September 26, 2013

Hi Everyone,

This past year and a half has been a difficult one. My wonderful husband, Frank, died in February after a long illness. Since then I've been dealing with everything that entails. Unfortunately my business, First Class Glass, has suffered from lack of attention and will continue to do so because of everything I still have to do. So I have decided to take a break.

Starting now, and until further notice, I will not be taking any orders for First Class Glass. Come this spring I will do a complete update and be open for business.

Thank you for your continued patronage.

See you in the spring.

Caren Reed

Hi and welcome to First Class Glass. We are Caren and Frank Reed. We met and married in California in 1985. We were both born and raised on the East Coast and wanted to ultimately move back. As with most antiques and collectibles dealers we became collectors and then dealers. Caren collects reamers and syrups and Frank collects tin wind-up toys and kids' books. In 1994 we, along with 300+ banana boxes filled with Depression Glass, moved to Maine and started our own mail-order business, First Class Glass. We also opened a multi-dealer antiques and collectibles mall, Reed's Antiques & Collectibles, and we now have over 100 dealers. You can visit our shop on Route 1 in Wells, Maine or on-line at

We have 5 children, all grown, and 13 wonderful grandchildren - 6 girls and 7 boys.  WOW!!  The most recent grandson was born on 11/17/10.  He was 9 weeks early but he was a fighter and I'm glad to say he is doing great.  Grandma's photos are always available!!! Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, the kids are scattered throughout the US and we don't get to see them as often as we'd like. However we do have our businesses to keep us busy.

 We're so glad you stopped to visit our website and please feel free to call or email with any questions or wants.

Caren and Frank Reed

Latest update September 12, 2012