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Depression Glass

Resources for Identifying Patterns, Researching Prices, and More

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Depression glass brightens the home and the spirit for many collectors, just as it did for the original owners during the Great Depression. Some pieces of this glass are affordable to most everyone, while others are rare and extremely valuable. What these pieces all have in common is their intriguing patterns and lovely colors that have been attracting shoppers since they were new in the 1930s.

Use the resources below to learn more about Depression-era glassware, including identifying patterns, researching values, and discover the history of this interesting glassware.

Depression Glass - A Closer Look

Depression Glass Blue Mayfair Relish Dish
- Jay B. Siegel
An excellent point of departure on a topic that ranks high in the About Antiques search categories week after week. This in-depth look at Depression glass includes history, manufacturers and popular colors. You'll also glean information on how to identify reproductions and detect common condition issues that decrease the value of Depression-era glassware.

 

A Closer Look at Depression Glass

Depression Glass Price Guide

Depression Glass Royal Lace Green Plate
- Jay B. Siegel
This pictorial price guide includes many of the most popular colors, patterns and pieces sought by Depression-era glass enthusiasts. New entries are added regularly as quality photographs become available and values are researched.

 

Depression Glass Price Guide

Depression Glass Pattern Guide

Depression Glass S Pattern
- Jay B. Siegel
This detailed pattern guide will assist you in identifying numerous Depression glass patterns, some of which can be very similar at first glance. New entries are added regularly as quality photographs become available and patterns are researched.

 

Depression Glass Pattern Guide

Depression Glass Specialties Deepen a Collection

Cubist Pink Depression Glass Butter Dish
- Pamela Wiggins
Learn how branching out beyond dinnerware patterns can prove to be an interesting extension for Depression glass collectors, including the best places to shop for these colorful collectibles.

 

Depression Glass Specialties Deepen a Collection

Brighten a Room with Cobalt Blue

Depression Glass Aurora Cup & Saucer
- Jay B. Siegel
A look at one of the most intriguing and popular colors in Depression glass collecting, including patterns, how to keep an eye out for reproductions, and the high price of cobalt blue.

 

Brighten a Room with Cobalt Blue

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