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These green glass pieces will put your kitchen shelves and cupboards in mint condition.

The Collector's Guide To Jadeite

These green glass pieces will put your kitchen shelves and cupboards in mint condition.

"In the 1940s and 1950s, jadeite - a stain- and heat-resistant, milky-green glassware - was quite common and sold in hardware stores and five-and-tens. Sometimes a piece of jadeite would be included in a bag of flour or a box of oatmeal as an inducement to the consumer to buy the rest of the set. Today, jadeite is a popular - and valuable - collectible. A ball jug that once sold for $5 could sell for as much as $5,000 today."

"In the 1940s and 1950s, jadeite - a stain- and heat-resistant, milky-green glassware - was quite common and sold in hardware stores and five-and-tens. Sometimes a piece of jadeite would be included in a bag of flour or a box of oatmeal as an inducement to the consumer to buy the rest of the set. Today, jadeite is a popular - and valuable - collectible. A ball jug that once sold for $5 could sell for as much as $5,000 today."

Fire King and other Jadite...love the color and presentation. Nothing prettier than beautiful, vintage plates.

Fire King and other Jadite...love the color and presentation. Nothing prettier than beautiful, vintage plates.

1. Ball jug: Sold in limited quantities in the 1940s by Anchor Hocking, these pitchers are now the most coveted single pieces of Jadeite. Even damaged specimens (they're prone to stress cracks around the neck and handle) go for $150. Value: $400. 2. Ginger jar: This 3-inch canister by Jeannette Glass was part of a four-spice set that retailed for $4.25. Value: $145. 3. Water dispenser: This 1940s water chiller has a chrome spout that twists down to dispense water. The missing glass cover ...

The Collector's Guide To Jadeite

1. Ball jug: Sold in limited quantities in the 1940s by Anchor Hocking, these pitchers are now the most coveted single pieces of Jadeite. Even damaged specimens (they're prone to stress cracks around the neck and handle) go for $150. Value: $400. 2. Ginger jar: This 3-inch canister by Jeannette Glass was part of a four-spice set that retailed for $4.25. Value: $145. 3. Water dispenser: This 1940s water chiller has a chrome spout that twists down to dispense water. The missing glass cover ...

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