Hillary,Stopped by a big mega-booth antique mall on the off chance a couple of weeks ago and found the following two pieces: #6418 decanter in Olive Green, made from 1964 through 1j960. That design and color were in the catalog all those years, so it could have been made at any point during that time frame. Pina's 200 book price is listed between $100 and $150 , this was tagged at $125 but was on a 30% off due to damage to the base off the stopper, so my price was $87.50. The damage is fairly significant chip but does not show when displayed. I was willing to accept the damage to the stopper for two reasons; I don't have one of thee decanters, and the body of the decanter is in beautiful condition . I plan to get in touch with Wayne Montano (http://www.montanosglassrepair.com ) , and get the stopper repaired. He's done work on my Blenko before, and I've never been disappointed. #9605 vase in Amethyst, 8.5" tall, made from 1996 through 1998. Original price was $10. Pina's 2002 book price is listed as the same as catalog price. It was tagged at $19.95 less 30% so I paid $14. Its in very good condition, no water staining, scratches or chips and I don't have one of these, so to me, it was worth the price.
This past week, I stopped in my local antique mall. There I found the 6224 L decanter in tangerine. The green one is an older purchase but I show it for comparison on sizes. The smaller one was made through 1968, the larger one only through 1966. The 6224 S is 7l/2" tall and is listed between $40 and $50 in Pina's 2000 book. I don't remember what I paid for it, but I am pretty sure it was no more than half of book price. The 6224 L is 10 3/8" tall and books between $70 and $80 in Pina's book. I paid $29 for it. That's always the kicker -what is it worth to you? There will always be "steals",such as Blenko Bruce's 99 cent steal, or a lady I know in Texas whose father picked up large original genie decanter in tangerine for 50 cents at a yard sale. Bottom line should be - Do you like the pice and the color and the condition? If it fits your budget, add it to your collection.
Keep up the good work.