Thursday, October 9, 2008

Avon 1876 Cape Cod

Avon 1876 Cape Cod is a beautiful deep ruby red glass with a raised grape & waffle type pattern. The line started with candle holders, however, a whole dinnerware line soon followed. Avon 1876 Cape Cod was first produced in the mid 70's and was discontinued in the mid 90's.

I can remember working with a girl in the 90's that loved this ruby glass. She would order a piece every month when the Avon book circulated around the break room. She wanted her Christmas dinner table set with nothing but this on a white linen tablecloth. Every time I see a piece of Avon Cape Cod I think of her and often wonder if she ever completed her Christmas table.

At one time the Cape Cod line was quite collectible but as with most collectibles value and popularity have diminished. The smaller pieces usually start out at $5 in a flea market, I've seen the Cake & Knife set go for $75 but that was a few years ago. I don't know if it could get that today for the set but like everything collectible, I guess if somebody wants it badly enough you could.

This beautiful glass is no longer available through Avon but I do find it quite often at Antique Stores and Flea Markets. I also find an occasional piece at a yard sale. Of course eBay is saturated with Avon 1876 Cape Cod so if you really want a certain piece that would be the place to shop.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree they are beautiful. I bought alot of the set for my mother-in-law. She gave it back to me recently.

I decided that I needed the money and space more that I needed the dishes so I just listed most of them on ebay for a starting bid of 99 cents. someone with surely get a good buy. Thanks for your intresting blog...