Descoware has traditionally been a great value, even when it was new. For most people, it’s a nice low level collectible that you can use in your kitchen. My own enamelware collection gets used almost every day. If you’ve found a piece and think that it’s worth a fortune… probably not.
The place to buy is eBay (of course). The value for a typical item is around $20 plus the shipping. When you compare that to new enamelware… it’s quite a buy.
Over the few years that I’ve been watching, there have been a couple of higher priced items. Some of the rare pieces go for between $100 and $150 dollars.
What makes them worth more?
- Unusual. There are some decorative patterns that didn’t get to the United States very often. Like everything else, scarcity creates value.
- Extra Useful. The large baking pans are seriously great to cook with. Deep, heavy and SOOO durable.
- Unused. They came out of the box with logo sticker.
- In the box. The boxes are actually quite rare. I only see 4 or 5 boxed items per year.