Collecting 50s-60’s kitsch ceramics is my jam and recently I’ve stumbled across one of the most adorable collectible of them all Yum-EE-Yums! These little guys and gals are hard to find gems, with only a few on the market. Get ready for an exciting adventure as we uncover more about these rare treasures.
Collecting vintage Yum-EE-Yum ceramics, such as juice and milk glasses and pitchers, jam-n-jelly jars, salt and pepper shakers, cookie jars, and mugs, can be a fascinating and rewarding hobby for anyone interested in vintage kitchenware and collectibles. These ceramics were produced in the 1950s-1960s by the Japanese toy company Ray-Gee, which was also known for its popular Fujiya Candy line.
Collectors around the world are going crazy over Yum-EE-Yums, the kitschy ceramic series created by artist Yoshitoku Arai and inspired by famous Fujiya Candy characters like Peko Chan and Poko Chan. With their bright colors, cute designs of boys and girls with lovable red tongues sticking out – these ceramics will have you wanting to collect them all!
Collectors are head over heels for these playful and fun milk and juice glasses, matching pitchers, western cowboy plates and egg cups, jam-n-jelly jars, biscuit barrels, and cookie jars to name just a few pieces in the collection! These high-quality ceramics from the 50s-60s have stood the test of time – still durable enough to be used daily. Although you could use them for their intended purpose…most collectors would rather keep them as a nostalgic reminder that will bring joy every day!
Hunting for vintage Yum-EE-Yums is an exciting challenge! With occasional finds on Ebay and Etsy, your most successful bet to score these rare cuties might be making friends with other collectors online. Chances are they have doubles or even triples in their stash that they’d either part with -or trade you for a few of your collectibles – if the price is right. So hop on social media and join groups where fellow hunters gather to share tips and get adventurous together as you explore this mysterious world of nostalgic treasures!
When collecting vintage Yum-EE-Yum ceramics, it’s important to pay attention to their condition. Collectors may seek out items in their original packaging or in excellent condition with minimal wear and tear. Some may also be interested in finding ceramics with specific designs or colors. Additionally, collectors may also be interested in collecting other items from the Fujiya Candy line, such as vintage candy tins and packaging.
Overall, collecting vintage Yum-EE-Yum ceramics and other items from the Fujiya Candy line can be a fun and rewarding hobby for anyone interested in Japanese pop culture and vintage collectibles. These charming and colorful items are a unique addition to any collection and are sure to bring joy and nostalgia to any collector’s home.
Many photos from my personal collection. Other photos are from Worthpoint.com.