Twin Winton Monk Cookie Jar & Salt & Pepper Shakers Cal

Twin Winton Monk Cookie Jar & Salt & Pepper Shakers Calif.

Description: Up for auction is a rare set of Monk's by Twin Winton, cookie jar, reads: Thou shall not steal, salt and peppers are complete with stoppers.

Information on The Winton twins Don and Ross:

In high school the twins had a profitable business selling clay cartoon animals. Apparently good enough to make the Disney folks take notice.

Winton was a good friend and football teammate of Jackie Robinson. He loves to tell the story of how Jackie played four sports in school and that baseball was not the sport Robinson excelled in.

Still in high school, Don worked for Busch gardens making gnomes for their shop.

Twin Winton Studios was started in 1938 by the twin brothers-- making and manufacturing small animals.

In 1947 Don did a sculpture of the winner of the Rose Queen title, Norma Christopher - who later became his wife.

It was at this time that Don and Norma became friends with Bob Hope, the Grand Marshall of the parade -- he even gave them a wedding present. Years later, Don felt honored to be chosen to sculpt a Bob Hope statue for the Sahara Hotel.

Also that year (1947) was the start of the well-known Twin Winton Hillbilly series.

In 1952 the boys sold their company to older brother Bruce
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