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 +

Rare trove of Walt Disney drawings and family stocks show business was in his blood

walt-disney-signed-illustration

RENO, Nev. – A rare and unusual trove of stock certificates and family correspondence from the Walt Disney family crosses the block Nov. 29-30. The collection includes an original, autographed illustration by Walt Disney and several stock certificates issued to his father, Elias, by the O-Zell Jelly Co. of Chicago. “Everything in this auction is great stuff,” Fred Kagin told Antique Trader. “When I saw this, I flipped.” Read More +