There’s nothing like vintage Pyrex for charming style and high quality that last decades. The vintage patterns and colors that are so quaint compared to minimalist modern decor have become quite collectible, especially if you know what you’re looking for. Even something as common as everyday Pyrex still has a few limited run patterns here and there which tend to sell well. In mint condition they can bring in big bucks! Here are 9 of the rarest (and some of the costliest) Pyrex patterns for collectors.
9) Turquoise Diamond Mixing Bowl
This simple pattern mixing bowl comes in colors that anyone who loves vintage Pyrex is familiar with: turquoise and white. The round mixing bowl (pre-Cinderella bowls shape) was produced as a promotional item in the 1950s. Today these simple yet iconic mid-century bowls can sell for between $75 and $215!
8) Green Ivy Chip & Dip Set
For 1964 this pattern was produced as a promotional set. The Cinderella style bowls have a bracket which converts them from mixing bowls to hostess perfection in the form a chip and dip set. These sets can sell for between $20 and $100 depending on condition and whether or not the bracket is present.
7) Midnight Bloom Casserole Dish
Sold from 1970-71, the Midnight Bloom pattern is unique in that it’s dark, and somewhat ethereal (in contrast to the bright, cheery designs most commonly sought after). Because the pattern is so atypical the casserole dish now onlyy sells for between $30 and $75 despite being a somewhat rare find.
6) Hot Air Balloon
This fanciful design was in production during 1958 as the promotional Cinderella bowl chip and dip set. Today these bowls can sell for anywhere from $20 a piece to $160 for the complete set with dip bowl bracket. The original cost of this set was $3.95!
5) Saxony/ Tree of Life
This interesting pattern first sold for $6.95 in 1967 on the Cinderella casserole dish (475) which came with a warmer. The pattern name is officially called Saxony, but has been informally known by collectors as the Tree of Life for years. Today, these lovely dishes sell for around $40-$90 and those with their warming cradles nearly always sell for more!
4) Pink Butterprint
This beloved pattern is most commonly found in blue and white, but the pink version is a rarity that collectors scramble for. While the Butterprint pattern was produced from 1957-1968 and on many Pyrex models from carafes to bowls to casseroles, the pink was only printed on casserole dishes and often came in sets. Today these little beauties can sell for $100 a piece or more!
3) Blue Spirograph Casserole Dish
This limited 1969 run uniquely has a two-tone spirograph design on both sides of the lid, while the actual casserole dish itself is simply blue. This set came with a melamine trivet plate to put underneath, but these are often long gone by the time one of the spirograph casserole dishes get to auction these days. These can sell for between $50 and $150 in today’s market!
2) Pink Stems Oblong Casserole Dish
The pink colors have long been the favorites for Pyrex collectors because they are so bright and cheery. The classic pattern, Pink Stems, only came in the oblong 043 casserole dish and can sell these days for a whopping $300-$700 today!
1) Lucky in Love Casserole Dish
This quaint pattern was in production for one year (1959). A few years ago a Lucky in Love casserole dish sold for an incredible $4,000! The pattern has been reissued recently on the modern, clear glass storage containers, but it’s the 1959 model that really gets collectors going!