Q: I would appreciate any information about these two blue pitchers with the picture of Shirley Temple. We think they came in a box of oatmeal.
A: During the 1930s, General Mills commissioned the Hazel Atlas Glass Co. to produce a breakfast set with the picture and signature of Shirley Temple. A set consisted of a bowl, a mug and a 4 1/2-inch milk pitcher. They were made of cobalt blue honeycomb pattern glass with white decals of Shirley Temple. Some pieces were decorated with the picture of a very young Shirley, others used a picture of Shirley in her 1936 Captain January costume. The pieces were given away as premiums for Wheaties and Bisquick from 1934 to 1942. Hard to spot reproductions have been made. In good condition with an intact decal, original Shirley Temple milk pitchers are worth about $75.