Tiara Glass

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Tiara Glass: A short explanation:

Tiara Glass was marketed by Tiara Exclusives of Dunkirk, Indiana, USA through home-parties held by sales agents, between 1970 and 1998. The offices of Tiara Exclusives were adjacent to the Indiana Glass Company, and both companies belonged to the Lancaster Colony Corporation.

Indiana Glass made a very large volume of the glassware for Tiara. Tiara glass was also made by other glassworks including Fenton Art Glass and L.E.Smith, both before and after the closure of the Indiana Glass hand shop (in 1989).

Tiara Exclusives marketed a wide variety of handmade and machine-made glassware, mostly of a high standard. This included some reproductions or re-issues of patterns originally made by Indiana Glass and other companies during the depression years. These re-issues used the same moulds for patterns such as Avocado, Sandwich, and Madrid (originally a Federal Glass pattern).

Apart from paper labels, Tiara Exclusives did not mark their glass except for a very few pieces. One exception to this rule was that some Indiana glass made for Tiara was marked with the name Tiara in the mold.

Tiara Exclusives operated for 28 years. Their glass is collected with enthusiasm by many people, but criticised by others. No doubt our grand-children will value it just as we respect Depression Glass today, which after all was given away free in its day!

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This CD includes original catalogs and advertising leaflets.

Recently updated, it now has at least seven full catalogs, five leaflets, and the 1995 Tiara Product Information Manual.


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