An avid group of loyal collectors, spanning generations and races, can't get enough of these rare and quirky antiques. Now in its fourth edition, this indispensable field guide provides many additional objects and completely updated values for a culinary tour of popular kitchen collectibles featuring black characterisations. The captions and text contain information about the sizes and approximate dating of the hundreds of pieces shown, and give tips on avoiding the fraudulent reproductions that increasingly plague the market. Items illustrated and documented include cookie jars, cups and glasses, decanters, linens, salt and pepper sets, spoon rests, platters, string holders, wall pockets, hot pads, note holders, plaques, teapots, pitchers, cookbooks, and a host of other products and advertising. Additionally, an entire chapter is devoted to the ever-popular advertising icon Aunt Jemima.
Jan Lindenberger collects antiques of many categories, especially special-interest subjects. She crosses the country several times a year in search of interesting collectibles. Her home is in Colorado Springs, Colorado.