Rarities Defined

American Brilliant Glass Education and Research - HBG

RARE – a word that is overused and abused on eBay and elsewhere!

We have defined items throughout our website and sales catalog to be RARE if:

1. The pattern is rated a 1 (rarest) or 2 & 3 (very rare) in the “Relative Value Guide” in Pearson’s Vol. III.

2. The pattern or unusual shape appears in “Rarities in American Cut Glass” by Wiener & Lipkowitz.

3. The pattern or shape is deemed RARE by a consensus of advanced collectors and experienced dealers.




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