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CandlewickGlassAndMore.com

CandlewickGlassAndMore.com is a web site I came across the other day that is entirely a picture gallery. It isn’t really that great looking right now, but there are a fair number of pictures. The owner of the site described it this way: This will be a work in process for sometime as i will try […]

W.J. HUGHES CORN FLOWER GLASS FOR SALE

The other day one of my cornflower alerts sent me to the Kijiji website where it appears someone in Moncton, ON is selling some of their Hughes Corn Flower: I’m an avid collector of Hughes Corn flower and would like to sell my extra’s. I have candlewick, clear & colored items for sale. Please contact […]

My Canadian Obsession By Elaine Of Everlasting Treasures

The November 2006 issue of the Ruby Lane newsletter has an article by Elaine of Everlasting Treasures about her experiences collecting Hughes Corn Flower: During my first visit to the Dufferin County Museum and Archives in Ontario, Canada and viewing their outstanding collection of W. J. Hughes Corn Flower glass, I realized – I was […]

Orangeville, The Heart of Dufferin County

Wayne Townsend, the curator of the Dufferin County Museum & Archives, has written a book about Orangeville. The Global Genealogy web site has a write-up about the book and a brief bio of Wayne. Part of it specifically mentions corn flower: In the last two years, since discovering the Dufferin County connection to W. J. […]

Hughes Corn Flower history article

I found this on the Antique67 web site and reprint the entire article below: Hughes Corn Flower Walter Lemiski, M.A. New Martinsville amber Moondrops 3-lite candlestick The founder of the W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Company, William John Hughes, was born in Amaranth County, Ontario in 1881. Tragically his mother died when he was a young […]

9th Annual Corn Flower Festival

It has been a loooong time since either my Dad (Brian) or I wrote, but I’m going to try to be better this year. I got some information from the Hills of Headwaters web site about the 9th Annual Corn Flower Festival: 9th Annual Corn Flower Festival Attention glassware collectors and enthusiasts – join Dufferin […]

Crazy for Corn Flower

I just saw this on the Wayback Times web site: Crazy for Corn Flower by Walter Lemiski M.A. walt@waltztime.com If you’ve been out at auctions lately, or at one of the four annual Canadian Depression Glass Shows then you know that folks are still just crazy for Corn Flower! The beautifully cut crystal pieces sell […]

Current eBay auctions (20060214)

Dad has 10 new auctions going for the next week. You can see them all at once by viewing the auctions for brianjwing You can view them individually below: Two Hughes Cornflower Green Bowls Hughes Cornflower Cream and Sugar Set Hughes Cornflower Aluminum Tray Hughes Cornflower Toothpick Holder Hughes Cornflower Cream and Sugar Hughes Cornflower […]

Hughes Corn Flower: An Elegant Canadian Tradition

By Walter Lemiski M.A. The founder of the W.J. Hughes Corn Flower Company, William John Hughes, was born in Dufferin County, Ontario in the early 1880’s. As a young man he was employed by Roden Brothers silversmiths of Toronto in the 1890’s. Fortunately for him and for glass collectors, when that firm expanded their lines […]

Colours Of The Depression Glass Kitchen

In the March, 1999 issue of The WayBack Times, a monthly newspaper in Ontario highlighting antiques, Walter T. Lemiski, M.A. wrote a wonderful article entitled “Colours in the Depression Glass Kitchen” about the various colours of Depression Glass that are available. I would like to point out that not each style or design of depression […]