[Mccoypottery-talk] Repros... (NOT CJ'S!)

BarbCrews barbc@thecookiejar.net
Mon, 04 Jun 2001 23:01:32 -0500

At 10:32 PM 6/4/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Now that we are on the subject of McCoy reproductions, I wanted to share 
>something with everyone.  Maybe others know, but I certainly didn't... I 
>thought only the CJs were being reproduced.
>About a month ago I met with Red Huston, a dealer in our area 
>(Arkansas/Missouri) who said he has been dealing in cookie jars for 35 
>years.  He has hundreds in his shop and it was quite a sight to see!  He 
>deals at the Annual National Cookie Jar Show

Interesting your mentioning Red.. I was just talking to him a few days ago 
at the cookie jar show. He is extremely knowledgeable and always ready to 
share information ........
They are both a great couple (he and his wife Mary Ann)

>  and knows just about everyone involved with McCoys.  Anyway, he told me 
> to be on the lookout for repros in other pieces besides cookie jars.  I 
> have only seen one basket piece redone (which I bought cheaply because I 
> wasn't sure).  He then showed me a reproduction of the smaller hand tray 
> shown on page 112 of Sanford's.  I couldn't believe it - it looked 
> exactly the same and in the beautiful aqua glaze.  I have this piece in 
> yellow and could compare:  His repro was slightly smaller, definitely 
> lighter, WAS MARKED NM as the original, but the interior of the underside 
> was not glazed and just solid bisque (the interior of mine is entirely 
> glazed).  Had I not been told and ran into this piece somewhere else, I 
> would have assumed it wa!
>s the real McCoy - a VERY good copy.
>Has anyone else ran into repros on planters, vases, etc., other than 
>cookie jars?  I'm sure we could all benefit from hearing about 
>them!  Incidently, if anyone would like to name a date/time for us to 
>start meeting in the McCoy chat room, I would love to join in!!!
>Thanks - Kelly
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Barbara Crews
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