A cookie jar collection brings a smile to almost everyone’s face, even if they are not a collector. The collecting often starts when we want to “find” that jar from our childhood memories. It might have been a Shawnee Smiley or a Little Red Riding Hood. Often it’s the Los Angeles Pottery crock covered with cookie designs that was redeemed after months of collecting Green Stamps! If you’re a new collector, the world is your oyster, jars are plentiful and affordable — but do your homework and make sure you are always getting the real McCoy!