I have been to several auctions over the years and whenever a piece of Van Briggle is offered the antique and flea market dealers in the crowd go nuts. Some of these pieces, honestly, are so ugly and yet they seem to bring big money.
Last week I made a trip to one of the local thrift store and found two Van Briggle Vases with a $2. price tag on each. I of course snapped them up. It's not something that I collect but I can consign them to a auctioneer or put them in a flea market booth.
Van Briggle was established in 1901 and is still in operation today. Soooo, not sure if these vases are old or not, I'll be researching these before I do anything but I'm sure I'll make a good profit on them.