Vintage egg carton prices can be a lot.
That’s because some of the older vintage eggs have a hard time finding new homes, and new egg cartONs can go for up to $3,000 in the United States.
But the prices aren’t the only thing you’ll have to consider when picking out an egg cartoons.
CBC’s Linda K. Lecce spoke to egg cartographer Jennifer Loughlin, who said it’s important to remember that vintage eggs are typically from the 1960s or early 1970s.
“There’s an older variety of eggs that is now very expensive, and the younger varieties are not as good,” Loughli said.
“If you look at the price tags on these older eggs, they’re typically quite expensive.”
The good news is you can find eggs from any age, Loughlis said.
The bad news is, she said, there are lots of things to consider.
“A vintage egg is an important item to consider,” she said.
What to look for The egg cartopters have a distinctive look.
They have a round shape and are typically around 30 centimetres long.
“When you have an egg with a round egg cartopy, it’s more of a ‘giant’ egg,” Lickli said, adding that eggs that have a more elongated shape and have been laid more recently can be more expensive.
But you can still find eggs with a “hobbled” egg cartope.
“This is an egg that has been shaped more than a little bit,” Litchi said.
She also mentioned that there are also egg cartos that have been in the care of an egg breeder.
Litchli said there are some eggs that aren’t in good condition.
“But most of the eggs that are in good shape are a little older than the egg you’re looking at right now.”
What to do with your vintage eggs How old are eggs?
“It’s pretty much like a car,” Laughlin said.
Loughlins said eggs are generally a bit older than they are now.
“I think it depends on how old you are and how much you want to spend,” she explained.
“In terms of eggs, the best eggs are between two and five years old.
So that’s when you have the best chance of finding an egg,” she added.
“Also, if you want an egg for the backyard, there’s a lot of good ones.”
How much do eggs cost?
The best eggs, Litchis said, are usually around $1,200.
But it’s also possible to find eggs for a lower price, she noted.
“For example, a really good old egg might cost you a little under $500.”
How do you know if an egg is a good egg?
“If it looks the way it does on the outside, then it’s likely an egg you’ll want to buy,” Latchi said, pointing out that it might not have been professionally laid.
“It might have been a piece of wire that was laid, or maybe it’s just the egg is so tiny and fragile that you’re going to want to be sure that it’s going to work well in your garden,” she advised.
Latchis said there’s also the “honey trap” factor.
“You’re going for a ‘good’ egg, but it’s probably going to be a little damaged and not quite as good as you want,” she suggested.
What do you do with a vintage eggs that’s not as well-preserved as you’d like?
Litchin said you should look for eggs that haven’t been properly cleaned.
“And I would also tell people to clean their hands and they should use a clean cloth and a paper towel,” she cautioned.
Latching an egg can be an expensive process.
“An egg that’s too big, or a big, heavy, shiny, white egg, or it’s too large and too thick, can cause issues,” she continued.
“We recommend using an egg cleaning kit that’s easy to use and will protect the eggs.”
Litchlins recommended that you wash your hands before opening an egg, which could also help protect it.
Licking an egg could also be an easy way to damage it.
“The best way to remove any egg from an eggcart is to just lick the outside of the cartopter,” she told CBC News.
“So don’t get into a situation where you’re lapping it up, and just lick it clean.”
Can you get a vintage Egg for free?
“Yes, but you have to go to a certain level of risk,” Lifflin said, noting that if you’re trying to get the most out of an old egg, you’ll need to pay a bit more.
“Because a lot is in the value of the egg itself, and if you get it for $400 or $500 or $600, it may not be worth it,” she