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Redeux is holding a 100th birthday celebration for Pyrex on Saturday November 14th from 11 am to 5 pm.

Whether you are a budding collector or a long sufferer of Pyrexia, you will enjoy a day filled with raffles, food, guest Pyrex dealers, and rare Pyrex on display.


In the past 100 years Pyrex has gone from utilitarian kitchenware to desirable vintage collectible.  For new or seasoned collectors, there is a wide array available to form the basis of your collection.  My advice is to collect what you like, what you will use, and what makes you happy.  You can focus on a particular pattern to rebuild the kitchen of your youth, work on obtaining a complete set of space savers or hoard all of it!  The sky is the limit when it comes to Pyrex collecting.


Here is a quick primer to what I call the big three of Pyrex:

 

Early Clear Pyrex

·        Widely produced from 1915 until the 1940s/1950s

·        Pieces from the 1910s to 1930s are often engraved

·        Familiar pieces include pie plates, loaf pans, custard dishes, and casserole dishes

Flameware

·        Durable glassware designed to be used on the stovetop

·        Produced from 1936 until 1979

·        Early pieces have a blueish hue, wood handles were used during WWII

·        Includes coffee percolators, tea pots, double boilers, sauce pans, and skillets

 

Opal Pyrex

·        Most iconic (and popular) patterned opal ovenware

·        Produced from the 1940s until 1980s

·        Standard patterns include the iconic Primary, Spring Blossom, Friendship, Butterprint, and Butterfly Gold (plus many more)

·        Promotional patterns, more unique patterns

·        Mixing bowls, casseroles, bakeware, refrigerator ware

And then there are measuring cups, mugs, and so much more…


Online Resources

The web has exploded with Pyrex resources in the past few years, here are a few of my favorites

Corning Museum of Glass Pyrex Potluck

The Pyrex Files

Pyrex Love

Hot for Pyrex

Corelle Corner

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