Contemporary Carnival Glass Monthly Collectibles
Bimbah by Henry's Collectible Art Glass - Robert Henry commissioned Mosser Glass to make Bimbah the Elephant.

On the side of the bases is a three leaf clover with the initials "RH" for Robert Henry. A year is next to the clover. The red example below says "1981".

Each month a new color was issued, some of which were iridized.

Bimbah was to be retired after 24 monthly issues and the mold donated to a local museum with a promise not to use it again.



Jenny and Josh by Hunter Collectable Art Glass - Vi Hunter designed the Jenny doll and then commissioned Mosser Glass to make it. Soon a Josh boy doll was being pressed. These pieces are often marked on the bottom with the year surrounding an "H" such as "8H1". The Jenny dolls debuted in January of 1979. The Josh dolls followed in 1981. Vi Hunter expanded the collection by adding a Jenny cup plate and a Josh cup plate, although these are harder to find. Also mini Jenny dolls were made.

Each month a new color was issued, some of which were iridized.



Melanie by Summit Art Glass - In the early 1980s, Summit Art Glass produced the Melanie doll as a monthly collectible to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized.

To name the piece, Summit ran a contest and the name Melanie was selected as the winner.

The bottom hem on the back side is marked with Summit's "V" in a circle and also "S.B." which are the the initials of the winner of the naming contest.



Majestic Lion by Summit Art Glass - In the early 1980s, Summit Art Glass, in additon to producing the Melanie doll, also produced the Majestic Lion as a monthly collectible to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized. Also called Oscar The Lion.

At the end of the series, the mold was to be cut up and a piece given to each Summit dealer as proof that the mold was destroyed.

Each lion is marked with the Summit "V" in a circle on the bottom.



Packy the Elephant by Craig's Glass Art Collectibles - In the early 1980s, Craig's Glass produced Packy the Elephant paperweight as a monthly collectible to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized.

It is not sure who pressed the glass. The colors all seem to be opaque and the iridescence is often just at the top.

Signed on the side with a "C" in a six-sided polygon.



Little Miss Rainbow 1975 by Robert Wetzel Glass - Little Miss Rainbow was made in a different color each month. 1,000 pieces would be made each month and the first 200 would be numbered and thus cost $10 as compared to the un-numbered pieces which cost only $7.

Any given color in a month could have both iridized and un-iridized versions.



Joey and Louise by Crystal Art Glass (Boyd) - In the early 1980s, Boyd Glass produced Joey the horse and the Louise doll as a monthly collectibles to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized. Pictured to the right is a Louise doll in iridized Persimmon. This doll is marked with a Boyd mark and also with the number "5".

Boyd's main business was the production of miniature novelties in a wide range of colors, some of which were iridized.



Rocky by Guernsey Art Glass - In the early 1980s, Guernsey Art Glass produced Rocky the horse and Rocky Jr. as monthly collectibles to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized. Rocky Jr is only 1 1/4 inches long.

The name "Rocky" or "Rocky Jr" can be seen in the photos at the bottom center. The Guernsey mark, a capital B inside a triangle, is seen on the Rocky's rear quarter.



Clowns by Mosser Art Glass - In the early 1980s, Mosser Glass produced a series of clowns as a monthly collectibles to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized.

The first series of clowns was called "All The World Loves a Clown", the next clown was called "The Star Performer", the third clown was called "Mindy" and the fourth clown was called "The Fiddler Clown". "All The World Loves a Clown" is a sitting clown holding balloons. "The Star Performer" is sitting on a barrel. "Mindy" is standing and, of course, "The Fiddler Clown" is playing a fiddle.

Two of the clowns, "All The World Loves a Clown" and "The Star Performer", are also made into 3 inch cup plates. And these two clowns, as small as they are, have miniature versions of both the clown and the plate available.




Elephants, Summit - In the early 1980s, Summit Glass produced a series of standing elephants as a monthly collectibles to be made in a different color each month, some of which were iridized.

The chocolate iridized elephant is marked on the back "Billy 3" while the green iridized elephant is marked "Tommy 2". Both are marked with Summit Glass's "V" in a circle. These elephants are 4 3/4 inches tall.

For each color of elephant made, a 3 1/2 inch diameter small plate was also made.

Other monthly collectibles include:

"SonnyBoy" which was made by Wetzel for Our Gang Collectibles.

"Little Women" made by Summit Art Glass.

"Carousel Horse" made by Mosser Glass for Vi Hunter.