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Posted 4 years ago

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I am trying to find out a little bit of info in regards to these shakers.
I have looked on the web and can't seem to find a name or pictures of any similar items.
Any help or suggestions would be great.

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  1. J_Oliver J_Oliver, 4 years ago
    Highly collectible is mostly what I can tell you. I'd offer you $5.00 each??? Early "Negro" art is a highly collectible art form even in Salt & Pepper Shakers, dough weights, etc. These look like "Mammy & Chef Salt & Pepper Shakers" and may have been made in Japan.
    No emails of the era terminology, I'm German/Polish, I heard many too. Here's what I am, with no hyphen, I'm an American.
  2. BubbasTreasures BubbasTreasures, 4 years ago
    I have a set of the salt and pepper shakers, but I don't have a smaller one like yours, is he a shaker too? Are they are from Japan?
  3. dmeck, 4 years ago
    The smaller one is a shaker as well.
    Does not say Japan on the bottom but does say hand painted.
    I am thinking of puting these on ebay to sell.
    Any other suggestions would be welcome.
  4. BubbasTreasures BubbasTreasures, 4 years ago
    Thank you for the info. The ones I have are different slightly. Before you put them on eBay, do research on "Black American" and it's value. Good Luck
  5. susan, 3 years ago
    I have a set similar to yours. Mine are mark McCoy.. not made in Japan
  6. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 3 years ago
    these aren't the typical mammy and chef shakers. i have never seen these kind before...i'd suggest googling black americana salt pepper shakers and devoting some time to sifting through the results.
  7. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    i second what the geek says these are kind if uniqe very nice
  8. Sally, 3 years ago
    I have a set exactly like yours, but not the little one. The chef has a sticker on the bottom made in Thames Japan, hand painted. They were given to my parents sometime in the 1940's. I don't remember when exactly. Several years ago, I saw a set exactly like these in an antique shop up in Maine with a price tag of around $130.00. Don't know if they sold for that though.
  9. Billyboy, 3 years ago
    Black americana is what they go by on ebay now... I have some up right now. You pretty much have to say "Black Americana" thats what folks are searchin for. They are not that high buck anymore, market is flooded...
  10. Kristal, 3 years ago
    I have this set, but also without the little guy, It was my grandmother's and she got them in the 40's. This set is in great shape! Super cute :)

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