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?