Hi Theresa and let me add a belated welcome to the board. My earlier comment was purely a personal reaction as I have never bought a piece for any reason other that personal taste and intrinsic value has always been secondary, though at times a nice plus. I know that over the years I have been guilty of buying some items which others, my wife in particular, have cringed at when they've seen them, but hey thats what makes the world go round.
Collectors over this side of the pond are limited for any type of American glass other than carnival, and I have a small collection of early Higgins which I have to import when I add new pieces as there is just nothing available over here.
Horses for courses