Pam McCarrison
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 21:04:44 PST

Alls fair in love and McCoy!!!!!!

>From: Lee Peedin <>
>Reply-To: McCoyPottery Online Talk <>
>To: McCoy List <>
>Subject: Wow
>Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 19:49:20 -0500 (EST)
>Just got around to checking my email since
>last Sat. - 109 messages (108 from this
>mailing list).  Good to see all you new folks!!
>I'm Lee in NC and have been collecting McCoy,
>(and most any other stoneware I like) for
>several years.  It's "everywhere" in our home.
>Many of you have heard me speak of the
>auction I attend every Sat. night - well
>I've become such a regular that they hired
>me.  The pay's not much but I really enjoy
>the action of a "ring man".  Last Sat. &
>this Sat. they are auctioning the household
>contents of 3 estates.  Lot's of stuff from
>the 40's & 50's.  Last Sat. as soon as I
>entered the building, my wife and I spotted
>the McCoy spinning wheel planter (the one
>where the dog has the cat 'treed' on the
>spinning wheel.  I told my wife that I
>intended to own it - this was the first one
>I has actually seen.  Being an 'off' pay day
>week, I wasnt' prepared to spend too much,
>but I was certain that if someone else got
>it, they would pay.  I bought it for $7.00.
>A common exclaimation of a ring man is: "You
>people ain't looked at this piece". 
>Needless to say I kept my mouth shut while
>this item was being bid.  
>Bought several other pieces of china and
>stoneware for very low money.  Anyone out
>there collect Nortake china?
>All for now - Lee in NC

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