I have a corning ware coffee pot with the rare 1972 "NORDIC WINTER" pattern. How do I go about selling this item so it does not get pulled? I feel that some collectors might want something like this. Thanks for your help.
In the 70s, We had one of the Corning electric percolators and used it for years.
We heard about a recall notice from Corning for the coffee pot because they glued a metal band to the pot, and the handle attached to that metal band. The glue on some of the pots was failing, and some people had got burned by hot coffee.
I contacted Corning.about the recall. They sent a cardboard box (with prepaid mailing), and you were supposed to send them a part (I don't remember which one) from the percolator (which rendered the percolator inoperative).
Corning did not offer to replace the recalled coffee pots. Instead, Corning offered a catalog that offered a selection of Corning items for supposedly "special Corning prices". I think you were allowed to buy two items from the catalog.
Well, it turned out that you could buy the same Corning items at local stores for cheaper prices than the "special prices" in their catalog.
So, in essence, Corning was offering less than nothing in return for the recalled coffee pots.
We decided to keep our coffee pot, and used it for years. We checked the handle frequently, but it never came loose. On one of our several moves, the electric percolator assembly disappeared, and we gave the pot to someone else who had also rejected the corning "special prices" offer.
Yes, the other posters are correct - you cannot sell the coffee pots on eBay (whether electric or not).
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