|Russel wright plastic tumblers. Courtesy RetroChalet on Etsy.|
I think back to my retail days and wish I was the one playing with that floor display.
|Photo courtesy of Michelle Yeeles.|
What is Old is New Again
So what happens to the values of the old melmac once the new is introduced? This is not an uncommon question and if truth be told, I think more curiosity will be involved in the designer himself. People buying a new set may wish to reference the old and read the history on Russel Wright Residential and perhaps a new interest in collecting it altogether may occur. I don't think prices will drop initially on the originals. In fact I think the market may be flooded with people scurrying to pull it out of their grandmother's attic to covet the old for a time, until they decide if the new craze and demand is worth selling it.
We've seen this same trend happen again and again. Designers will continue to design or reintroduce their new goodies, yet their original styles are held in timeless tradition and soar in pricing. I wouldn't be so sure we won't see a huge Russel Wright flood into the secondary market.
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