So you want to know how to turn a quarter into hundreds of dollars. Well I am going to let you in on a little secret that not many people know about. This little unknown money maker may be hiding in your kitchen cabinets. Maybe you have seen these treasures sitting on your Grandmothers kitchen table. Maybe you walked passed them at your local flea market without even realizing you just walked past a possible gold mine. What I am talking about is Fire King mugs and they can potentially bring you hundreds of dollars on little or no investment.
First off your going to need to know what a Fire King mug is and what it looks like. The Fire King mugs where made from the time period of the 1940s up to the Early 80s in which the name changed to Anchor Hocking. The mugs come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. The main thing your going to be looking for starting out is the Fire king logo or the Anchor Hocking symbol on the bottom of these mugs. If it doesn’t say Fire King or show an Anchor on the bottom its not a Fire King mug.
There’s a lot of mugs out there that are similar to the Fire king mug. There’s Pyrex mugs, Glasbake mugs, Federal Mugs and others that are made out of similar material. These mugs will not command top dollar like the Fire King mug will.
Places to find Fire King mugs are your local thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales. Most of the time you will find them for a quarter. Sometimes they will be a little bit more, a few dollars tops.
Some popular Fire King mugs that command high prices are the smiley face Fire King mug, Ghost Busters Fire King mug, Burger Queen Fire King mug, Stuckys Fire King mug, The Fire King Snoopy mugs, Captain Crunch Fire King mug, Fire King children’s mugs, white C handled thick restaurant Fire King mug, Jadeite C handle Fire King mug and many other advertising Fire King mugs. Many people collect the Fire King advertising mugs and its extremely popular in Japan.
After you have found your Fire King treasure go to EBay and do a completed auction search to find the value of your find. Once you have an idea of the value of your Fire King mug you can then make an auction listing on EBay for your mug. When you put up your EBay auction you will want to accept international bidders. Japan has many collectors of American antiques which includes Fire King mugs. They are willing to pay top dollar as some Fire King mugs will command top dollar at Tokyo auction.
So know you will see and find out that it is possible to turn a quarter into hundreds of dollars. There isn’t much competition out there so if I where you I would head out to the local thrift stores and do some treasure hunting.