When I cleaned out my parents house after they died, there were hardly any disagreements among the family over the contents. For the most part because my parents were modest, frugal people. They could be very generous, but they were not accumulators of things. Most of the household stuff, while clean and in no way junk, ended up being donated.
One of the things I did take was a Pyrex casserole dish with glass lid, around 2 quart size. I think it was a gift to my Mom sometime in the 1950s and I remember that she used it frequently when she made a casserole. It was not something she saved "for company", but it was used at the family dinner table.
Just recently I decided I wanted to find a similar size dish as this one is just the right size for what I need and I could use a second.
I looked for similar items on etsy.com and ebay.
I was amazed to find the exact same item as my Mom's for sale. The lowest price I saw was around $70.00 and the highest price was over $100.00!!!
Have any of you had a similar experience? Acquiring a household item from your parents home after their death and finding that its current value surpassed any price you imagined?