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Vintage Corning Ware to Sell on Ebay

By Edited May 27, 2015 1 2

Certain patterns and pieces of vintage Corning Ware sell on Ebay for nice sums of money. Many people want to replace broken pieces of their favorite set. Others want to recapture the memory of family dinners by using the same platters and casserole dishes their mom or grandma used at meal time. No matter what the reason, some of those hard to find Corning Ware pieces that are sitting in your kitchen cabinets may be worth selling on Ebay if you are not using them.

Vintage Corning Ware differs from the products offered today. Introduced in 1958, the baking dishes introduced to the public were made of a glass-ceramic material for oven, stove or broiler use. It was also able to be put into the freezer for defrosting meals and then cooking in them. It was later switched to a ceramic stoneware material so it could be used in microwaves.

As pieces break in long ago discontinued lines, there is no way to replace them but on the secondhand market. Some websites sell replacements, but are very expensive. People oftentimes will look to the online auction world, like Ebay, to buy vintage Corning Ware.

Where to Find Vintage Corning Ware to Sell on Ebay

One of the first places to look are the cabinets of older family members. If you have parents or grandparents who are no longer using these items, ask to sell them. Offer to give them all the profits for other things while also helping them declutter. They may split the profits or let you keep them all.

Yard sales and thrift stores are also home to many vintage Corning Ware pieces that are no longer needed.

Is All Vintage Corning Ware Valuable?

Sadly, not everything sitting in your mom and dad’s kitchen cabinet will pay for a nice dinner out on the town. But to know an approximate price point for vintage Corning Ware, you can do check the “Completed Listings” section of the website. This two week listing of sold and unsold items will give you a clearer picture of your item’s value. This is not an exact science, because there are variables in place that you have no control over.

You can also do your own search and see what online antique dealers are asking for the same bakeware. These two pieces of information will give you a better idea if you have a hidden treasure to sell on Ebay or a nice family keepsake.

Vintage Corning Ware Patterns

The familiar Cornflower Blue pattern, with three blue flowers on a white background, was around for many years. Some other old and discontinued patterns are:

Spice of Life (1972-1987)

Wildflower (1978-1984)

Country Festival 1975

Crazy Daisy/Spring Blossom Green (1970’s)

Summer Blush 1959-1963

What Makes a Vintage Corning Ware Piece More Valuable on Ebay?

Vintage Corningware Guide to Sell on Ebay

The condition of your piece is what matters the most. The cleaner it is, the more it will get. Scratches, brown cooking marks, chips and cracks will devalue your old Corning Ware significantly.

Casserole dishes with lids are more valuable than those without lids. Many people like to buy complete nesting sets of casserole dishes, so you may want to auction them on Ebay together instead of separately.

If your piece is extremely hard to find, this will also increase the value when it is up for sale.

You may find in your search that one piece does not sell on it’s own, but a lot of several vintage Corning Ware pieces in the same pattern will sell on Ebay.

Some Things to Consider Before Selling Vintage Corning Ware on Ebay

Vintage Corning Ware is breakable. If you plan on selling it on Ebay, you will need to buy bubble wrap, peanuts, foam, and any other materials to prevent it from breaking en route to its new owner. You will need to factor these costs in your shipping charges, as well as insurance to cover any potential breakage from the post office.

If there are any visible flaws on the piece or pieces you are selling, you need to make note of exactly what marking it is and take a picture of it. Picky buyers will be ready to give damaging feedback if what you try to pass off something that is not in the condition it was described.

Vintage Corning Ware Pieces That Sell on Ebay

Here are some classic pieces of Corning Ware that if priced correctly and sold at the right time, should earn you some money on Ebay.

Cornflower Blue Pattern

Corning Ware Piggy Bank

While this item is not a something you cook with, the 1970’s piggy bank with the Cornflower Blue pattern is highly sought after item.

Cornflower Blue Casserole Dishes

Casserole dishes and Dutch ovens with the Pyrex glass lid are auctions that typically end with a high dollar amount. Some high sellers are:

5 quart casserole dish

4 quart Dutch Oven

9 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 2" covered casserole with dome lid

6 piece casserole set that includes

1 quart casserole with Pyrex glass lid, 1-3/4 quart casserole with Pyrex glass lid, and 2 1/2 quart casserole with Pyrex glass lid

Other Cornflower Blue Items

Large oval roaster with rack

Serving platter

Set of six petite dishes with lids. This set includes:

2 P-43 Petite Pans ~ 3 cup / 24 oz capacity

4 P-41 Petite Pans ~ 1 1/2 cup / 12 oz capacity

6 Plastic Covers

1 quart sauce pan with removable handle

6 cup tea pot with silver metal lid and black knob

Spice of Life Items to Sell on Ebay

5 quart casserole dish

4 quart Dutch Oven

9 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 2" covered casserole with dome lid

6 piece casserole set that includes

1 quart casserole with Pyrex glass lid, 1-3/4 quart casserole with Pyrex glass lid, and 2 1/2 quart casserole with Pyrex glass lid

6 cup percolator

Large cutting board with rubber feet

Roasting pan

Range Top Skillet

6 piece menu-ette

1 6 1/2 Covered Skillet,

1 Pint Menu-ette Saucepan, 2 1/2 Cup Menu-ette Saucepan with pour spout-all with glass covers

Vintage Country Festival Items to Sell on Ebay

6 piece casserole set

Oil and Vinegar cruets

Roasting pans

Wildflowers Items that Sell on Ebay

6 piece casserole set

6 piece menu-ette set

Stove top tea pot

Other Classic Corning Ware Items to Auction

Grab It Bowls with Lids-white bowls with the large, round handles

Coffee percolator parts-the Cornflower Blue one was recalled and you are unable to sell it as a whole. Parts sold separately do sell.

While this is just a partial list of vintage Corning Ware to Sell on Ebay, it is a good place to start if you want to become a seller of these items.



Feb 28, 2011 12:05pm
Great ideas, Corning is such a classic. I wasn't aware of the 'completed listings' feature on ebay and need to check that out. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and keep up the good work in the contest, tight race but either first or second you'll win with loads of new articles!
Feb 28, 2011 12:54pm
Thanks, VC!
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