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Replacements, Ltd. Welcomes Iconic American Glassmaker Blenko for Exclusive Signing  

Event marks historied West Virginia Glass Company’s first signing in the Southeast

GREENSBORO, N.C., September 4, 2015 – Replacements, Ltd. welcomes Blenko Glass Company President Walter Blenko, Jr. for an exclusive signing event Saturday, September 26, 2015.  For more than a century, the iconic American glassmaker’s craftsmen have carried on the time honored tradition of creating unique and inspiring hand-blown glass.

“Blenko Glass is so highly collected and has such a storied history, we’re truly honored to host this event,” says Retail Store Manager Keith Winkler.  “Blenko’s beautiful pieces marry the perfect combination of art and function.  We’ll have a special selection of water bottles, vases and glass bowls just for this event sure to appeal to the collector or the gift-giver.”

Blenko’s great-grandfather originally founded the company as a manufacturer of stained glass windows for churches.  Many of Blenko’s artisans are third-generation glass blowers.

“Color is our specialty, and sets Blenko apart from all the other glassmakers,” says Dean Six, vice president of marketing and sales.  “When you mix a century-old tradition of hand blown glass with our exquisite palette of more than 1,300 colors and imaginative designers, you get inspiring one of a kind pieces of art.  This signing marks the unique opportunity to be a part of this American tradition and the Blenko family.”

Blenko will greet customers from 1 to 4 p.m. in Replacements’ retail store.  The retailer is located just off I-40/I-85 (exit 132) at 1089 Knox Road, McLeansville, N.C., 27301.



About Replacements, Ltd.

Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company’s 500,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 12 million pieces from more than 425,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves over ten million customers worldwide.

Media Contact:
Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
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lisa.conklin@replacements.com