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    McCoy Pottery, is any of it worth picking up?

    Anyone know anything about these? I run into this sometimes, looks like it doesn't sell well on Ebay. Are there any pieces I should be buying or is the market oversaturated.

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    Re: McCoy Pottery, is any of it worth picking up?

    It depends on what type of pieces your coming across. I personally wouldn't bother with any of the brown drip glaze and utilitarian type stuff. Most (though not all) planters, flower pots and vases don't sell well either. McCoy produced more pottery in the first 3 decades after WWII then all of the competition combined. That's why many pieces of McCoy can be found cheap, but some are worth their weight in gold (okay not gold, but silver anyway, copper maybe? LOL). One example is the "cold painted" items they produced, that is to say they were hand decorated over the glaze and not very durable or long lasting due to washing the items, so you'll see pieces with much or all of the paint gone. Finding one with the paint in very good shape is desirable.You'll find this most common with cookie jars which are a pretty good seller. Others that sell well are large jardiniere's and umbrella stands. An example of a good selling planter are the "stretch animals" produced in the 30's-40's. An example of a good selling vase would be the matte glazed finishes in the pastel colors from the 20's-40's. The blended glazes of that period are popular too including one called onyx. Do a completed listing search for "McCoy" in "Pottery&Glass" and sort by: "price+shipping, highest first" and you'll get an idea of what to keep an eye out for in the first 10 pages. Hope this helps.
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    Re: McCoy Pottery, is any of it worth picking up?

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    It depends on what type of pieces your coming across. I personally wouldn't bother with any of the brown drip glaze and utilitarian type stuff. Most (though not all) planters, flower pots and vases don't sell well either. McCoy produced more pottery in the first 3 decades after WWII then all of the competition combined. That's why many pieces of McCoy can be found cheap, but some are worth their weight in gold (okay not gold, but silver anyway, copper maybe? LOL). One example is the "cold painted" items they produced, that is to say they were hand decorated over the glaze and not very durable or long lasting due to washing the items, so you'll see pieces with much or all of the paint gone. Finding one with the paint in very good shape is desirable.You'll find this most common with cookie jars which are a pretty good seller. Others that sell well are large jardiniere's and umbrella stands. An example of a good selling planter are the "stretch animals" produced in the 30's-40's. An example of a good selling vase would be the matte glazed finishes in the pastel colors from the 20's-40's. The blended glazes of that period are popular too including one called onyx. Do a completed listing search for "McCoy" in "Pottery&Glass" and sort by: "price+shipping, highest first" and you'll get an idea of what to keep an eye out for in the first 10 pages. Hope this helps.
    Diggumup , Did a pretty good job for a crash course.. Only thing I want to add is take a lil time an research the makers mark they changed it a good bit an you can date it pretty easily once you know what your looking at.... Dig they are a few mccoy cookie jars worththere weight in gold like the mammy cauliflower jar an the cooky jar
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    Re: McCoy Pottery, is any of it worth picking up?

    Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that.
    Here are a couple references for the basic marks- http://www.mccoypottery.com/mark.html
    http://www.mccoypotterycollectorssoc...trademarks.htm


    And one for fakes and repros- http://www.quita.net/fakes.htm
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    Re: McCoy Pottery, is any of it worth picking up?

    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that.
    Here are a couple references for the basic marks- http://www.mccoypottery.com/mark.html
    http://www.mccoypotterycollectorssoc...trademarks.htm


    And one for fakes and repros- http://www.quita.net/fakes.htm
    Diggumup, you did a really good job with the crash course,I just posted the things you forgot about
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

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    Re: McCoy Pottery, is any of it worth picking up?

    Quote Originally Posted by creeper71
    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup
    Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that.
    Here are a couple references for the basic marks- http://www.mccoypottery.com/mark.html
    http://www.mccoypotterycollectorssoc...trademarks.htm


    And one for fakes and repros- http://www.quita.net/fakes.htm
    Diggumup, you did a really good job with the crash course,I just posted the things you forgot about
    “Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked”
    ―Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

    “Dubium sapientiae initium"
    -
    René Descartes

 

 

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