Featured Insane $2320.00 Fostoria American Vases

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by vitry-le-francois, Nov 7, 2023.

  1. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    There are some items I sell on eBay and other items I just don't want to deal with because of the shipping, etc, etc. This large pair of Fostoria vases is one example of an item I didn't want to list because of the size.

    I consigned these to my local on-line only auction a few weeks ago. Much to my surprise, they sold for a whopping $2320.00!!!

    Am I missing something with these vases? I can't find other similar examples. Are these soooo rare that they could command such a price?

    Unfortunately, there is some bad news....one vase has a SMALL chip on the inside bottom edge. Since it wasn't disclosed in the description, the winning bidder no longer wants them.

    They will be sold again in a few weeks.

    THANKS for any info you can pass along :)

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Well , that's cool, and that sucks , at the same time !!

    good luck next go around !
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like your winning bidder is a jerk.......

    that lone one is said to have a scratch...& if these are so ....rare...... a pair gotta be really rare !!!!!!
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  6. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member

    wow!! maybe I'll get them back from the auctioneer
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  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    wowie great to see how much they are worth.
  8. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Oh crap. They had a massive donation of Fosteria at the shop I go to. It took weeks to sell it off. I avoided it because I have too much glass. I'll check tomorrow though to see if there is anything left.
  9. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I do not understand that.I dont care how rare they are,they look so ...banal !
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  10. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    If I had seen this in a store or estate sale, I would never have known they were so special. live and learn
  11. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Agree,very impressive prices for things that look so ordinary. Looks like that winning bidder really got a bargain. He should have taken them little chip and all.
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  12. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I would have passed them by with not a second glance.
  13. vitry-le-francois

    vitry-le-francois Well-Known Member


    Had a nice talk with the auctioneer. The winning bidder doesn't want the chipped piece but did want the other. He was willing to pay $1750.00 plus fees, taxes, etc.

    Since I only paid FIVE DOLLARS for the pair, I decided that would be enough profit.
    Besides, I have a GREAT working relationship with this auction and they agreed to only charge 10% commission (technically, it's their error).

    Furthermore, there is absolutely no guarantee that I would get the same price or anywhere near the original price (remember, it takes TWO bidders).

    I'm happy.
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  14. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

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  15. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    Yes they are called porch vases, and very rare.
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  16. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    way to go. Congrats.
  17. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Thats a serious score Vitry ! Congrats !
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  18. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Great score!
  19. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Congrats on a tremendous sale!! :woot::woot::woot: :D:D:D

    I am not sure I would have recognized them as American as the typical pattern is really only around the bottom. I had to look in my Leslie Pina book because I did not remember ever seeing this shape. It is there but is a drawing rather than a photo.

    Fostoria American is kind of like modern collectibles. Probably 95% is readily available & very affordable. However, there is the 5% that includes the banana split dishes, some of the colored pieces, the early vanity pieces that included perfume bottles, powder jars, glove boxes, etc, the "Eiffel Tower" candlestick & some of the bottles to name just some that can bring surprising results.

    So are they going to sell the other one for you?
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  20. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Great information. Thank you.
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