Times change and most of us get the itch to update our kitchens like no where else in our homes. It’s a shame though that when we update, there are some good treasures that get donated or tossed. These 7 kitchen items are some of the more coveted from the first half of the 20th century, once the biggest era of growth in home goods production. It can be pretty harsh to realize that you once owned something not only so classic, but that was also worth good money!
7) Aluminum Cookie Cutters
We have so many memories of using these in the kitchen, especially around the holidays. These bad boys can sell for $10 or more per piece depending on the style, meaning a full set today is worth much more than the few bucks it originally cost.
6) Corn & Wheat Cast Iron
These corn muffin pans have become a hot commodity, as have many other types of vintage and antique cast iron. A wheat pattern Griswold pan recently sold on Ebay for $175! It seems most cast iron has suddenly become collectible, but these muffin pans pack a big price for such a small size.
Pretty much anything enamelware in good condition has worth today. The utensil holder below recently sold for $200 and rare mid-century Catherineholm bowls or vintage enamelware canisters can sell for upwards of $200-400!
4) Checkered Cookie Jar
The vintage Bartlett Collins milk glass cookie jar in particular has been soaring in price. The one below sold for $430 and other patterns of this same size and shape frequently sell for between $100 and $300! Who knew this checkered piece was worth so much?!
3) Bread Boxes
Those neat old bread boxes today can fetch a pretty penny! The very large bread box below sold for $265 while other smaller and less flashy models can go for $50-100! This classic really has appreciated in value and even if you don’t make your own homemade bread, these are still quite handy to have around.
2) Roseite Dishes
This pale pink version of jadeite rivals any of the other colors with its ethereal rose glow. This rare Fire King color was produced in the 1950s after Mamie Pink and the pink kitchens of the era had firmly entrenched pink as a ladies’ color. The teacup below recently sold for $972.00!