jars are especially popular with the Shawnee collectors, especially any
variation of the Smiley jars as the Smiley jar in any variation is one of the
most desired for all cookie jar collectors.
Gold-trimmed pottery is
always the most desired collector items.
When Shawnee produced a piece of pottery that had a blemish on it or
were considered seconds, these jars were scooped up and decals and gold were
applied to the pottery to hide the blemish.
Later, these jars were sold in specialty shops at a much higher
price. Today, these embellished jars are
so coveted, that there value is even higher!