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Novelties - Part 5
NOVELTIES ~~ Part 5
The small size PIGGY BANK is 3 ½” x 4” tall. The Anchor Hocking logo appears on the bottom. Whether or not all these novelty items were produced by that firm, we cannot attest to. They have their following in the collectible market place, and since they are lightly iridized in marigold, we display them for your advantage. There are collectors of some highly prized old carnival glass who enjoy these pieces for display in small cabinets, or sitting among the bowls and plates for conversational purpose. Most of us who were matriculating the world at the time WWII broke upon us, can vividly recall having one or more of the little banks in our possession for saving the pennies and nickels which floated our way. (In those days a little pig full of pennies would purchase a treasure---believe it or not!) $20 was the price paid for one such as this during the 2004 Lincoln Land Convention Auction.
The larger PIG BANK is about twice the size of the small version, --- all the better to hold more pennies! The sides have no lettering. One of these sold for $10 at the 2004 Lincoln Land Convention Auction by Ayers.
Marathon Oil Pig Bank
The MARATHON OIL PIG BANK is a larger size, as well. Very likely given away as a “premium” by the Oil Company.
The HORSESHOE tumbler is of pale marigold. Measurements: 3 5/8” tall x 3” top x 2 ¼” base diameter. We have only seen a couple of these over the years. They are not plentiful, by any means. They were manufactured into the early `30s, as we discovered them in the Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalogs. When we asked Bob Smith who might have produced these pieces, he replied: “I once spent all day searching through a Corning Catalog for an example of this tumbler. During research into the origins of the design, I discovered that at least seven companies manufactured examples with such horseshoe on the base, including a manufacturer in Canada.”
You can make what you will of this statement: UNSHOD is the pattern name for the basic tumbler. Story is (as stories go), that when one such tumbler has the HORSESHOE, it is said to be SHOD. Without the horseshoe, the name reverts to UNSHOD. The above water set was made by US Glass in the late 1920's.
This attractive BUCKET with bail brought $85 when sold at a Seeck Auction in May 2004.
BOOT toothpick holder sold for $50 at the 2004 Lincoln Land Convention Auction. (We have heard the suggestion that these boots were used as shot glasses. They have been seen in two sizes Some have sold for as much as $120.
LUCKY BARREL Bank will sell around $55.
RABBIT Bank comes in two sizes. The small one is 4 ½” in length and sells at about $80. The larger size at 7” will usually bring from $95 to $120.
ELEPHANT Paperweight is 3” long. They have sold for as much as $700! The one in the Lincoln Land 2004 sale brought $225.
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