Charming Collectible Salt and Pepper Shakers Are Popular Sellers
This post is about how "charming" sells, especially when you are talking about collectible salt and pepper shakers. If you are a dealer trying to figure out what to buy for your shop or online antique store, consider the "adorable" factor when buying collectibles.
Anthropomorphic Salt and Pepper Shakers
Look Over Older Salt and Pepper Shakers Before Buying
In my book "Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s", I devoted an entire chapter to the topic of "Charming Couples". This section not only included salt and pepper shakers, but other figurines of delightful "couples". Be sure when you are buying ceramics and plastics that there are no cracks, chips, staining. It is amazing to me how these once Five and Dimestore items are now being sold for sometimes $18.00-45.00 and more. And guess what,...they sell!
The cuties shown in this article were photographed by C. Dianne Zweig at Antiques on The Farmington, Collinsville, CT
Also see Collector Adore "Cheezy" Anthropomorphic Kitchen Collectibles
Also see Collecting Anthropomorphic Spice Sets
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.
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