These sets were first noted by Irene Thornburg in her first book about salt and pepper shaker series published in 1998. On pages 94 and 95 of that book, entitled Collecting Salt & Pepper Shaker Series, Irene considered these two separate series.
One series with elves lifting fruits and vegetables over their heads. A second series with identical elves lying on top or next to identical fruits and vegetables.
Both sets of series are similar sizes – 2.25” in height. Both series are marked “Japan” – with either a black stamp or blue rectangular sticker. And a correct pair in both series is made up of identical shakers with 3 and 2 pour holes.
Does a similar set with elves lifting a cabbage over their heads exist ?
Does a similar set with elves on or next to tomatoes exist?
Does a similar set with elves on or next to apples exist?