Personal Effects, May 20

By JERRY SAMPSON

Dear Jerry, Oh I’m so tickled! I went to a yard sale in Danville a week ago and found this little pitcher. I’m excited because my Granny B***** had one and she kept syrup in it for my pancakes.

It’s marked Kellogg’s Correct Cereal Creamer on the bottom. Perfect condition. I don’t know what happened to that one but I got this one to replace it. Can’t imagine that’s it worth much but I don’t care I love it! I paid 25 cents for it. Just how old is it and what would it be worth? Thank you!

Answer: You’ve got to be kidding me. I just bought one of these at a yard sale too. I had to pay $1 for mine. I’m going to use mine for milk, as I have this thing about soggy cereal. That’s what this was for. As determined by Kelloggs, it’s the correct amount of milk for a bowl of cereal.

This is restaurant glassware. I’m not sure of the maker, but it could have been any number of American makers. This stuff is as tough as old boots so feel free to use it on a regular basis, dishwashers and microwaves are fine too.

Restaurant ware is hot right now, mainly because it is nearly indestructible and it has vintage appeal. I found several examples on the internet that ran a wide spectrum on prices. To the best of my ability, I think that these glass pitchers date to the 1940s – 1950s timeline.

I can imagine that with the invention of individual milk containers many of these glass milk creamers wound up in the dump. Sadly, they don’t sell for a whole lot. I think that in a nice retro shop that this piece would be priced at about $5-$6. So we both did OK. Thanks for sharing it with us.