About

Collecting antique dishes, cookie jars and anything old and rusty is my passion.  Favorite week end activity would be scouring a flea market for things no one else wants.  The more rust, crust and peeling paint…the more I love it.   Architectural elements from old homes produce some of the most delightful home decor.

My quotes…

“if your tired of it, paint it”

” don’t have a place for it?  hang it on the wall”

“don’t throw that away…I might need it!”

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  1. Hi, I’m hoping you might be able to help me? I have a smiling bunny cookie jar like the one you have pictured and i got it from my grandmother years ago. I was wondering if you might be able to tell me what it might be worth? Its very old looking and in good Shape –

    • Hi Karrie,

      The best way of course is to have is appraised by a reputable antique appraiser. That could cost more than you want to spend, but for insurance reasons it is a good idea. Of course you really should take pictures of all angles and keep them in a safe place for documentation. These days that is easy to do with digital cameras and simply uploading to and online photo site (ie, flickr, photobucket, snapfish) that way even if you loose your computer you can still access photos.

      Another way is to research….online is the easiest way or at the library. If your bunny is indeed just like mine, then it will have the stamp on the bottom of it. It may look as if it was etched with a sharp object into the bisque before firing and bare the mark “W25” “USA”. Probably made in the 1950’s by Brush Co.

      There are a couple of different versions, such as I’ve seen it in white.

      Some of the links I used to determine the price value of mine, were as follows:

      http://collectibles.about.com/od/cookiejarcollecting/ig/Brush-Cookie-Jars/
      http://www.artpotteryblog.com/art_pottery_blog/2009/09/brush-mccoy-cookie-jars.html

      Some keywords to use in your search are: “Brush Cookie Jars” “Brush Smiling Bunny” “Brush Chef Bunny” “Twin Winton”

      I went to several sites and compared what they were selling theirs for to get a comparison. Since you mentioned that it was your grandmother’s I suspect your not looking to sell, but looking at what other people have sold theirs for is also a good way to get an idea.

      I would love to see it. Can you send me a picture? Do you collect cookie jars?

      Hope this helped you. If you need more help let me know, I’m always up for a good “hunt” especially when it comes to antiques. 🙂

      Blessings,
      Cindi

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