Identifiers / Alternate Names: Colorful orange and red bird motifs on white background form the basis. Some casserole lids are clear with the pattern, others solid white, but both have the birds in a circle. Some sets also include solid orange and red colored items with no bird pattern on them, though sometimes combined with lids that have the bird pattern. NOTE: Do not confuse the popular 1975 Corning Ware pattern known as Country Festival with Friendship! Though the pattern is setup similarly, the birds are Blue on that one and this is NOT the Friendship pattern. Also known as: Birdie, Friendship Bird, Pennsylvania Dutch Bird Scene, Red Rooster
Item Type: Cinderella Oval Covered Casserole Series 940/040
Years Manufactured: 1971 - ?
Values: Check below on Ebay for approximate prices
Sizes and ID#s: #043 (1.5 quart) #045 (2.5 quart)
Original Box#s: 943-45, 945-45
We think these were normally sold separately, but we’re going to list both sizes of these oval casseroles here. The Friendship pattern was produced on both a 1.5 quart 043 casserole and a 2.5 quart 045 casserole - so far we think that the 043 casserole base was always solid orange in color, and the 045 casserole base was always solid red in color. But if you have these items where the colors are switched, please let us know (and send us a pic!).
Again, the lids for these casseroles can be found in either clear or opal white, with the Friendship pattern on the top of them. No idea on which one is more common.