

    color. I saw them in an antique store about 10 years ago and were very expensive. Can't remember the exact price but as I recall, they were over $8.00 a piece. You should take them to an antique dealer to see what they are. You just never know what treasures you have in your home. Better to be safe than sorry.

  • Lisa Petersen Lisa Petersen on Feb 07, 2017

    These are reproductions from the mid 20th century - the seams are what distinguish them from original carnival glass from the early 20th century. Original carnival glass pieces had no seams

  • Empress Empress on Mar 19, 2017

    That's correct Lisa! Check out the seams, and the thickness of the glass itself. Seams mean reproduction. and thick glass usually means reproduction.

  • Sarah A. Victory Sarah A. Victory on Apr 02, 2017

    I agree that it's Carnival Glass or a " knock off". I have a piece of pink colored that is a large flower basket that my deceased sister gave me and to me it is "priceless"!

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    • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Jan 15, 2018

      Hi Nancy Morgan, just curious if you happened to see a pic of Sarah A. Victory's pink glass ? Just curious what the "pink" would look like, sounds pretty. 😊

  • Joannaliddy Joannaliddy on Dec 26, 2017

    e bay lists a LOT of this pattern in milk glass by Indiana Glass, pattern called Harvest Grape. In Ontario, Canada thrift/antique shops, this size goblet retails for approximately $5.00 in good condition. There is a complete milkglass collection available from dinner, luncheon, dessert and drinkware.

  • Sarah A. Victory Sarah A. Victory on Jan 15, 2018

    I didn't do a picture as I am not that techno savvy, but your glasses have the same iridescence as my basket but yours has more color and it does look like "Carnival Glass". Have you checked for it on EBay, Etsy or other sites or just google for a picture of carnival glass stem ware. Good luck!

  • Marilyn Bishop Pruitt Marilyn Bishop Pruitt on Feb 28, 2018

    Those are reproductions of the orginal carnival glass. They started reproducing those in the 1960's.

  • Dannie Dannie on Feb 28, 2018

    indiana harvest, gold carnival glass goblet, grape design

  • Dannie Dannie on Feb 28, 2018

    P.s. value is $48.00 for set of 6

  • Dannie Dannie on Feb 28, 2018

    As far as I know these are not reproductions. There are no reproductions in carnival glass. They are not from the 1960s they are older than that. Type in to your computer the exact information I gave you in my first message and you will learn more.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Feb 28, 2018

    Defintiely look into how to tell reproductions from real, those look like repros to me

  • Roxie Falkner Roxie Falkner on Mar 07, 2018

    Here's something interesting: I recently discovered there is one type/color of collectors glass; kind of a green-yellow color I will GLOW BRIGHT YELLOW like uranium, under a black light! It looks amazing! Display it in a cabinet w/black light bar. idk what, if any, other have this quality...but it's worth checking your collections!

  • Vicky Corey Vicky Corey on Mar 07, 2018

    My dad has a set from his mom. There are vases and bowls. We don't have any glasses. They have been looked at by a collector and they are worth money. We won't sell ours. They will pass down through the family. They originally belonged to my great, great, grandmother. Dad was born in 1928 and without asking him I don't remember how old they are. I know they are treated with very gentle care. When dad's mom died they were handed down to dad.

  • Kathy Thornton Kathy Thornton on Mar 07, 2018

    I did a right click on the image to search Google Image finder..check out this site..(more money maybe than you thought)

  • Looks like Carnival Glass to me