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Ultimate Collector's Encyclopedia Of Cookie Jars, Identification & Values

Collectors everywhere know that cookie jars, both old and new, are among the hottest items sought after today and are bringing top dollar at antique shops, flea markets, and on eBay. With this in mind and due to the tremendous success of their three-volume series, Collector's Encyclopedia of Cookie Jars, Fred and Joyce Roerig were prompted to produce The Ultimate Collector's Encyclopedia of Cookie Jars. This book is an overview of their first three volumes, now out of print, with exciting new finds and additions. As age does not determine collectibility, some current jars have been added. This information enhances that of the tried and true jars of old. More than 1,200 photographs are included in this deluxe volume. Companies featured include Brayton Laguna, Brush-McCoy, Disney, Metlox, Shawnee, Treasure Craft, McCoy, Twin Winton, and many more. Informative text, current values, color photographs, and a handy index make this a great buy for cookie jar collectors everywhere.

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Collector Books; 1st edition (October 15, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1574324675

ISBN-13: 978-1574324679

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The "Ultimate Collector's Encyclopedia of Cookie Jars" by the publishers of the old Cookie Jarrin' Newsletter, Fred & Joyce Roerig, I found a pure pleasure to peruse for weeks. It displays, in some of the finest photography of all the cookie jar books, many of the cookie jar classics. Along with smile fetching standbys (ABC Coffee Pot, McCoy Cookie Cabin, Twin Winton Sheriff Bear, etc.) are a feast of the best jars from the best producers. From American Bisque are the "Flashers", Little Audrey, Herman & Katnip, Baby Heuy, along with Umbrella Kids, Davy Crockett ((both) and Mohawk Indian (Little Mo). Brayton's Goose Woman, Maid and Ring Master are there. There's a picture of the old Brush Pottery Building along with their rarest including: Hillbilly Frog, Little Red Riding Hood, Hobby Horse and Puppy Police. On to California Originals there's their fun standards (Scarecrow, Little Red Riding Hood, Rabbit on a Stump, etc.) to their greats such as Snow White, Pinocchio(s), Bambi and the full color Woody Woodpecker. The section on McCoy is always fun with the Roerigs and this one does not disappoint. It begins with a full page Tony Veller and goes on to charm us with Two Kittens in Low Basket, Multicolored Leprechaun, Frosted Christmas Tree, Hillbilly Bear, Cookie Tug, Drum Majorette, two varieties of the Train Engine with Smoke, and a smorgasbord of their most popular jars. Again with Metlox there's the best of their regulars and a good mix of their "hard to find" jars including Ferdinand Calf, Flamingo, Mammy Scrub Woman, and Little Red Riding Hood. The Twin Winton chapter displays the entire Collector's Series, Shaggy Dog, and a good selection of their standbys. Conspicuously absent is any description of the Twin Winton Company.

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