If your wallet is still feeling the pinch from the holiday season, there might be an easy way to get ahead of the financial curve this year – you’ll just have to ask permission to rummage through your nana’s kitchen cupboards.
Back in the 70s, it was hard to go into a home without coming across a CorningWare baking dish, but nowadays they’re a little harder to find.
So hard, in fact, that some collectors are willing to pay up to $10,000 for a single piece, reports have revealed.
“One piece of CorningWare, in a pattern not widely produced, sold on eBay recently for $US7,000 (AUD$9,800),”’ glass expert Dean Six told New Idea Food.
The rarer the pattern, the more your old kitchenware is going to fetch, the expert said.
Collectors have been seeking the light blue cornflower pattern, the wildflower pattern and the floral bouquet pattern – the rarest kind.
Yahoo Finance has confirmed that the floral bouquet pattern is currently on auction on eBay for $5,000.
It’s not the first odd item to fetch thousands online: a ‘Holey Dollar’ coin created in early colonial New South Wales headed to auction with a price guide of $225,000.
Denny from Lismore owns two of the CorningWare collection, and told Yahoo Finance she never expected the items to fetch such high prices.
“I have rarely used them but love them,” he said. “Just in shock mode at this stage.”
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