Libbey’s pieces that are signed with its cursive ‘L’ are easy to identify. However I rarely pick up any pieces by Libbey. These goblets aren’t really my thing, but they do have a certain appeal. They are a solid, weighty in the hand, attractive glass.
I have no idea how old these pieces are, but they are not vintage.
Libbey is still in business and own a number of brands – https://libbey.com/brand-family/
Hobstar pieces are still available to purchase, although I do not see the goblets on their web site.
These are not stems that are of the greatest quality nor are they particularly delicate. But….for some reason they appeal to me. Maybe it’s the variety of colours, or maybe it’s because they are not too costly! Ha ha.
A little info from The Collectors Encyclopedia of Heisey Glass 1925-1938 by Neila Bredehoft:
“Production range for these lines #1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1189 was 1913-1957. The name Yeoman was given by Heisey in later years.
The goblets are part of line #1184.”
I haven’t measured their capacity but I am guessing that they hold 8 ounces. There is a 10 ounce goblet as well.
There are many pieces in the Yeoman line. Some without an optic and some with the diamond optic seen on these stems.
Imperial Glass made amber goblets later with the Heisey molds.
I bought the Moongleam (green) and the Sahara (yellow) goblets on ebay and the Flamingo (pink) from the Carlisles of Sheridan, Indiana who deal only in Heisey glass (with a few pieces of Blendo as an aside). If you want a treat, check out the half price videos on Youtube, weekly on Thursdays, where Kim Carlise displays a table full of glass that he is selling at half price.
Kim and his daughter are lovely to work with. Kim also does some repair. He cleaned up a cloudy decanter for me. Turned out beautifully for a very reasonable price.
I have decided after looking at these three colours that I likely prefer the Moongleam over the other two colours. But they are all pretty spiffy.