February 18, 2013“New” Vintage Frosted Souvenir Glasses From the 1964 New York World’s Fair
We have a new addition to our frosted glass stash! I am happy to report that Tom successfully made his very first solo eBay purchase and managed to score an entire set of these awesome New York World’s Fair glasses for under $35, including shipping!
It was a close thing, though. We are terrible at remembering when eBay auctions end, even with the email reminders. The weekends are especially bad because we are usually no where near a computer. And it was no exception with this one. The auction for these glasses ended on a Saturday night and when that night rolled around we were out of the house doing whatever. Probably stuffing our faces. With chili dogs. And chocolate shakes. Anyway, the point is we completely missed the auction and didn’t even remember that it was going on until the next morning.
But this time our forgetfulness worked for us instead of against us. It seemed that everyone else had forgotten about the auction as well, and on Sunday morning the seller relisted the item as a Buy It Now with a significantly reduced price from what the opening auction bid was. Score!
So, Tom got his glasses on the cheap and I got my chili dogs. And everyone was happy.
And now that these glasses will be joining our other frosted glasses, I am totally out of room in my china cabinet!
What about you guys? Anyone else out there collect frosted glasses? Let me know!