Early American Prescut...This Glass has Class!
The Weddin Gift that started it all...The EAPC Collection...was the Eleven Piece Table Service.
Every Bride in the 1960's got at least one. Since then, I've collected at least a set for each of the Forty-five years we have been married....come this December.
But not one in the original box, so that makes for 90 Salt and Pepper Shakers and Oil Cruets...more than half without the stopper. Those stoppers always seem to get separated from the bottle.
All EAPC pieces are designated as the 700 line in Anchor Hocking's catalogs. There were other Prescut patterns made at Anchor Hocking, but EAPC has to have the star in the design with two exceptions.
The double candle has a knob in place of the star, and the punch bowl cups do not have the star.
The most difficult, but desirable pieces to own are the Oil Lamp, 11 inch Four Part Relish Plate with Swirl Dividers, 11 3/4 Paneled Bowl and the Lazy Susan. TaDa....TWO Paneled Bowls!
OMGosh, I looked forever for this bowl, and finally found one on Ebay. Okay, that did take some of the fun out of The Hunt, but Bid I Did. Now, before I tell you the Book Value, I will say that I got a deal on Ebay because the bowl was included with a random group of EAPC bowls that are NOT hard to find. I kept waiting for the to Auction to go through the roof and my bid made to look piddly, but it didn't happen and I won! I don't explain em'...I just pay the twice over shipping and smile all the way to the Acorn China Cabinet. Oh, yeah, the Book Value....$195.00...2004 Edition of Collectible Glassware from the 40's-50's-60's. Paneled Bowl #2...Oh, What A Thrill...$25.00 at a FLEA Market...and not a single FleaBite!
TaDa....The Lazy Susan with Rack! That's important ya know...the RACK. I've only ever found ONE Lazy Susan with the RACK! Does that give you the impression that I have more than ONE? I don't mean to be a braggart, but I have FOUR Lazy Susans with Racks. It's all in the knowin' what to look for and a whole bunch of LUCK! The best buy I found on a Rack was at Goodwill. There it was...hanging on the wall like a Wall Flower....tagged for a DOLLAR! Thank-you GW! I use these Lazy Susans everyday! One on my kitchen table, another by my sewing machine, one packed away for my GrandGal, and this one on The Acorn Dining Table. A complete Lazy Susan is valued betwen $50 and $75. It takes 9 pieces to make up a tray....with luck you can put one together for $25 by the piece....that is if you find a $1 rack!
The Syrup Jar with the Turquoise Lid is another of the harder to find pieces...I only have ONE. Oh, and I have ONE OIL LAMP and a couple of Candle Sticks! Show Em to ya next week!
I'm joining Linda at AlaCarte' on her Junkin' Finds Friday. I think EAPC works for that...I sure have found a bunch of mine JUNKIN'!