By Debbie and Randy Coe

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About Debbie & Randy Coe

We are long time collectors and dealers in American glassware. We started dealing in antiques in 1980 and by 1986 were full time antique dealers. Our goal is to help educate the buying public by providing information about the items we sell. We are passionate about preserving our American heritage of glass making.

Our first national writings occurred when The Daze, a national glass newspaper, was in production. We were monthly columnists focusing on various glass companies. In the spring of 2003 we were asked to be Contributing Advisors to the new glass magazine, All about Glass, from the West Virginia Museum of American Glass. We were thrilled to be part of another glass publication. For many years we served as advisors to the following books: Schroeder's Price Guide; Garage Sale and Flea Market Annual; Flea Market Trader; Antique Trader Price Guide. We are now also  contributors to The World of Antiques and Collectibles published by Antiques and Collectibles National Association. (ACNA). Locally we write articles for Old Stuff, our regional antique newspaper. We were the original founders of the Pacific NW Fenton Association, a now closed national Fenton organization.

Currently, we are publishing our own glass newsletter titled, “Glass Tidings”. The first issue was released in October 2012. The quarterly newsletter will be in full color with 16 pages. It will be issued in January, April, July and October. We will feature American glass as the main basis, book reviews, special events and have other articles about foreign glassware and other forms of antiques. Cost will be $25 a year.  Please see our section about the newsletter for complete details..
We belong to many national glass organizations and have provided that information on our web site along with resource links. At the antique shows in the West Coast, Randy assists at the Identification Booths. We also conduct seminars to educate the public on American made glass and china.

We are full time antique dealers with spaces in the following malls: Lafayette Schoolhouse in Lafayette, Oregon; and Centralia Square in Centralia, Washington. We have an online store on ebay. In addition, we participate in about two dozen glass and antique shows on the West Coast.

Our first book was on Elegant Glass followed by: Liberty Blue Dinnerware; Glass Animals & Figurines; Avon 1876 Cape Cod Dinnerware; Fenton Glass Burmese; the 2nd edition of Elegant Glass; Fenton Glass Baskets - Volume 1 Acanthus to Hummingbird; Fenton Glass Baskets - Volume 2 Innovation to Wisteria and Numbered Patterns; Animal Pitchers; The Colors of Heisey Glass; 2nd edition of Liberty Blue Dinnerware; 3rd Edition of Elegant Glass; Fenton Art Glass Centennial of Glassmaking; Corning Pyroceram Cookware and 2nd Edition of Avon 1876 Cape Cod Dinnerwar and now 2nd Edition of Fenton Art Glass A Centennial of Glass Making 1907 to 2007 and Beyond.. Over the years, our large network of friends and colleagues has enabled us to take on many new projects. It has been such a great asset to have so many people you can count on.

Our daughters, Tara & Myra are also collectors too. Tara graduated from Whitworth College, received her Masters from Portland State and is currently teaching second grade at Orenco Elementary in Hillsboro, Oregon. Tara’s husband Jeff works for MyBinding.com and is part owner of the ecommerce site BestPriceCables.com. They are proud parents of daughters, Faith and Elise. Myra graduated from Oregon State University and recently completed work on her Masters in Business Administration. She is currently working on her home based business of making custom dog equipment. Myra’s husband Stephen works for Beckton Dickinson. They are also proud parents of daughters, Amelia and Avery. Both have continued to have an interest in collecting and have followed in their parents footsteps by writing books on glass for Schiffer Publishing. Tara wrote Fenton Glass Cats & Dogs. Myra wrote, Glass Elephants.


 

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