Jacob loves, loves, loves Antique Sales and Flea Markets. His search is always for something you or I would consider junk. I guess one man's trash is another man's treasure. He looks for any old piece of electrical junk, tube radios, glass insulators, light bulbs and little gas airplane engines like Cox .049's, etc. I have been collecting flower frogs for years - even before their popularity. I gave myself rules for collecting them. Buy only metal flower frogs. Don't collect the glass ones. Buy only one frog per sale or antique store. Buy only enough to fill the glass jar placed on the shelf of the hutch in the sunroom . Try to buy a different type or style. So okay, I broke a few rules. I've duplicated a few, I bought a vaseline glass one or two (not pictured), and I bought some too large for the jar. My latest addition is the one actually shaped like a flower.
After Country Living and Country Home wrote about them in their magazines their popularity soared and so did the price. I'm lucky I started the collection before all of the hull-a-ba-loo. The most expensive was the hairpin frog in the front with little wooden bird on it. The last one was only $10.00. What do you like to collect?