We purchased this Shawnee combination cookie jar/bank at an Indiana estate sale and it is truly a treasure to add to a collection!
Winnie is in excellent condition – unbelievable – no nibbles at the coin slot (I don’t believe the bank portion was ever used).
There is some tape/blue residue on the underneath part of the lid that I would surmise was taped to cover the 3 production holes (so cookies would stay fresh). However, there is no evidence that it ever held cookies – no glaze darkening, etc.
Bottom is marked: Patented, Winnie, Shawnee, USA, 61.
This is a remarkable piece, obviously well cared for by prior owner.