People mainly collect pedestal candy dishes as a hobby or for their aesthetic appeal. Vintage cut glass dishes are particularly valuable and are widely sought after by avid collectors.
There are many different styles and designs of pedestal candy dishes. These styles include sweetheart, painted glass, milk glass, mascot, enameled, metal and crystal pedestal candy dishes. Antique and vintage glass dishes can be bought on eBay, at garage and yard sales, at antique shops and at flea markets. Antique glassware is valued according to its age, manufacturing proof marks, the rarity of the design and the creator of the piece.