With the holidays upon us the pottery prices seem to be staying low for it to still be a buyer's market. Doug observed the Camp Shawnee Bank listing on Ebay - no bids and still lots of questions as to authenticity as to whether Shawnee actually made this piece for the diabetic camp. Doug is in touch with an employee who is checking on information regarding it. Here's a picture of the one that was listed. Opening bid was $80 I believe.
"We are offering a very unusual Shawnee Pig Bank. It is 6 1/4" tall and almost 4" across at the base. We have been assured that it is Shawnee, even though it is unmarked and not shown in the Shawnee book. On the bottom, it reads "Diabetic Camp Sweeney Foundation". After WWII, Dr. Sweeney started the diabetic camp for children in North Texas. We do not know if these were made just for the campers or for some other reason. Anyway, there is a limited amount of them. This one is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. There is some crazing as seen in most Shawnee. The paint is excellent."
Margie responded to my request for pictures of her collection and displays in her home - thanks so much! It is always fun to see how others show off their collections. Hopefully more of you will want to share with all of us!
(Take a real close look, these are all different jars - Doug)