41st Year -NATIONAL CAPITAL HEISEY COLLECTORS CLUB - since 1972
Welcome to the website for the National Capital Heisey Collectors Club. We are a group of folks with a fine appreciation and admiration for the products of the A. H. Heisey Company of Newark Ohio (1896-1957). Our purpose is to meet, share and learn about Heisey glass, and through our efforts, and MOST IMPORTANTLY - to host the annual and ONLY All-Heisey Glass Show and Sale in the nation for the benefit of the study of Heisey glass.
We believe that preservation of this fine glass is an essential part of our heritage. We collaborate with collectors, dealers and experts in an effort to facilitate support, education and identification of Heisey. We work to encourage a thriving collectors group by providing information and periodic meetings, and with a history since 1972, we have an extensive library of articles. Meetings are held monthly from Sept through May at various locations in the Metro DC area. We are always looking for new members and welcome guests that just want to see what it is about or have that wonderful piece from a family member that they want to identify. Drop us an email, attend a meeting or plan to attend the All-Heisey show. Our doors are always open.
2014 Show is coming..... The theme will be "The Heisey Boudoir & Bath Essentials".
From Royalty to Downton Abbey to the Augustus Heisey mansion to the homes of many Americans, centuries of beautiful glass items have been produced for men and women to use and enjoy in their bedrooms and bath. Gentlemen started their day with a shaving brush "lathered" up in a handled mug, a soap dish for washing and a "just-right size" toothbrush holder for that all-important item. He often had a water jug or pitcher with a tumbler set on a tray nearby. Depending on his status, he could have a cologne bottle, a covered cigar jar or cigarette holder, matchbox & candlestick on another tray in his dressing room.
Ladies continue to be much more fashionable in their boudoir arrangements. A tray with water tankard, tumbler, candlestick and matchbox were essential bedside items. However, it is the boudoir dressing table where beauty takes center stage. Perfumes, colognes and lavender jars were stunning ways to display her favorite fragrances. Puff boxes, ring holders, trinket boxes and a hair receiver might round out another tray. A vase or handled basket held her favorite flowers. Molded, patterned, cut or etched and occasionally in color, many of these pieces will grant you the "Royal" treatment you deserve.
"Feel Like Royalty" and pick up your favorites at "The 41st Annual All-Heisey Glass Show and Sale, March 15 & 16, 2014.
Join us in Annandale and enter the raffle for a Heisey item valued at $50.