Royal Ruby glassware for sale is listed on the Fire King page.
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The Royal Ruby color was used in several of Anchor Hocking's patterns and shapes. Anchor Hocking'sR-1700 line was one of the earliest shapes used in Royal Ruby. It is a round shape featuring a footed creamer and sugar.
Royal Ruby was also used in the Bubble (1962-1964), Classic (vertical ribbed partyware), Coronation, Manhattan, Oyster & Pearl, Old Cafe, Queen Mary, and Sandwich patterns. The Charm Dinnerware shape was made in the 1950's, and all of it's pieces are square or rectangular. Charm dinnerware was also made in Azurite, Forest Green, Ivory, and Jadite.
Anchor Hocking made many novelty items using Royal Ruby, sometimes combining it with crystal. There are apothecary jars, cigarette boxes and powder boxes combining ruby and crystal glass. There are at least thirteen different shapes of vases ranging from 3-1/4 inches to 9 inches tall.
Anchor Hocking made Royal Ruby beer bottles for Schlitz Brewery for a limited time. These beer bottles are trademarked with either the Anchor H or a script Royal Ruby. Even if you don't like beer, one of these royal ruby bottles is hard to resist. They look great holding dried flowers and what a conversation piece!
There are many different pitchers, vases, bowls, and ashtrays to choose from. All of this variety makes Royal Ruby collecting a very versatile hobby. A collector can accumulate a dinner set or just serving pieces. A few Royal Ruby pieces make a nice accent to a crystal collection. And, of course, Royal Ruby is frequently displayed with Forest Green glass for a festive look during the holiday season.
These informative books were used as sources for parts of this article.
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|Fire King pattern names and dates of production on this site are from "A Collector's Guide to Anchor Hocking's Fire King Glassware, 2nd Edition" by Garry & Dale Kilgo and Jerry and Gail Wilkins © 1997. Published by K & W Collectibles. I highly recommend this book for the Fire King collector!|
|Anchor Hocking's Fire-King and More Second Edition Identificationand Value Guide by Gene Florence. This is the second Fire-King book by Gene Florence. It is an 8-1/2" X 11", 224 page hardback book, © 2000.|
This website has no connection with the Anchor Hocking company. Anchor Hocking's companywebsite is at www.anchorhocking.com.
The Anchor Hocking Glass Museum website is at www.anchorhockingmuseum.com.The museum and it's website belong to author Philip Hopper, whose books can be purchased at the museum's website.