Sunday, June 29, 2008

Salt & Pepper Buildings

We all have at least a few in our collections…salt and pepper dispensers in the shape of buildings and monuments. S&P holders can be a subset of your souvenir building collection or buildings can be a branch of your S&P shaker collection. A few S&P building replicas I have only seen as condiment dispensers and not as larger, traditional souvenir building. Made in metal, plastic, ceramic, bakelite and resin, S&P buildings and monuments come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Like thermometers or pencil sharpeners, these replicas play duel roles on our stage-like display shelves. S&P collector hint: although you may be tempted, don’t put salt in your metal building replicas. The sodium will corrode the metal and damage the souvenir.

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