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Of 200+ patterns of Depression glass created, footed salt and pepper shakers from Hocking’s Mayfair design demand some of very highest prices. Don't flinch when (or if) you have a close encounter with one: They go for more than $9,000, which makes them 1 of most expensive items of all Depression glass patterns at time of writing this article.
Hazel-Atlas produced Aurora pattern in beautiful cobalt blue for one year only – from 1937 to 1938.
Jeanette and Federal glass companies manufactured two most reproduced patterns, Cherry Blossom and Madrid. Jeanette produced 43 pieces of Cherry Blossom design from 1930 to 1939 in five colors. Federal’s Madrid output numbered 45 pieces in five colors from 1932 to 1939. The popularity of these designs, of course, made reproductions impossible to avoid, but also makes original Depression-era versions that much harder to detect.
This article, perhaps, may inspire you to dig deeper and find out even more about Depression glass products we’ve all come to love. Hopefully, with these bits and pieces of trivia, you’ve learned something you didn’t already know. If you haven’t, then you need to be writing your own articles on Depression glass trivia and enlightening rest of us! But if you have benefited, you can safely know that next time you’re sitting next to that 40-year collector at convention, you, too, have more comments to make than just about “all those pretty, Depression glass colors!”
Until next time,
Murray Hughes http://www.DepressionGlassSecrets.com
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