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Canadian glassware still cherished 100 years later

From Niagara This Week:

A century after WJ Hughes first began pedalling his glassware, collectors are still crazy for Corn Flower.

The glass pieces etched with the distinct flower design have bidders going into war at auction — which is no bother to organizers of the annual What’s In Your Attic auction in support of McNally House. For the last three years the hospice has benefitted from the appeal of this rare bit of Canadiana and this year will be no different.

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 hooked! I became fascinated with is amazing glass. And I wanted to learn more about the glass and the man who created it.