Friday, June 29, 2012

Vintage 49ers Hedy Glassware Collection - From the 1960's

Hedy glassware has been one of the hardest and most expensive items to get into my collection.  Several years ago I found out that they had even made something like it, and started collecting, trying to get an entire set.  Recently, I found out that the 49ers Hedy glassware collection had pieces I wasn't even looking for, so I decided to make a master list for the collection so I'd see what else I needed to get to complete the set.

Here's the set inventory (I believe) of a complete Hedy collection (UPDATED 5/29/14);
The 9 3/4" Carafe
The 9" Flask with plastic/metal handle
Ice Bucket
Large Whiskey Glass - 4"
Medium Whiskey Glass - 3.5"
Small Shot Glass - 3"
Mini Shot Glass - 2 3/8"
Drinking Glass - Tumbler
4"x4"Ashtray w/ metal cigarette holder
6"x6" Candy tray - Single
12"x6" Candy tray - Double
8"x8" Snack Plate Plate - Single
16"x8" Double Snack Plate - Double
10 3/4" Large Plate - Single
21 1/4"x10 3/4" Double Large Plate - Double

Of this list, I don't have any of the, if you know where I could get the trays, please let me know, I'd love to make a complete set.  Also, I'd like 2 more of the drinking glass tumblers and 2 more large 4" whiskey glasses. Also, if I find that the Ice Bucket comes in other color options of red and gold, I'll sell this one and swap it out.
Pictured: My collection of Hedy Glassware; Flask, Carafe with cork lid and stand, (2) Tumblers, Ice Bucket,
10 3/4"x 10 3/4" Plate, 6"x6" Candy Dish, (2) 4" Large Whiskey Glasses, and (4) 3" Small Shot Glasses,
(1) 2 3/8" Mini Shot Glass. 
Help me find the missing trays to make this a "complete set", contact me.

UPDATE 5/29/14
4 Different sized Hedy 49er Glasses
(not including the tumbler)
For all the time I've been collecting Hedy glassware of the 49ers, I was always told that there were only 3 types of glasses, plus then the tumbler style.  So figuring I had all 3 types I thought nothing about the sizes when I would see these glasses on either Ebay or other sites for sale, I figured I have them all.  Boy was I WRONG!!!

Last week I saw that someone was selling 4 of the 3.5" tall glasses.  My first thought was, "Oh, I have that".  Then, something in the back of my mind said, " should check the sizes of the glasses you DO have".  So I did.  I was shocked, I didn't have 3.5" I had the 3.75" and the 2.75".  I thought maybe I'm mis-measuring the glasses.  On a spur of the moment, I bought the glasses figuring if I overbought a glass that I already had, I'd sell them.

The glasses showed up today and 'Wella!', sure enough I didn't have this one.  So for those who said there are only 3 glass styles and one 1 tumbler style, you're wrong!  Here's a picture to prove it.

Officially, I now know there are 4 and here are their sizes;

Glass 1)   4" x 3.75"
Glass 2)   3.5" x 3.5"
Glass 3)   3" x 2.75"
Glass 4)   2 3/8th" x 1 15/16th"

I've seen these called Whiskey to Shot glasses, I don't get caught up in names, just sizes from now on.

I'm sooooo excited to get the new set of glasses to add to the collection.  I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning.  

I'm adding this information to my older Hedy post as well, so forgive the duplicate info.

Anyone know of any other Hedy glasses, plates, etc.  Please let me know.  I'm trying to make an entire collection of the 49ers, and I'm sure other collectors of other teams would like to know all the different glasses, plates, carafes, pitchers, etc... that are apart of the entire collection.


Corey Cirillo said...

I have a great and extremely rare piece of 49er Hedy glass. If you are interested, contact me at to discuss further.


Packer22 said...

I have the same problem with my Green Bay Packer Hedy collection. I am missing the 3 1/2 inch glass and the 6 inch by 6 inch single dish. I have been collecting these for over 25 years and am still having problems getting them I did find an entire city set of Rams 5 1/2 inch glasses with the ice bucket all inside the official holder inside of the original box. As far as I know there is only type of ice bucket with all 12 NFL team logos on it. I have bought and sold several of the ice buckets over the years and they were all the same. If you have any game programs from 1960 or 1961, there should be a full page ad selling your team's Hedy glassware and bobble heads. If you don't email me and I can scan the ad and send it to me. My email is and I will scan it and send it to you. Maybe we both can help each other find our team's Hedy items.