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2000 Convention - Denver, Colorado

The Convention for the millenial year 2000 was held in Denver, Colorado, in a very nice facility, the National Western Complex Expo Hall, that was somewhat difficult to find! There was major construction going on nearby, making the trip to the Convention location an exciting adventure. Actually, some folks never did find the place. Nevertheless, the glass was beautiful and those who managed to make it were certainly treated to a wonderful set of displays and great glass for sale.

Special thanks go to the two NDGA member clubs that sponsored this Convention - the Rocky Mountain Depression Glass Society and the Pikes Peak Depression Glass Club. Co-Chairmen of the Convention were Mike Horine (Rocky Mountain Club) and Les Stewart (Pikes Peak Club).

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of NDGA members was held on Friday night, prior to the Show Preview. The results of the election of board members and officers were announced and the newly elected officials were introduced. Also introduced were the many past officers of the NDGA who were in the audience.

Seminars and Speakers

There were six very interesting seminars, three on Saturday and one on Sunday. They were:

Guest Author

There was one guest author at the Convention in 2000 - perhaps the best known name in the Depression Glass world - Gene Florence. But also attending the show as dealers were Myrna & Bob Garrison and Kent Washburn, also authors of books on DG topics. These folks have spent a great deal of time putting together information that helps us all know more about the glass that we love.

Glass and Pottery Displays

There were many tables of glass and pottery shared with us by fellow NDGA members. Thanks to the members of the two sponsoring clubs for arranging for this year's displays. The table below lists the displays and the folks who shared their collections. Click on the "thumbnail" photograph to see a larger version. We apologize for the quality of some of the photos, but at least we have something to show. We also apologize for having missed one or two photographs of displays.

Blue June Ed Black & Nancy Reeves June blue
Paden City Glass Co. Joan & William Walker Paden City glass
Fostoria RARE American Ed Black Rare Fostoria American
Fostoria RARE American Ed Black Rare Fostoria American
Depression Era Decanters Tom Cotter Decanters
Stars of Tomorrow Leonette & Carl Walls Prescut
Pink Cherry Blossom Nancy Reeves Cherry Blossom
Cambridge Carmen Tally-Ho Linda & David Adams Tally-Ho red
Heisey Pink Empress Mary Ann & Warren Welsh Empress pink
Fostoria Navarre Ed Black Navarre
Cambridge Royal Blue #3400 Dorothy & John Alden 3400 Cobalt
Green Patrician Will Garcia & Harvey Richards Patrician
LuRay Dinnerware Shirley Moore LuRay
Fire King Jadeite Sarah Van Dalsem Fire King
Fire King Turquoise & Federal Atomic Jackie & Les Stewart Fire King turquoise
Fry/Morgantown Mike Horine Fry/Morgantown
Green Parrot JoEllen Winther Parrot
Cobalt Royal Lace Linda & John Ruchti Royal Lace
Heisey Twist Moongleam JoAnne & Brad Mann Heisey Twist
Heisey Twist Marigold JoAnne & Brad Mann Twist marigold
Coors Pottery JoEllen Winther Coors pottery
Depression Era Cigarette Holders Kathy Stultz Cigarette Holders
Heisey Plantation Kathy Stultz Plantation
Hocking's Waterford pink Larry Cook Waterford pink
Vernon Kiln Frontier & Winchester Will Garcia & Harvey Richards Vernon Kilns
Cambridge Heatherbloom Portia Tom Mclean & Don Spencer Portia heatherbloom
Cambridge Gloria yellow Tom Mclean & Don Spencer Gloria yellow
Cambridge Caprice blue/pink Mike Horine, Tom Mclean & Don Spencer Caprice blue/pink
Westmoreland English Hobnail Mike Horine English Hobnail
Cambridge Apple Blossom amber Mike Horine Apple Blossom
Franciscan Tiempo Jackie & Les Stewart Franciscan Tiempo

List of Participating Dealers

Here is the list of the dealers who brought their best glass to Denver. These dealers come from all over the country and many of these folks have been doing the NDGA Convention for years and years. There are a few new faces as well, and we appreciated their efforts on behalf of the NDGA membership.

Business Name Dealer Name(s) Hometown
Dot's Antiques & Collectibles Dorothy Fletcher North Little Rock, AR
Iron Kettle Bob & Betty Conner Augusta, KS
Happiness Is Buddy & Kathy Stultz Glen Allen, VA
Second Time around Donna & Jay Upham Xenia, OH
Rae Patrick Enterprises C. Patrick & Sharon C. Ervin Sycamore, IL
Kitschy Cat Collectibles James & Rose Curnutt Western Springs, IL
Max Miller Antiques Max Miller Houston, TX
Sentimental Journey Cliff & Lydia Mcneil Orange Park, FL
Collectors Loot Myrna & Bob Garrison arlington, TX
Diana & Janet's Glass Diana Charles & Janet Martin Hagerstown, IN
Scotty's Antiques Peggy & John Scott Springfield, MO
A Touch Of Glass Larry & Barb Taylor Las Vegas, NV
Dj Glass Don & Jane Rogers Wentzville, MO
J.S. Antiques Jane & John Schleinzer Aurora, IL
No Horse Antiques Sandi & Dennis Boone Aledo, IL
Dr Bob's Antiques Judy & Bob Schmidgall arkadelphia, AR
Antiques, Glassware, Etc. Hazel & Bill Daniels arnold, MO
Over The Rainbow Antiques Aleeta & Tom Herr Duncanville, TX
Hardtimes Glassware Becky & Sam Collings Brookfield, OH
Line Camp Antiques Jo & Bill Curtis Amarillo, TX
J & J Glasaramics Joyce & Jack Nichols Ft. Walton Beach, FL
art & Shirley Moore Shirley & art Moore Tulsa, OK
Kent Washburn Antiques Kent Washburn San Antonio, TX
R & R Selections Ralph Broadstreet Fort Worth, TX
Betty & Dale's Antiques Betty & Dale Bass Carney, KS
Neighbors Antiques Len & arlyn Ohls Cleveland, OH
B. Canine Byron & Barbara Canine Anderson, IN
Esther's Glass & Collectibles Esther & Robert Mitchell Little Rock, AR
John & Judy's John & Judy Bine St. Charles, MO
Linda & Jerry Gordy Linda & Jerry Gordy Davenport, IA
Lots Of Strange Things Jim & Margaret Davis Springfield, IL
Helen Allen Helen & Gene Allen Overland Park, KS
Mc Ewen's Extras Carol & Julian Mcewen Wichita KS
Solito Florence & Joe Solito Tolland, CT
Rose Garden Collectibles Jean & Lee Spalding Wichita, KS