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Mickelson Auction Prices - 7/2002

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$6750. for a Smiley Pig by Shawnee, yes, you read that right. That was the price realized at the recent Kent Mickelson Auction House, when the last of the collection of author Ermagene Westfall, An Illustrated Value Guide to Cookie Jars, was auctioned off.

Mickelson said the pre-auction estimates were about half of what the jar eventually sold at. The gold-trimmed, clover bud Smiley, was purchased by Shawnee collectors (of course!) and was apparently one of the few missing pieces in their Shawnee collection, which is said to be one the finest in the country.

Another interesting purchase was a gold-trimmed, clover bud Winnie. And although the jar had a 1" hairline, it still brought $1200 from a different buyer.

Cookie jar collectors in the midwest are well acquainted with Mickelson's Auctions in Freeman, Missouri. The auction house is a favorite of collectors and one of the most prolific in the country for cookie jars. Auction goers said this was a lively auction, with new faces (as well as the regulars) in the crowd to help spur the bidding on.

The following prices realized have been supplied by the auction house:

  • ABC Penn Dutch Boy. . . . . $300.
  • ABC Penn Dutch Girl. . . . . $350.
  • ABC Blackboard Boy (as is ). . . . . $210.
  • Abingdon Lil Miss Muffet. . . . . $225.
  • Abingdon Jack in the Box. . . . . $250.
  • Amer. Bisque Mohawk Indian. . . . . $2000.
  • Amer. Bisque Winking Santa. . . . . $325.
  • Amer. Bisque Bear-Beehive Flasher. . . . . $325.
  • Brush Raggedy Ann. . . . . $300.
  • Brayton Gypsy. . . . . $200.
  • Brush Davy Crockett (sm) plain. . . . . $185.
  • Brush Peter Peter. . . . . $200.
  • Brush Humpty Dumpty w/Beanie. . . . . $250.
  • Flambro Emmit Kelly Clown. . . . . $550.
  • Gilner Mammy. . . . . $1650.
  • Hubert Regal Lion. . . . . $500.
  • McCoy Stagecoach. . . . . $1100.
  • McCoy Cat on Coal Bucket. . . . . $170.
  • McCoy Jack O'Lantern. . . . . $500.
  • McCoy Barn. . . . . $510.
  • Metlox Topsy. . . . . $525.
  • Metlox Uncle Sam Bear. . . . . $850.
  • Metlox Little Red Riding Hood. . . . . $1000.
  • Metlox Watermelon. . . . . $275.
  • Purinton Howdy Doody (damaged). . . . . $275.
  • Purinton Rooster. . . . . $160.
  • Pfaltzgraff Clown w/ drum. . . . . $250.
  • Regal China Toby Cookies. . . . . $1200.
  • Regal Peek-a-Boo. . . . . $1,000
  • RRP Ole King Cole. . . . . $250.
  • Regal China Diaper Pin Baby. . . . . $375.
  • Regal Toby. . . . . $1200.
  • Sierra Vista Spaceship. . . . . $230.
  • Shawnee Winnie Gold w/Cloverbud(hairline). . . . . $1250.
  • Shawnee Smiley Gold W/Coverbud. . . . . $6750.
  • Shawnee Great Northern Girl. . . . . $350.
  • Shawnee Gold Muggsy. . . . . $550.
  • Shawnee Gold Puss N Boots. . . . . $425.
  • Starnes "Dennis" (hairline). . . . . $225.
  • Treasure Craft PD the Coach. . . . . $500.
  • Twin Winton Teepee. . . . . $150.
  • Twin Winton Raggedy Ann/Andy Collector(Pr). . . . . $350.

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