Sunday, May 5, 2013

Don't know much about Delphite...

I went to an estate sale in a nearby town.  Now that garage sale season has begun, the hubby is super great about letting me sneak off to a few garage sales on the weekend, while he watches baby.  This town is even smaller then my town.  Maybe it is more like a village!  I always find great Pyrex is this tiny little town for some reason.  Anyways, a well known antique dealer had passed on and his family was selling the items from his store as an estate sale/garage sale.  All the original antique store prices were left on the items but you could barter.  I ended up knowing one of the relatives there helping.  I walked past this blue Delphite casserole and really, didn't even think that it was Pyrex.  I thought it was Fire King or something similar.  I didn't bother picking it up or anything to even look and see if it was Pyrex. 
 
I moseyed on down the tables and saw another piece of Pyrex with a wrong lid.  It didn't have a price tag.  I went and asked the gal that I knew, what the price might be.  She said I could have it for a dollar!  I told her the lid was wrong but that I could probably use it for something else (which I had a large Butterfly casserole that needed a lid). 
 
Turns out it the 2.5 deep version of the early 1960's Golden Honeysuckle casserole.  It is very "Mad Men" looking to me!  Now, I will just need to find a lid for it:)  Not bad for a buck though!

 
So, I went back over to the first table and decided to look at the bottom of the blue Delphite casserole.  That is when I discovered this..
 
 
I thought to myself, well, I am not really a Pyrex expert although I have been collecting since I was in college (over 10 years ago).  I had a feeling that this might be a special piece since it says "Made in Canada" and is Delphite blue.  I don't know much of anything about Pyrex Delphite, so can anyone share some information with me?  I'm not sure that the lid is original or not?  There was a $28 price tag on it and they gave me a price of $8 which I almost declined because I thought it was waaay to expensive for an estate sale or even a thrift store!  My gut told me to buy it because it was Delphite.
 

 
I also found this #401 for $2.  The picture doesn't look that great for some reason, it is pretty in person!  The funny part is that I have needed this little blue bowl for like a year, to complete my primary mixing set and now, in a matter of a month, this is the second one I have found!  I just love the size of these little ones and my husband and I use them frequently, so I bought this one too:)

 
Hope the weekend garage saling was great for everyone!  I know my pics are terrible.  I'm to lazy to get my real camera out and just use my iPhone anymore:)
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. The only thing I know about the delphite is that it was exclusively made in Canada. Score for you!

    Erica

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  2. I have a few of delphite dinnerware but nothing like this, it's a very good find!

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  3. I have a couple Delphite mixing bowls which I bought on eBay because I have never seen them in the wild! (Mine do say USA on them though, but most Delphite was made in Canada)

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  4. This is the rare delphite casserole although that clear lid does not go with it. I have seen it sell on ebay with its correct lid for a hundred dollars. You can search my blog for delphite casserole for a reference with photos!

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    1. Thanks Six Ballons! I will be looking out for a lid now!

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