Antique Railroad Glassware Values

Dining cars on the rails were similar to today’s fine dining restaurants on wheels, they had elaborate menus, the finest china, linens, and glassware. These objects would be valuable in their own right as fine antiques, but with railroad names engraved, applied, or decorated onto them they take on an even finer appeal. Glassware from railroads could be delicate and fragile so it’s amazing how much of it survives to us today. Values vary sharply according to rarity, but most glassware can be found for less than $75 with the rarest pieces such as decanters selling for over $1000. Some railroads tend to command higher prices, such as the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe or Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.

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