Friday, January 30, 2009
Flea Market Item to Sell on eBay - Fire King Jadeite
Thanks to John S. (who is an avid flea market shopper and garage saler) for sharing this tip:
"Anchor Hocking Fire King items. The best items under this brand to look for are the green Jadeite items. I found 6 mugs at an auction and purchased them for $15 and sold 5 (that matched) for $125 and another time I purchased 11 plates for $30 and someone bought for $110. People seem to go nuts for the Jadeite. Unless you are extremely lucky you probably will not find them at the Goodwill and they do cost a lot more than the white items but people will cough up a lot more for them in the end."
Thanks John! I've never been lucky enough to find any Jadeite, but I always look for it. Here are some resources for learning more about Fire King so that you can identify a good find at the thrift store.
Click here for my free list of thrift store items to sell on eBay.
FireKing.net - Fire King collector site.
Suzi Max Blog - All about Depression Glass, 40's, 50's, 60's glass
Anchor Hocking Identification Guide
Image Source: Replacements.com, Alice-Jadeite pattern by Anchor Hocking-Cryst