The evolution of the cookie jar

vintage Alice in Wonderland cookie jar

Cookie jars evolved from the elegant British biscuit jars found on Victorian-era tables. As the biscuit jar was adapted for use in America, it migrated from the dining table to the kitchen and, by the late 1920s, it was common to find a green-glass jar (or pink or clear), often with an applied label and a screw-top lid, on kitchen counters in the typical American home. Read More +

Collecting Little Orphan Annie

Collectors enchanted by early comic characters struggle, oftentimes, to find items featuring their favorites. To find toys based on "Polly and Her Pals" or "Little Jimmy," however popular those strips were in their day, must take some dedicated digging … Read More +