Friday, February 19, 2010

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Saltasaurus and Peppernychus

No information on where these guys came from. I scooped 'em up from a local antique store, but there's no imprint on them.

Dinosaur Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dinosaur Salt and Pepper Shakers

I look for cool paleo-related stuff whenever I'm in an antique store, but it's really hard to come by, beyond the occasional Sinclair sign, or children's books, which are almost always way over-priced (the thrift stores are where it's at for books). The only other dinosaur salt and pepper shakers I've been able to find on-line are here. This is, in my opinion, one of the most grievous oversights in the history of kitchenware. Disgraceful.

UPDATED: Julia, of the wonderful, thoroughly worthwhile blog The Ethical Palaeontologist, has clued me in that these dudes may not technically be vintage at all! Check out the comments below to see some shots of a suspiciously similar money box she purchased at Wall Drug, SD. Thank you, Julia. And thanks to Brian at Dinosaur Tracking for the hat tip.

3 comments:

  1. I have a money box that's almost identical to your salt and pepper set, with the dinosaur's head craned over backwards like that. I bought it at Wall Drug, S.D. in 2002. I wonder if they're all from the same stock?

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  2. A clue! Awesome! Were there any markings on it? Do you have pictures of it on-line?

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  3. I've just taken some photos of it and have posted them here, here, here and here. There aren't any markings - as far as I know, while they may be retro style, they're not actual antiques - there was a whole shelf of money boxes when I visited Wall Drug.

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