Is There Money To Be Made In Depression Glass

Written by Murray Hughes

You’ve seenrepparttar shows on television. You’ve watchedrepparttar 136306 auctions online. You’ve readrepparttar 136307 stories inrepparttar 136308 newspaper.

There always seems to be someone somewhere with an old dish they’ve found inrepparttar 136309 corner of their attic that they were just about to throw away or donate to a thrift shop when someone advised them to have an expert take a look at it, or to put it up for auction online, or to place it somewhere for whatever you can get as long as it pays for your advertisement. And lo and behold! What they thought was fodder forrepparttar 136310 trash can or Goodwill turns out to berepparttar 136311 rarest piece of glassware this side ofrepparttar 136312 Atlantic, and they’ve not only paid for their advertising – they’ve got no more financial worries forrepparttar 136313 remainder of their lives!

Hearing such a story, I can guarantees it was not Depression Glass. While money can be made, given it was mass produced by many companies for a number of years and can still be bought and sold in many locations, it may be another couple of hundred years before a single piece can put you on easy street!

Butrepparttar 136314 very fact that professional dealers exist is an indication that money can be made inrepparttar 136315 buying and selling of Depression Glass. And knowingrepparttar 136316 value of each piece in your collection can have other purposes.

There are times when knowing what your pieces are worth serves a practical purpose. Suppose your agent needs to know for loss-coverage purposes. Or maybe you’ve decided to get out ofrepparttar 136317 Depression glass hobby and need to know an intelligent amount to place on your Depression glass pieces before you put them onrepparttar 136318 market. Or someone wanting to purchase a piece may approach you, and you need to know what amount to accept. Conversely, you may also be interested in acquiring a piece and need to have some idea of an amount that won't sound ridiculous. These are all valid reasons to know what your Depression glassware will bring onrepparttar 136319 current market. And that’srepparttar 136320 rub –repparttar 136321 current market.

Depression Glass Trivia

Written by Murray Hughes

Depression glass facts make for interesting conversation, especially when you’re at a convention or talking amongst other Depression glass aficionados. So here are a few items to get you started so you, too, can have some meaningful knowledge to put onrepparttar plate when you and your Depression glass collector friends gather ‘round and chat.

English Hobnail leadsrepparttar 136305 pack asrepparttar 136306 design with around repparttar 136307 most available pieces still out there for collectors. Westmoreland Glass Company producedrepparttar 136308 English Hobnail pattern fromrepparttar 136309 late 1920s torepparttar 136310 1980s, withrepparttar 136311 Depression-era pieces made in eight different colors. In total, 175 pieces of this particular design were created.

Rose Cameo, conversely, holdsrepparttar 136312 record forrepparttar 136313 least number of pieces available in a pattern. The Belmont Tumbler Company heldrepparttar 136314 patent for Rose Cameo, and only six pieces of this design made it torepparttar 136315 marketplace: a plate, a footed sherbet, a footed tumbler, a berry bowl, and a 5-inch and 6-inch bowl. Because Belmont manufactured only tumblers and was trying to recover from a massive fire, experts speculaterepparttar 136316 actual production of this rare design happened atrepparttar 136317 Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, only a few miles away. A six-piece set of tumblers –repparttar 136318 pattern was only made in green – in mint condition can be had for between $150 and $175 (prices may have changed since I wrote this).

The Jeanette Glass Company breaks all records for coming up withrepparttar 136319 most patterns. Jeanette made 11 patterns of Depression glass between 1928 and 1946: Sunburst, Homespun, Swirl, Doric and Pansy, Windsor, Sunflower, Doric, Adam, Sierra, Floral, and Cherry Blossom.

And then atrepparttar 136320 other end ofrepparttar 136321 spectrum,repparttar 136322 Fenton Glass Company produced only a single pattern of Depression glass –repparttar 136323 Lincoln Inn.

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