Vintage Hull Cookie Jars

hull cookie jars Little Red Riding Hoodhull cookie jars AppleAddis E. Hull founded Hull Pottery in 1905 in Zanesville, Ohio. Initially it specialized in stoneware, and tiles, but by 1920 a full line of quality planters, and art pottery was also being produced. They also produced semi-porcelain items for the bathroom and kitchen.

After the stock market crash in 1929, production again shifted back to tiles, but by the mid 1930s, Hull began to capitalize on the growing interest in art pottery. Then in 1943 Hull Potteries patented their most successful item - the 'Little Red Riding Hood' cookie jar. This began an entire new production line of kitchen and novelty items which sold vigorously well into the 1950s. The plant was destroyed in 1950 by a devastating fire, which occurred when floodwaters caused the kilns to explode. The factory was rebuilt and equipped with the most modern machinery.

Hull Potteries produced figural planters, novelties, piggy banks, and dinnerware in abundance during the late 1950s and 1960s. While cookie jars still remained in their line during the 60's, 70's and 80's, most of their focus was on casual dinnerware and their immense florist-ware line. Since the closing of the plant in 1985, Hull Pottery has joined the top ranks of cookie jar collectibles and high demand.

Identifying Vintage Hull Cookie Jars

You can usually identify Hull cookie jars by one of the two sets of marks common to all
Hull pottery. Jars prior to 1950 will be marked: "HULL USA" or "HULL ART USA", some had a paper label as well. Post 1950 jars pieces are marked: "HULL" in large script or block lettering. You should also know that many of the Hull jars on the market where part of their extensive kitchenware lines and as such every jar will additionally carry a distinct pattern and item number.

Vintage Hull Prices

As is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and Hull cookie jars are no exception. Some of the more common jars, such as "Bean Pots" and "Daisies" can readily be found for under $25 while the harder to find jars like authentic "Little Red Riding Hood" or "Barefoot Boy" have been known to command prices in the $300 to $600 price range.

One of the easiest ways to get an idea of the value of a particular jar, or to find out how much yours may be worth, is to see if any others like it have sold recently on eBay. And if so at what price? Do this by going to eBay Here , and clicking on the 'advanced search' button at the top of the menu bar. This will bring you to a more detailed search screen. Enter your cookie jar description and manufacturer, such as "Hull Gingerbread Boy Cookie Jar" then check the 'completed listings only' box and hit enter. This will bring up a list of all jars that fit your description sold on eBay during the last month with the prices they sold for. (PLEASE NOTE: You must be a logged in member of eBay to use this feature. If you are not a member, sign up is FREE and you can do it here.)

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It is important to note that the following cookie jars are auction listings, over which this site has no control with respect to their vintage authenticity. Collectors should take the precautions outlined in "Fakes and Counterfeits" prior to bidding on any vintage cookie jar over $100.



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Vintage Hull Little Red Riding Hood Cookie Jar

Vintage Hull Little Red Riding Hood Cookie Jar

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