I don't know if many of you will agree, but I find the older solids are once more making a come back and being appreciated for what they are.
I have sold a few of my older solids and will probably regret it later. Certain solids I will never sell.
Regarding the empty solids on ebay, obviously I prefer these to have some residue of perfume as one cannot expect the perfume always to have stayed intact over the years. I consider that having a solid perfume from the 70's with label and perfume intact, to be a feat in itself! Often those who are not collectors but have bought these beautifully crafted items to use as pill boxes or ornaments, have cleaned them out (more's the pity). Either way, the older and more complete, the higher the value. It is really unfortunate that Estee Lauder never really appreciated the wonderful items they were presenting to all of us over the years. Had they reduced the volume and concentrated on the collectors as a whole, we would never have encountered Warehouse Sales and those out there who copy and sell solid perfumes to fill the empties. Place a copy solid perfume next to an older original, and I think you will notice the difference.
These are just my opinions which may be different from others, but there is also room to change ones mind if proven to be wrong.
I agree! The prices for solids have been increasing on ebay over the past year or two