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2007 Special Issue Large Blue Rabbit

2007 Special Issue Blue Rabbit

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Back in 1999 the NMGCS attended the L. G. Wright auction of their molds. We were fortunate to be able to acquire some of the small molds as well as three of the larger molds. (You will find details concerning the auction and our purchases of the Wright molds in several articles published in past issues of Opaque News as well as on our web site.)

2007 Special Issue Blue Rabbit with NMGCS (top and bottom)After much deliberation the Society decided to make a special run of the large rabbit. We have established a firm policy of making only a limited number when we run the large molds and will produce it in that particular color only one time.

After repairs were made by the Island Mould Company to ensure that the mold was usable, the mold was delivered to Mosser Glass to produce our second Special Issue.

2007_blue_rabbit_20100413_2001575769We decided to have it made in a light blue. Only 275 rabbits were produced in the light blue, never to be done in light blue again. The top is marked with the Society initials NMGCS and the base is marked with the Society logo, a rabbit, along with the initials NMGCS.

The rabbit measures 9 inches long and is finely detailed. A very successful second attempt with our larger molds.

2007 Special Issue Blue Rabbit (NMGCS inside top)The Society purchased the molds from L. G. Wright to preserve the molds for the protection of prior issues and for use in making the commemoratives the Society produces for their members each year. All pieces are marked with the Society information and are done in limited numbers. They are also available for purchase only by our members, directly from the Society.

2007_blue_rabbit_20100415_1266929047The original Rabbit was produced in the late 1880s by Atterbury Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, and was patented March 9, 1886.   Imperial Glass adapted the mold for their use adding the Imperial Logo, IG, to the base and leaving in the patent date.  When L.G. Wright acquired the mold, the patent date was omitted completely.  The NMGCS has adopted the Atterbury Rabbit as our logo.