Your CorningWare casserole dishes could be worth more than $15,000


Why you need to check your cupboards NOW: Your vintage casserole dishes could be worth more than $15,000

  •  Vintage CorningWare pieces are fetching up to $16000 on Ebay, collectors say
  • They were very popular in the 70s and early 80s but the trend didn’t continue
  • Now baby boomers are driving up the prices as they revisit the ‘golden years’ 

Australians are being urged to check their kitchen cupboards for vintage casserole dishes which could earn them a small fortune.

CorningWare, which was very popular in the 70s, has often been described as ‘daggy and unfashionable’ in the decades since.

But now the casserole dishes once reserved for grandmas and people starting out are being sold for $16,000 online.

Once dubbed ‘daggy and unfashionable’ CorningWare casserole dishes now fetching staggering prices online

The more unpopular the design in the 70s and 80s the more popular it is now -  pieces in the Spice of Life range - like the one pictured - are selling for $16000

The more unpopular the design in the 70s and 80s the more popular it is now –  pieces in the Spice of Life range – like the one pictured – are selling for $16000

While pieces in the Wild Flower range can fetch up to $10000 online

While pieces in the Wild Flower range can fetch up to $10000 online 

The white casserole dishes often came decorated with blue patterns or floral emblems and were paired with a clear lid.

And according to collectors who spoke to 7News the demand has never been higher.

In fact the more unpopular the pattern at the time the more it is worth now. 

‘One piece of CorningWare, in a pattern not widely produced, sold on Ebay recently for $US7,000 (AUD$9.8k),’ says glass expert Dean Six. 

‘It was a 1970s product that fizzled.’

Extensive listings show the Spice of Life range which feature vegetables and greenery do well fetching upwards of $16,000 per piece.

Ebay listing are often being watched by dozens of bidders eager to take a piece home

Ebay listing are often being watched by dozens of bidders eager to take a piece home

Collectors are urgine Australians to check their cupboards for the dishes

Collectors are urgine Australians to check their cupboards for the dishes

While the Wildflower range which was for sale for seven years and Floral Bouquet range which featured for four sell for up to $10,000.

The popular blue range is the least valuable – but a casserole dish in good condition can still fetch over $1200.  

It appears nostalgia is to blame for the price surge.

‘Collecting is often what you remember, which is why this is big now because baby boomers are buying back what they grew up with. Boomers are decorating with these pieces in their homes.’

Nostalgia appears to be reponsible for the price surge - with baby boomers keen to display the items from their childhood in their homes

Nostalgia appears to be reponsible for the price surge – with baby boomers keen to display the items from their childhood in their homes

One woman said her mother collected the dishes for years – and is now seeing a huge financial return on the loving investment.

The woman said she has made $9000 after selling a few pieces with her mum’s permission.

She currently has one listed for $2500 and hopes it will sell soon. 

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