I had gathered bags of clothing/misc. for donation at Goodwill and, of course, I had to check to see if anything new would catch my eye. This Noritake sugar/dip bowl in the sorcerer pattern was mine for the grand sum of 99 cents. That same bowl currently lists on Ebay from $14.99 to $28.99.
I so love this stoneware - the "pattern" has to be over 20 years old. I have my coffee every morning in my blue stoneware cup.
A year or two back, I located a near entire set of Sango splash brown drip to replenish the set Mr. VZ had at the house. I was THRILLED that set was priced at $10.
Do you have a favorite stoneware or china pattern? Have you been able to locate any of the pieces in the thrift shops?