Event Rental Company Los Angeles

One of the hectic times in event planning is the process of securing the right inventory to use. This ranges from tents to be used to seats and even the catering equipments. This is majorly due to the fact that some of these are onetime events hence no chance of somebody purchasing equipments that they…

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PAPERWEIGHT PRESS

          PAPERWEIGHT PRESS       CALIFORNIA Cover: Antique Saint Louis close concentric mushroom paperweight with torsade in blue nd white and a star-cut base, c. 1848. © 1988 by Paperweight Press. All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any…

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Northwestern Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Summer Class #4369, “The Art of the Paperweight”

The Northwestern OLLI offers adult classes for continuing education: “Composed of seasoned learners from all walks of life, OLLI members pursue learning for pure pleasure: there are no tests and no grades. OLLI’s motto is, “Curiosity Never Retires,” and the OLLI experience proves it!” https://sps.northwestern.edu/program-areas/olli/about_olli.php Rae and Evelyn approached Mitch Clark, co-owner of L.H. Selman…

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Illinois PCA Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11:00am

We were there! And it was great to see everyone and meet new friends. It has been nearly three months since the convention so we were overdue for a get-together. The Illinois PCA, led by Jane Stein, met at the Arlington Heights restaurant “Rack House, Kitchen & Tavern”. The gang met in a private room…

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Whitefriars Overview and U.S. Flag Portrait Cane Appearances

On Whitefriars… It is generally believed that the Whitefriars Glass Company of London was constructed in about 1680, shortly after the great fire of London.  In all probability, its beginnings date back even further.  A 1682 map of London shows the glassworks as being near the Inns of Court in the Temple and very close…

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The Glass Gallery – L.H. Selman, Ltd. Summer Auction 60

Steven Lundberg Glass Art

Something unusual is happening in our summer auction. Our star lot is just a baby. It is the only Clichy moss ground miniature we have caught sight of or even heard about. Typically, a Selman Lot 1 would not be a miniature, and, in fact, I doubt that there has ever been one. In this…

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The Origins of Glass Paperweights

Glass paperweights seem to have put in their first appearance in Venice, then and now a famous glass mecca, around 1845. A glass worker named Pietro Bigaglia (pronounced Bee-ga-lee-a) was perhaps first to have invented the genre, and his pieces were received with much awe and admiration, inspiring interest and the subsequent and inevitable urge…

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