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by Dr. Lori Verderame
Dr. Lori shows you how to identify Slag Glass
Slag glass is the opaque pressed glass that has streaks of color within it. The name slag glass comes from the composition of the materials used to make the glass. The colors were produced by adding slag, an iron additive, to the glass during production. Marble or marbled glass was another name for slag glass since the resulting glass ware looked like marble stone.

Colors and Makers

Slag glass color

American slag glass makers included Westmoreland Glass, Boyd Glass, Imperial Glass, among others. Slag glass comes in many colors such as chocolate or caramel, purple, blue, pink, and red. 

Values

Values for slag glass, particularly, kitchenwares and lampshades command values from $50 to $1500 with collectors. 

Get an online appraisal of your piece of slag glass from Dr. Lori.

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3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

Are you settling an estate? Need to sell all of Grandma's belongings for top dollar in order to pay bills or to get your inheritance? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals three estate sale tips you must know. Based on actual stories from people Dr. Lori has met over the years appraising their antiques after they've held their estate sale auction and were victims, losing money during an estate sale. If you want to make the most money selling Grandma's antiques, you have to avoid these traps set by unscrupulous estate sale folks and auctioneers.

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