In the early 1960s, there were people collecting Rookwood who weren't even necessarily aware what they were doing. They may need known that it was made in Cincinnati and that it was pretty neat, but they didn't have
a lot to go on. By the early 1970s, there were new collector books in lots of areas that spurred interest, and then museums got involved and held major showings of factors that had fallen out of style, like Rookwood and Tiffany. That's when it really kicked into gear. By the late ��70s, prices had gone up dramatically, and since then have cycled up and down and up down, depending on the economic system. When I say fallen out of fashion, I mean that no-one had any money from, say, 1930
to 1945. After World War II, people were coming back, desiring to get married, set up household, buy a house. But nobody had a whole lot money, they bought heavily produced stuff at Sears Roebuck. Nobody was making the form of stuff that have been made ahead of the Depression. But by the 1960s, people started recognizing that there have been some items that maybe their parents or grandparents had stored in an attic that were of interest and getting them out and saying, hey, this is rather well made. It's really pretty.