While I see exorbitant prices on new old stock items on eBay all the time, it is hard to tell whether or not people are actually willing to pay a really high amount for the privilege of experiencing new Revere Ware, especially because many of the items are from the 80’s and 90’s, when the quality of items was sub-standard, not exactly the glory days of Revere Ware.
So it is interesting to see an auction for a new in box tea kettle; an auction tells us what someone is actually willing to pay.
A clue to the age of the kettle can be found on the bottom of the box.
I take that as 1975. While Revere Ware might have started making the tea kettles with a thinner copper layer on the bottom after 1968, like they did with their copper bottom cookware, I’ve never found much difference in the pre and post-1968 era kettles, so 1975 is as good as any year in my mind.
Given the rarity of new Revere Ware kettles these days, $114.5 seems like a reasonable price to me. But that’s about 10 times what is originally sold for. 🙂