If you’re like me, when you think of Pyrex dishes, you are probably thinking utilitarian, not lovely or lucky. But like many other collectibles, beauty (and rarity) are in the eye of the beholder. Such is the case with today’s remarkable find, this LUCKY IN LOVE Vintage Pyrex RARE UNIQUE * RAREST OF THE RARE* MID-CENTURY DIE:
The seller is enthusiastic in her praise for this piece, and seems to think we are all Pyrex aficionados! She notes the following:
“No explanation needed… if you are bidding on this piece.. you KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON. This is it… the rarest of the rare… the chance/opportunity…. to OWN the MOST HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER piece of vintage Pyrex known, PERIOD. I have NEVER WASHED (by hand &/or dishwasher) this pieces lid or main piece EVER. “
Luckily, she goes on to explain why this unwashed piece is so unique, and her story is both unique and charming:
“Okay… I have received many emails asking how I have this piece and what the story is behind it… I searched long and hard for a number of years… I was very determined and made sure that I had posted online enough about how much I wanted and wished I would find one and then… it came… last year two weeks before my birthday in August… I received an email from a woman in the north eastern area of the states and she had figured out, through the grapevine (of the internet) that she had this piece of Pyrex that some people really desired… and she wanted to know if I would be interested in possibly buying it from her. I LITERALLY started to cry. I was soooooo overwhelmed and THRILLLLED to even know that one was OUT THERE and actually OBTAINABLE!?! Unfortunately, it was during this same week that I received a second email saying that she had opted to sell the piece to the Pyrex museum and ‘wasn’t it so wonderful that now it could go and be enjoyed by all collectors.’ Ummmm… No. No. No this wasn’t “wonderful.” And thus, I cried (again). I was heartbroken, I couldn’t believe it had been THAT CLOSE and now… POOF!
My birthday quickly came and my boyfriend had been working overseas and couldn’t be home to celebrate… so instead he planned from a distance a fantastic day with my girlfriends and that night at dinner… I unwrapped my gift he had sent to my best friends house…. and low and behold. The last pictures are at the birthday dinner.”
Although she doesn’t outright say it, we have to think this may be the best boyfriend ever! And why is she finally selling this piece? Has her luck run out? No way, read on:
The reason I have opted to sell this beloved piece… well……… I just decided it was time. I feel as if this is the Holy Grail of the Pyrex mountain… I am proud to have owned it and some other lucky collector should feel that same overwhelming joy
Need we even say it? Good luck bidding!