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Jul 14, 2012, 07:27 AM
Goofus Glass Vases
These are free stuff "rescues". Neighbors had a moving sale, then put the unsold items out for free. Apparently people going to garage sales don't want antique glass, even for free. A little research indicates that these 7" tall vases are goofus glass. There are two with a floral design which are clear glass and two with a grape motif that have been cold painted. On the painted ones, the paint is starting to flake off (the one I didn't show only has about 20% coverage left). Would it be advisable to just clean off the old, flaking paint? If so, what's the best way?

Jul 18, 2012, 09:43 PM
I did a little research for you. If the paint is mostly gone, you can wash it off completely. The glass is more valuable if it has most of the paint on it yet. Handle the painted glass as little as possible to prevent more flaking. Wash only the non-painted part of the glass.

I just did a google search & came up with this information. Good luck with your glass.

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Jul 20, 2012, 02:36 PM
Thanks for doing the search, mgt.
Jul 20, 2012, 11:26 PM
Aw, you're welcome. Glad to help.

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Nov 27, 2012, 05:05 AM
I have to agree with mgt. You can scrape off all of the paint so that it will still look appealing. Too bad I wasn't able to see your picture here. I'm wondering why they didn't get it even if it's free.

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Jan 01, 2013, 04:03 AM
These glass vases are of unique designs but not looking good. These are of old designs. Now a days these are just out of fashion.

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Aug 29, 2013, 11:09 AM
Who cares if they are out of fashion. They look awesome. I don't really care if something is popular now or not. It's just a fad. If I like something I like it and that is all that matters to me.

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Aug 30, 2013, 02:41 AM
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Aug 30, 2013, 12:16 PM
Well said, Chuck Steak!

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Sep 03, 2013, 11:04 AM
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