[Mccoypottery-talk] Ceramic McCoy Tiger

Brenda Jo Cox bjc@texas.net
Sat, 02 Jun 2001 23:18:50 -0500

I did the same thing on a strawberry.  I thought it was the "old" strawberry and the
dealer represented it as such, but when I got it home and began to think about it and
look on the web, I realized it wasn't a McCoy.  I'm new at this too, and find the info on
the web plus the folks here who have be collecting for years very helpful. BJ

Barry Richards wrote:

> I have just started getting into McCoy pottery in the past month. I am
> saving up to buy a McCoy Reference Book, so I am trying to pick up all I can
> off the internet in the meantime. I have found that surfing thru the
> auctions online and reading the seller comments is useful as well as the
> McCoy home page. This is the way I became a little familiar with some of the
> pieces that are tigers and panthers. I found a tiger at an auction which
> looked vaguely familiar. The only ones I could find online were planters. It
> is definitely not a panther. It stands at 7" at the head. It has its mouth
> wide open in a roar. It is about 12" in length. It is painted a really dark
> green, in fact its back looks almost black. There is a small amount of brown
> underneath. The more I study it, the more I think it is a "McCoy want to
> be". I only spent $3.00 on it, so maybe it will be a cheap lesson learned.
> If anyone has any comments, please share. Thanks! Becky
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