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Step 3 – Subscribe to magazines, newsletters, and other periodicals that focus on collecting Depression Glass. The National Depression Glass Association offers an online newsletter subscription on its site at www.ndga.net, and Collector’s News, a print magazine, frequently features articles of interest to Depression Glass fans.
Step 4 – Meet and make friends with an expert! There’s nothing like having a mentor to guide you when you’re in process of learning something new – especially about Depression Glass. Such tips as learning to use your tactile sense of feel to detect chips and cracks, holding a piece up to light to help determine its authenticity, and other helpful information usually come from personal relationships. Attending shows, joining clubs, and visiting antique shops all provide opportunities to make friends with people who’ve been involved in collecting Depression Glass – some for as long as 40 or 50 years.
The most important thing to remember when you begin your Depression Glass hobby, however, is to have fun! Even if you do make a mistake, get occasionally “rooked” with a fake, or buy or sell something you later regret, you’ll always have experience of appreciating an interesting and fascinating hobby. And then, when you do make find of your life – well, that’s what it’s all about! All those “mistakes” soon become laughable, fond memories when you proudly display your wonderful Depression Glass discovery!
So get out there and make your start today or look for next beautiful piece to add to your growing collection.
Until next time,
Murray Hughes http://www.DepressionGlassSecrets.com
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