Customers have also helped the cookie jar collection grow, many times bringing him a jar they might find or no longer want.
Hohman said his grandfather collected what are now considered the cream-of-the-crop jars. And in all the years, only one jar has been sold. Several years ago a couple on a trip took a chance to see if the bakery was still open after seeing the postcard. They talked him into selling the American Bisque Casper cookie jar. Hohman said they made him an offer he couldn't refuse! And when getting the jar packed up for them, Hohman discovered his grandfather wrote his purchase price on the jar -- $3.00.
Walter said about 125 cookie jars are displayed in the actual shop portion of the bakery, with more jars displayed upstairs in the offices. Next time you are in the Ocean City, New Jersey area -- about 15 minutes from Atlantic City, take some time to visit this historic bakery. If you're lucky Walter will be in and talk cookie jars with you!