We have collected a couple of videos from past annual conventions that help portray the friendly atmosphere at these conventions and the opportunity to learn about the glass and buy and sell pieces.

1993 Convention Highlights

Let's go back in time and look at some video from an early convention of the club, specifically the 1993 convention. These excerpts are arranged by topic and they should provide you with a feeling of what it feels like to attend one of our conventions.

Seminar on early Consolidated catalogs

Jack Wilson presented 35mm slides from pictures of an early Consolidated Glass Company catalog that he obtained by visiting Sinclair Glass Company in Hartford City, Indiana and then paying a professional photographer to photograph that catalog.

Show and Tell Session

We always have a "show & tell" session at the convention, where members show off unusual items they have found. It is also an opportunity to get questions answered on pieces they are unsure of.

Glass for sale in the rooms

Both collectors and dealers bring glass that is for sale. At the convention you will see more choice glass in a couple of days that by going to antique shows every weekend!

Banquet

We conclude the convention with a banquet on Saturday night.

Kelsey Murphy, Pilgrim Glass Company, banquet speaker

Kelsey Murphy was the Chief Designer at Pilgrom Glass Company in Ceredo, West Virginia. She spoke about two topics:

  1. Cameo glass production at Pilgrim
  2. Consolidated molds Pilgrim acquired from Sinclair Glass Company

Room displays at the 1993 Convention

Room displays are always a highlight of the convention. People pick out a theme and put together a display around that theme. We award three prizes for the best displays as voted upon by our members.

Ginger Jar Display at the 2011 Convention

Consolidated made ginger jars in three sizes (small, medium and large). They also made these ginger jars in a variety of different types of glass. The most common is milk glass but they also produced cased glass in blue and pink as well as a couple of varieties of red glass. Some ginger jars were decorated in house by Consolidated's decorators while others were purchased by outside decorating companies.

 

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The is a presentation on ormolu mounted Phoenix and Consolidated glass that reflects the desire to created metal ornamented items of style.

Join us at Convention 27!

Join us at the annual convention of the Phoenix & Consolidated Glass Collectors' Club on July 24-27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh Airport, in Coraopolis, PA. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

To reserve your room for the convention, contact the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh Airport, in Coraopolis, PA.and request the PCGCC convention rate:

  • Contact the hotel directly by calling 877-214-6725 and ask for reservations

Convention activities begin on the evening of Thursday July 25 and end after the Banquet the evening of Saturday July 27.

Reservations can be made until the end of day June 30. After that, the hotel will release the unreserved rooms for sale to the general public. Reservations made after June 30 will be accepted at the space available rate.

Convention Field Trip

Friday July, 26

9 am-11 am Members Field trip to the Andy Warhol Museum.

2 pm - 4 pm Educational seminar at Capri Glass, Coraopolis.

Convention Schedule

We have our Hospitality Room AND our Members’ Sales Room. A central location to meet, greet, shop & eat.

WEDNESDAY, 7/24

Group Dinner for early arrivals at Segneri’s restaurant in Corapolis, PA, home of “the glass house”, aka the Consolidated

Lamp & Glass Company 1893-1963.

THURSDAY, 7/25

6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests.

2 PM – 4 PM

 

Get Acquainted/Show & Tell: We will “kick off” the Convention with announcements, introductions, and a “Show   & Tell” session. Be sure to bring any great finds to talk about, to share, to discuss and identify.

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hospitality Room open - pick up Convention Packets. Hospitality Room Members Sales Room opens for   consignments.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Display and Hospitality Rooms open to the public.

FRIDAY, 7/26

6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests.

9:00AM 

Meet in the lobby for members field trip to the Andy Warhol Museum

Noon Lunch on your own.
2:00PM - 4:00PM Educational Seminar at Capri Glass in Coraopolis

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dinner on your own.

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hospitality Room opens and Members Sales Room opens.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Display and Hospitality Rooms open to the public.

 

SATURDAY, 7/27

6:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Complimentary breakfast for hotel guests.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Board of Directors Meeting - Officers and Board Members Only

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Annual Business Meeting

10:00 AM - 11AM

Glass Check In for Members Only Auction. Bring your consignments and we really appreciate donations!

11:30AM - 11:30AM

AUCTION PREVIEW!!!

11:30 PM - 5:00 PM

MEMBERS ONLY GLASS AUCTION:

For tax purposes, you must be a   paid-up member of the Club and pay the Convention registration fee to bid or   to consign at the Members Only

Auction. We WILL be accepting new Memberships prior to   the start of the Auction. PLEASE   NOTE: Convention Registration is also   required to participate in our Auction.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hospitality Room open - your last chance to vote for Room Displays or to buy glass from the Members’ Sales   Room.

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Banquet and Awards: Seminar: Clifton Dietz of the HC Fry Glass Society will present a PowerPoint to us on "Fry Art Glass" with examples of the glass on dispkay.