About The Author

About the Author


A native of Michigan, Doug has collected various things since he was very young. Twenty-five years ago he became interested in antique glass and soon gravitated to fruit jars, greatly due to the fact that fruit jars were very well documented by the prior work of Alice Creswick, founder of the Red Book.

The opportunity to find previously unlisted jars got him involved in information exchange with Alice for purposes of improving her book. After six editions Alice retired. Doug has since carried on her original work with the introduction of Red Book 7 in August of 1993, and continues it again with Red Book 11.

The purpose of the book has never changed, “to list and describe, as accurately as possible, all the known varieties of fruit jars as well as provide guidance in the valuation of same”.

The work continues . . .