As you know, I love my Pyrex. I've been collecting it quite a few years. I have paid as little as .05 cents for one bowl and as much as $18 for one bowl. When I had to pay $18 to get one bowl to complete my set because it was so hard to find. I almost gave myself a heart attack. I went back and forth on whether I should or shouldn't. I had to go back to the store three times before I finally broke down and paid that much for one bowl. But it completed my set.
On an average, I pay about $6 - $8 for most of my vintage bowls. It never ceases to amaze me when I see people on my Facebook groups that are selling one piece for $40 - $50 AND it sells immediately and people continue to keep asking if they still have it. I am always in shock and think "Are you kidding me??? $50??? FOR ONE PIECE?" People are just crazy.
But the craziest thing I have seen in my Pyrex collecting days....well in my whole life for that matter was a couple of bowls for auction on a Goodwill Shopping site. It is the Lucky In Love pattern (left) and the Butterprint pattern (right). The Lucky in Love came out in 1959 as what was believed a promotional pattern. It has been so rare that rumors began that it was never actual in existence. But every so often over the years somebody would find the pattern and it became known that it was real....just very rare to find. How rare is it today? So rare that the person selling this put in on Goodwill's auction block for $9.99 for both bowls with a little over $2.00 for shipping. They posted it on July 27 at 6:20 a.m. By 6:29 a.m. bidding was up to $101.00. My mind was reeling. Granted, they are getting two bowls for the $101 but everybody knows they the bidding is that high because of the rare piece, which isn't even a really big bowl.
The auction ended yesterday and the total sale price....are you ready for this.....are you sitting down....do you have any smelling salts near by because you are going pass out on this one. Here's the final auction amount on Goodwill....
No, you are not seeing things. It went for $6,501.00!!!! My mind is blown. Even if I was the richest person in the world, I would never pay that for a bowl. I don't think I will ever see anything that shocked me as much as this does. I do wish I had this bowl because I would auction it off in a heartbeat.