Treasure Craft Cookie Jars

treasure craft cookie jars rocking horsetreasure craft cookie jars DollShortly after his discharge from Navy in 1945, Alfred A. Levin started in the ceramics business as a jobber, buying items manufactured by local California potters and reselling them to retail stores. In 1948 Levin decided to make and distribute his own products and with the help of his family began production of wall planters and mugs using a 15 cubic foot kiln in his single car garage in Compton California.

By the early 1950's Treasure Craft had expanded to several other small locations in southern California. In 1956 Treasure Craft consolidated all of its small manufacturing facilities into the plant now located Compton. Bruce Levin, Alfred's son, joined Treasure Craft in 1972 and succeeded his father as President.

In November 1988, Treasure Craft was acquired by the Pfaltzgraff Company of York, Pennsylvania. However, Pfaltzgraff retained most of the management and personnel of Treasure Craft and the company continued to operate much as it had prior to the purchase. Treasure Craft plant ceased manufacturing in 1995, and its products were sourced either to Mexico or Asia. In 1999, Treasure Craft was sold again to Zak Designs. Although the Treasure Craft name is still in use today, it appears that ceramic cookie jars are no longer a major part of the line.

Identifying Vintage
Treasure Craft Cookie Jars

For cookie jar collectors Treasure Craft products are generally easy to identify, as ivory, yellow, light brown, and dark brown glazes dominate their designs. Most of their jars where marked inside the lid. Paper labels where also used, most often in addition to the lid markings.

Vintage Treasure Craft Cookie Jar Prices

As is true of all collectibles the "law of supply and demand" controls prices, and
Treasure Craft cookie jars are no exception. Some of the more common jars, such as "Cookie Chef" and "Cookie Barn" can readily be found for under $30, while the harder to find jars like "Football House" or Disney's "Big Al" have been known to command prices in the $150 to $250 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 "
Treasure Craft Balloon 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 Treasure Craft Madame Zelda Bear Cookie Jar

Vintage Treasure Craft Madame Zelda Bear Cookie Jar

Price: $125.00 (0 Bids)
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Vintage Treasure Craft Brown Bear cookie jar

Vintage Treasure Craft Brown Bear cookie jar

Price: $9.99 (0 Bids)
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Vintage 'Treasure Craft' Cookie Jar~Made in U.S.A.

Vintage 'Treasure Craft' Cookie Jar~Made in U.S.A.

Price: $32.99 (0 Bids)
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