Collectible Cookie Jars

Collectible Cookie Jars look great in a Display

Collectible cookie jars are great to look at, interesting to collect and look great on your display cabinets. There are very few hobbies that can be as exciting for children and adults as collectible cookie jars are homes for one of the most desired edible items – cookies. Whether you use them to store cookies, display them or just collect them for their selling value, collectible cookie jars hold something for everyone.

Cookies were first created in the 7th century AD, in Persia. As the empire expanded, cookies were introduced in Spain and then throughout Europe. As time went on, each region began creating cookies in their own style and tastes and today, baring a few world famous forms such as the chocolate chip cookie, every region has given something of its own to the cookie world.

With so many varieties of cookies emerging from all over the world, a need to store them naturally arose. Thus came into being the cookie jar. From simple glass jars to extremely detailed and ornate versions, cookie jars have become a collectible item in the world today.

Many manufacturers, over the years, have dedicated themselves to collectible cookie jars as much as they have to their cookies. These jars come in all shapes, sizes and materials from a plastic jar shaped like a pig, to a ceramic jar built to resemble a car. Collectible cookie jars have been made based on movie and cartoon characters such as a “Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny jar” from “Space Jam” or jars based on “Tazz the Tasmanian Devil” of Looney Tunes fame.

To start collecting, you can just head down to the local store and start browsing through the shelves for starters. The Internet is also a great place to get hold of new and old collectible cookie jars. Not only can you view pictures of the jars, you can also see their descriptions, evaluate the pricing and purchase them from across the world.

The cost of collectible cookie jars is heavily dependent on their make and level of detail. Jars made of ceramic, stone or wood, with heavy carving or detail, tend to cost a lot more than plastic jars. Some of these collectible cookie jars may run into the thousands even.

It is vital to understand the valuation of collectible cookie jars and the factors that make a cookie jar a collectible item. There are many experienced collectors who can lead you in the right direction while many books are available to help you understand the entire process.

Collecting can be in specific genres such as character-based collectible cookie jars or in memorabilia-based collectible cookie jars. There are a large number of animal-based cookie jars as well and depending on your preferences, you can indulge yourself in either one or all varieties.

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