I'll look them up
in books or eBay and
Amazon to determine a value. We are
prepared (somewhat) then to make bids and stop when our limit is reached.
About a year or so ago, my husband and I attended an
auction and found one lot of ruby stained and flashed glass items along
with some "just stuff" we wanted to bid on. We paid $ 40.00 for
the whole lot.
One of the items was a Blue Willow Toby. Initially, I
barely gave a look at the Toby, as I knew nothing about them. For a while,
it just hung around in one of our glass cabinets at home.
Then, to our amazement, we found out that this
particular Staffordshire England signed Toby is rare — and worth $1,200!
Now that's a good investment if I should say so myself.