Have you ever wondered about the history or worth of an item you found at a thrift store or garage sale? I have. While we’re on homeschooling hiatus this summer I plan to scour the second-hand stores, flea markets, and garage sales for vintage items of all kinds and research their origin and current worth.
I found this Asta enamelware set at my local Goodwill. It has been a goldmine for vintage cookware lately. I paid $3.99 for the set. As a rule, I try not to spend more than $4.00 for any one item.
WORTH: $40-$60 for the set on EBay and ETSY (things are usually more expensive on ETSY).
HISTORY: Asta enamelware was produced by the Fissler company from 1859 until the 1980’s. As far as price goes, it was the Le Creuset of it’s time. These durable, high-quality luxury pots were expensive when initially sold. A lower end Dutch oven from Le Creuset costs around $140 in today’s market.
What is enamelware anyway? According to Amanda Sims, writer of the FOOD52 blog, it is created by fusing glass particles to the outside of a thin piece of steel (which creates the token shiny surface and prevents your food from leeching any unwanted flavors from the steel), enamelware is a great conductor of heat.
APPEAL: These pots are heavy, durable, made of quality ingredients, and embellished with a beautiful pattern. What’s not to like?
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