Who Am I
My name is Bill Banks
now. Back in the early 1990's, I contributed to the very first publication
on Carnival Glass put out by Collector Books, and the very first publication on
Opalescent glass also put out by Collector Books. I wrote many articles for the
Class Collectors Digest, and for 5 years I wrote a monthly column for
The Maine Journal of Antiques and Collectibles (MJOAC). The
column was called "It was Grandma's". More recently I've written several
articles for the West Virginia Museum of American Made Glass magazine
AAG All About Glass.
My own first edition on Victorian Opalescent Glass was published in 1995.
The first six editions were in spiral bound paperback form and they
were a value guide only. When computers finally allowed publication of works
on CDs the last 7 editions were published in that format complete with color
photographs for easy pattern identification and values. In 2011 the Price Guide
became available online. It is updated continuously throughout
the year. You also have access to the Opalescent Glass Collectors Club.
I do not have a brick and mortar store. All of my Antique and Collectible glass for
sale is located right here on this website. View the links for the different types of
glass that are for sale. There is also a link to my ebay Store which also has
a large selection of antique and collectible glass. I'm sure you'll find something you
like. Every piece is guaranteed authentic.