A little over 15 years ago I started collecting McCoy pottery. It started with a sugar and creamer that my mother gave me. It was a wedding gift given to her and my dad when they married in 1947. A few weeks after she gave them to me I was watching a Martha Stewart show where she featured McCoy pottery. There was the same sugar and creamer set. I jumped up and sure enough the McCoy signature was on the bottom of each. Both are shown below with the teapot that I found later. The cost for the sugar and creamer in the 1940's was $5.40 retail per dozen. That would be 45 cents per set. The tea set now would cost between $75.00 to $100.00.
Look at the dust on this shelf. My, my.
Over the years I've bought and sold different pieces that I liked. I haven't bought any pottery in a few years mainly because I don't have a place to store or put them. It would take a piece that really caught my eye and didn't cost an arm and a leg for me to buy it. Below are some of the pieces of pottery that I put out in the fall of the year.
Acorn Basket (1952)
Rustic Flower Basket (1957)
Flying Duck Planter (1955)
Bird Dog Planter (1954)
I recently gave this particular piece above to our youngest son for his new home. He has always admired it.
Novelty Dish with Bird (1950)
These are just a few of the pieces that I own. When antiquing I can spot a McCoy right away. The only problem is that I don't see to many anymore except on Ebay or by individual dealers. In another post I will show some of the other pieces I have. Do any of you out there in Blogville own any McCoy?