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Taking a shine to

Depression-era glass clearly a favorite at 30th vintage glass show and sale

By Ron Wolfe

This article was originally published February 21, 2016 at 1:48 a.m. Updated February 21, 2016 at 1:48 a.m.

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The uranium in a Vaseline Depression-era glass dish glows green as Bud Martin hits it with a beam of ultraviolet light. Martin is chairman of the Arkansas Glasshoppers’ Depression Era and Vintage Glass Show and Sale on Saturday and Feb. 28 at the State Fairgrounds.

Arkansas Glasshoppers

February 21, 2016

Light adds a rainbow sheen to flowers and dragons adorning a collectible plate, an example of 20th-century Depression-era glass.

Since its founding on Feb. 16, 1985, the Arkansas Glasshoppers club has helped members like JoAnn Coleman (left), Iola Seamon and club president Peggy...

Iola Seamon wears her allegiance to Arkansas Glasshoppers on her vest.

Members of the Arkansas Glasshoppers club collect a variety of colored glassware from the 20th century.

Peggy Todd (from left), JoAnn Coleman and Bud Martin pull a collectible glass dish from the cushiony packing that allows such prizes to be carried abo...

Arkansas Glasshoppers is a club founded in 1985 to increase interest and knowledge of Depression-era glass and similar collectibles.

Light glows through swans frozen in perpetual flight on a bowl of the sort to be seen at the Arkansas Glasshoppers show Saturday and Feb. 28 in Little...

Hold a piece of Depression-era glass to the light, and even the dullest old cup or saucer is a way to see through time.

Arkansas Glasshoppers

February 21, 2016

Light adds a rainbow sheen to flowers and dragons adorning a collectible plate, an example of 20th-century Depression-era glass.

Since its founding on Feb. 16, 1985, the Arkansas Glasshoppers club has helped members like JoAnn Coleman (left), Iola Seamon and club president Peggy...

Iola Seamon wears her allegiance to Arkansas Glasshoppers on her vest.

Members of the Arkansas Glasshoppers club collect a variety of colored glassware from the 20th century.

Peggy Todd (from left), JoAnn Coleman and Bud Martin pull a collectible glass dish from the cushiony packing that allows such prizes to be carried abo...

Arkansas Glasshoppers is a club founded in 1985 to increase interest and knowledge of Depression-era glass and similar collectibles.

Light glows through swans frozen in perpetual flight on a bowl of the sort to be seen at the Arkansas Glasshoppers show Saturday and Feb. 28 in Little...

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