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NFT: anyone still have old 1970s Corningware dishes at home?

jnoble : 1/11/2020 1:18 pm
Guess what? You're all potentionally rich now!


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I know for a fact...  
Ryan : 1/11/2020 1:20 pm : link
...my parents have all 3 of those exact pieces shown in the article. Possibly in duplicate from what they kept from when their parents passed.
I have  
Pete in MD : 1/11/2020 1:30 pm : link
the blue flower set and it's definitely old but I'm not sure how old. It came from my M-I-L who I think got it from her mother.
One  
Joey in VA : 1/11/2020 1:36 pm : link
Idiot selling it for that much doesn't mean anyone is buying it.
Yeah, those are listings  
Jim in Fairfax : 1/11/2020 1:39 pm : link
Not sales.

Nobodyís paying thousands for old dishes. Actual sales of the same items are like $15-$20.
I checked eBay  
Pete in MD : 1/11/2020 1:40 pm : link
out of curiosity, most dishes like this are being sold for normal prices. A few ding-dongs (who read this article I'm sure) have new listings for thousands of dollars.
RE: Yeah, those are listings  
jnoble : 1/11/2020 1:41 pm : link
In comment 14773266 Jim in Fairfax said:
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Not sales.

Nobodyís paying thousands for old dishes. Actual sales of the same items are like $15-$20.


Oh maaaan. Guess I should cancel my visit to the Porsche dealership then...
RE: One  
jnoble : 1/11/2020 1:42 pm : link
In comment 14773264 Joey in VA said:
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Idiot selling it for that much doesn't mean anyone is buying it.


So you're saying there's a chance?...
My parents have that shit  
Paulie Walnuts : 1/11/2020 1:44 pm : link
From the 60s .. my aunt has my grandmas, prolly used at the last supper
LOL!  
mdthedream : 1/11/2020 1:51 pm : link
like disney tapes. I watched the ebay auctions no one is buying them. All total BS.
RE: LOL!  
jnoble : 1/11/2020 1:57 pm : link
In comment 14773280 mdthedream said:
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like disney tapes. I watched the ebay auctions no one is buying them. All total BS.


Something rare and out of print like Song Of The South might fetch something
I'm always suspicious of articles like these  
Diver_Down : 1/11/2020 1:59 pm : link
with direct links to "sample" listings. Makes me think that the author of the article is an associate of the seller. With every reader of the article clicking through, the listing is garnering "views". With eBay, if you consistently get a lot of views/hour (the one link had an average 250+ views/hour), then they will promote your listing as a "hot" item.

Like others said, the sample listings are for BIN listings. When researching the value of items, you should look at closed listings to see what it sold for.

Now, there might be truth to the principle point behind the article. But those pieces that will fetch the "moon money" will either be a rare limited production design or specimens that have no paint fade/dings/crystal clear glass/etc.
my mom  
Producer : 1/11/2020 2:32 pm : link
had a lot of corningware. that white with color floral.. my sis still has one of those. the exact item on the left of the top picture.
We still have 8 pieces of the floral bouquet pattern.....  
MOOPS : 1/11/2020 3:20 pm : link
and one of blue floral pattern.
Looks like we're gonna be rollin in dough.

On a side note, we have a Toastmaster toaster oven, circa 1975. If anybody is interested I could see letting it go for, say $5000. Please don't start a bidding war.
Selling: Blue floral CorningWare dish - $15,000  
Daniel in MI : 1/11/2020 3:30 pm : link
Email: Hi, is that still available? Would you take $3.00?

Reply: Are you nuts? Iím asking $15,000!!! Youíre not serious!

Email: $3.50?

Reply: Yeah, ok.
The glassware market crashed since around 2013  
montanagiant : 1/11/2020 3:34 pm : link
In 2011 I set the wife up with an antique store in our town.

Bought tons of Carnival Glass, Old Bottles, China sets, Corningware, etc...

Lost our ass on all of it. Cina Sets that once sold for 1K you might get $150 for in 2012, now they are $30 and are mainly used for crafts
RE: We still have 8 pieces of the floral bouquet pattern.....  
Jim in Fairfax : 1/11/2020 3:43 pm : link
In comment 14773353 MOOPS said:
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and one of blue floral pattern.
Looks like we're gonna be rollin in dough.

On a side note, we have a Toastmaster toaster oven, circa 1975. If anybody is interested I could see letting it go for, say $5000. Please don't start a bidding war.

Iíll give you 2 bits for the lot. You pay shipping.
RE: The glassware market crashed since around 2013  
Diver_Down : 1/11/2020 3:49 pm : link
In comment 14773362 montanagiant said:
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In 2011 I set the wife up with an antique store in our town.

Bought tons of Carnival Glass, Old Bottles, China sets, Corningware, etc...

Lost our ass on all of it. Cina Sets that once sold for 1K you might get $150 for in 2012, now they are $30 and are mainly used for crafts


Back around 2010, I used to buy fine china sets at auction. It was cheaper than Hefty disposable plates. I would use them a few times and then just throw them away. One of the most worthless gifts that newlyweds receive...
RE: Selling: Blue floral CorningWare dish - $15,000  
jnoble : 1/11/2020 4:00 pm : link
In comment 14773360 Daniel in MI said:
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Email: Hi, is that still available? Would you take $3.00?

Reply: Are you nuts? Iím asking $15,000!!! Youíre not serious!

Email: $3.50?

Reply: Yeah, ok.


LOL
RE: RE: The glassware market crashed since around 2013  
montanagiant : 1/11/2020 4:18 pm : link
In comment 14773370 Diver_Down said:
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In comment 14773362 montanagiant said:


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In 2011 I set the wife up with an antique store in our town.

Bought tons of Carnival Glass, Old Bottles, China sets, Corningware, etc...

Lost our ass on all of it. Cina Sets that once sold for 1K you might get $150 for in 2012, now they are $30 and are mainly used for crafts



Back around 2010, I used to buy fine china sets at auction. It was cheaper than Hefty disposable plates. I would use them a few times and then just throw them away. One of the most worthless gifts that newlyweds receive...

Everyone wants Vintage now, not Antique. It's mainly due to the fact outside of the Baby Boomers most never ate with fine china or even cares what Carnival glass is
I spent the summer of 1973 working at Corning's  
CT Charlie : 1/12/2020 9:13 pm : link
packing plant. Typical factory line jobs, from packing boxes on the line to loading pallets to sweeping up massive messes of cracked crockery when the box sealing machines jammed.

Too bad I didn't load up on employee discounts, eh?
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