To identify and authenticate items as Blenko one must be able to match a form with a Blenko design number. For every year of the Historic period (1947-74) Blenko produced an annual catalog showing every shape available for purchase with a photo and corresponding design number.
Below we list sources for purchasing reproductions of Blenko catalogs and we have also published online all Historic Period catalogs from 1948-61 and 1972-74
Purchase Reproductions of Vintage Blenko Catalogs From:
www.VintageCatalogs.com offers spiral-bound reproductions for the following years:
c.1938, late 1930's, c.1941, early 1940's, c.1942, early 1940's, c.1946, mid 1940's, c.1947, late 1940's, 1948, 1949, 1951
The West Virgina Museum of American Glass offers photocopies of the following years: 1954, 1956, 1957
Schiffer Books, available through most online book retailers such as Amazon.com as well as directly from the publisher's website offers compilation books of the following years: 1962-1971 and 1972-1983
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