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Q&A on Collecting: Smiley is a premium pig

Anne McCollam answers readers’ questions about the value of their antiques.

BY ANNE MCCOLLAM Published: April 29, 2013

Q&A on collecting

‘Smiley’ cookie jar dates to 1942

Q: This is a photo of a cookie jar that was given away with a purchase of coffee in the early 1950s. I don’t remember the coffee company, but they came door-to-door selling coffee and other kitchen staples. Marked on the bottom are the words “Patent Smiley 60 — Shawnee USA.” He stands about 11 inches tall, is wearing light tan pants, a green scarf and is in perfect condition. Can you tell me anything about my cookie jar and what it is worth?

A: Shawnee Pottery...
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