There are so very many patterns, colors and descriptions to sift through when you come across a piece of vintage glass. There is pressed glass versus cut glass. The internet offers a lot of options in research but books with pictures offer me the most help. Of course, photos on the internet are also a great resource.
I have also asked for assistance from collector groups. There are some very knowledgeable individuals out there who are incredibly generous in sharing their findings.
The photo here is of Federal Glass, Windsor Clear. The description is Button and Cane design, pressed, clear. Shown is a luncheon plate, a candy dish with lid, a creamer and an open sugar bowl.
My research indicates this glassware was discontinued in 1974.
I would like to know what resources you find helpful and what patterns you like the most. Happy Hunting!