Collecting 101: Cookie Jars

Starting a Collection

Start your collection with a cookie jar that you like or maybe a cookie jar that is meaningful to you. Maybe you’re looking for the cookie jar that used to sit on your grandmother’s kitchen counter when you were little. When you spot the one you want, make sure you conduct the appropriate research before buying, especially if it is claimed to be an original or antique.
The Hidden Treasure
Search garage sales or estate sales for cookie jars to collect. Often it is possible to find a cookie jar tucked away in the corner at these sales. If you are lucky, you might even find one that is worth considerably more than the garage sale price.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
Flea markets and antique malls usually have a nice selections of cookie jars intermingled throughout their displays. Again, be careful of what you are purchasing, if it has a large price tag make sure you are purchasing what you think you are.
To Bid or Not to Bid?
Browse the online or Internet auction sites. These are terrific venues for shopping and researching the various cookie jars out there to bid on. Look at the photos carefully to guard against buying a cookie jar that has cracks or chips, as this would decrease the value. If necessary contact the seller to verify the condition. Be wary of blurry photos as they may be intentionally concealing flaws.

Betty Boop Character Cookie Jar

Character Cookie Jars
Character cookie jars come in all shapes and sizes so there is something for every type of buyer. Whether it’s Blues Clues, Cat in the Hat, Disney characters or Harry Potter, a character cookie jar can be found for just about any pop culture category. Perhaps you are looking for old-time character cookie jars with characters, such as, Betty Boop, The Flintstones, Garfield, Looney Tunes or the Pink Panther, they are all out there.

Coca~Cola Cookie Jar

Memorabilia Cookie Jars
Vintage Coke memorabilia, a staple among collectors, makes collecting more exciting for some cookie jar collectors. Coca Cola cookie jars are created with different styles and personal preferences in mind. The result is a large selection of various types to satisfy the need of every cookie jar collector.
Animal Cookie Jars

There are animal cookie jars created with every type of  animal lover in mind. Whether it’s an owl, rooster, dog, cat or bear, animal cookie jars exist with your favorite animal. Many animal cookie jars are crossover collectibles with characters from pop culture, like Garfield or Snoopy.

Cookie Jars on Bonanzle

Cookie Jars on Ebay

Cookie Jars on Etsy


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