Sweet news on glass candy dish?

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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.

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