Some tips on determining the value of antique hen on nest glassware are to research and document collections using observation, reading, communication with other collectors and computer-based information. As of 2016, Shirley Smith's well-reviewed value guide is available for sale on Amazon.com.
Shirley Smith stresses the importance of observation when assessing the value of antique hen on nest glassware. Good observation includes observing the size, color, shape, distinguishing features and marks. Smith suggests reading critically from preferably primary sources with credentialed authors and appropriate citations and references. Communicating with other collectors is the most important tool in determining value, and computer-based information such as forums, message boards, web sites, auctions and compact discs aid in value determination.