Last Updated on 2/3/2007 by bidz

Colorful collectibles anything but depressing

Published February 2, 2007

“Don’t let its down-in-the-dumps name fool you; it’s really quite cheerful looking stuff.

Depression glass, manufactured in the 1920s through World War II, was produced in a rainbow of colors and plethora of patterns. With happy names like American Sweetheart, Aunt Polly, Cameo, Cherry Blossom and Royal Lace, the tableware and toiletry items helped to perk up a dreary, cash-strapped public.

…The most commonly collected colors are pink and green, he said. Cobalt blues, deep reds and greens draw the highest prices. Other popular colors are clear, amber, iridescent and milky white.”

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