Posted 7 years ago
Found two McCoy pieces at a tent sale today that just sprang up in the vacant lot next to my favorite Chinese buffet. They couldn't be more different and I thought putting them together shows McCoy's design evolution over the years until they closed in 1982. They definitely had a sense of humor and knew what the public wanted. The "Have A Happy (why not"nice"...copyright thing ?) Day" cookie jar is from the late 60's early 70's while the "Scottie" planter is a 40's design. They are both clearly marked and I really didn't think the cookie jar was even McCoy until I turned it over. I keep forgetting they did lots of cookie jars over the years. The Scottie planter is my favorite since I have my own little Scottie girl. It's surprising that there is no damage to the delicate ears at all, but there is a hairline crack down the back of the planter. The cookie jar is perfect. It better be for the price I paid as I could only get a couple of dollars off for buying a few other things. She was a very nice older lady along with her two sons. We talked for quite a bit. Maybe I'll go back tomorrow. -Mike-
More info on McCoy here they have a very diverse and interesting history.
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