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Pig Fairings Industrial
Pig Fairings made in Germany between the period of 1890 - 1910 came in many shapes and forms. Transportation, family, activities, home and jobs, just to name a few.
The "buildings" as I call them always have red shingles, reminiscent of German culture. There are but a few examples of buildings such as windmills, wishing wells and gazebos. They are rare and usually command a very high price. They may feature pigs, bears or devils. If you can find a devil and pig together be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it. I've yet to see one come up for sale.
The chef that is featured is extremely rare. I've only seen this on ebay two times.
The Post Office piggies are fairly common but quite adorable to collect and you can usually get them for a fair price.
Transportation is usually cars or trains. I've seen one that had 3 pigs on the train and sold for over $300. This was a rare find indeed.
I've also seen a submarine with a devil on it and the words Japan on the side. This one sold for upwards of $800. I've only seen this one twice and one of them had been retouched which commanded a much lower price.
Some of the items are featured in the book "This little Piggy" and is still available at Amazon.com for purchase. Although the prices are from 1992 it's still a very good reference.
Here are some interesting links to other types of fairings: