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Salt And Pepper Shakers Are On Display


Salt and pepper shakers have been used to represent farm animals as well as fictional characters. (Times photos by Michael Rogers)

It’s amazing how something as common around the house as salt and pepper shakers can become an intriguing hobby. Ron and Carole Silva of Brevard share their home with six or seven hundred of them. (They’ve lost count.) And 50-some shakers exhibiting a wide assortment of colors, styles, materials and shapes are in the display cases at the Transylvania County Library this month.

It’s easy to get started as a collector but spotting true collectibles, items of value, takes practice. What’s cute may not be a genuine collectible. The ubiquity of this popular item, salt and pepper shake...

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