Look at websites such as to view a photo gallery of Anchor Hocking glass patterns and styles.Auction sites likes and e also offer Anchor Hocking glass items.The Westmoreland Glass Company grew out of the Specialty Glass Company of East Liverpool, Ohio, which, in 1889, relocated to Grapeville, Pennsylvania, to take advantage of the area’s abundant supply of natural gas.By 1890, production of pitchers, goblets, tumblers, and glass novelty items was underway, overseen by two brothers named George and Charles West.Milk Glass, produced by large glass manufacturing companies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, was a "poor man's" porcelain.The glass today fluctuates in popularity and price.
Vintage Blue Glass Bottle , Milk of Magnesia Rustic, Industrial Phillips Chemical Co.For instance, the basic marking of a capital "H" over an anchor was used from 1937 to 1976; an anchor inside a square was used from 1976 to 1999.Read reference books like "Anchor Hocking’s Fire-King and More Identification and Value Guide” by Gene Florence, and “ Anchor Hocking Decorated Pitchers and Glasses: The Depression Years.” These books and others can be found at libraries, bookstores, antique shops and collector shows.Transparency is not a collectible feature for milk glass produced after the 1930s.Later pieces are usually thicker glass and are mostly utilitarian items. Items are also unique eye-catching pieces today, such as gas light shades and compote inserts for silver plated baskets, sometimes called "Bride's Baskets." Avoid buying inserts or items that require holders. Available funds can have the most impact on the selection of objects to collect.