Milk Glass Prices are being Realized
It has been known amongst collectors that milk glass prices have not always been cheap. This is a good thing, though, because of the value that is added to the collections of collectors. There are, however, some items that are rather affordable. It isn’t uncommon to be able to find something such as a tea cup for $40 in milk glass. These are pieces that usually date back to the 1950s and 1960s. Some pieces have even been made since then, but they use different manufacturing methods.
The pieces that collectors tend to go after are those beginning in the 1700s. Those are the rarest ones. Pieces from the 1800s are highly sought after because they are surprising in existence in large numbers. Many of them still exist today because older relatives have taken great care of such items. They took care of them not even knowing that they would possibly become collector’s items someday.
Prices to look out for
At this point you know that you can expect a price tag of around $40 to be on the most recent items. This seems to be a common price range for those that are smaller. But throw on some of the popular names in milk glass, such as Fenton and Westmoreland and you’re getting into some genuine collector’s items.
Here are examples of some of the milk glass items that you may encounter that have some value on them:
The Fenton Hobnail Punch Bowl that comes with 12 cups is worth $666.
The 11” Westmoreland Paneled Grape Cannister is valued at $205.
A Lace Edged Pedestal Banana Bowl is valued at $69.
Some of the small items, such as the Fenton Hobnail Toothpick Holder you can find for $42.
All of this depends on the age, the manufacturer, and the condition of the piece that you are looking at. The better the condition, the more valuable it is going to be. If the manufacturer is one that was very well known for the quality of their pieces, you will get more value out of it. The size of the piece also determines value. There are so many factors that go into the valuation of milk glass pieces, but this is something that is being realized.
One of the reasons why milk glass prices are being realized now is because individuals are inheriting milk glass pieces that were purchased by their parents and their grandparents along the middle of the century. The pieces look antique, so individuals are turning to antique dealers and the Internet to find out what the pieces are worth. Sure, some of them may be worth $40 or $60, but it is good to know that these pieces have value in order to collect and hang on to them. Over time, they will gain even more value.
So if you’re starting to collect milk glass, make sure you educate yourself so that you know what is real and what is not. When you find real pieces, you will begin to build yourself quite the collection.