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Blenko’s W.Va. birthday vases for sale Saturday

By The Associated Press

MILTON, W.Va. — Blenko Glass is offering a limited-edition vase commemorating West Virginia’s 151st birthday.

Blenko says customers already were lining up outside the glassmaker’s headquarters and visitor center in Milton prior to the start of Saturday’s sale.

There are 151 of the multicolored vases for $130 apiece. They are limited to one per customer.

Blenko makes a limited-edition vase every year to commemorate the state’s anniversary. The number of vases made is the same as the state’s age.

The company donated one of the vases to West Virginia University’s art collection, a tradition that began in 1980.

Blenko has been making hand-blown glass products since 1893.

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