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Pigs with Babies

Updated on May 19, 2014

Pigs and their Babe's

Fairings were manufactured in Germany between 1890 and 1910. The adorable souvenirs were called Fairings because they were sold at town, city and state fairs. The most popular fairings were pigs because of the german correlation between pigs being lucky and also showing a sign of wealth. The second most popular fairings were bears - modeled much in the same fashion as pigs. These were popular because of the Teddy Bear craze going on in America because of Teddy Roosevelt.

There is a book published that you can purchase through Amazon.com called "This little piggy". Although the pricing is from 1992 it is still a great reference.

I love this particular modeling because it shows an interaction between Momma and her babies.

Here are some links to other types of fairings you may find interesting:

Was not happy until he got it reads the inscription. There are 2 versions of this one with a rabbit and one with a lamb (see below).  Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $25-125 because of patina. Rare
Was not happy until he got it reads the inscription. There are 2 versions of this one with a rabbit and one with a lamb (see below). Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $25-125 because of patina. Rare | Source
Wasn't happy until he got it. This is shown with the lamb and is more rare than the rabbit. 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". $78. Rare.
Wasn't happy until he got it. This is shown with the lamb and is more rare than the rabbit. 3 3/4" x 3 3/4". $78. Rare. | Source
This is a momma pig with 6 of her babies in a basket. This is the only one of its kind that I've ever seen. 4 1/2" x 3". $66. Rare
This is a momma pig with 6 of her babies in a basket. This is the only one of its kind that I've ever seen. 4 1/2" x 3". $66. Rare | Source
Momma with baby pig in cradle. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $190. 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Paid $48. Common.
Momma with baby pig in cradle. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $190. 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Paid $48. Common. | Source
The Heavenly Twins.Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $110. 4 1/2" x 3 3/4". $24. Common.
The Heavenly Twins.Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $110. 4 1/2" x 3 3/4". $24. Common. | Source
Hushabye baby don't you cry you'll be a sausage bye and bye. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $190. 2 3/4" x 3". $67 Common.
Hushabye baby don't you cry you'll be a sausage bye and bye. Featured in "This little Piggy" its '92 value was $190. 2 3/4" x 3". $67 Common. | Source
The More the Merrier. Three pigs in a wheelbarrow being pushed by their mommy. Notice the shamrock in the wheel. 4" x 3 1/2". $77. Rare.
The More the Merrier. Three pigs in a wheelbarrow being pushed by their mommy. Notice the shamrock in the wheel. 4" x 3 1/2". $77. Rare. | Source

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