Types of Milk Glass Collectibles
When looking for milk glass collectibles, there are many different forms that you can choose from. That is what makes a milk glass collection so diverse. You can have many different pieces of many different sizes. You will also find that your milk glass will be of many different values. Just make sure that what you choose is genuine and not faux so that you can keep the value of your milk glass collection pure.
Items you may find
In the beginning, the most common pieces would be dishes and cups. They are still amongst the most common milk glass items that are found. However, there are various different types such as vases, perfume bottles, boxes, toothpick holders, and lanterns. In time, certain patterns were added. Flowers, animals such as barnyard animals, and various other markings were added for decoration.
Here are some specific items that you may come across that are of great value:
The Fenton Hobnail Punchbowl that comes with 12 cups. Hobnail means that it has a lace pattern around its edges. This particular piece is valued over $650, so it is worth it if you can find it. It is beautiful and valuable.
The 11” tall Westmoreland Paneled Grape Canister is another valuable piece at $205.
If you find any pieces dating back to the 1700s, the pieces are extremely valuable and are usually beyond what the average collector can afford. However, they are fascinating to look at and you never know when you may find a deal.
Pieces from the 1800s tend to be more common and are quite valuable. Collectors are constantly seeking vases, glasses, bowls, plates, and other items that milk glass was used to make during the century.
Pieces from the 1950s and 1960s tend to have a value of around $40 to $60 depending on condition, item, and size. Manufacturer may come into play here as well.
Because so many individuals are realizing the value of milk glass collecting, they are now going after the pieces from the 1800s. This means that now is a great time to start looking into milk glass collecting and to start gathering your first pieces.
Be mindful of where to look
Just be mindful of where you are looking. Looking at yard sales and flea markets can be a lot of fun, but you want to make sure that what you have is genuine milk glass and not a vase that has had white paint rolled around in it to give it the milk glass look. There are also fake pieces that look like 100% real milk glass, but they are not.
If you are ever in doubt, check with an antique dealer or find a collector. You can also join a milk glass society where you will be able to find assistance in identifying certain pieces. You can learn a lot when joining a group or society. Nevertheless, identifying the types of milk glass collectibles and looking for them can be a lot of fun.