My Weekly Score: Sandwich Glass Tumblers

I hope you’re not tired of seeing sandwich glass just yet! This is the second MWS post I’ve done on this type of glassware and as it’s a great seller, I doubt that it’s going to go away any time soon. (Check out the post I wrote about the cereal bowls.)

We were lucky enough to have 12 of these glasses. We split them up into groups of four and sold three lots of them one right after the other. (Have I mentioned yet that sandwich glass is a great seller?)

I put each set up for $24.99 and each one ended up in an all-out bidding war. It wasn’t quite as grand as the cereal bowls that made it up to $80+, but it was nice to see anyway!

We ended up getting $30, $40, and $41 for each set, for a total of $111. That’s almost $10 a glass! Seeing as we paid around $5 for each piece, we just about doubled our money on this score. Sweet!

The last set of glasses had flaws, but they ended up selling anyway. I love when that happens!


My Weekly Score: Madrid Luncheon Plates

Madrid is actually one of my favorite patterns of Depression glass – probably for the simple fact that it’s one of the only ones that I can recognize at a quick glance. We’ve come across the amber version of this pattern most often, but it also comes in blue, pink, and clear.

This pattern was made by the Federal Glass Company, beginning in the early 1930s. There have been some reproductions made, particularly in the 1970s – but that’s a topic for a whole different post. The pattern is characterized by a pretty basic scroll design, with a diamond shape in the center of many of the pieces.

The Madrid pieces we have above are square-shaped luncheon plates. We bought 16 of them for $16.00, and ended up selling $73.74. Whoo hoo!