The Tucker Car was produced 50 years ago (1947) in Ypsilanti, Michigan in the very limited number of 51. Of course, anytime anyone or anything reaches the ripe age of 50, a celebration is in order and The Tucker Car Club is going to have a big one in June. Mark is the head of the party and sometime in his planning stages, he thought about the perfect item for the party goers -- a Cookie Jar!
Then the fun part started, many phone calls were made to various art studios currently producing jars, licensing was looked into, production dates were talked about, prices were negotiated and finally a prototype was drawn up. Mark settled on the New Rose Studios to make the car jar. After the prototype was produced and pictures were available of the clay model, the job of marketing an unknown jar to the collectors began.
Mark offered 100 jars to cookie jar collectors, saving the rest for the Tucker Car Club Convention. After pictures of his prototype were shown on the internet, collectors filled Mark's email box excited about the new jar. The initial 100 jars were quickly sold.
today the only way a Tucker cookie jar can be purchased is online at eBay or other similar venues. They don't come up too often, but when they do, collectors notice! Expect to pay at least $200. for a mint condition jar.