[Mccoypottery-talk] "USA pottery" at the flea market
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:28:23 -0600
carolyn graves wrote:
> Hi there is McCoy produced pottery with just USA and some with no
> markings at all. Welcome to the wonderful World of McCoy.
Here's a funny (or maybe not).
My sister took me to her favorite flea market when I was in OK last
month. I found a few pieces of interesting looking pottery for from
$3 to $6 each, in 3 or 4 separate booths. Fastened beneath each
of these items was a little placard, marked "nice old USA pottery".
Finally, I found a piece I liked well enough to actually pick it up and
examine it. Guess what! All those "nice old USA" pieces, were
actually McCoy. ;-)
I went back to check each one I could remember and sure enough --
they were ALL McCoy. So, I picked them up and handed them to
my sister, told her what they were and suggested she buy them. I was
only interested in one of them for myself and carried it around with me.
Finally, I put it down on the check-out counter and went to look at
something else and she ended up buying it too!!! The rat! She said
it was because she had a larger, matching white planter, but I knew
when she got it home, she'd find there was no match. ;-) I really
wanted that planter, but I guess I'll enjoy just as much, making her
feel guilty for the next 25 years.
BTW -- there were some items with "McCoy pottery" placards, too. They
actually said McCoy on the bottom, so that must be how the vendor knew
what they were. ;-) And they were ALL considerably more expensive
they were all pretty much book list prices.
There was a lot of cheap Haeger (sp??), too and some Shawnee and some
I didn't recognize.
This little flea market has about 80 booths and is sort of in the middle of
nowhere. It sits alone, at the corner of an intersection, where 2 minor
meet and is about equidistance from 6 tiny NE OK towns and a few miles
from TwinBridges State Park. I would never have thought of putting any
sort of business where it is.
Next time I am visiting, I'm going to go back and see if they've increased
Oh, BTW -- They had 2 VERY old mammy cookie jars I didn't recognize
(not McCoy). They were behind a glass case, so I didn't get to look
at the bottoms. One was $180 and the taller one was about $75, I
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