Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Festival's 'Old Glass Roadshow'

Have you ever watched The Antiques Roadshow on television and wondered about the value of that old vase or bottle or lampshade that you're keeping 'just in case'?

Now you can find out. When you visit the Festival of Glass, bring your treasured glass object with you and look out for the Old Glass Roadshow. There, two specialist collectors will give you their view on its value.

Of course, no-one can guarantee that a particular glass object will fetch a particular price. After all, something's only worth what someone will pay for it. But its nice to have an idea - is the value of your piece just sentimental ... or just under a thousand?!

Whatever the specialists' view, wander from the Roadshow to the Geelong Bottle and Collectables Club stall. There you can see a range of historic glass bottles, including some from the old water-bottling plant in nearby Jetty Road. These bottles had a distinctive, torpedo-like shape and were used in the early 20th century to bottle the spring water from Clifton Springs.
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