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Pyrex 933 utility aka lasagna dishes. All but one originally sold as part of a three-piece Bakeware Set, along with a color-coordinated 922 square cake dish and a 913 loaf pan. The first, an Earthtones set in shades of rust red, burnt orange, and beige arrived in 1971, and was labeled simply "Brown" on cartons but was listed as Early American in catalogs. In early 1972, new sets included those for Verde, Daisy, and Horizon Blue, all undecorated solid colors. Later in 1972, sets in the Spring Blossom Green, Butterfly Gold ('72), and Snowflake Blue "Compatibles" patterns were added. Rather than a set, Friendship only offered a 933.

1962 Divided Buffet Server reunited with original cradle, same as that for 1960 Royal Wheat. The undivided lid is correct. Apparently, no one else was paying attention when a lot of mounters including this one and ones for the 1957 Opal Round and 1958 Golden Hearts went for a $6.50 minimum bid.

Sunday serendipity. Most places I look for Pyrex aren't open on Sundays, so a day trip on that day is unusual. Our itinerary took us past an "antiques & interiors" place I had largely written off since it had become more of the latter than the former. But it was right there, so we stopped. Many collectibles booths I was used to seeing were gone, replaced by shabby chic furniture. Those that remained had booth-wide discounts of 30-50%. I've had this 472 for months, and had little luck finding anything in any condition to flesh out the set. So I was surprised to find not one but both, and in perfect condition (a chipped lid notwithstanding).

The 933 oblong baking dish, better known as a lasagna pan, always looks quite large when photographed alone. But, in person, they never seem all that big. But when you set a 1-1/2 quart oval casserole in one, it again looks all the larger. Maybe it's like how the moon looks larger when viewed closer to the horizon than high overhead. The 933 is the only decorated Friendship that doesn't have the pattern in two colors.

I found the three smaller dishes at a bargain price months ago. But looking to eBay to hurriedly complete the set would have likely proved not only difficult but expensive. Sometimes things turn up where you least expect them, like when you're on an unplanned trip 1500 miles from home. Being patient netted me this mint condition set for a third of eBay prices.

Hard to believe it's been three years since the CMOG 54th Annual Seminar on Glass 2015. Here, the "Pyrex Posse" arrives for the Friday presentations. We were whisked in through the VIP entrance. (In reality, maintenance workers were cleaning the main entrance doors, so we had to use a secondary entrance.)

1958 Cinderella Divided Serving Dish aka "Barbed Wire", in a recreation of the image from the "new Pyrex Holiday House Gifts" advertisement that year. Precariously perching the lid this way is inadvisable. Vintage glass ornaments from my great grandmother's collection.