Cookie jars still fascinate collectors. This American Bisque Company cookie jar is marked with the ©1960. Only about six are known to exist. It features Herman and Katnip, cartoon characters. Hake’s online auction of May 27, 2010, sold the jar for $10,143.67 to a determined bidder. The price is probably a record for any cookie jar that did not belong to a celebrity. (Several very expensive cookie jars were sold in the Andy Warhol sale in 1988.)
Find prices of other Cookie Jar items here, and in Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2010.
Ran on June 2, 2010