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    Posted 7 years ago

    ThriftyGypsy
    (103 items)

    Greetings Fellow Collectors,
    I have been looking through some of my favorite items to post, since this will be number "100"! I have enjoyed looking at other peoples collectibles, and sharing some of mine with everyone here. I am looking forward to doing some sharing and looking at unique items in the future also. Getting back to my selection process, I chose something that wasn't at the top or the bottom of my list, although I did find it quite unusual. I purchased this cup at a yard sale for a dollar, a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was something older due to the crackling in the porcelain, and the other details such as it being hand painted in Japan . It also caught my attention due to it having " Whistle For Milk" painted on it. I purchased it and waited till I got home to check it out. After examining the cup, I realized that the bird on the handle was hollow where the tail feathers were. Naturally it dawned on me to blow on the tail feathers. To my surprize and glee, a beautiful whistle came from the bird, thus explaining the whistle for your milk! I dont know if this was a novelty item, or was actually used when a refill was needed. I had never seen anything like this before, although I did find several others on one of the web sale sites that were not exact copies. I tried researching the company without a lot of luck, and it appears to be an English company, which has been around at least since the 1900's. Sorry I took up so much time on this posting, bit it felt good again talking about a good find, and some of the details and history of it. Anyone that knows anything else about this item or the company, please feel free to comment. Not sure what category this goes in, so I am going to choose the closest I can find. As always, thanks for looking and stopping by. Thrifty

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    1. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456 and aghcollect for the loves! Thanks for stopping by!Thrifty
    2. maryh1956 maryh1956, 7 years ago
      I had a taller, dark brown one that said “Whistle for your beer”. It sounded even louder with liquid in it. I believe these were novelty items made in the 1950-60’s period, and I would say yours was probably made for the American market as it has Bluebirds on it, not found in the UK
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Great find and happy 100!!!!!
      Mary is right.
      Super collected by some too.
      Cute as pie!
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Hi Gypsy I have one of these but different birdy and painting on it.
      Yours looks better painted but I still love mine and whistle it from time to time!
      Great 100th post and well done!
    5. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks maryh1956 for the love and the comments! I think I probably would have enjoyed the beer whistler glass better!!! I probabbly would have broken it somewhere along the way!,lol. Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you later!Thrifty
    6. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks AmberRose so much for the love and comments! I always enjoy your "finds" and collections! I definitely could not pass it by, even though it isnt something I usually look for. I think I am one of those oddball collectors that just grab up items that catch there eye, rather than the collector who is usually focused on certain things. Thanks for stoppingn by, and I will talk to you later! Thrifty

    7. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for the love and comments! It does make a loud "whistle", but I wish it sounded more like a bird!lol. It is definitely loud, and would get someones attention real quick. Good hearing fom you again, haven't seen the famous photo in a while! Thanks for stopping by, talk to you later. Thrifty
    8. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks racer4four for the love and comments. After trying to look mine up, I found several different styles on a certain sales site. None of them were a perfect match although the size and style looked to be the same. It might be due to the handpainting of the cups... there may not have been an exact pattern to go by, just a description. I am still trying to find out more on this type cup, and I will post it if I find something interesting. Thanks for stopping by, and I will talk to you later. If you get a chance, post yours on here. Thrifty
    9. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks gargoylecollector for the love, glad you enjoyed it! Good hearing from you again. Talk to you later, Thrifty
    10. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks moonstonelover21 for the love and for stopping by! Good hearing from you again. Talk to you later, Thrifty
    11. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose for the love and for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed it. Talk to you later, Thrifty.
    12. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      This is so sweet funny and adorable! I love japanese details!
    13. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68 for the love and for stopping by. Hope you are doing well, talk to you later, Thrifty
    14. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks surfdub66 for the love and for stopping by. Talk to you later,Thrifty
    15. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks Virginia.vintage for the love and nice comments. I have also always enjoyed Japanese items, and the work that they put into them. Talk to you later, Thrifty.
    16. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thanks nutsabotas6 for the love and nice comment. It's good hearing from you, looking forward to getting back and checking out everyone's post's. I need to check out some of your latest finds to! Talk to you later, Thrifty
    17. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      You picked a real gem for your 100th ! Cute as can be and so glad to see your posting again :-)))))))
    18. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thank you Manikin so much for the love and comments! Glad to be posting again, and I hope to post some that are worth looking at! It is always good to hear from you friend, and I look forward to your comments and posting's. I always know I have a winner when I get your appeoval!!! Talk to you later, and I hope you have a good Sunday. Your pal, Thrifty
    19. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose for the love and for stopping by! Thrifty
    20. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thank you geo26e for the love! Thrifty
    21. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 years ago
      Thank you valentino97 for the love! Thrifty
    22. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Just stopped to say Hi TG and say we have missed you !

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