We have covered a lot of random collections on the blog over the years. White’s Metal Detectors Collection in Oregon comes to mind, so does the Porter Thermometer Museum in Massachusetts. I could go on. But I won’t. Instead I have another odd assortment of items to add to the blog’s ever-growing list. The Dorothy & Jacque Vallier Early American Pressed Glass Goblet Collection is located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Building at the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point campus). The Valliers purchased their first goblet in 1969 and by 1984 had acquired over 1200 different patterns of pressed glass goblets. The collection had outgrown their home, so they donated it to the university that year. What is pressed glass, you ask? It’s basically pattern glass, created by using a plunger to press molten glass into a mold. The first pressed glass goblets were made in the 1840s, because remember this collection is all about the goblets. Forget about dishes or ashtrays, although the latter makes me think of my grandmother.