And it’s these coloured ranges - which were made well into the 80s - that are most in-demand with collectors. Specifically, it’s the ‘Promotional Pyrex patterns’ - including the Balloons, Golden Hearts, Rooster Black, Ivy, Celtic Forest and Saxony ranges - that are particularly valuable. Click here to see examples!
But there’s one range that fetches more money at auction than any other pattern, with just ONE CASSEROLE DISH recently fetching $6,000 on eBay.
The Lucky in Love Pyrex series is considered rare due to the fact is was only available for an incredibly short time as a promotional piece in 1959. The ‘White Covered Casserole 473 Series’ features pink hearts and green four leaf clovers in the pattern, with a flat glass lid on top - it’s also marked with ‘Pyrex “Made in the USA”’ on the underside.
Antique experts say not many people know this particular series - or any vintage Pyrex for that matter - is so valuable and can often be found at garage sales and in charity stores for next to nothing.
It’s also the sort of thing that your mum or grandmother once had, and may be gathering dust in the garage or back of the pantry.
Says one antique American expert of the Lucky in Love series: ‘This pattern proved to be a unicorn of sorts, because of it’s rarity, many Pyrex collectors have never seen one in real life. No one is sure how many of these were made, however, if you do find one at a yard sale, they are highly collectible and you should snatch it up as quickly as possible!’