Goebel egg cups

Are Goebel egg cups more popular than Carlton Ware ones, or the other way around? I don't know, but I know that some of the Goebel models are absolute classics and must-haves in the world of egg cup collecting. The company, born in Türingen in 1871, is actually a reference name for collecting in general. Unlike Carlton, Goebel is still active, and it is still regularly bringing new models to the market - particularly with rabbits.

Details that collectors might find valuable: 1) this piece was produced between 1979 and 1986; catalog number is 81-120; marked "Goebel, W. Germany"; 2) Friar Tuck, registered as "E 95A", marked"Western Germany", this model, created by Wolf, was produced between 1965 and 1990 [eggcup1763]; 3) marked "Copyright by W. Goebel W. Germany, 1966, E128", this model was designed by Ebert [eggcup0769]; 4) bouhgt in 2000 [eggcup1726]; 5) model produced between 1964 and 1971, it exists also with other colours [eggcup2273]; 6) marked "Goebel, W. Germany, E121".

To check Carlton Ware's egg cups, please go to the Carlton Ware egg cups post.


Traditional Spanish pottery egg cups

Spanish traditional pottery might not be as internationally well known as the pottery from some neighboring countries, but it is nevertheless a very interesting field that should be explored by any egg cup lover: even if Spain does not have a very strong reputation for egg cups, collectors could be surprised to see how many of them exist, and how nice they can be. This selection brings together some pieces illustrative of different traditions present in the territory, for your personal pleasure. All pieces are, of course, hand-made.

Interesting details: 1) made in Castellón, sold in Peñíscola [eggcup1024]; 2) made in Naval (Huesca) [eggcup2651]; 3) bought in Sigüenza [eggcup1085]; 4) made in Muel (Zaragoza); 5) unglazed, sold in Montserrat [eggcup0002]; 6) made in Besalú [eggcup2824]; 7) Belmonte de San José (Teruel) [eggcup3352].

Ah, you probably remember that another beautiful Spanish egg cup can be seen at the Rare artistic egg cups post.


Spiral egg cups

One of the most revolutionary days in the history of egg cups was probably the day when somebody realized that there's no reason why egg cups should be solid. Eggs already have their own shell, so, unlike other cups, egg cups can have as many holes as they like! And they can even be made of a simple spiral. Yes, one of the most revolutionary things to have happened in the history of egg cups could be the invention of spiral egg cups. Who thought of them for the first time? When was it? It's a mystery. Spiral egg cups started to be very popular in the 1980's and actually they never really went away. They are cheap and they are fun, and moreover they can also be decorated with uncountable gadgets, either at the beginning or at the end of the spiral.

Details concerning the featured pieces: 1) Belgium, 2003 [eggcup3086]; 2) origin unknown [eggcup1538]; 3) Ireland, 1997; has an "Electra" label [eggcup1291]; 4) made in Amsterdam, "Filo di ferro" collection [eggcup4590]; 5) France, 2003 [eggcup3053]; 6) Barcelona, 2005, marked "Soft boiled egg and soldiers" [eggcup3906] 7) very similar to a model registered by Jost Hurzeler in Australia [eggcup4099]; 8) Germany, 2001 [eggcup2145]; 9) from a series of six inspired by "Party animals" by Bang Of The Door, used by Kinnerton in 2002 to sell chocolate egg cups [eggcup2289]; 10) Germany, 2005 [eggcup3864].


Wing series egg cups

Plastic egg cups created and sold by the Wing company can be seen as one of the first attempts to increase the value of plastic pieces in general. Originally marketed to children and featuring sometimes very famous characters, they always had exclusive "registered designs" and are nowadays very popular with collectors, who give special attention to their condition. As it can be seen in the present collection, Wing concentrated mainly on two types of models: the cylindrical and the anthropomorphic ones.

Details concerning this pieces: 1) made in Hong Kong, reg. number 1.040 [eggcup1708]; 2) Pink Panther egg cup, made in Hong Kong, marked "Mirisch-Geoffrey" [eggcup1650]; 3) made in Hong Kong, reg. number 1.041 [eggcup2403]:; 4) Tom & Jerry egg cup, made in Honk Kong 1970, marked "M.G.M. Inc." [eggcup1569]; 5) made in Honk Kong, reg. number 1.043 [eggcup0507]; 6) made in Honk Kong, reg. number 1.046 [eggcup1841]; 7) no mark; this egg cup could be considered a fake Wing's piece [eggcup1920].