As a collector and reseller of vintage collectibles, like many others, every few weeks go to the “lists.” The lists are what tell us what people are searching for and we hope, if they are searching for, they are buying. As webmaster, I also check my own list, to see what searches have landed people on my website, but there are also lists on Tias and eBay that are published periodically for all to see. One name that has seems to be on these lists for a little while now is Pfaltzgraff.The name comes up so often probably because they have been around for more than two hundred years and have made massive amounts of product in that time. Based in Pennsylvania this company has thousands of people who collect their pottery. Some of their most popular patterns include the Yorktowne, Naturewood, Pistoulet and the ever popular Winterberry. Mind you, their pottery is normally not worth thousands of dollars, but the right pieces will sell and sell briskly.
Some of the best prices realized by antiques and collectibles dealers are for the antique crocks that are highly decorated. Prices for some of the more sought after crocks can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars or more. Pieces from their Winterberry collection on the other hand don’t bring in a lot of money, but they do sell. We recently saw a serving platter go for about $50 and a set of appetizer plates for about $40.