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NMGCS Convention 2001

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helen_liveten_20100521_1199992549Our 2001 convention was hosted by Helen Liveten who did an outstanding job.  Her efforts were greatly appreciated by all who attended.

The convention was conveniently held at the Sheraton Hotel at the Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, April 19th through April 21st, with extra days for the museum trip on April 18th and 22nd.  For details, please see the convention agenda.

sheraton_bradley__airport_20100512_1831587695Commemoratives for the 2001 convention were a yellow cat using the top mould owned by the National Milk Glass Collectors Society and was pressed by Boyd Crystal Art Glass, Inc.

As if the NMGCS convention wasn't exciting enough, Frank Chiarenza and Lester Dequaine arranged for a trip to their museum.  WOW!  All who attended were in for a delightful experience.  Frank and Lester thought of everything from a catered lunch (with outstanding chocolate cheesecake) to a guided tour, or just browse through all three museums.  Time well spent.

Click here to take at peek at the museum trip.

museum_20100512_1806503322Yes, I said all three museums.  There was, of course, Frank's Milk Glass Museum.  In a word, breathtaking.  Custom made displays beautifully exhibiting some of the most unusual and rare pieces of milk glass on earth.

There was Lester's Barbershop Museum which was like a walk through the past showing many of the most interesting items from barbershop history.   And everything was so expertly displayed.

And to add even more variety, the third museum featured the famous Metropolitan Opera star, Rosa Ponselle, who was from the Meriden, Connecticut area where the museum is located.

Many thanks to all who made this a grand convention.

Larry Sacherich
Webmaster

The commemorative for the 2010 convention was the yellow cat.  Commemoratives are only available to members and are limited to first come, first served.

2001 Cat in Yellow
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What makes our conventions so special?

1) Our Members

Our members make it great by sharing with others and working together.
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2) Our Auction

300 quality pieces of milk glass sold by a professional auctioneer.
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3) Our Dealers

An import part of the convention for getting some of the rarest pieces and most interesting pieces.
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4) Our Speakers

Informed and professional, sharing their expertise.
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Photo Credits:

Adam Fisko
Larry Sacherich
Some photos submitted by auction consignors.