Robinson Ransbottom (AKA RRPCO) “Bud” WW2 Collector Cookie Jar. No chips, no cracks. This jar is dated on the underside 1943. Most of these jars are not dated but this one is! This is now not just a cookie jar but is also recognized as a WW2 collectable [jar]. Robinson Ransbottom made a few different styles of these jars to reflect the different divisions of our war service men. “Bud” is Army and has a couple of minor issues to report, all of which I believe were somehow related to manufacture flaws. First, he has an area on his left shoulder (right in the photo) where there’s a darkened area on the outside of the jar on his shoulder showing through from the inside. When you look at the inside, you can see what appears to be some paint that I believe was a manufacturer flaw during the make process. This is a very interesting, historical quirk helping to make this already unique jar even more unique. There are some irregular spots along the base rim that are most definitely from the manufacture process when they “trimmed” the pottery after coming out of the mold. Some of those trimmings are seen adhering to the inside bottom of the jar since they were fired in place stuck by the glaze. Besides the manufacture spots, there are a couple of spots where the paint is thinned from age and use but not badly. All this is visible in the photos and in spite of them, he is still a very nice jar. He’s in otherwise remarkable condition for the age and being a cold-painted jar. A very solid jar great for display in anyone’s collection. Since this is a cold-painted jar, we highly recommend purchasing one of our hand-made soft cloths listed under the “HANDCRAFTED TEXTILES AND POTTERY LINK NEAR THE TOP OF THE HOME PAGE. They’re only $6.99 and crafted entirely by hand. These are soft cloths that will not scratch the surfaces esp for the cold painted jars. If purchased with a jar, there will be no additional shipping fees. If you are so charged for shipping this will be refunded to you if you have purchased one with one of our jars. There is a photo available of an example of these great cleaning cloths at that link mentioned within the site. Please click on the thumbnails to enjoy the view of larger photos of this fine jar, or, the title of the jar to enlarge the photos & print, then, click “add to cart”!