I love collecting. And Disney Salt & Pepper Shakers are an easy and inexpensive way to grow your collection. These bell-shaped sets are a good example as they are readily available at charity shops and online.
I have two sets (unpacked, more in storage!) to show today:
Tinker Bell / Disneyland Castle
First we have this Disneyland set by Walt Disney Productions featuring both Tinker Bell and a very nice representation of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
This set has a six-hole pattern in the back instead of the more common two holes for salt and three holes for pepper, but each can have more, although the proportion of bigger and more holes for salt is almost always observed.
Next is another set from Disneyland:
Castle / Carrousel
Here we have stylized representations of Sleeping Beauty Castle and King Arthur Carrousel (now called Prince Charming Regal Carrousel). They are reminiscent of Mary Blair designs.
This set has six holes for salt but only five holes for pepper.
I just couldn’t resist lining them up for a group shot:
Group Shot. Say: “Ding-a-Ling-a-Ling”
In the shot above you can clearly see the similar shapes of the ‘bells’ but note the thicker gold banding on the base of the set on the left. And the diameter of the gold rings just under the handles are slightly different.
Disneyland Logo x 2
You can also see that the handles themselves are also different, not in shape, but in thickness. This makes it easy to know if a Seller has mixed-and-matched a bell-shaped ‘set’ for resale. This does happen! Also, the stoppers can also be missing, as with the Tinker Bell / Castle set in this post.
These bell-shaped salt & pepper shakers can sell from $5.00 to $10.00 US on Internet selling sites.