These are a dozen of eggs I bought at my CSA pickup at Serenbe Farms. They are poulet eggs. I hope you can see the three blue ones, laid by a a South American variety of hen, called Araucana. The eggs appealed to me solely due to the unusual color. I shelled out $6 for this dozen of grass-fed, free range local eggs — mainly to get the blue ones. The color was special, unique and rare in my eyes. Leaping to the field of collectibles from here, I ask “Do you Have Blue Eggs” in your collection ?
Particularly with glass, from the depression era, color can play a big role in value, appeal, and rarity. A pattern can come in many different colors. Pieces within individual patterns may or may not come in all the colors produced. Thus you need to check if a piece of depression glass you have is a rare color – a blue egg!
Tip: Look in a book on depression glass and first identify the pattern if you don’t know what the pattern is named or who produced it. Next, this may require a different book, locate that pattern/mfg. and check the price and color list. Maybe you will have a special blue egg in your cupboard!
For instance, in the reference book 20th century glass candle holders a pair of triple arm Fostoria ‘Baroque’ candle holders range in retail price from $55 for clear to $145 for ruby.
If you need help sorting blue eggs from brown in your collection contact us – The Evaluation Experts at Turn the Page personal property appraisal services.