Imperial Carnival Glass

Contemporary Carnival Glass Web Site

Below is a listing of Imperial Carnival Glass colors and dates. If you follow the links it will take you to a listing of all the carnival glass that was made in that color, you will also find that some pieces linked in the description field that will take you to an article or a picture for a better explanation. All the information below came from original Imperial catalogs and price lists and past confirmed information. The colors below are what you should go by if you are researching Imperial with the trade marks (IG), (LIG),(ALIG) and (NI), if you have a piece that has any Imperial trade mark and not in the color selection below, there is a great chance you have a reproduction Imperial piece made by Summit Art Glass. Many of the moulds being used today are being used by Fenton Glass, Smith Glass and Summit Art Glass. Smith Glass will have the trade mark "S" with a small "G" in the top of the "S" and in the bottom a small"C" (Smith Glass Company). However Summit Art Glass does not mark many of the Imperial reproductions that they produce today. All of the glass that Fenton produces will have the Fenton trademark. If you have any questions please feel free to E-Mail.

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You will now find that most if not all in all the colors below will now have a link that will show you the pattern in a black and white photo or a color photo. There are a lot that were scanned directly from original Imperial catalogues. I have done this so that you can better research your Imperial Glass. Also you will now find that I have added values to all the contemporary carnival glass. I do hope you as a collector or a dealer remember that this is guide, not a final word, and while a piece may be rare in one part of the country, it is likely to be some what common in another. The Imperial contemporary carnival made between 1962-1984 continues to rise in the areas of rare, limited, and experimental glassware. The average items are starting to rise more in value because it is starting to get harder and harder to find. There is so much more today that has been done to further educate the collector and the dealer, that is why the contemporary carnival has become so collectable.

Rubigold (Marigold), Trademarked (IG) 1962 - 1972
Peacock (Smoke), Trademarked (IG) 1962 - 1972
Helois Green, Trademarked (IG) 1967 - 1970
Sunset Ruby (Red), Trademarked (IG) 1968 - 1973
Azure Blue (Ice Blue), Trademarked (IG) 1969 - 1970
Aurora Jewels (Cobalt Blue), Trademarked (IG) June 1970 - April 1972
Amber, Trademarked (IG) 1973 - 1975
White, Trademarked (IG) 1974 - 1976
Pink, Trademarked (LIG) & (ALIG) 1978 - 1982
Horizon Blue (Ice Blue), Trademarked (LIG) 1979 - 1980
Meadow Green (Ice Green), Trademarked (LIG) 1980 - 1981
Amethyst, Trademarked (LIG) 1981 - June 26th,1981
Sunburst (Yellow), Trademarked (ALIG) 1982

The below link will take you to a page of different colors and other pieces not mentioned above.

Colors Of Imperial Carnival Glass

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If you would like a greater understanding of the Imperial Glass and Carnival Glass. My largest suggestion is get the books that are now available on the market. You can go to my section on books for sale and find out more on were to get what you need.


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