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Old 01-10-2017, 01:41 PM
Sharon Shuman Sharon Shuman is offline
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Default Concerning Alabama Pipe Co. bean pot

Some time last year I asked if anyone knew anything about Alabama Pipe Company bean pots, and received no response from the forum. This morning I finally had the sense to search that term on the Internet, and found a pot similar to mine for sale on an auction site called EBTH, INC. The item was dated, as the lid had "Christmas 1954" as well as the company name on the top of the lid. However, it was not in nearly as good a condition as my bean pot, having a crack in the side and some rust on the bottom. The interesting thing to me was that the last bid registered was dated in Oct. 2016, at $41.00, but there is no way to tell if it actually sold at that price. (I will search further about the Alabama Pipe Company for information on it.) I had thought my pot was probably a gift for their customers from the 1950s, but I had no idea of its potential value in the market. Does anyone wish to comment on the reliability of valuing an item from such an online source; and has anyone heard of EBTH, INC.? As this was totally new to me (not a surprise) I thought maybe someone who contributes to and/or reads the forum might have some insight on such a source in re valuing CI pieces. Thanks in advance for any wisdom forthcoming, and no, I do not want top sell my pot. I may try the bean recipe though.
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