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McCoy "Generations" / "Have A Happy Day Cookie Jar" and "Five Little Scotties" Planter/ Circa 1970 and 1940

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    Posted 7 years ago

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    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-

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 7 years ago
      Happy Day has put a smile on here :-)
    2. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Awesome! I use the Happy Day jar in my kitchen. Adds that pop. Think you'll be surprised how much they go for...
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Amber :) It was marked eighteen but I got it for fifteen so I think I did well. I've seen a wide range of values. Depends on the black paint quality or whether the top is missing or not. Mine seems pretty much perfect. A tiny scratch and paint loss to one of the letters though.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Love this McCoy's pretty new to me and I don't see it here.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Karen :) I don't have a lot and I think next to Shawnee and maybe Roseville or Weller (expensive sometimes) it's what everyone collects here in the US if you're into art pottery. Living in Ohio where all these companies were based you'd think there would be more to be had but it still requires a bit of hunting to find the good pieces at the right price.
    6. tom61375, 7 years ago
      I always say it w/ a smile! LOVE IT!! =)
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the comments and "loves" :) Have a Happy Day !
    8. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 7 years ago
      How beautiful and friendly...
    9. AnneLanders AnneLanders, 7 years ago
      What's your favourite collectables Mike?
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Thanks Anne.....Well I do have pretty eclectic tastes, but I really loving finding any of the great art pottery pieces and Chinese porcelain. Vases and sculpture have always been my favorites. All art work too paintings or prints. Pretty much anything that catches my eye. I love furniture but transportation and space keep that well in

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