Oven-refrigerator sets are one of the most common finds in Pyrex, but are often incomplete. A spin-off of the squared stack-able clear glass issues of the late 1920s, the colored refrigerator sets introduce in 1949 came in a 1.5 quart yellow, 1.5 pint in blue and 1.5 cups in red, all with clear ribbed lids.
Perhaps the most popular of all Pyrex collectibles are the nesting bowls. The first produced were the “#400 Multicolored Mixing Bowls,” or primary bowls. The set will include a 4-quart yellow bowl, a 5-quart green bowl, a 1.25-quart red bowl, and a half-quart blue bowl.
Note that all Pyrex mixing bowls from all eras come in these four sizes, but the newer ones will have thinner walls.
Pyrex patterns that are currently trending include “Gooseberry,” “New Dot,” “Daisy,” “Terra,” and – if you are lucky enough to find it – a rare promotional pattern called Balloons. Collectors note: Pyrex is often found at garage and estate sales, so be on the lookout as sales will be starting soon.
Until next time,
Linda Hamer Kennett is a professional liquidation consultant specializing in down-sizing for seniors and the valuation of estates and may be reached at 317-429-7887 or firstname.lastname@example.org