Elegant Glassware Identification and Price Guide

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    Cambridge Chantilly Sherbet or Champagne Stem

    Cambridge Chantilly Stem. - Photo by Jay B. Siegel

    A guide to help you identify and value your elegant glassware, including patterns made by Fostoria, Heisey, Cambridge, Duncan and Miller, Tiffin and others. Elegant glassware is higher in quality than Depression glass, although it was made in some of the same colors such as pink, green, and yellow along with a proliferation of clear patterns. 

    Note: For the most up to date information on elegant glass selling prices, be sure to check a number of online selling venues such as Ruby Lane, Etsy, and do  completed item searches on eBay.

    Stem described as a tall sherbet or champagne glass made by Cambridge with Chantilly pattern etching.

    Selling price: $5-10 (eBay - 12/06)

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    Cambridge Portia Stemware Champagne or Wine Stem

    Cambridge Portia Stem
    -Pamela Wiggins

    Stem described as a tall sherbet or champagne glass made by Cambridge with Portia pattern etching.

    Selling price: $15-18 (eBay 1/06)

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    Duncan and Miller First Love Plate 8 3/4"

    Duncan and Miller First Love Plate
    - Pamela Wiggins

    This is a Duncan and Miller plate with First Love etching on a Canterbury blank.

    Selling price: $10 (Austin City Wide Garage Sale, 1/06)

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    Fostoria American Clear Quarter Pound Butter Dish

    Fostoria American Clear Butter Dish
    -Pamela Wiggins

    Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece.

    Selling price: $20-35 (eBay 2/06)

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    Fostoria American Cracker Jar with Lid

    Fostoria American Cracker Jar with Lid
    -Pamela Wiggins

    Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece.

    Selling price: $150-175 (eBay 2/06)

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    Fostoria American Footed Oyster Cocktail Stem 4"

    Fostoria American Footed Goblet/Cocktail Glass 4"
    - Pamela Wiggins

    This piece is referenced as a sherbet dish in Fostoria catalog reprints but often sold by dealers by a more romanticized name: oyster cocktail.

    Selling price: $12-15 (Austin City Wide Garage Sale, 1/06)

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    Fostoria American Footed Iced Tea Tumblers

    Fostoria American Footed Iced Tea Tumblers
    -Pamela Wiggins

    Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece. This is particularly true with the American iced tea glasses as examples made by other companies look very similar.

    Selling price: $8-15 (eBay 2/06)

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    Fostoria American Wine Glass with Hex Foot

    Fostoria American Wine Glass with Hex Foot
    -Pamela Wiggins

    Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece. This is particularly true with the American drinkware as examples made by other companies look very similar.

    Selling price: $5-8 (eBay 2/06)

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    Fostoria Colony Candleholder

    Fostoria Colony Candleholder. - Jay B. Siegel

    See following slide for pricing on a pair of Fostoria Colony Candleholders.

    Selling price: $15.95 (eBay - 8/08)

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    Fostoria Colony Candleholders Pair

    Fostoria Colony Candleholders Pair
    -Pamela Wiggins

    See preceding slide for pricing on a single Fostoria Colony Candleholder.

    Selling price: $10-20 (eBay 2/06)

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    Fostoria Colony Sherbet Dish

    Fostoria Colony Sherbet Dish
    -Pamela Wiggins

    Values for Fostoria Colony pieces vary widely so it is important to research each item individually.

    Value: $5-7 (eBay 2/06)

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    Fostoria June Water Goblet 8 1/4" in Pink

    Fostoria June Water Goblet 8 1/4"
    -Pamela Wiggins

    This is the Fostoria #5098 blank with June etching.

    Selling price: $51 (eBay, 8/06)

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    Heisey Military Cap

    Heisey Military Cap
    Photo by Edward L. McDonald

    This Heisey piece is sometimes referred to as a "McArthur" hat by dealers and collectors.

    Selling price: $45 (Austin City Wide Garage Sale, 1/06)

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    Heisey Lariat Double Candlestick

    Heisey Lariat Double Candlestick
    - Pamela Wiggins

    Prices on Heisey Lariet pieces vary widely so it is important to research each piece individually.

    Value: $15 (eBay, 1/06)

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    Heisey Lariat Low Candy or Caramel Dish

    Heisey Lariat Low Candy or Caramel Dish
    - Pamela Wiggins

    Prices on Heisey Lariet pieces vary widely so it is important to research each piece individually.

    Value: $80 (Tias.com, 1/06)