My last post showed a few pieces of Old English in amber and green, the two colors that Indiana used for almost all pieces. I mentioned that I’ve rarely seen the pattern; in fact I purchased it twice from a flea market about years ago and have never found it in an antique mall. (That doesn’t mean you won’t find it!)
My Gene Florence depression glass books are woefully out of date for pricing, but the relative values are still reasonable. He shows Old English as a moderate to moderately expensive pattern, with creamer, sugar, sherbet, small bowls in the $15 to $30 range.
Florence estimates the candle holder pair is $38, goblet $32, vase $75-85, compote (as shown above in green) $20, footed candy jar with lid and flat candy dish with lid $65. The most expensive item is the covered pitcher at $150. These are not cheap but neither are they way outside a budget for glass fun.
Remember this pattern lacks dinnerware so you won’t find bread and butter plates, luncheon plates, cups or saucers, which are often among the more common and less costly pieces in other patterns.
Looking online I find that Replacements has no pieces of any color in stock. There are only a few pieces on eBay at the moment, pitchers, sherbets, liner plate and a lid. The prices seem reasonable, assuming the quality is as described.
I found a pink lidded candy jar or sugar bowl listed as Old English on both eBay and Replacements that may be misidentified. The knob on the lid in all three examples is solid with facets unlike the lids to the candy jar, sugar bowl and flat candy dish that all have the open clover leaf handle as shown below.
The grooves on Old English are narrow and the ridges are thin and pointed; the pink candy/sugar on Replacments and eBay appears to have more rounded ridges. If you intend to collect Old English it would be wise to get familiar with the pieces.
Overall what this means is that collect Old English if you like it (and it is a beautiful pattern, a wise choice), and be prepared for many happy hours hunting the pieces you want. You can find candle holders and candy dishes, vases and pitchers, all pieces you can enjoy mixing with other patterns on your table or display on the mantle.