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Collectors of Depression Glass can share information about identification, value, resources, clubs, shows and more.

Members: 153
Latest Activity: Mar 22

Meet Your Co-Moderators, Author Barbara E. Mauzy And Ellene Meece

A Note From Author Barbra E. Mauzy
Often free with the purchase of a good or service, colorful Depression Glass dinnerware has adorned American tables since the late 1920s. This group is dedicated to preserving the history and joy of this vintage American treasure produced by companies such as Hazel-Atlas, Federal, Anchor Hocking, Jeannette, and McKee.
Barbara


Ellene Meece is an antique/collectible marketer and organizer of people, products and possibilities in this vast world of Collectible Treasures. Her story involves being educated in antiques and collectibles through her mother who owned and operated a large antique and collectible store in Yukon, Oklahoma on Route 66 and then inheriting her inventory of endless antiques and collectibles after her unexpected passing. Ellene was determined to find a positive path forward to share these treasures with others and thus built an online business through her website - www.grandmastreasuresonline.com. She also writes for her own blog - www.collectibletreasuresblog.com

Discussion Forum

Depression Glass for Sale!

Started by Ellene Meece Jan 9.

Candy dish 3 Replies

Started by Melissa Henderson. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jan 9.

Reproduction? 3 Replies

Started by Lillian Dunbar. Last reply by Ellene Meece Jan 3.

Help with ID Please for this Depreesion Glass Lamp

Started by Classy Glass Antiques Dec 11, 2013.

Pink Depression Type Glass Question? 8 Replies

Started by Ralph Meisse. Last reply by Classy Glass Antiques Dec 11, 2013.

INVITATION TO VIEW SOME OF MY GLASS...

Started by Classy Glass Antiques Dec 11, 2013.

need help id'ing/ valueing this piece 3 Replies

Started by AnnaMarie Warkala. Last reply by AnnaMarie Warkala Oct 7, 2013.

Green Cabbage Rose Reproduction? 10 Replies

Started by Waurene Roberson. Last reply by Thomas McCann Sep 17, 2013.

Cherry Blossom Depression Glass 2 Replies

Started by Mike. Last reply by W. Randall Sep 6, 2013.

THree footed Vase and flower frog Floral by Jeanette 5 Replies

Started by Angela Evans. Last reply by Angela Evans Aug 29, 2013.

Red Sandwich Glass ? 4 Replies

Started by Angela Evans. Last reply by Angela Evans Aug 16, 2013.

Need to identify these pieces 3 Replies

Started by Cheri Johnson. Last reply by Thomas McCann Aug 16, 2013.

more depression glass 2 Replies

Started by tw shebang. Last reply by tomsantiquesetcetera Jun 4, 2013.

yellow depression glass

Started by tw shebang Jun 2, 2013.

Can anyone identify these patterns? 1 Reply

Started by Jeff Howell. Last reply by Angela Evans Apr 16, 2013.

Depression glass? 10 Replies

Started by Jeff Howell. Last reply by Jeff Howell Apr 15, 2013.

Floral Pattern, Jeannette Glass Company by Barbara E. Mauzy 13 Replies

Started by Barbara E. Mauzy. Last reply by Angela Evans Mar 31, 2013.

Miracle Maize Pan Mystery 9 Replies

Started by Ron Dudelston. Last reply by Nancy Enstrom Mar 3, 2013.

Couple of questions: Madrid plate size, iridescent candle holder & yellow candy dish 10 Replies

Started by Margo Giroux. Last reply by kathy park Mar 1, 2013.

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Comment by vicki hufstetler on February 24, 2014 at 4:31pm

I agree with Tom. It's always best to "price out" depression glass at a sale. Most of my buyers are only interested in a few pieces, not a whole set. That is probably why it isn't moving.

Also, the cups and saucers are a much harder sell, than a cream and sugar set, for instance, so put a bit higher price on more desirable pieces, and lower on cups and saucers, that should help you move it quickly.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 24, 2014 at 3:05pm

Lillian, your pattern was made by Indiana Glass from 1930-1933 and is a difficult pattern to find.  Replacements doesn't have any in stock.  It is not a highly sought after pattern. One would think its rarity would make it valuable and it does, but it also keeps people from buying it.

A rule of thumb a dealer has in buying items is to buy for 1/4th of the value.  At $150. that equates to about $40.  Most dealers can buy a lot cheaper than that, in fact I calculated my buying ratio for 6 weeks and it was 1 to 22.

How badly do you want to sell it?  If you are down-sizing or selling estate items why quibble over a few bucks?  Time is money. $60. paid for the item is a fair dealer price I think, but as an experienced seller (you) it's a slap in the face.

Personally I think I'd increase the price to $400 + OBO, and take $100 for it as an offer.

In over 30 years of garage sales I've only seen 1 complete set of DG.  In an Estate sale I saw 3 sets, but they were individually priced (and sold out quickly).

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on February 24, 2014 at 10:05am

I advertise my garage sale as an estate sale, so people will not expect cheap junk. This is true since I am trying to unload my mother's and my aunt's items, However, the downside is that a lot  less people stop then when I promoted it as a garage sale.

Comment by Mary Wald on February 23, 2014 at 7:01pm

Wow, what a nice set!  I don't know about pricing that much Depression Glass as a set, but I do know that your venue is an issue.  Collector's willing to part with that much money, are not going to garage sales with cash.  Garage sales attract folks looking for a deal, cheap.  If you do not want to deal with packing all of that to mail, you might try Craigslist.  Using safety guidelines such as cash only, and meeting in a public place, of course.  We have met some really fun folks that way.

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on February 23, 2014 at 5:21pm

I forgot if I asked this before, but I have a 27 piece luncheon set set in green Indiana No 612 (a.k.a. Horseshoe). There are 8 each of cups, saucers and salad plates, one large serving plate and a footed creamer and sugar all in excellent condition. I've been putting it out for the last 2 years at my garage sale and only asking $150 (that about $5 per piece) and only one person seemed interested and she offered me $60, which I refused. Some people have suggested that I sell individual pieces instead of trying to see it as a set, but I am very reluctant to break up the set. Is $150 too much to ask? Was the $60 offer a low-ball?

Comment by Barbara E. Mauzy on January 26, 2014 at 1:10pm

The color of this glass is "Ritz Blue" so that might be adding your your confusion, Lillian. The "Fine Rib" name is a nickname coined by Hazel Marie Weatherman. Many of the non-dinnerware pieces created by Hazel-Atlas during this period of time were issued without names.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on January 26, 2014 at 1:03pm

Lillian, "Ritz" and "Rib" sound alike, so maybe you misunderstood. Your pattern is Hazel Atlas "Fine Rib"pattern, post Depression Glass, circa 1950s-70s.

I love cobalt blue.  Here's a whole bunch of Fine Rib:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Hazel+Atlas+%22Fine+Rib%22+pattern&...

Comment by Lillian Dunbar on January 26, 2014 at 12:29pm

This used to be my favorite glass to drink from as a kid, now it's just gathering dust in tey cellar. I have tentatively identified it as the Hazel Atlas "Ritz" pattern. Concur?

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on January 9, 2014 at 4:18pm

Pretty setting...however the plates are DG, Hobnail.

The small plates I don't recognize but have seen from time to time; I think they're from 1970s-90s.

The footed tumblers are Indiana Glass Reproduction "New Sandwich" presented by Tiara in 1969 or later.

But pink is nice and pretty.

Comment by Barbara E. Mauzy on January 9, 2014 at 9:40am

What a gorgeous table!!!

 

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