Many folks who own and use vintage Pyrex swear it’s still as good as gold. But they might not realize just how accurate that is.
Consider this: The price of a gram of gold today is $38.06. Keeping this is mind, we hope you’re sitting down when you hear that a single vintage Pyrex bowl with snowflakes on it is selling for a whopping $1,600. But if you’ve been browsing Etsy recently and saw that a set of Pristine Pink Gooseberry “Cinderella” Pyrex bowls is selling for $225, then maybe that’s not a huge shock to you. Though you will find countless styles and varieties selling for the $100 to $200 range, NPR has even claimed that some vintage Pyrex pieces can be worth up to $3,000.
Hmm, perhaps that Vintage Turquoise Pyrex space-saver selling for $485 on eBay is starting to look like a bargain right about now!
There’s no question that vintage Pyrex is still a hot commodity today, more than a century after the famous glassware first made its debut. Just check out the Facebook page Pyrex Passion, which now boasts more than 23,000 enthusiastic members.
Vintage Pyrex Bowls Are Still Beloved
Despite vintage Pyrex’s shortcomings (it’s heavy to carry and is not dishwasher-safe), it is popular with its collectors not only for its durability and pretty patterns, but also for the fact that it remains so useful. In other words, you’d be hard-pressed to find a vintage Pyrex fan that doesn’t use the pieces for their original purpose – baking.
“I’m always surprised by the number of people collecting that didn’t know how many others were out there,” Pyrex Passion administrator Kristina West said. “It’s like their secret shame.”
Clearly, there is no reason to be ashamed of your vintage Pyrex, especially with such an intense fanbase. If you’re looking to make a extra cash, you may consider reselling yours for some potentially serious big bucks (bonus points if your pieces are in mint condition and several decades old). But if you can’t bear to part with it, believe us, we understand!