And step forward.
I need your help, please.
The other day, while shopping for two hours (!) in a Goodwill store, the majority of that time spent having a miniature heart attack in the dish aisle, which, as we know, I have no business being in let alone loading a shopping cart full of all kinds of heart-attack-inducing dinnerware, I now have a question:
How do I tell if these plates are vintage Jadeite (or not)? They have no particular pattern and no identifying marks at all.
That worries me.
Should I be worried?
A pretty pair of Blue Ridge Pottery plates
Another Goodwill shopper seemed to think they’re vintage and I base that solely on her reaction when she saw them in my cart and asked, “Do you know that those plates are collectible?!”
My outside voice: “Yes, I do.”
My inside voice: “Yes, I do. They’re in my cart. Stop touching them.”
The latest additions to my personal mix-&-match collection of (indestructible) vintage Japanese stoneware
She also asked me, “Do you know what they’re worth?!” (nicely, but in the do-you-have-any-idea-what-you-have-there-because-if-you-don’t-I’ll-take-them-off-your-hands-for-you way)
Outside voice, not wanting to disappoint: “I think so.”
Inside voice: “No clue. Just hoping it’s more than the $2 Goodwill wants for them.”
Resale score! Bunches of Haviland Limoges
We smiled and agreed it was a very good day at Goodwill.
Inside voice: “Yes, it is.”
(Thank you for your help with my question.)