The annual Festival of Glass is held in Drysdale, Victoria (Australia). Established in 2011, the Festival celebrates the beauty and versatility of glass in art, craft and industry and it promotes collaboration between people who work with glass. Unique in Australia, the Festival joins a handful of similar events worldwide.
The Festival of Glass is an initiative of the Drysdale and Clifton Springs Community Association Inc.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Turning old bottles into cash
Festival of Glass and the Bellarine Historical Society are
collaborating to present an historic bottle evaluation as part of the 2017
Anyone with an old bottle or two is welcome to bring them to
Drysdale’s Old Courthouse Museum on Sunday 12 February between 10.00am and
3.00pm, to be valued by Paul and David Bruce - distinguished glass auctioneers
and valuers, from the online firm ABCR
The record-breaking bottles
This is the second time the event has run. Two bottles that
were brought to last year’s event fetched
record prices at a subsequent online auction. One was a Les Bray St. Arnaud
ginger beer bottle, made between 1900 and 1918, which sold for a record $650;
the other was a hand blown wine bottle dated 1740 from Oxford University’s
Magdalene College, which sold for a record $980!
Neither of the owners of those bottles had any idea
that they were so valuable, so anyone with old bottles stashed away shouldn’t
just dismiss them. Bring them to the evaluation and prepare for a possible
Festival sponsor – GC Downard (i) Personal,
professional and ethical
GC Downard Real Estateis a new, family operated real
estate agency providing professional, personalised and ethical real estate and
property management services to the Bellarine Peninsula.
The agency specialises in residential, commercial and
industrial sales, auctions, leasing and property management; and the staff know
that the best results come from skill, experience, local knowledge and
specialist service - not from size or market share.
GC Downard is a member of the Real Estate Institute of
Victoria and its experienced staff will assist you with all your real estate
needs. So whether you are buying, selling or leasing, contact GC Downard today!
Featured Festival sponsor – Wish Pond (ii) For you or someone special to you
4a Brown Street, Portarlington, Victoria 322303 5259 2770
The Festival of Glass committee is pleased to welcome Wish
Pond to the Treasure Hunt for the first time and we thank them for their
Wish Pond's double frontage
Wish Pond’s cafe and showroom combine to make it something
of a one stop shop for locals and visitors alike and owners Heather and Chris
are known for their friendly service. Its cafe offers friendly service to 16 people
indoors, plus more ‘alfresco’ outside, with a menu that includes soft drinks
and coffees, light lunches and Devonshire teas.
In the spacious Wish Pond showroom, you’ll find gifts and
souvenirs for you or for someone special to you. They include clothing, scarfs,
cards, cosmetics, scented candles, jewellery, hand-blow glassware and inspiring
plaques and poems.
Our “Friends of the Festival” online newsletter gives the
latest Festival news specifically for our volunteers. To become a Friend of the
Festival, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put “Festival Friends” in the subject bar and put your name
and address in the body of the e-mail.