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Ranger Joe Milk Glass Cereal Bowl Set
This guide will help you identify and value milk glass pieces made by Westmoreland, Fenton, Indiana and other glassware companies. Take care, however, not to confuse milk glass with platonite glass patented by Hazel Atlas Glass Co. in 1936, but used as early as the 1920s in making both dinnerware sets and a variety of kitchen glass pieces.
Learn more about several of the companies that made milk glass wares:
Note: For the most up to date information on... milk glass selling prices, be sure to check a number of online selling venues such as Ruby Lane, Etsy, and do completed item searches on eBay.
About the set shown above:
Set includes Ranger Joe Ranch Mug and Ranger Joe Round-Up Bowl in milk glass with red lettering. Had this set featured one of the more popular cowboy heroes such as Hoppalong Cassidy or Lone Ranger, it would have sold for a higher price. Condition: excellent with minor wear to red lettering. Size: Bowl 5" in diameter.
Selling Price: $12 (Morphy Auctions, 8/13)
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McKinley Milk Glass Plate
This early milk glass political plate features the profile of President William McKinley, c. 1900. Condition: Very good to excellent considering the cold painted decor on items like these is very easily scratched and worn away. Size: 9 1/4" in diameter.
Selling price: $30 (Morphy Auctions, 11/13)
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Milk Glass Barber Bottle with Painted Poppies
This is an example of a Victorian barber bottle with stopper decorated with hand painted poppies and inscribed "Water." This type of bottle was most often used to hold hair tonics concocted by barbers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Condition: excellent. Size: 9 1/2" tall.
Selling Price: $120 (Morphy Auctions, 12/12)
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Jackie Robinson Baseball Glass
This piece depicts the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson on front of the glass holding a bat with a facsimile signature and "Champion of Baseball" on back. Condition: near mint with no chipping or wear. Size: 5" tall.
Because this glass depicts the renowned Jackie Robinson, it usually sells higher than similar milk glass examples featuring other players.
Selling price: $240 (Morphy Auctions, 12/11)
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Fenton Daisy and Button Hat 3"
These molded glass hats are sometimes sold as toothpick holders, bud vases, or "whimsies" if a particular purpose cannot be identified. They came in a variety of colors, and were made by Fenton (and other manufacturers) for decades.
Selling price: $10-15 (eBay 2/06)Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Westmoreland Dolphin Compote with Matching Candlesticks
Matched footed bowl and candle holders made by Westmoreland glass featuring classical dolphins (which actually look more like fish). These mid-century sets are akin to glass console sets with low bowls that were popular during the Depression era.
Selling price: $50 (Austin Antique Mall - 9/08)Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Indiana Harvest Grape Tumbler
Drinking glass (also known as a tumbler among glassware enthusiasts) made by Indiana Glass Co. in the Harvest Grape pattern.
Selling price: $3-6 (eBay 2/06)Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Westmoreland Ivy Ball
To grow an ivy ball, water fills the cavity of the ball and ivy cuttings are placed through the opening in the top. The ivy grows around the ball in a topiary fashion. These were made in a variety of different types of glass and by many different glass companies, including Westmoreland, during the 1940s and '50s.
Value: $7.99 (eBay - 9/08)Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Westmoreland Owl Toothpick Holder
Figural toothpick holders were popular mid-century, including those made by Westmoreland like this adorable owl, although many different glassware manufacturers made them in a wide variety of colors.
Value: $15.50 (eBay - 9/08)Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Westmoreland Beaded Grape Covered Square Dish
This pattern is similar to Westmoreland's Panled Grape, but with beaded edges. Covered dishes, or compotes, like this one were popular in the 1950s and '60s. They were made by many different manufacturers in an array of colors.
Value: $15-20 (eBay 2/06)