I listed a yellow Fire King Kimberly mug today that had been sitting around forevah. I've been pushing myself to go through old inventory. I have things that are over a year old waiting to be listed. I know, old news...I decided after I got it listed to see which Fire King Kimberly mugs sell for the most money. I did a completeds search on ebay and my jaw literally dropped. My mug is listed for $14.99 which is comparable to others of its color. Check out what the rarer ones sell for....
This clear glass one sold for $360!
and this one which is pearlized/luster sold for $125
I never in my wildest dreams would have thought there were any that rare. And neither of them look special to me. In fact you have to admit my picture is the best of the three ;) I see these Kimberly mugs fairly frequently. Sometimes a store will have a bunch of them and I usually just pick one up to see how much they have them priced at and if I don't like the price, which would be if they are over a dollar, I walk away. You can bet I'll be looking through them all regardless of the price from now on!!
I've decided I need to spend more time learning more about more valuable items. Normally if I'm at a thrift I have a hard time paying more than a few bucks for something. And often I can't get a signal on my phone to research an unfamiliar item. I'd plunk down a good chunk of change if I found one of those clear Kimberly mugs. I just have to know one when I see it. So expect some more posts coming up sharing what I find out as I do my research on items that may cost a little more but will certainly be worth it.