Thursday, August 5, 2010

MUPPET COLLECTION LUNCHBOX




WHAT A FIND!!!! "THE MUPPET MOVIE" IS THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND AND VALUABLE METAL LUNCHBOX FEATURING THE MUPPETS. THE FRONT FEATURES KERMIT PLAYING HIS BANJO ON A LOG. THE BACK IS KERMIT, PIGGY, DR. TEETH, ZOOT, FLOYD, JANICE, ROBIN ANIMAL, CAMILLA, AND OTHERS FILMING "THE MAGIC STORE" IN THE BIG FINAL "RAINBOW CONNECTION" SCENE, WITH THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM BUS & "HOLLYWOOD" SIGN BEHIND THEM. AROUND THE SIDES AND CORNERS ARE GONZO WITH BALLOONS AND MISS PIGGY IN A DIRECTOR'S CHAIR. THE TOP HAS A PICTURE OF ROWLF, GONZO,CAMILLA, FOZZIE, PIGGY, AND KERMIT AROUND THE CAMP FIRE. THE BOTTOM OF THE LUNCHBOX IS KERMIT AND FOZZIE LOOKING OUT OF THE WINDOW OF THE NEWLY PAINTED STUDEBAKER. THIS RARE YELLOW THERMOS FEATURES A NICE PICTURE OF KERMIT PLAYING HIS BANJO OVER A RAINBOW. IT IS DATED 1979 AND MADE BY THE KING-SEELEY THERMOS CO. IT HAS NO RUST THAT I CAN SEE ANYWHERE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MINIATURE FIGURINE


THIS IS A VERY TINY CERAMIC FROGS. IT WAS MANUFACTURED BY NAPCO AND MADE IN JAPAN. THESE ARE BROWN AND BLACK. THEY MEASURE ABOUT 1 INCH LONG BY 3/4" WIDE AND ARE ABOUT 1" TO THE TOP OF THEIR HEADS. THEY WERE ALSO MADE IN A LARGER SIZE.

SMALL BRASS FIGURINE


THIS IS A SMALL BRASS FROG. IT IS NOT SOLID BRASS. IT HAS NO MARKINGS OR STICKERS. IT MEASURES ABOUT 2 1/2" LONG, 2" WIDE, AND 1 3/4" TALL.

MINIATURE FIGURINE


THIS IS A MINIATURE CERAMIC FROG WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A "BULL HORN" IN HIS MOUTH. HE MEASURES ABOUT 2 1/2" LONG AND 1 1/4" WIDE. THERE ARE NOT STICKERS ON IT, BUT THERE ARE THE INITIALS V.M. ON THE BOTTOM. THESE COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ON IT BY THE SELLER IN THE BOOTH AT THE MALL.

MINIATURE GLASS FIGURINE


THIS MINIATURE GLASS FROG WAS MADE BY GANZ AND MADE IN CHINA ITEM #ED1872. IT CAME WITH A TAG THAT SAYS, THE LUCKY FROG PRINCE. JUST HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE TO KISS. ON THE LEFT INSIDE TAG IS SAYS, "THIS FROG IS NAMED "PRINCE,"HE MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE. YOU JUST NEED TO KISS HIM. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU." ON THE RIGHT INSIDE TAG IT SAYS, "LOOK FOR BEAUTY WITHIN NOT JUST WHAT APPEARS TO BE AND YOUR PRINCE WITH BE WAITING YOU'LL SOON SEE." IT MEASURES ABOUT 1 1/2" TALL AND 1" WIDE.

MINIATURE FIGURINE


THIS MINATURE FROG IS CERAMIC AND MEASURES ABOUT 1 1/2" LONG AND THE 3" WIDE FROM BACK LEG TO BACK LEG. THERE ARE NOT MARKINGS OR STICKERS ON IT.

MINIATUE FIGURINE


THIS IS A MINIATURE BRASS FROG WITH GOLD RHINESTONES ON HIS BACK AND RED RHINESTONES FOR HIS EYES. HE HAS A TINY ROUND MAGNET ON ONE OF HIS BACK LEGS. I'M NOT SURE IF HE IS MISSING ANOTHER PART THAT ATTACHES TO THE MAGNET OR JUST WHAT HIS USE IS. I JUST HAVE HIM IN MY MINIATURE FROG CURIO. HE MEASURES ABOUT 1 1/4" LONG AND ABOUT 3/4" WIDE. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYMORE ABOUT THIS FROG, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

MINIATURE FIGURINE



THIS LITTLE MINIATURE FROG DOESN'T SAY, BUT I THINK IT IS PORCELANE OR CHINA. I THINK IT IS A PLACE CARD HOLDER, BECAUSE IT HAS A SLIT ACROSS HIS BACK WHERE A PLACE CARD MIGHT FIT. IT HAS NO MARKINGS OR STICKERS. IT MEASURES ABOUT 2" LONG, 1 1/2" TALL AND 1 1/4" WIDE.

MINIATURE FIGURINE


THESE ARE TWO LITTLE MINIATURE FROGS SITTING IN A ROCKING CHAIR. THE FROGS WITH THE HAT ON IS MADE OUT OF PLASTIC AND THE OTHER ONE IS CERAMIC. THE CERAMIC ONE IS A FADED OUT GREEN AND ON HE BACK OF HIS CHAIR IS SAYS, "BOSS." THEY BOTH WERE MADE IN HONG KONG.

MINIATURE GLASS FIGURINE



THIS IS A MINATURE GLASS FROG. IT LOOKS LIKE MURANO GLASS, BUT I'M NOT SURE. IT MEASURES ABOUT 1 1/2" LONG AND 1" WIDE.

CARVED FIGURINE


THIS IS A CARVED FROG PROBABLY CARVED FROM SOME SORT OF STONE. IT MEASURES 2 1/2" LONG AND 1 1/2" WIDE.

CARVED FIGURINE


THIS IS A CARVED FROG, PROBABLY CARVED OUT OF SOME SORT OF MARBLE OR ROCK. IT HAS BEAUTIFUL GREEN AND BLACK STRIPES. EVERY DETAIL IS PERFECT. IT MEASURES ABOUT 2 1/2" LONG AND 1 1/2" WIDE.

LEFTON COLLECTION


THIS IS A LEFTON FROG. IT HAS A BLUE STICKER THAT SAYS, MADE IN JAPAN. IT IS ABOUT
4" LONG AND 1 1/2" WIDE.

FROGLEGS COLLECTION


THIS CUTE FROG COUPLE ARE FROM "FROGLEGS." STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM IS THE THE DATE 1995, ENESCO CORPORATION, DESIGNED BY CINDY KIERNICKI, MADE IN CHINA. IT'S NUMBER IS 157120

Saturday, July 24, 2010

HAND PUPPET


THIS IS A FROG HAND PUPPET. AT ONE TIME I HAD SEVERAL DIFFERENT ANIMAL PUPPETS. I USED TO PUT ON A PUPPET SHOW AT THE NURSING HOME WHERE MY MOM AND DAD WERE. I BOUGHT THIS AT A LOCAL THRIFT STORE. THE TAG SAYS THAT IT CAME FROM "TOYS R US", ANIMAL ALLEY, THE YEAR IS 2000, AND #162030001.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS


THIS IS A VINTAGE CERAMIC SET OF BROWN FROG SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. I HAD POSTED EARLIER THE CREAMER THAT MATCHED THIS SET. I AM STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUGAR BOWL.

SCRUBBY HOLDER SET


THIS IS A VINTAGE CERAMIC RED AND BLACK FROG SCRUBBY HOLDER AND SHAKER. IT IS SIGNED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SCHUBBY HOLDER, OLA 1977.

PITCHER


THIS IS A VINTAGE CERAMIC GREEN WITH WHITE POLKA DOTS FROG PITCHER. IT HAS NO MARKINGS OR STICKERS ON IT. IT STANDS ABOUT 8 INCHES TALL.

PLUSH COUCH BUDDIES



THESE ARE MY COUCH FROGS. THE ONE IN HE OVERALLS IS "HENRY" AND THE ONE IN THE DRESS IS "LUCY" THEY SIT ON EACH END OF OUR COUCH. I TOOK THEM TO THE THRIFT STORE AND BOUGHT THEM CLOTHES. HENRY'S SHOES LOOK LIKE FROGS AND THE BOTTOMS OF THEM SAY "RIBBIT, RIBBIT" AND ARE L A GEAR.

PITCHER


I BOUGHT THIS FROG PITCHER AT A FLEA MARKET FOR $4.00. IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY MARKINGS OR STICKERS ON IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY, EVEN THOUGH I KNEW IT WAS A CHEEP REPRODUCTION. IT STANDS ABOUT 13" TALL.

CUP


THIS IS A STONEWARE CUP WITH A FROG INSIDE OF IT. IT HAS NO MARKINGS OR STICKERS.

SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS


THIS IS A VINTAGE CERAMIC SET OF FROG SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. BOTH THE FROGS ARE SMOKING PIPES. MADE IN JAPAN IN STAMPED IN RED ON THE BOTTOM OF EACH. THESE WERE PRODUCED DURING THE EARLY 1900'S. 1891 WAS THE YEAR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES BEGAN REQUIRING THAT IMPORTED ITEMS BEAR A STAMP NOTING THEIR ORIGIN. THERE WAS A PERIOD FOLLOWING THE USE OF RED STAMP MARK WHEREIN THE WORD "OCCUPIED" WAS ADDED TO MANY STAMPS USED. STILL ITEMS PRODUCED DURING THE OCCUPATION WERE ALSO LEFT UNSTAMPED, STAMPED SIMPLY "JAPAN", OR LEFT TO THE OLD STAMP METHOD AND MARKED "MADE IN JAPAN" 1952 MARKED THE BEGINNING OF THE USE OF PAPER LABELS.

SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS


THIS IS A VINTAGE CERAMIC FROG SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER SET. ONE FROG IN ORANGE AND THE OTHER ONE IS GREEN. THE BOTH HAVE CORKS IN THE BOTTOM. THEY SET NEATLY IN A LITTLE LILY PAD. JAPAN IS STAMPED IN RED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE LILY PAD AND ALSO THE SHAKERS. THESE WERE ALSO PRODUCED IN THE EARLY 1900'S.

KATHLEEN KELLY COLLECTION


THIS IS A KATHLEEN KELLY WEE TINY CRITTERS FROG WITH AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER IN HIS HAND. ON THE BOTTOM IT SAYS, "YOU'RE THE BEST IN MY BOOK". IT WAS MADE IN CHINA AND IN ITEM #14021. IT IS MARKED RUSS BERRIE AND CO.

KATHLEEN KELLY COLLECTION


THIS IS A A KATHLEEN KELLY WEE TINY CRITTERS GIRL FROG WITH A SUNDRESS ON. SHE HAS A STICKER ON HER FOOT THE SAYS RUSS BERRIES AND CO., ITEM #2658, MADE IN CHINA.

STONE ART FIGURINE


THIS IS CALLED A STONE ART ROCK CREATURE. MINE IS A FROG. IT IS A MARY POLLOCK CREATION AND SHE IS FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. I BOUGHT THIS AT AN ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR AT HER BOOTH. IT IS BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED AND SIGNED. THE RIVER POLISHED STONES ARE PAINTED INTO VARIOUS CREATURES AS INSPIRED BY THE SHAPE OF THE ROCK. AS EACH STONE IS DIFFERENT AND HAND PAINTED, EVERY ANIMAL IS UNIQUE. AUTHENTICITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL ARE THE HALLMARKS OF THESE NATURAL WORKS OF ART. ACRYLIC PAINTS ARE USED AND AN ACRYLIC VARNISH PROTECTS THE FINAL PRODUCT.

FROGS PLAYING CARDS FIGURINE


THIS IS A RISEN FIGURINE OF FROGS PLAYING CARDS ON A LILLY PAD WHILE A DRANGON FLY FLYIES ALL AROUND THEM. I GUESS THEY ARE PLAYING POKER!

FLOWER VASE SET


THIS IS A SET OF TWO CERAMIC FROGS. ONE HAS HIS MOUTH OPEN FOR FLOWERS. THEY HAVE A STICKER ON THE BOTTOM THAT SAYS KIRKLEND AND ANOTHER STICKER SAYS MADE IN CHINA. THE SMALL ONE WITH HIS MOUTH OPENED IS STAMPED WITH A #05238. THE LARGER ONE IS STAMPED #05239. NO OTHER MARKINGS THAT I CAN SEE.

Friday, July 16, 2010

MUG


THIS IS A FROG MUG. IT IS STAMPED LOTUS 2000 CHINA ON THE BOTTOM. IT ALSO HAS A STICKER THAT SAYS, HANDCRAFTER EXCLUSIVELY FOR LOTUS, MADE IN CHINA, HAND WASH ONLY. I KEEP SOME PENCILS AND PENS IN IT BY MY CHAIR IN THE LIVING ROOM.

JEWELRY WATCH


THIS IS MY FROG WATCH I PURCHASED AT WALMART. I ADDED A FROG CHARM. A BLUE DRAGON FLY GOES AROUND AS A SECOND HAND.

BAM BEANOS COLLECTION


THIS IS A BAM BEANOS FROG CALLED "SHIMMER." THE TAG SAYS, BAM BEANOS CLASSIC, BIRTHDAY 1/08/96, HOMETOWN SPARKLE POND. BEANIES LIKE THIS AND MANY MORE WHERE DISTRIBUTED BY BOOKS-A-MILLION. THIS IS THE FIRST ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN. I BOUGHT IT AT A SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE. IT WAS DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY RUSS BERRIE AND CO. AND MADE IN CHINA. I UNDER STAND THAT THERE WHERE LAWSUITS BY TY BEANIES AGAINST BAM BEANOS, BECAUSE OF THE LIKENESS OF THEIR STUFFED ANIMALS. ON THE OTHER HAND THEIR WHERE ALSO LAWSUITS AGAINST TY FROM ANOTHER BEANIE TYPE STUFFED ANIMAL. BOOKS-A-MILLION IS THE THIRD LARGEST U.S. BOOKSTORE CHAIN AND IS HEADQUARTERED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. THE COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN 1917 AS A STREET CORNER NEWSSTAND IN FLORENCE, ALABAMA AND TODAY OPERATES OVER 200 STORES IN THE SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THERE IS MORE TO THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK STORE, BUT I CAN'T FIND OUT ANY HISTORY ON THE BAM BEANOS. IF ANYONE KNOWS, PLEASE COMMENT.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TOY CROAKER


THIS IS A WOODEN CROAKING FROG OR TOAD. THE STICK IS REMOVED FROM HIS MOUTH AND RUBBED ALONG HIS BACK TO MAKE A CROAKING NOISE. I'VE SEEN LOTS OF THESE ON EBAY. I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THEY HAVE EXISTED. I ASSUME THAT THEY ARE ALL HAND CARVED.

TOY CLICKER NOVELTY


THIS IS A VINTAGE 1950'S TIN LITHOGRAPH FROG CLICKER DIME STORE NOVELTY. MOST OF YOU PROBABLY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A "DIME STORE." BACK IN THE IN MY CHILDHOOD DAYS IT WAS OUR VERSION OF WALMART. EXCEPT MOST THINGS DIDN'T COST OVER A NICKLE OR A DIME. NOW SEE, I HAVE TOLD YOU MY AGE WITHOUT MEANING TO!

*DON'T SMOKE FIGURINE


THIS SILLY LITTLE FROG SEEMS TO BE DEFEATING THE PURPOSE OF HIS SIGN! HE IS SMOKING A BIG CIGAR AND HOLDING A SIGN THAT SAYS, "PLEASE DON'T SMOKE I MIGHT CROAK."   *  03/05/12 Shelves in curio fell and broke this piece

CERAMIC ASHTRAY


THIS IS A BROWN CERAMIC FROG ASHTRAY MADE IN JAPAN.

BRASS ASHTRAY



THIS IS A HEAVY BRASS ASHTRAY ABOUT 4" LONG AND 2 1/2" WIDE.

PLAQUE


THIS IS A CUTE FROG FAMILY PLAQUE WALL HANGING THAT SAYS, COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. I HAVE HAD IT AWHILE. IT HAS BEEN IN EVERY ROOM OF THE HOUSE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. THERE ARE NO MARKINGS OR STICKERS ON IT.

PICTURE


THIS IS A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PICTURE OF 4 RAIN FOREST FROGS BY GEORGE GRALL. ON THE TOP IS A STRAWBERRY POISON FROG, THE NEXT ONE IS A GIANT LEAF FROG, NEXT IS A PHANTASMAL POISON FROG, AND ON THE BOTTOM IS A RED HEADED POISON FROG. I BOUGHT HIS AT A FLEA MARKET FOR $4.00. MY HUSBAND JUST LOVES IT. IT HANGS RIGHT BEHIND HIS CHAIR. THE PICTURE MEASURES ABOUT 12 X 36 INCHES.

MAGNIFIER


THIS IS A BRASS FROG MAGNIFIER. I DON'T REMEMBER WHERE I BOUGHT IT, BUT IT IS IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX. ON THE BOX IS PIER 1 IMPORTS-MADE IN INDIA. IT HAS TWO NUMBERS SKU1902192 AND 590/5902. ON THE SIDE OF THE BOX, LOUPE LAITON.

SCRUBBY HOLDER


THIS IS A CERAMIC FROG I BOUGHT AT OUR LOCAL THRIFT STORE. I'M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE USED FOR. I HAVE USED IT TO HOLD PENS AND PENCILS AND SCISSORS. IT NOW SITS IN MY KITCHEN AS A SCRUBBY HOLDER. IT COULD BE A PEN AND PENCIL HOLDER OR A PLANTER. IT HAS A SQUARE BOTTOM THAT DOES NOT HAVE ANY MARKS OR STICKERS. THE INSIDE HOLE BEHIND HIM IS SORT A TRIANGLE SHAPED. IT MIGHT BE VINTAGE. IT MEASURES 3 1/2 INCHES DEEP AND 5 1/2 INCHES TALL AND 4 1/2 INCHES ACROSS. I HAVE SEEN ONE MORE LIKE IT ON EBAY.

DESK ACCESSORY


I LOVE MY LIL' DESKTOP HOLDER. IT HOLDS TONS OF STUFF. I BOUGHT IT FROM COLLECTIONS ETC. CATALOG. I USE TO GET THEIR CATALOG, BUT HAVEN'T GO ONE LATELY. THEY HAVE SOME GOOD STUFF.

Monday, July 12, 2010

SOUVENIR MUG


THIS IS A PANAMA CITY BEACH FROG COFFE MUG SOUENIR. MY HUSBAND USES IT FOR A PENCIL HOLDER. I CAN'T REMEBER WHERE I BOUGHT IT.

CREAMER



THIS IS A VINTAGE BROWN FROG CREAMER. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PIECES ARE IN A SET, BUT I DO HAVE THE MATCHING SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS, WHICH I WILL SHOW LATER.