Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Thirsday Thirteen #28 Do you know anything about Salt and Pepper Shakers?

These salt and pepper Shakers belonged to my Grandmother who passed away in 1978 I think it was? She was a spirited, fun grandma-w/ a sharp wit and a good heart.
I do not know anything about the value of these-- when I went to Ebay I saw nothing similar. Does anyone know anything about them? or their value? or where I could find out more about them?

1.This one intrigues me because it says made in occupied Japan



2 tomatoes

3 horses



4. grey and blue

5.rustic wood

6. dead wood

7.wooden

8. Calico Cat and dog

9. President Eisenhower?

10.one to spare :>

11. pretty blue

12.birds

13. Mexico

14. chicken

15. where are the other 48?

and these are mateless...but fun

24 comments:

Michelle B said...

These are great!

6 and 13 are my favorites:)

Happy TT.

Robin said...

I don't know anything about their collectibility, but those tombstones are fabulous!

Darla said...

I'd be tempted to keep them and add to the collection--these are fabulous!

cat said...

the horses remind me of the bookends she used to make..are any of them made by her?

txmommy said...

those are fun :)

Michigan and Missouri is a random choice of states!

pjazzypar said...

How cute are those? I especially like the tombstones. Happy TT.

ellen b. said...

What a wonderful collection of s & p shakers! My MIL had a few items in her stash that had "made in occupied Japan" on them. You can tell the age by that stamp, or just plain Japan or made in Japan. I think the plain Japan are the oldest then "made in occupied Japan" I think there are people out there that collect anything with the "made in occupied Japan" TMI? Regardless this is a great collection of memorbilia...enjoy

fullbodytransplant said...

I can't help in your quest, but I was deeply moved by this list.

For the second time this morning, a Thursday Thirteen triggered my mind back into a recurring dream. I saw these last night in my sleep. Thanks for reminding me!

ladybird said...

nice idea - are they all urs?

Playful Professional said...

I swear you have some of the most random collections I've ever seen. Where do you keep all of these? I only saw the normal metal ones while I was there!

Sandy Carlson said...

No. 6 cracks me up! These are lovely and whimsical shakers. Did she do ceramics as well as collect? Great selection.

Sandy Carlson said...

No. 6 cracks me up! These are lovely and whimsical shakers. Did she do ceramics as well as collect? Great selection.

mommytoj said...

Neat collection!

Lori said...

Those are so cute:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Nap Warden said...

Quite a collection!

thrivingat30 said...

Cool collection! We like to watch Antique Roadshow..but I don't know anything about salt and pepper shakers. I especially liked the "Here Lies Salt and Here Lies Pepper" ones though.

www.mamapj.com

Chelle Y. said...

Wow, those are cute, especially the bowling one. I wish I could help you on the value of the things. They are pretty cool!

Nicholas said...

How attractive some of those are! And what a novel idea for a TT!

DeLi said...

i dont know about their value but my, my, my, - these pictures are such teasers!

Sharon said...

Hi! I love your collection, they are cute. I don't see any Shawnee pottery as we talked about and that's mostly what I collect.

The Occupied Japan set is very collectable because of the time period it is from, when Japan was occupied by the allies in WWII.

I'd start a search at the library for pottery books (Wade, Roseville, Brush, McCoy, etc), collectable S & P books,.

I found a pair that sook similar to your tomato set here:http://www.rubylane.com/shops/vintageveranda/item/PC2303.

And the first blue pair under the horses look very similar to these
Lu Ray:
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/essentials
8/item/ca272

Sorry I couldn't be any more help.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Love your collections! I have a few "made in occupied Japan" things that I got from my grandma, too. I have no idea what they're worth, if anything. I wish I'd asked her where she got them. Were they a gift? Did she see them at the dime store and think they were cute? So many unasked questions....

tigerfish said...

They are cute! I like the first one :)

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julia said...

#11 the pretty blue ones are my favorites, but they're all cute. The bowling pin & ball especially. My friend's sister collects salt & pepper shakers but purely for quirky value. Really enjoyed your TT!

Tink said...

What a nice collection! Some are beautiful, some make me laugh. The tombstones are great!
Thanks for visiting my expensive cities TT.