We picked up these neat measuring cups at our local auction house for $10. They’re made of pewter, so we figured they’d be worth a little bit of money. They’re pretty medieval looking and would make a great addition to a kitchen, dining room, or bar.
It turns out that these awesome measuring cups are actually from France! Even better than that? They were made in the 1800’s.
These cups were kept at the bar and used to measure the amount of alcohol someone was being served, as a sort of assurance that they weren’t getting jipped. The cups were often inspected and stamped with the person’s initials. Three of the four cups that we had were stamped with the letters “JH.”
So, these four little cups sold on auction for $49.99. Not bad for a $10 investment! This is what I like most about going to auctions and selling the items online – you never quite know what you have until you do a little sleuthing.