first name: Arnold
date of birth: 1936
e-mail: arnold “at” pressglas.de
(not linked because of spam)
Call me Arnold
I was born, like my Austrian namesake, in a small village, but 500 miles farther west.
At twenty I went to Berlin to study. I fell in love, stayed, married and became a teacher.
At first I collected rare books, but soon found out that this was going to be pretty expensive. I
got hooked on pressed glass when a friend of mine began writing his doctoral thesis on this matter. And so for more than twenty five years I have been collecting pressed glass. Luckily I
began when it was still pimarily a flea market commodity and you could bring down the price of
a Vallérysthal plate from one mark to fifty pfennig. Hen covered dishes and footed bowls, however, may have cost 50 marks!
After my retirement I began to put some order in my collection and on the following "pages" you may see the preliminary result
– it's "but a draught -, nay, but the draught of a draught. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience!"