A collection of glass hearts and a star from the Robert Held Art Studio sit on a coffee table in my house. Normally these sell for between $40 and $59 each. Can you believe it? These were bought at a sale of seconds for the princely sum of $2 a piece. I have no idea why they failed to meet the standards for they look just fine to me.
Another glass bargain I inadvertently acquired is the piece you see below. A couple of years ago I was at a house clearing sale with a friend and saw a box of glass items priced at $20. It included a nice assortment of old wine glasses so I bought them for my son. At home, in the bottom of the box, in a velvet bag, I found this lovely object which turned out to be a signed Steuben glass bowl. The one I linked to, which is a little larger, is retailing for $1050. It did not have a scratch on it, was probably unused and measures eight inches in diameter. I'm rather scared to use it in case I break it.