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Pig Fairings Industrial

Updated on May 30, 2014

Industrial Fairings

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:

This adorable Momma and baby pig are at the wishing well. You can still see the bricks although some of the patina has worn off. Featured in "This little Piggy" the '92 price was $140. 4" x 3 3/4". Paid $91. Rare
This adorable Momma and baby pig are at the wishing well. You can still see the bricks although some of the patina has worn off. Featured in "This little Piggy" the '92 price was $140. 4" x 3 3/4". Paid $91. Rare | Source
This amazing chef is holding a basket with 6 little pigs" Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $475. I've only seen it come up on ebay twice. 5" x 4" Paid $313. Rare.
This amazing chef is holding a basket with 6 little pigs" Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $475. I've only seen it come up on ebay twice. 5" x 4" Paid $313. Rare. | Source
This cute little secretary is beginning to type out her letter "Gentlemen". This is the only one I've seen with the gilded inscription - added in America.   Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $170. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". Paid $97. Rare.
This cute little secretary is beginning to type out her letter "Gentlemen". This is the only one I've seen with the gilded inscription - added in America. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $170. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". Paid $97. Rare. | Source
I've never seen this sleigh item featured until now on ebay. It sold for $57 on ebay.
I've never seen this sleigh item featured until now on ebay. It sold for $57 on ebay. | Source
Piggy on an inkwell getting ready to write a letter I suppose. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $60. 2" X 3 1/2". Paid $40. Rare.
Piggy on an inkwell getting ready to write a letter I suppose. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $60. 2" X 3 1/2". Paid $40. Rare. | Source
3 little pigs in a basket. "Parcel Post This Side Up With Care". Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $120. 4" x 3 1/4" Paid $23. Rare
3 little pigs in a basket. "Parcel Post This Side Up With Care". Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $120. 4" x 3 1/4" Paid $23. Rare | Source
Pigs in a shipping box, parcel post. One pears through an opening in the crate while the other looks over the top. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $70. 4" x 3 1/4". Paid $50. Common.
Pigs in a shipping box, parcel post. One pears through an opening in the crate while the other looks over the top. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $70. 4" x 3 1/4". Paid $50. Common. | Source
This little guy is trying to get away. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $180. 4" x 2 1/2". Paid $42. Common.
This little guy is trying to get away. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 price was $180. 4" x 2 1/2". Paid $42. Common. | Source
Standing in sty hanging over the fence. 3 1/2" x 3". Paid $25. Rare.
Standing in sty hanging over the fence. 3 1/2" x 3". Paid $25. Rare. | Source
This is rare but there is some damage to the fence. Still shows well though. 3 1/2" x 3". $25. Rare.
This is rare but there is some damage to the fence. Still shows well though. 3 1/2" x 3". $25. Rare. | Source
This lovely gazebo featuring 2 pigs with a beautiful red roof and curtains just sold on ebay for $141. I've only seen this figure come up for big one other time. Rare.
This lovely gazebo featuring 2 pigs with a beautiful red roof and curtains just sold on ebay for $141. I've only seen this figure come up for big one other time. Rare. | Source
This motor coach complete with driver and 2 cutes pigs sold on ebay for $73. Rare.
This motor coach complete with driver and 2 cutes pigs sold on ebay for $73. Rare. | Source
This rare "Letters US Mail" recently sold on ebay for $15. It had minor damage.
This rare "Letters US Mail" recently sold on ebay for $15. It had minor damage. | Source
This pig sitting in front of a fence sold for $51 on ebay. Rare.
This pig sitting in front of a fence sold for $51 on ebay. Rare. | Source
This pig pushing a wheelbarrow and smoking a pipe sold on ebay for $75. Rare.
This pig pushing a wheelbarrow and smoking a pipe sold on ebay for $75. Rare. | Source

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