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7 Old Kitchen Items We Wish We’d Never Gotten Rid Of

Times change and most of us get the itch to update our kitchens like no where else in our homes. It’s a shame though that when we update, there are some good treasures that get donated or tossed. These 7 kitchen items are some of the more coveted from the first half of the 20th century, once the biggest era of growth in home goods production. It can be pretty harsh to realize that you once owned something not only so classic, but that was also worth good money!

7) Aluminum Cookie Cutters

We have so many memories of using these in the kitchen, especially around the holidays. These bad boys can sell for $10 or more per piece depending on the style, meaning a full set today is worth much more than the few bucks it originally cost.

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6) Corn & Wheat Cast Iron

These corn muffin pans have become a hot commodity, as have many other types of vintage and antique cast iron. A wheat pattern Griswold pan recently sold on Ebay for $175! It seems most cast iron has suddenly become collectible, but these muffin pans pack a big price for such a small size.

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5) Enamelware

Pretty much anything enamelware in good condition has worth today. The utensil holder below recently sold for $200 and rare mid-century Catherineholm bowls or vintage enamelware canisters can sell for upwards of $200-400!

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4) Checkered Cookie Jar

The vintage Bartlett Collins milk glass cookie jar in particular has been soaring in price. The one below sold for $430 and other patterns of this same size and shape frequently sell for between $100 and $300! Who knew this checkered piece was worth so much?!

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3) Bread Boxes

Those neat old bread boxes today can fetch a pretty penny! The very large bread box below sold for $265 while other smaller and less flashy models can go for $50-100! This classic really has appreciated in value and even if you don’t make your own homemade bread, these are still quite handy to have around.

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2) Roseite Dishes

This pale pink version of jadeite rivals any of the other colors with its ethereal rose glow. This rare Fire King color was produced in the 1950s after Mamie Pink and the pink kitchens of the era had firmly entrenched pink as a ladies’ color. The teacup below recently sold for $972.00!

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1) Gold and Turquoise Pyrex

This extremely rare color combination is now the holy grail of Pyrex and some hefty prices now accompany these beautiful pieces. Casserole dishes in this color combo with the lids in excellent condition can sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars!

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