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Carnival Glass Top Ten Prices in the Database

1. Millersburg Peoples Vase in Blue – $155,000

Auctioneer's Description: Millersburg BLUE Peoples vase. EXTREMELY RARE! The most ICONIC piece of Carnival Glass ever made. This vase is considered by most to be the KINGPIN of all carnival glass, not just Millersburg. A fantastic opportunity to purchase this vase.

Auctioneer: Wroda
Auction Date: 06/16/2018
Venue: ACGA
Lot Number: 001

Notes: The previous time this vase sold at auction, it set the record for the first piece of carnival glass to achieve $100,000 at auction.

Previous Known Owners: Joe Miller, Stacy Wills, Pete Bingham, Floyd Whitley

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2. Northwood Wisteria Vase in Emerald Green – $140,000

Auctioneer's Description: NORTHWOOD EMERALD GREEN WISTERIA VASE. One of the most sought after Northwood whimsy items ever to be offered at auction.

Auctioneer: Wroda
Auction Date: 10/27/2018
Venue: Cambridge, OH
Lot Number: 110

Notes: This is a rare whimsey of the pitcher mould.

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3. Northwood Peacock and Urn Stippled Large ICS Bowl in Vaseline – $66,000

Auctioneer's Description: N'wood VASELINE Peacock @ Urn Master ICS Bowl EXTREMELY RARE ! This is One Fantastic Bowl!. True Yellow Base Glass with Gorgeous Pastel Iridescence. Looks Yellow From Across the Room. It is Stippled and Measures 10 1/4″. Second One to Our Knowledge.

Auctioneer: Burns
Auction Date: 08/24/2019
Venue: Hagerstown, Maryland
Lot Number: 350

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4. Northwood Tornado Large Vase in Celeste – $60,000

Auctioneer's Description: Northwood celeste blue Tornado vase with tricornered top. Only one known. A top Northwood whimsy rarity.

Auctioneer: Wroda
Auction Date: 06/17/2017
Venue: ACGA
Lot Number: 350

Notes: This was part of the Engel Collection auction that holds the record for highest auction proceeds just short of $1.2 million. The vase's history is recounted by Dale Matheny during his interview here.

Previous Known Owners: George Loescher, George Thomas, Dale Matheny, Karen Engel

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5. Cleveland Memorial Souvenir Ashtray in Marigold – $55,000

Auctioneer's Description: Rarest color with only 4 or 5 known at this time.

Auctioneer: Wroda
Auction Date: 06/13/2020
Venue: Cambridge, OH
Lot Number: 037

Notes: This was part of the Katsika Collection sale for the ACGA Convention, which was cancelled a month or so before. The auction continued and was the first to be held live in a venue in months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This piece was nicknamed “Grover” by its former owner, Christina Katsikas.

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6. Fenton Goddess of Harvest CRE Bowl in Blue – $52,500

Auctioneer's Description: Goddess of Harvest CRE bowl – blue- only blue bowl in any shape reported, this is a fantastic rarity, may be a once in a lifetime opportunity, WOW!!

Auctioneer: Seeck
Auction Date: 09/13/2014
Venue: Kansas City, MO
Lot Number: 005

Notes: This was part of the Poucher Collection sale, which set a record for auction proceeds with over $700,000 in sales. The record fell in 2017.

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7. Millersburg Flowering Vine Ruffled Compote in Amethyst – $50,000

Auctioneer's Description: Millersburg Amethyst Flowering Vine Compote, Fantastic!! One of the best!!!!!! Very few known!

Auctioneer: Burns
Auction Date: 03/0623/201(
Venue: Millersburg, OH
Lot Number: 220

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7. Millersburg Hobstar and Feather Vase in Green – $50,000

Auctioneer's Description: Holy Smokes!! Radium Green Hobstar & Feather swung vase made from a rosebowl. This is an absolute top rarity in Millersburg collecting. Only one known in green and it is beautiful! From the Doc Adams collection. One of the finest items we have sold at auction.

Auctioneer: Wroda
Auction Date: 10/06/2012
Venue: Millersburg Glass Association
Lot Number: 141

Notes: This is a whimsied version of the Hobstar & Feather Giant Rosebowl, swung out to a very tall vase, only one know in green.

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9. Northwood Poppy Show Plate in Aqua Opal – $45,000

Auctioneer's Description: Rare Northwood Aqua Opal Poppy Show Plate. Blasting Pastel Iridescence! Just a top shelf piece all day long! Tons of opal & color!

Auctioneer: Wroda
Auction Date: 08/13/2011
Venue: wwwcga
Lot Number: 148

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10. Millersburg Morning Glory Pitcher in Amethyst – $42,000

Auctioneer's Description: M'burg Morning Glory Tankard Water Pitcher- Amethyst (very rare and very desirable; super irid.; what more can you say?)

Auctioneer: Burns
Auction Date: 03/25/2017
Venue: Millersburg, OH
Lot Number: 20

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Stippling/Stippled: An artistic effect on the mould that results in the blank space in the pattern appearing to have a rough, sandy appearance.