Pink Depression glass can be purchased on eBay or other auction sites and antique dealers for a few dollars for a toothpick holder to more than $4,500 for 12 place settings of dinnerware. It was made in bulk during the Depression in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.
The term "Depression glass" can also refer to items made by machine between the 1940s and the 1970s. The cheap glassware came in many colors and patterns, and it was often offered as a gift with the purchase of another item.
The glass was typically of low quality, with visible air bubbles and other defects. It was made by companies including Federal Glass. Modern collectors favor Depression glass in green, blue and pink.