Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ruby Red Depression Glass

Royal Ruby Depression Glass Pattern:
Royal Ruby Depression Glass

Anchor Hocking Glass Company

Dates Manufactured:
1938 to 1960s

Ruby Red

This started as a Depression Glass item but continued on for many years beyond the depression era. This is a very popular pattern that is widely available at very affordable prices. Anchor Hocking began making glassware in the Royal Ruby color in 1938, using their existing patterns. The "Royal Ruby" name is patented by Anchor Hocking, so only glassware made by them can be called by that name. As it was made for many, many years, there is an almost endless variety of pieces available. Most of the pieces in the market today, however, were made in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

There are also some very rare pieces of Royal Ruby, including pieces made in the Miss America pattern. Other Anchor Hocking patterns that were made in Royal Ruby include Oyster and Pearl, Coronation, Colonial, Ring, Manhattan, Queen Mary, Early American Prescut, Bubble and Charm. The pieces made in the Charm and Bubble patterns are by far the most widely available. The Royal Ruby goblets with crystal (or clear) stems are called "Boopies" by collectors.

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Pictured above: Ruby Red Depresssion Glass Tumbler, available at our CHShops Mall Store at: Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

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