I know I've told this story, but you'll be my age someday... If you're lucky!
About 20 years ago, I was at a garage sale looking for old radios. I ended up at an estate sale of an elderly lady that was run by her teen grand kids. Underneath a table was a set of dishes that had NEVER been used. I picked up one of the plates and asked how much...On the box was marked one dollar!! I saw the name Meakin on the bottom of every dish. I asked if that was a dollar apiece, and she said no...The WHOLE BOX!!!
There was a complete set for 8, including a creamer, a platter, a sugar bowl, and a vegetable serving dish.
These sat in my basement till about 3 years ago until I decided to look up the value on E-Bay...The set that I have right now would take about $1200.00 to $1500.00 bucks to replace!!!
Hehehehe...Not bad for a BUCK eh?