A Community of Junior Carnival Glass Collectors  

Welcome To Iridescent Nation

“Iridescent Nation” is a club for Carnival Glass collectors between the ages of 1-18. Established in 2003 as the "Sunshine Club," Iridescent Nation helps young collectors discover and learn about Carnival Glass, pressed glass with lustrous, rainbow-like colors (called iridescence). 

Mission Statement: Iridescent Nation strengthens our Carnival Glass community by nurturing and educating young collectors, celebrating our hobby, and promoting the future of Carnival Glass via a new generation of collectors.


Member Glass Spotlight

Please visit the “Member Glass Spotlight” page to see photos of our members' Carnival Glass pieces. Members are encouraged to submit additional photos of their Carnival Glass for the “Member Glass Spotlight” page. Any personally identifiable information (a photo caption with your name or if your photo is of you holding your glass) will require permission from your parents. Please contact the editor for a permission form for your parents to fill out and instructions on how to submit your photos.

Featured Articles

The Iridescent Nation quarterly newsletter is filled with educational Carnival Glass articles for young collectors. Our website's NEW featured articles page will share some of the ones that we hope will encourage new collectors to embrace our hobby. For access to all of the interesting and educational articles in our newsletter please visit our Newsletter page and become a member today! Click here

Community News

A BIG THANKS to the Carnival Glass Clubs and individuals who donated glass, books, and dollars to Iridescent Nation in 2018. We appreciate YOU!

Watch the record-breaking Poucher Collection Auction ~ September 13, 2014   Click here

Keystone Carnival Glass Club convention & auction ~ May 9-12, 2018 ~ Grantville, PA ~ Contact President Aaron Hurst for more information: mailto:kcgapresident@gmail.com

Lincoln Land Carnival Glass Club convention & auction ~ May 31-June 2, 2018 ~
Milwaukee, WI ~ Contact President Jack Targonski for more information: mailto:Jackt3@rcn.com

American Carnival Glass Association convention & auction ~ June 13-16, 2018 ~ Marietta, OH Click here  

International Carnival Glass Association convention & auction ~ July 18-21, 2018 ~ 
Indianapolis, IN  Click here 


Membership in Iridescent Nation is just $10.00 (US) per person per year. Club members receive a free piece of glass every year, a quarterly newsletter, and a binder for the newsletters, special forms, articles, and other information that we occasionally send them.

Are you looking for a special gift for a young collector? Give them a membership to Iridescent Nation, the gift that keeps on giving! Click here to join!



The quarterly newsletter is a benefit of membership. Click here to the see a sample issue of the newsletter and an index of Issues 1-20. An archive of all published issues, beginning with the first issue in March, 2004, is available to members. Article submissions encouraged! Email the newsletter editor: editor@iridescentnation.com


Click here to learn more about carnival glass education and carnival glass clubs in your area.


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