Some of the collectors in the club also collect many other types of glasses including whiskey and beer glasses. In much earlier times some of the early members of the club would enjoy getting and bidding in the auctions that were run by Glasses Mug and Steins - which had mostly beer and some whiskey glasses, but also a fair amount of character and soda glasses.
Now to be exact, there is absolutely NO discrimination or "keeping serious collectors out of our group" at all, in any way, or at any time in the many years the PGCA has been organized as a club. Anyone is welcome to join and we would appreciate and encourage people who collect glasses of any types to join the club and help club members learn about new types of glasses. In the past few years there has been quite a few club members learning about and enjoying the "peanut butter glasses" which in some cases are the exact same glasses as are often seen in members collections, but mostly are somewhat different as they focus on flowers, animals, etc as opposed to characters or soft drinks or sports. I think most of the club members are interested in all sorts of glasses, although as is usually the case with a collector they tend to focus on certain specific areas.
Robert if you would like to join the club or put some info about whiskey or other types of collectible drinking glasses into our club newsletter Collector Glass News or an article on the web site I would urge you to do that - I would be glad to pay for a one year membership for you. Just let me know - email@example.com
I wrote that FAQ a long long time ago - it was originally used for the web site for the Collector Glass News when it was privately printed - Mark asked me to make up a FAQ for collector glasses when he set up a web site.
(glassnews.com)(the web site is no longer active) - So the mistakes or poor communication efforts there can be laid at my door, not the PGCA. Thanks for your comments, I think you would find most of the collectors in this area of collecting are actually interested in all sorts of collectibles, in most cases not just glasses and are always willing and able to learn about new stuff. Also many are dealers and sellers at shows and on the internet, and whatever they can learn about glasses that have a value to other collectors would be good for business.
Article III membership of the bylaws, which was mentioned in your post is ... Membership is open to any person interested in collecting promotional
glasses who submits a membership application along with the annual
amount of dues due to the treasurer.
... SO anyone is welcome and your definition of collectible glasses is fine and correct as far as I am concerned and certainly as far as the PGCA is concerned. I've got an Old Boone etched whiskey glass sitting on my shelves right now, is a glass I have had and enjoyed for a long time.
Brian Callahan - PGCA member
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