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Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass?

September 27, 2019

Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass - tall glass with white pattern of woman with umbrella perhaps in a gardenWhat is this drinking glass and how much is it worth?

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

As a general rule, this type of glass was sold in what was referred to as 'Dime' stores and were mass produced but some are still very collectible.

The value of these can run from $4 to $12/15 but are usually very slow sellers.
For a glass like this to sell for the higher figure usually requires more information such as brand, provenance (age & where has it been?), and of course, the biggest item - having the 'right' person actually seeing the glass and that does not always happen. Sellers leave items like this listed on sites for weeks/months and even years - waiting for that 'right' person to see it.

Glasses are not something the younger generation want anymore as most of them grew up using plastic tumblers and this drops the biggest buying market out of the picture.

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Your glass has what at first looks like a southern lady with an umbrella but then it also appears to have some sort of Asian writing, maybe Japanese so perhaps it is is supposed to be an Oriental lady.

This link has a similar glass but appears to have a 'heavy' bottom so may be a later product.

tinyurl.com/y2lnec8l

Replacements may not actually provide very much information but here is their contact link if you wish to ask:

www.replacements.com/crystal_dentify.htm

patternid.replacements.com/

I have heard that Replacements is 'slowing down' on just doing identification of items like this so I hope if you contact them you will post back what information they give you as their site is recommended on ThriftyFun quite often and we rarely hear if anyone actually gains any useful information after contacting them.

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

Is the pattern etched (meaning can you feel it) or is it printed on (smoother)?

They still make glasses like this today in both formats so it may be a challenge to ID it as it could have been sold at the dollar store last month or it could be an antique.

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Also, I know from trying to sell glassware, one glass usually has little value because it will take just the right person who needs this exact pattern to want to replace it. It is something that could sit unsold for years at any price.

You could always take it to a vintage dealer and get their feedback.

If you don't have time for that and Replacements.com can't ID it for you, you can always run it as a 7 day eBay auction starting with the lowest you would want for it and let the market dictate it's value.

I have seen similar items sell between $3 and $12. Maybe you can get more!!

Post back with an update!! Thanks for sharing your lovely!

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June 13, 2020

I have 6 of these 6 glasses. They have a circle in a circle pattern. There is the number 30 on the bottom of the glasses. Anyone know what these are and what the value is?

Value of Drinking Glasses - clear glasses with concentric circle pattern
 

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Most drinking glasses like these are not highly sought after and do not bring in much of a value if you try to sell them. A lot of glasses like this were given away as promotional items back in the 70s to 80s and they normally came with a drink inside of them or a box of soap. Finding out more on glasses like this is almost impossible.

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If you like it is possible to take one of them to a vintage antique store and have them examine the glass for you. That would be the best way to find out more on this glass and online there isn't that much information on glasses at all.

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These are called Circle Ware Circles glassware - On eBay a set of 4 is offered at $7.50 plus $10.55 shipping - Amazon offering $13 for 4 .

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The company that makes these is Circleware and this pattern is Circles.
This pattern is still in production so these are most likely not very old.

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Some have sold recently on eBay so take your pick of value according to the size you have.
Looking over the sold prices of these glasses it appears that sellers may be clearing $2 a glass (unless they get broken in shipment).
This does include whatever the seller paid for the glasses - just the amount from the sale as these listings are 'free shipping' which of course is not free and seller has to pay eBay and PayPal fees out of the sale money.
Check the listing for your size glasses.

www.ebay.com/.../193482960042?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006...

www.ebay.com/.../283874366880?hash=item42183b15a0...

www.ebay.com/.../273460588922?epid=1345476972&hash...

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I am not convinced these are Circleware brand as the brand usually has a double teardrop mark on the bottom and not a number, but I have not seen every glass they made, so it is possible some just had a number.

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There is a Turkish (I think) company that makes/made a similar line of these glasses also called Pasabahce. Here is their website:

www.pasabahce.com/en

You could contact both companies to get their feedback. Here is the Circleware website.

www.circleglass.com/contact.html

Either way, the value is going to be supply and demand based, with a slightly higher potential value from Pasabahce than Circleware. I have seen similar Pasabahce glasses sell for $5-10 each while Circleware sell for $1-5 each.

Post back what you learn.

When you are listing online, be sure to use terms like embossed circles and optic rings in the description and focus on the heft of the base. Be very careful when listing to ensure there are no hidden cracks or chips. These are hard to find because of the pattern and I often find them by carefully running a fingernail in a up and down pattern on each glass looking for the nail to "catch" which could show the defects.

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October 22, 2020

I would like to know if these are worth anything. My nana left me them when she died.

Decorative footed glasses in red and gold.
 

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I have found your glasses listed on eBay as Trio of Vintage NAPOLEON Brandy Snifters Gold Logo N Crown Balloon Cranberry 70s. The glasses were listed for 7 Pounds and not sold. The listing has ended. You can find your listing here: www.ebay.co.uk/.../133247331336. it appears that nobody was interested in the glasses and the asking price for the set if very low. If you are interested in selling yours you can try to list them for around $15 and see what happens.

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There is a set currently being offered on eBay that appears to be a better shape match to yours. The difference that I can see is theirs has a gold ring around the bottom:

www.ebay.co.uk/.../153701781530

If this one sells, you can use it as a gauge for your sale value.

Thanks for sharing!! Cranberry glass is pretty on holiday tables this time of year so maybe you can enjoy them and then sell!!

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You do not say where you are located but I believe everyone is assuming you are in the US - so I will assume this also.

So many beautiful items that at first glance appear to be 'something special' turn out to be pretty ordinary.
These are really nice but just not very valuable.
I did not see very many Napoleon brandy/cognac glasses/sniffers of any shape or color listed for sale in the US but most found were listed for sale in the UK, France or Italy.
Etsy seems to have the most Napoleon glasses listed for sale but when checking the listing you'll find that almost (if not all) listings are from foreign countries. There may be some from US but I got tried of empty searching. The majority of these listings were posted at less then $35 and sales appear to be very slow.
All of this leads me to believe (and I could be wrong) there is not a very high desire/market for this type of glassware in the US.

Your glasses are beautiful and if you list them for sale I would suggest you list them on sites like Facebook Marketplace, Varage, letgo, offerup, and any other sites you are familiar with. If you are an experienced seller you may want to try eBay and Etsy.
You can always start your price higher ($65-$85) with best offer considered and let them go for several weeks/months but if no offers then lower the price and wait again.
I believe these are called 'cranberry or ruby' with gold trim. You will need several good pictures in your description.
These are very fragile and will have to be packed/shipped with extreme care.

Just as information: market research shows brandy/sniffer glasses on an average are listed for sale on eBay for over 1.5 years before a sale (and many never sell) so that means some sell quickly and others are listed for more than 1.5 years.

Similar glasses:
www.ebay.co.uk/.../133247331336?nma=true&si=BG5FI62BdD6fCt4thprfBLeVAls...
www.ebay.co.uk/.../153701781530

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