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Nina RobertsonPerson was signed in when posted
09:35 AM ET (US)

Like this, Timothy?
Judith Rosenbaum
07:37 PM ET (US)
On the off-chance that there are other NESOSC MEMBERS who follow this Chat, please be aware of the following:

The location for the meeting that is scheduled for this weekend – April 13 – will NOT be at the church. It has been relocated to the home of Sue Brown at 59 Clear Pond Drive, Walpole, MA. If using GPS, pay attention to the house number when you arrive. GPS will get you to the right area, but may stop you at the wrong house.
We have also changed the time to 11:30. We are providing Pizza and salads for lunch as well as coffee and dessert. The program is the same. There will be no buy and sell or displays due to space limitations. But we will have show and tell so bring your goodies (did you get a new salt for Christmas? Or perhaps you’ve been on a road trip!).
If you haven’t already notified Sandy Jzyk that you are coming, please send her (sandyjzyk@hotmail.com) or myself an e-mail. I have to know how many chairs I’ll need!
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Jack Marshall
05:23 PM ET (US)
As a kid seventy years ago, I accumulated a collection of open salts; 144 of them have been stored unopened in boxes for decades. I’d now like to sell the whole lot.

The background: in the 1940’s my parents dragged me to antique stores around New England while Pop looked for rough furniture that he could refinish in his basement workshop. To keep me from pestering them, they convinced me to look at open salts. They’d buy one or two for me, or I’d blow some of my allowance on something I particularly liked; sometimes friends of my parents would give me one. I didn’t pretend to know anything about them (and still don’t)—the ones I bought were cheap, primarily clear pressed and cut glass, with a few colored glass pieces. Two porcelain and one silver plated piece slipped in.

I’ve sent this note to a raft of folks who—based on names/emails I’ve found googling “open salts”—might be interested in my recently unburied collection. I’d welcome advice about how I might go about selling the lot. And, of course, I’d happily entertain offers on the entire batch. If you’re interested (and want to see photos), drop me a line at jackASAP2@gmail.com .

Jack M., Charlottesville, VA
Tina Olmstead
02:16 PM ET (US)
Looking to sell my collection of 130 salt dips, how do I figure out the value
Judy JohnsonPerson was signed in when posted
02:35 PM ET (US)
Yes, please let us know where you are located and we may be able to help. If you prefer not to post it here, you are welcome to email me at opensalt@rochester.rr.com.


Nina Robertson
01:40 PM ET (US)
We have a few collectors in upstate NY. Can you be any more specific with location?
Judy? Bill?

Nina Robertson
Via iPhone
01:29 PM ET (US)
In 2009 my mom passed, leaving a large collection of master salts. I'm at a loss as to how best sell them. I have no room to display them as she did and I want to be sure all those years of collecting go to those who really love these beautiful pieces. We live in upstate NY and the only antique shops around here don't really know the value or purpose of master salts.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. These are flint glass, sandwich glass, lacy and too many more to mention. I believe I have approx 350-400 pieces, all in excellent condition.
Edited 03-22-2019 01:30 PM
Mary Jane Peaco
11:06 PM ET (US)
Hi Lisa,
You might already know about these publications but they are the only ones I know of. The first is a large book called "5,000 Open Salts" by William Heacock and Patricia Johnson. My current copy is copyrighted 1982. I don't know if there is a more current version. Inside the cover is printed "Additional copies may be ordered from: Patricia Johnson, P.O. Box 1221, Torrance, CA 90505." Again I don't know if that is a current address or not. I found the book for sale on Amazon.There is a set of 8 or 9 books written by someone names Smith. I have some of the books but we moved recently and they have not been unpacked. I also found listings on the internet: http://opensalts.us/References/Books/Books.html. Hope this helps. Mary Jane Peaco ( a former collector)

> On February 9, 2019 at 2:03 PM QT - Lisa McElwain <qtopic-46-tQpjGXaMAXMx@quicktopic.com> wrote:
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