|The Harley Hog, Don't Buy a Pig in a Poke!|
|Issue Date 1/98|
|Last week a Cookie Jar Collector emailed me with one of the best tips yet, Pearl asked if I had seen the Harley Hog Cookie jar, the new one? No, but I sure did by the next morning! Another GREAT new advertising cookie jar! This Harley Hog has just started appearing at the Harley Dealers.|
The text on the box reads "Get your hand caught in the coolest cookie jar to come around in some time. The Harley-Davidson hog cookie jar is styled after the ever-popular ceramic hog bank. Each cookie jar features a generous opening for even the largest cookie monster hands. White ceramic and chrome detailing adorn this hog to make it universal for most kitchen decor. Bring the spirit of the road into your kitchen with Harley-Davidson Collectibles & gifts: Collect the Legend." Genuine Harley-Davidson Quality since 1903
These jars are already showing up on Ebay, so hence the title of this article, Don't Buy A Pig in a Poke, Know which one of these jars you are buying if you are getting one on the secondary market.
| This the NEW Harley Hog and the OLD one, side by side. The NEW one
is the larger jar. There are no markings on the bottom, only a paper label. "Made in China"
The OLD jar has the marking c1984 H-D on the bottom. The NEW Jar's opening is on the back of the Hog. The OLD jar, the entire
"head" comes off.
|The Aqua colored Gas Tank Cookie Jar is stamped on the bottom 1992 Harley Davidson Co. There is also a black cookie jar (I think) and I am not sure if it is identical (besides color)or not.|
Also NEW this year, a grey and black Gas Tank Bank. Here it is shown next to the cookie jar to give you an idea of the size.
| Harley-Davidson Factory Candy Jar, 1992
Cute little jar with Santa peering down the peering down the stovepipe. Jar is about 4 1/2" high and 7" wide. Bisque finish.
| Sugar & Creamer Set, 1990
Another of the numerous accessories and go-withs you can find at a Harley-Davidson Dealer.
| Glass Counter Candy Jar
I purchased this one recently,
but it has been out for at least a year.
| Small Harley Hog Banks
The Harley Hog banks come in two sizes, these are the smaller ones, 6" long and less than $20. The larger ones are quite a bit bigger, but identical in design. Price on the larger ones is around $40.
Photographs (c)2000 Barbara Crews, licensed to About, Inc.