HEISEY HERALD THE THE NATIONAL CAPITAL HEISEY COLLECTORS CLUB

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THE NATIONAL CAPITAL HEISEY COLLECTORS CLUB
Volume XXX, No. 7
W ashington, D.C.
April, 2002
Ad from House Furnisher: China Glass and Pottery Review - Dec. 1, 1899
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The HEISEY H E R A L D
April, 2002
Heisey’s 1255 Pineapple and Fan
By John Martinez
Heisey introduced the No. 1255 pattern in January Emerald. The one exception may be the 1/2 pint
1898, at the Monongahela House in Pittsburgh, PA. Pitcher, which is the only item in the 1255 pattern
An announcement in China, Glass, and Lamps stat- offered in Ivorina Verde (Custard) and Opal (Milk).
ed, “...They have this elegant pattern decorated in
The 1/2 pint Pitcher/Tankard is the one item in
green and gold as well as plain, and it is taking bet- 1255 that is usually found as a souvenir. Items with
ter than anything they (have) had for a long time.” the No. 35 gold decoration: Tumbler, Mug, Custard
Talk about “What have you done for me lately?!” Cup, and Vase, are sometimes found as souvenirs.
Heisey had only been in existence for two years.
In 1898, the Heisey Company started to experiIn her second book on Early American Pressed ment with “Art Glass,” producing items in
Glass, Minnie Watson Kamm christened Heisey’s Opalescent Crystal and Canary. In the August 1972
No. 1255 pattern Pineapple and Fan. As was com- Heisey Glass Newscaster, Mr. Vogel tells of finding
mon of the time, the name given was descriptive of an early Heisey catalog with a handwritten price list
the pattern’s design.
of 12 items in Opalescent Blue and Canary. Sadly,
When introduced in 1898, the 1255 pattern was a he never said what the 12 items were.
full line, consisting of over 80 pieces. By 1903, the
Pineapple and Fan items that have been found in
Pineapple and Fan pattern was down to 8 pieces. Opalescent Canary are the Vase and Hotel Sugar.
Undoubtedly, the success of Heisey’s colonial pat- Both items are on display at the Heisey Museum.
tern, No. 300 Peerless, introduced in 1900, marked
As far as my research indicates, no items have been
the beginning of the end for imitation cut glass patterns so popular in the late 1800’s. Heisey’s 1905 found in Opalescent Blue, but the 1255 Vase has
catalog showed only 5 items in the 1255 pattern, the: been found in a dark blue color. Before finding the
6 oz. Oil, 1/2 pint Tankard/Pitcher, 10 in. Oval Berry early catalog, Mr. Vogel referred to the color as “Old
Bowl, 8-1/2 oz. Tumbler, and 7 oz. Handled Mug. Blue.” In her book Heisey Glass the Early Years:
By 1907, the pattern was discontinued. Catalog pic- 1896-1924, Shirley Dunbar refers to the color as
tures for the 1255 pattern can be found in Vogel’s “Experimental Blue,” and Niela Bredehoft called it
“Ultramarine Blue” in her book Heisey Glass 1896Book I, page 92, and Book IV, pages 117-124.
1957. In the August 1975 Heisey News, Louise
Heisey offered the 1255 pattern with the Nos. 34 Ream wrote that people working for the Heisey Co.
and 35 Gold decorations. No. 34 was gold in the fan at the turn of the century remembered the color as
portion of the design. No. 35 was gold on the plain “Ink Blue.” The Ink Blue 1255 Vase on display at
rim, above the design. There are also items in 1255 the Heisey Museum was donated by the National
found with gold on the plain portion of the design, Capital Heisey Collectors Club. (Good taste guys!)
above the fan, and below the rim. The gold in this
In the September 1975 Heisey Glass Newscaster,
decoration seems to be lighter in color than in the
Mr.
Vogel tells of a Pineapple and Fan 10 in. Vase on
Nos. 34 and 35. Was it done by another company?
The Oriental Glass Co. of Pittsburgh, PA decorated a display at the Heisey Convention in a light shade of
lot of Heisey glass. All three gold decorations are blue he called “Transparent Blue.” It was identical
in color to items produced by the Jefferson Glass Co.
found on both crystal and emerald items.
In the January 1976 Heisey Glass Newscaster,
A few crystal items in Pineapple and Fan have
Mr.
Vogel talked about the color “Black Emerald.”
been found decorated with Ruby Stain, most notably
The Vase, and Hotel Cream and Sugar in 1255 have
the: Tumbler, Mug, Toothpick, and 1/2 pint Pitcher.
been found in this color, as well as items in the No.
Pineapple and Fan was the first Heisey pattern to 150 Pointed Oval and Diamond Point pattern. Mr.
have the full line offered in both Crystal and
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April, 2002
The HEISEY H E R A L D
APRIL MEETING
Monday, April 8 - 7:00 P.M.
Potomac Community Library
10101 Glenolden Drive
Potomac, MD
PROGRAM
Finds from and Review of the
30th Annual All Heisey Show
Please bring Examples
Whatzits & Finds/Fakes
Continued from page 2
Vogel speculated the items may have been made at
the end of the day when glass at the bottom of the pot
could have been scorched. He also related a story on
workers throwing a couple of pennies into the glass
pot when they wanted to go home early. The pennies
“...created havoc with the color and the entire group
would be laid off for the day.”
Items in Opalescent Canary, Ink Blue, and Black
Emerald can be seen in Shirley Dunbar’s book
Heisey Glass the Early Years: 1896-1924, and are
on display at the Heisey Museum. Any item in these
colors is considered quite rare.
The Ohio Flint Glass Company’s pattern No. 808
Ada is sometimes mistaken for Pineapple and Fan.
Both patterns were introduced at the same time, but
the Heisey product is of superior glass. In the July
1972 Heisey Glass Newscaster, Mr. Vogel mentions
the Model Flint Glass Company’s pattern Shepherd’s
Plaid is sometimes called Pineapple and Fan.
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Message from the Prez
What a show, if I do say so myself! Once again,
our dealers turned a basketball gym into a Heisey
Wonderland. Many a customer was seen, with two
armloads of glass, heading for their car so they could
lighten their burden for another trip around the show.
Thanks to George Schamel for running the show
again this year. I only hope that Bryan Baker and I
can do the job half as well next year. Thanks to all
of the people who helped set up, break down, sell
tickets, and man the Membership Booth. And last
but not least, thanks to all of our dealers (even
though you didn’t bring me a Cut Block or Winged
Scroll Punch Cup!) who keep finding all of that wonderful Heisey to sell. Without you, there is no show!
Congratulations to B. Kovit from Woodmere, NY,
winner of this year’s door prize, an 1184 Yeoman
Center Handled Sandwich Plate with a nice cutting.
Welcome to all of our new club members who
joined during the show. I encourage you to attend
our meetings, and I look forward to seeing you.
Our March meeting had 25 club members in attendance, and boy, did they bring out the glass for our
program on 1255 Pineapple and Fan. Except for the
Heisey Show, I can’t remember seeing that much
Emerald colored glass in one place. Our next meeting will be a Review of, and Finds from the Show,
so bring all the treasures you found to share with us.
Due to technical (health) difficulties beyond our
control, the launch of our web site has been delayed.
I knew if I mentioned the site early, something would
happen. Murphy and his law struck again. Keep an
eye open, capitalheiseyclub.org should be up and
running soon.
See ya at the next meeting,
A strange thing happened when I was looking
John Martinez
through the catalog pictures for 1255. I noticed the
1/2 pint Pitcher was listed as a 1/2 pint Tankard in the 1905 Heisey Catalog. On closer
inspection, I noticed the tops of the two items are
not the same. I don’t know if the picture was
redrawn for the 1905 catalog to reflect the correct
shape of this item, or if the shape was changed early
on. I do know, all of the 1255 1/2 pint Pitchers I
have seen have the “Tankard” top shape.
When on the hunt for Heisey, you may occasionally stumble across an item with a metal top or botContinued on next page
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The HEISEY H E R A L D
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tom attached to it, such as the Pickle Caster on the
previous page. There are also examples of this in
Shirley Dunbar’s book Heisey Glass the Early
Years: 1896-1924. It was quite common for decorating companies to buy the bottoms of: sugars,
cracker jars, humidors, etc., then add metal tops and
bases, and sell the item as their own.
Even though the hay days for Pineapple and Fan
were cut short by Heisey’s Peerless pattern, it is still
relatively easy to find. The smaller items, such as
the: Ind. Salt, No. 1 Salt, and Bud Rose Bowl are
fairly elusive, as are larger items like the: Cake
Salvers, Footed Bowls, Biscuit Jars, and Pitchers.
As is the case with all Heisey patterns, colored items
are more desirable than crystal. Since the pattern is
seldom marked, it often flies under the dealer’s radar,
and can often be picked up at a reasonable price.
April, 2002
The 1220 Shaving Mug
Thanks to Harold and Mildred Willey for setting
me straight. In the February Heisey Herald, I said
the Punty Band Shaving Mug was made from the
same mold as the Handled Mug. When the two are
side by side, it is obvious they came from different
molds. The Shaving Mug has a much thicker rim,
designed to hold a thick paper top. The mug was
purchased with soap
already in it. All you
had to do was pull off
the paper top, add a little
water, and lather up.
When it was empty, you
would throw the mug
out. Now we know what
they did before plastic!
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