A couple from New Hampshire recently auctioned off three cookie jars on eBay that were manufactured by American Bisque in Williamstown:
Selling for $885.50 with a total of 31 bids was a 10 1/2-inch "Olive Oyl" cookie jar marked U.S.A.
Selling for $860 with a total of 22 bids was a 10 1/2-inch "Popeye The Sailor Man" with corncob pipe, marked U.S.A.
Selling for $577.89 with a total of 24 bids was a rare 8 1/2-inch "Sweet Pea" cookie jar. The New Hampshire couple netted $2,323.39 from the sale minus eBay auction fees.
Also selling on eBay for another seller was an American Bisque "Cow Jumped Over The Moon" cookie jar, which sold for best offer of $475, and a 11 1/4-inch "Cowboy Boots" American Bisque cookie jar that was sold for best offer of $119.99.
A Massachusetts seller received 24 bids totaling $307.99 for a very rare American Bisque cookie jar named "Donut Chef." This jar is very rare to find today. The chef is the actual lid to the jar that sits on three doughnuts. The jar is worth much more than what the seller received.
Here is a list of other local items that recently sold at auction:
Grenade shaped milk bottle marked Justus Mfg Company, Parkersburg, $34.
License plate topper, (aluminum) early Becker Auto dealership, Marietta, $36.
Plate, 7-inch (made in Germany) with Marietta Court House on front of plate, $16.
Postcard, Marietta "Cow Run Bridge," photo by Jerry Devol, $2.25.
Postcard, "Ferry Boat and Bridge," Parkersburg, $33.
Book, "Marietta Images of America," $18.
Book, "Reflections of the Past," Marietta, 1787-1987, $16.
Book, "A Window to Marietta," published 1996, $13.
Booklet, "Marietta and the Northwest Territory," by Edith Reiter, 38 pages, $7.50.
Book, "1900 Marietta Archeology History," by Fred J. Heir Volume II, $10.
Readers, next week I will be answering many of your letters and e-mails. See you back here next week.
Larry Koon is the author of several price guide books on antiques and collectibles. His column appears every Monday on Life. Send letters to Treasure in the Attic, c/o The Marietta Times, 700 Channel Lane, Marietta 45750; or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. When writing, send a complete description of the item, along with size, color, any markings on the item along with condition the item is in, and how the item was obtained, and any other information. If possible, send a photograph. Letters will be answered through this column.