My Vintage Cookie Jars[SUMMER RE-RUN FUN: Originally posted back in April 2008, but updated with new links/resources/pix June 2013]
I'm sure I've had over 1,000 cookie jars, and have about 150-200 (give or take a few) left. I went up to my storage room, and was pleasantly surprised. They are just so darned cute! But I'm trying to down-size my treasure trove, and I can't keep everything, so I grabbed a couple dozen gems to start with.
His name was Bud, and we will always remember him fondly. He gave us some great advice, which I still try to go by, and that is "Buy it right, so you can't get hurt."
So we initiated our $5.00 rule-- buy any cookie jar that was $5.00 or less. I told you this was "back in the day". That's how we accumulated so many cookie jars.
- American Bisque Harvey Comics HERMAN KATNIP Cookie Jar
- Laurel & Hardy Cookie Jar Collector's Set
$1,000.00 Apr-13 -08
- SWEET PEA. JAR COOKIE VERY VINTAGE AND RARE RARE
- USA "Smiley" Pig Cookie Jar $900.42 Apr-16-08
- Authentic 1951 Vallona Starr WINKY Cookie Jar ~RARE
- VINTAGE MINT HAPPY HIPPO COOKIE JAR BY BRUSH MCCOY
- Vintage Red Wing Cookie Jar Chef Pierre "Green"
Their COOKIE JARS section tracks ebay listings -- including COMPLETED, Highest Bids, and Most Watched -- all super important whether you are researching a jar before buying or selling.
Knowing what the market is actually doing in invaluable. And Collectors Weekly gives you the info for FREE.
See these screen shots:
Some other sites if you want to find out more about collecting cookie jars: