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1998 Convention - San Antonio, TX

Live Oak Civic Center, San Antonio, TXThe 24th Annual NDGA Convention was held July 10-12 at the Live Oak Civic Center in Live Oak, a suburb of San Antonio. The show chairman was Kent Washburn, from San Antonio. The banquet on Saturday night was held on barges! That's right - there was a dinner cruise in downtown San Antonio, on the famous "River Walk", and everyone enjoyed the scenery, food and companionship.

Seminars and Speakers

There were six seminars presented in San Antonio, four on Saturday and two on Sunday. In addition, the Presidents of the Fostoria Glass Society and the National Cambridge Collectors gave short presentations after two of the seminars. Here are the speakers and topics:

List of Displays for the 1998 Convention

There were 35 displays set up for the Convention in San Antonio. Click on the thumbnail picture in the table below to see a larger version of the same shot, then use your browser's "BACK" button to return to the list. These photographs were taken by Cadia Los, a long time NDGA member, and the quality is especially nice. We are missing quite a few photographs of displays (listed below, after this table) and would appreciate anyone having the missing photos to send them to the webmaster.

Name(s) Hometown Display Title Pattern Name Thumbnail
Trina Bugosh San Antonio, TX Gone Fishing Jadeite
Many Companies
Jadite display
Kelly O'Kane St Paul, MN Royal Fantasy Tiffin Modern Tiffin Modern
Patty & Bill Foti,
Kent Washburn
North Miami, FL Brunch at Kent's Cambridge     Vernon Kilns
Rose Point   &  Organdie
Rose Point
Milbra Long & Emily Seate Cleburne, TX Overlooked Amber Fostoria amber Fostoria amber
Sarah & David van Dalsem Sand Springs, OK Fenton Fantasy in Cranberry Fenton Cranberry Hobnail Fenton Cranberry Hobnail
Milbra Long & Emily Seate Cleburne, TX Forgotten Orchid Fostoria orchid Fostoria orchid
Ed Black Denver, CO Experimental,
Colors from the Morgue
Fostoria American Fostoria American rare items
Jackie & Les Stewart Colorado Springs, CO Springtime in the Rockies Hocking's Princess Princess
Jackie & Les Stewart Colorado Springs, CO Christmas in Colorado Queen Mary & Forest Green
by Anchor Hocking
Queen Mary
J. R. Johnston Broken Arrow, OK Oklahoma Prairie Fostoria Coin amber Fostoria Coin
Nedra & Don Tinney Richardson, TX Formal FireKing Fire King & Fostoria Precedence Fire King
Elizabeth Kielpyka San Antonio, TX Texas Gold Candlewick Candlewick
Fred Eldridge Forrest City, AR Tea Time Tea Cream/Sugar sets Cream/Sugar sets
Kelly O'Kane St Paul, MN Color Spectrum Spectacular Tiffin Modern Tiffin Modern
Terri & Michael Burke Corpus Christi, TX Corpus Christi's Golden Sand Heisey Empress sahara Heisey Empress sahara
Dale Mitchell San Jose, CA Fuchsia Tiffin's Fuchsia Tiffin Fuchsia
Kenneth Gardner San Francisco, CA San Francisco Elegance Fostoria Versailles green Fostoria Versailles green
Joyce & Jack Nichols Ft Walton Beach, FL Florida's Crimson Bird Paden City Crow's Foot Crows Foot
Linda & David Adams San Mateo, CA The Crowning Touch Cambridge Crown Tuscan Crown Tuscan
Leonette & Carl Walls Garden Dale, AL Anchor Hocking, the Popular Company Misc. Anchor-Hocking glass Anchor Hocking
Jamie & Barry Rubeck Bedford, TX Grandma's Tupperware Glass Kitchenware Kitchenware
Dorothy Fletcher Little Rock, AR Top Hats Glass top hats Top Hats
Nita Eldridge Forrest City, AR Candleglo, Our Children's Inheritance Candleglo glassware Candleglo
Kent Washburn San Antonio, TX Reflections Consolidated "Dance of the Nudes" Dance of the Nudes
Carolyn & Michael Yastrumsky New Braunfels, TX Orchid Paden City's Orchid Paden City Orchid
Kelly O'Kane St Paul, MN Decorating Dream Tiffin Modern glass Tiffin Modern
Diane & Victor Elliott Los Alamos, NM New Mexico Sunset Iris & Herringbone colors Iris
Lydia & Cliff McNeil Orange Park, FL Cambridge, the Glory Years Cambridge Glass Cambridge
Donna & Bert Kennedy Mesquite, TX Visions of Elegance Morgantown Glass Morgantown
Kathy & Buddy Stultz Glen Allen, VA Animal Kingdom Glass Animals Glass Animals
Jane & Jack Carley San Antonio, TX A Family Tradition English Hobnail English Hobnail

The following are the displays that were presented at San Antonio, for which we do not have photographs. If anyone can help by sending a photograph to the webmaster, we will move the entry to the table above where the pictures can be viewed by all. We do, however, want to recognize everyone who took the time to display their collections at San Antonio.

Display Title Name(s) Hometown
It Ain't Elegant but it sure is Grand Edna McCollin Salt Lake City, UT
Bridge to the New Millenium Sarah & David Van Dalsem Sand Springs, OK
Preservation & Eduucational Projects Dee Hall Houston, Tx
Pyramid Aneita Ayers Camp Verde, AZ

List of Dealers for the 1998 Convention

Here's a list of the 40 dealers who participated at the San Antonio Convention. You can see they came from all across the country, bringing their best merchandise to Texas.

Dealer City & State       Dealer City & State
Barb & Larry Taylor Indianola, IA       Kathy & Buddy Stoltz Glen Allen, VA
Sandra & Dennis Boone Aledo, IL       Jane & John Schleinzer Aurora, IL
Judy & Bob Schmidgall Arkadelphia, AR       Jane & Don Rogers Wentzville, MO
Sharon & Pat Ervin Sycamore, IL       Joyce & Jack Nichols Ft Walton Beach, FL
Len & Arlyn Ols Cleveland, OH       Bessie & BIll Wuertz Wake Village, TX
Shirley & Art Moore Tulsa, OK       Linda & Jerry Gordy Davenport, IA
Ralph Broadstreet & Roy Sykes Ft Worth, TX       Doris Duke Novice, TX
Max Miller Houston, TX       Dorothy Fletcher Little Rock, AR
Gwyn & Calvin Key Hazel, KY       Rose & Jim Curnutt Western Springs, IL
Jean & Lee Spalding Wichita, KS       Jo & Bill Curtis Amarillo, TX
Judy & John Bine St Charles, MO       Myrna & Bob Garrison Arlington, TX
Florence & Joe Solito Tolland, CT       Helen & Gene Allen Overland Park, KS
Lydia & Cliff McNeil Orange Park, FL       Barbara & Byron Canine Anderson, IN
Hazel & Bill Daniels Arnold, MO       Margaret & Jim Davis Springfield, IL
Donna & Jay Upham Jamestown, OH       Aleta & Tom Herr Duncanville, TX
Carol Clary & Gary Pikett Houston, TX       Thelma Hayes St Peters, MO
Peggy & John Scott Springfield, MO       Kent Washburn San Antonio, TX
Betty & Dale Bass Caney, KS       Esther & Bob Mitchell Little Rock, AR
Carol & Julian McEwen Wichita, KS       Becky & Sam Collings Brookfield, OH
Diana Charles & Janet Martin Hagerstown, IN       Betty & Bob Conner Augusta, KS