Founded in 1983 by the late Dottie and Bill Avery as the "Antique and Art Glass Salt Shaker Collectors' Society", the now-named "Antique Glass Salt and Sugar Shaker Club" (AGSSSC) immediately began publishing newsletters with informative articles and pictures of newly identified or still to be identified shakers for members review and research.
Annual conventions began in 1986. Activities at convention include shaker displays, room hopping to buy shakers, guest speakers and the annual meeting & fellowship. Another activity is the identification project forum where unidentified shakers are reviewed by all members present and a name assigned.
Many ID Project shakers are pictured in antique salt shaker books that help promote interest in Victorian and Art Glass salt shaker collections worldwide. Members frequently offer their expertise via descriptions and photographs and have established a reputation as a group ready to share information with each other and the general public.
The AGSSSC goals are to encourage fellowship among members and sharing collecting experiences as well as promote the education and collecting of glass salt and sugar shakers. These goals are accomplished through correspondence among members, publication of a quarterly newsletter and attendance at an annual convention.
We are constantly updating our website as new information comes to us. If you are interested in membership in our club, please follow the 'information link' below. Our members include collectors, large and small, leading glass authors, researchers and dealers; our membership is open to everyone!
For more information on club membership, click on this information link.
For information on the Club's history and the significance of our official club shaker,
please click here: Our History