Friday, January 29, 2016

Replacements, Ltd. Photographs Added - Part 2

446 photos were added January 26-27, 2016, continuing the loading of photographs courteously provided by Replacements, Ltd., See the new photos in our online photo albums.

These photos include inserts made by the Cambridge Glass Company that were placed in chrome and sterling silver metal holders made by Farber Bros. (chrome) and Sheffield Silver Company (silver). Sheffield was a subsidiary of Farber Bros. and both companies used some of the same Cambridge inserts. Many of the inserts with Sheffield sterling silver holders or bases were decorated with the Cambridge #772 Chantilly etching. Many people mistakenly attribute these sterling silver bases to R. Wallace & Sons. Look for the Sheffield silver hallmark on the base.
Sheffield Silver Company Hallmark

Watch for the third and final part of photos from Replacements coming soon. Part 3 will include primarily the Cambridge 3400, 3500 Gadroon and 3550 Caprice lines.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Replacements, Ltd. Photographs Added - Part 1

We are pleased to announce that we have resumed loading photographs graciously provided by Replacements, Ltd. after a long delay.  483 new photos were added January 21-23, 2016. This brings the total images online to more than 26,000.

Visit to view the new photos. To see just the new photos, perform a search placing a space character in the search box and a number in the "Newer than xx days" box. The number needs to be the number of days back from the current date to January 21st. Adding an extra day will insure the desired search results.

We express our appreciation to Replacements, Ltd. for providing these photographs. Additional photos are available and should be uploaded within the next two weeks.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Stemware Identification Aid

The second addition of 2016 to our web site is a new stemware identification aid album. The album title is "Stemware - Full Shape Shown." It is located in the "Identification Aids" category on the albums home page, then subcategory "General Lines and Shapes." To quote from the album description:

"Examples of complete stemware singles and lines. Samples are shown with links to additional stems when available. Drinking vessels are the main items included but links may display other items on the same stems. Some links also display related footed tumblers that do not have stems."

We hope this album will help lead you to the proper identification of Cambridge stemware items. Open the album and scan the thumbnails for possible matches. When you find a possible match, click the thumbnail to display a larger image showing better details. Most of the initial images are goblets. Have something other than a goblet that appears to match the stem? Click the link to "View More Examples" of items with like stems. This album covers all available Cambridge stemware produced from 1902-1958 shown on the MVSG web site.

Still want to see more examples, use the SEARCH function using the item number and shape style name such as " 3011 cocktail." This search function may show several more examples including photographs of actual production items.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Additional Photos Added to our Albums

We are pleased to begin 2016 with the addition of 289 photos to our online photo albums ( from December 31st through January 2, 2016. See earlier posts for tips on how to view recent additions.

2016 promises to be an interesting year if we are able to complete several projects already in process. Continue to read these messages for announcements on these new projects.