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Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis

Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

Release Date: 03/25/2024

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Sleepy Time Tales - Bedtime Stories for Sleep and Relaxation

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Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis We return to the popular non-fiction work, Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis which is just the recipe to help you sleep. We pick up learning about the glass produced in Ireland, the taxes and levies that wiped out the Irish glass industry, then move on to learning about novelty glasses, including popular yard glasses, which you can still find in certain pubs.   Story (02:50) (01:32)   Find Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis            Supporting...

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Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis

We return to the popular non-fiction work, Old Glass and How to Collect it by J. Sydney Lewis which is just the recipe to help you sleep.

We pick up learning about the glass produced in Ireland, the taxes and levies that wiped out the Irish glass industry, then move on to learning about novelty glasses, including popular yard glasses, which you can still find in certain pubs.

 

Story (02:50) (01:32)

 

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