Sweet news on glass candy dish?
Question: I recently found this unusual glass covered dish at a garage sale. The seller said it was a rare antique glass candy container. It is in the form of a ship. It is dark blue and in raised letters says, “Remember The Maine.” It is approximately 6 inches long by 4 inches high. I paid $25. What can you tell me about the words on it and its value (if any)?
Answer: You have a historical glass figural candy container. However it isn’t an antique.
Historically, in 1898 the steamship Maine was sent to Cuba to protect the Cuban revolt against Spain. This conflict eventually led to the Spanish-American War. When the Maine was sunk, the rallying cry was “Remember The Maine.”
The McKee Glass Com- pany created a figural glass container in 1898 in the shape of the ship. However, the colors did not include cobalt blue. Your candy container is a reproduction made in cobalt blue and black in the 1930s.
Collectors would be interested. Current eBay and auction prices are around $100 or more.