But they're able to get into the low thousands. How did Rookwood bring all this stuff to market?Production 4 3/8 inch vase made in 1930 and coated with an attractive instance of Rookwood's Copperdust Crystal glazeProduction 4 3/8 inch vase made in 1930 and coated with a beautiful instance of Rookwood's Copperdust Crystal glazeHumler: They
had a showroom at the factory, but additionally they had connections with department stores across the USA. Certainly Marshall Fields in New York and Chicago, doubtless Gump's in San Francisco, those types
of names. Rookwood was sold in fine branch stores and jewelry stores across america, that's how it got dispersed in every single place the US. They did a mail-order catalog once, but I don't think it was very successful. Like numerous companies, Rookwood went into hiding in the course of the Depression, into seclusion, just dropped off the map from the collector point of view. I do not believe anybody gathered much of the rest until well after World War II. In the early 1960s, there have been people gathering Rookwood who were not even always aware what they were doing. They might 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 numerous areas that spurred attention, and then museums got involved and held major showings of factors that had fallen out of favor, like Rookwood and Tiffany. That's when it really kicked into gear.