Carnival Glass Action Newsletter Archives (January 2012 - Present)

Our newsletter, Carnival Glass Action, is a joint venture of the Texas Carnival Glass Club and the Heart of America Carnival Glass Association. It is full of educational articles, TCGC and HOACGA convention information, and stories about exciting Carnival Glass finds from collectors just like you. The premier issue of the newsletter was published in January of 2012. Check out our our membership page to learn more about of the Texas Carnival Glass Club.

Material published in the newsletters is not to be reprinted without the consent of the author and the editor. Please contact our TCGC Editor, Elaine Blair, for permission before using any material from these archives. Enjoy reading them.


Jan           TCGC Convention Teaser Photos; Whitley Award Dinner honors Galen and Kathi Johnson

Mar          Corky Cotten's Tumbler Finds; A Study in Stippling

May         Texas and HOACGA Convention Photos; Public Storage Plate

Sep         Connections are What Make Us Strong; An Interesting Candlestick

Nov         TCGC 45th Anniversary Club Souvenir; Confusing Vases with Ribs


Jan           Last chance to win a TCGC Whimsy 474 Vase; Whitley Award Dinner honors past recipients

Mar          Bob Patterson's Hansen Glass; Hunting in the Wild for Christmas Compotes

May         Convention Display Awards; Pattern Names

Sep         A Tale of Two Candle Lamps; Scarabs aren't always what they seem to be

Nov         What kind of collector am I?; Bee figures in carnival glass


Jan          Texas 2021 Convention canceled due to Covid; 2021 Convention Auction preview photos

Mar         Waffle Block Shakers; Greetings Dorsey and Funkenstein Fine Furniture

May         A Satisfying Conclusion; Hooked on Carnival’s New Pattern ID Tool

Sep          Estate Sale Finds; Northwood Acorn Burrs Whimsey Vase

Nov          Remembering Floyd and Cecil Whitley through Glass; Kissin’ Cousins… Mixing Carnival Glass and Stretch Glass Pastels


Jan          Commemorating an Advocate for the Future of Carnival Glass, Peach by Northwood

Mar         Thank Goodness for the Internet, Texas Convention

May         2020 TCGC Convention Recap, Investing in Gold - The Zabcowice "Golden" Patterns

Sep          Carnival Glass Addicts, Pat & Joan Haliburton, TCGC Show & Tell

Nov          Carnival Glass Addicts Part II, Pat & Joan Haliburton,  A Decade of Anniversary Glass


Jan Dugan Petal and Fan, Fenton's Fuschia Bon-Bon

Mar Bob Grissom's HOACGA Legacy, A Celebration of Carnival Glass

May TCGC and HOACGA convention display winners

Jul  The elusive six-inch plate, Collectible HOACGA Souvenirs

Sep Fenton's Pinecone pattern, Jain's Golden Hare

Nov Patience Pays Off, Confusing Imperial Geometric Patterns


Jan Carnival Glass Rules, Stork and Rushes punch set

Mar What's Cool About Carnival Glass?, A Hearfelt Discovery

May Carnival Glass Addict Paul Stein, Grape and Cable Hatpin Holders

Jul  Frosted Block plate, Carnival Glass Addicts Ellen & Keith RIchardson

Sep Austin, Texas Closet Collectors, Golden Wedding whiskey bottles

Nov Elusive Blue Ripple vase, Crossover vases


Jan Carnival Glass Addict Jim Kimbro, Imperial Heavy Diamond

Mar Ice blue Dandelion pitcher, Dugan's Roundup design elements

May TCGC Convention Show & Tell, A Unique Odd couple

Jul  Iridized Black Glass Buttons, Christmas (Compotes)in July

Sep Dugan's Adam's Rib, Advertising - Name that State

Nov A Couple's Shared Passion, Diamond Lace


Jan Eric Hansen's Art Glass, Green Peacock at the Fountain

Mar Collectors Robert and Kathy Shoemaker, Fanciful Shelf Piece

May Fenton's Orange Tree mugs, Eagle Ash Tray

Jul  Art Deco Influences, Elusive Carnival Glass finds

Sep ABC's of Carnival, Provenance: The Story of your glass

Nov Damaged Glass: Who Cares? Sydney: A pattern with propellers


Jan Gary Heavin blames his grandmother, Carnival Glass Black Friday sales

Mar A new collector shares her story, Frosty wihite Grape and Cable

May Sharing the love of Carnival Glass, Jane Dinkins' traveling duck

Jul  The Wild Bunch, Marie Capps: Pastel collecting legend

Sep Estate Sale Lessons, Laurel Leaf Candle Lamps

Nov Tumbler collector Cecil Whitley, Star and File small plates


Jan Carnival Glass journey with Galen and Kathi Johnson, Two-Eyed Elks bowl

Mar Dorothy Morgan, Carnival Glass Addict, Harvest Poppy compote

May Sage family collecting addiction, Frosted Block spitoon

Jul  Collector questions answered, Northwood Grape and Cable pattern variations

Sep Dugan Heavy Web, Scarab paperweight and lamp shade

Nov Hatpins: A surprising history, Love comes in many forms


Jan             Dee and Paul Bekemeier collection, Scarab hatpin

Mar The hunt for an elusive Grape and Cable water set, Christmas trip antique mall shopping success

May Visiting carnival glass collections with the Morgan's, Handling carnival glass

Jul Carnival Glass Addict Dale McHalek, Blackberry Wreath Variant

Sep Miniature Muley and Elsie cows, Pack rat collectors Rick and Debbie Graham

Nov Millersburg Bullseye and Loop vase, Cambridge Inverted Feather


Jan Hurricane Lamps, Remembering Ed and Marilyn Gaida

Mar How HOACGA got started, Arnold and Dorothy Snell collection

Jun What's your favorite piece? Palm Beach, a scarce pattern

Jul "Poor Man's" Tiffany in Florida, Tornado vases

Sep Four Flowers Marriage, Peach Opal Farmyard bowl

Nov Roy and Charlene Hieger collection, Hobstar and Arches base

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