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Why Collect It?
I do not understand why I enjoy to accumulate it– I merely do! I think it’s important to maintain this piece of history, and I think there is something gorgeous as well as classic about it. I’ve been collecting for lots of years, and now it’s my hobby to grow that collection. Plus, it’s so much fun to be on the hunt, specifically when your family and friends could join in the hunt with you!
If that’s insufficient for you, I will venture to say that it might be an excellent (and also fun) financial investment. I discovered a Depression glass dish recently for $25 at a little hole-in-the-wall fine art store. I excitedly went crazy and also sought out what other people are selling it for and even uncovered that it’s going with $125 online! It could be a significant profit sooner or later. However, it’s better compared to acquiring something new off the shelf.
Also, know what you are seeking before starting to buy Depression glass. A lot of pieces were inexpensively made without producers’ marks on them. For that reason, a lot of pieces of Depression glass are determined by color. Canary yellow, black, purple, nontransparent white or “milk,” opaque and also cobalt blue, for example, were much less common colors of glass that are much more costly as well as extremely demanded by collectors. Common colors like amber, pale pink, clear, blue and environment-friendly pieces are much easier to find but still collectible.
Consider true items of Depression glass. Research the color and also patterns to familiarize on your own regarding exactly what to seek when you begin to purchase your personal pieces. There are many patterns, such as leaves, flowers, waves, swirls, and pets. If you know an individual who has a collection or many items, make the effort to research them carefully. You can likewise find items at antique establishments to check out, yet ensure the staff knows the Depression glass and where it came from.
The price isn’t always the price. The majority of antique shopping malls will give a 10 % price cut if you are paying by check or money for items over $20. You could likewise work out a deal at a flea market or antique show. At a depression glass show, the rates may be a little bit more firm, yet it never hurts to try a little bit of bargaining– particularly if you are acquiring an expensive item or making a big purchase of lots of smaller sized items.
Once you have your new piece of glassware, see to it you wash it with care and do not wash depression glass in the dishwashing machine. Simply do not do it. It may survive several cycles in the dishwasher and, of course, it’s a harder to wash manually. But dishwashing machines fume that can cause damage. Painted or metal trim will certainly not endure dishwashing machines.
The worst issue with the dishwasher is your glassware could obtain a hazy tint. It won’t occur overnight and may not ever take place, however if you obtain haze, it will certainly not go away quickly, if ever. Instead, take a towel or large dishcloth and place it in the bottom of the sink and then wash meticulously by hand. Then put the glass on a towel or flat surface area then dry by hand with a linen towel. I do not advise air drying out since you might get spotting. Now that you know how to take care of your glass and clean it properly now you can just sit back and admire it!