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Pigs with Purses, Furniture and Baskets
Purses, Furniture and Baskets
Fairings were introduced into the American Market from Germany and were sold at town, city and state fairs between 1890 and 1910. They were produced in many different ways such as travel, household items, buildings, family life and other themes.
Many fairings were mass produced while others were used as molds and interchanged with other figurines such as devils or animals.
Some items are featured in a book published in 1994 called "This little Piggy" and is still available today at Amazon.com. While the pricing in this book is from 1992 it is still a great resource for seeing some of the fairings available today.
Here are some interesting links to other types of fairings: