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McCoy Pottery: Collector's Reference and Value Guide, Vol. 3 Hardcover – Illustrated, August 22, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books; 1 edition (August 22, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574322524
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574322521
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This reference book is the third volume in the series exclusively devoted to the pottery made by the Nelson McCoy Pottery Company from 1910 to the mid-1980s, when it was finally sold to Designer Accents. Information is presented from the perspective of the collector. Hundreds of pieces are featured in dazzling, full-color photos. A 20-page index is an added feature, covering pieces contained in all three volumes of the series. -Scott Kramer

About the Author

Bob Hanson is a longtime collector of Nelson McCoy Pottery, as well as Brush-McCoy, J.W. McCoy, and pieces from the "Arts & Crafts" Era. In addition to pottery, he collects reverse paintings and trays, silhouette pictures, vintage whimsical plastic pins, and electric novelty clocks. Along with wife Margaret, he has co-authored three volumes in the McCoy Pottery series.

Craig Nissen and his wife Pat enjoy collecting not only Nelson McCoy Pottery, but Van Briggle pottery, Roseville pottery, Aladdin electric lamps, beaded "sugar" shade lamps from the 1920s, cupid photos, rug and pillow beaters, and wall pockets. Craig co-authored three volumes in the McCoy Pottery series, and is also the author of McCoy Wall Pockets & Decorations.

Margaret Hanson was a longtime collector of Nelson McCoy Pottery, as well as Brush-McCoy, J.W. McCoy, and pieces from the "Arts & Crafts" Era. Along with husband Bob, she co-authored three volumes in the McCoy Pottery series.

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The color photographs are really beautiful and well done.
Nelko (Betty Nelson)
They attribute the era the piece was produced as well as the volume and page number that each piece can be found on.
Kathryn Lynch
Every collector of McCoy Pottery should and MUST have this book.
Jade T. Butay

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I really like this book. I recently added a few new pieces of McCoy pottery to my collection. This book has great photos and concise information. It is full of a variety of items that I did not know McCoy produced, but now I do know. I was able to accurately price some items that I have on the market and I was able to review items that I have seen for sale. I was hoping for a book with photos and prices only and that is what I got. There is very little time waisted in this book. The photos are well produced and labeled. Great for those of you who are looking for collectibles and wondering about the justification of their price. I highly recommend this book.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By joe granger on October 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This body of work is a richly detailed piece of reference that has become my source of insight and excitement ever since the moment of purchace. The authors have layed out the Mccoy lines in a chronological fashion, listing also their identifying namesake. These categories are then subdivided into year produced, description, size, mark, available glazes and value. Lines produced by the McCoy are also given a smart descriprion, so that we as collectors gain a little insight as to the backround behind different lines. The book also offers a full history on marks and labels, and will also describe differing values related to pieces with reference to other oddities. Finally we are given a sincere history of Nelson Mccoy Pottery, which is a true asset to the begining collecter. This book is a must have. I find myself consulting it before and after every purchase I make. I have always purchased pottery because it effects my on an aesthetic level. Yesterday I purchased a $10 McCoy jardiniere. My $10 investment turned into $75! because I read the book.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Lynch on September 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
With the third collaboration of HNH, McCoy Collectors have all the luck when it comes to having the very rarest and finest examples of McCoy Pottery at their fingertips.
This book provides a generous number of pages on the subject of Floraline, an often overlooked segment of the McCoy Pottery line produced for the floral industry.
HNH have singled out the best of the best when it comes to the rare and non-production lines. The most helpful section in Volume III can be found in the back of the book. Here HNH have cataloged the entire McCoy line that they have covered in each volume. They attribute the era the piece was produced as well as the volume and page number that each piece can be found on.
I can't say it enough, McCoy Lovers have all the luck!
Please join me in celebrating the life of Margaret Hanson, co-author of McCoy Pottery Collector's Reference and Value Guide, Volume III. Margaret passed away at her home near Seattle, WA on November 1, 2001. Her indomitable spirit lives on in all of those who knew her. She is an wonderful example of what living with passion and beauty is all about. Her's was a life well-lived!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Irvin Goodman HALL OF FAME on April 1, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This updated reference and value guide is a spectacular hardback volume packed with over 300 pages of sharp full color pictures of McCoy pottery. It includes a history of McCoy pottery, and a price guide for each item listed. Very clear color photos of marks and labels are shown, making it easy to identify the McCoys. A very interesting feature is the over 400 full color pictures of McCoy cookie jars. A top quality book and a pleasure to own.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jade T. Butay on July 17, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The authors are fitting and devoted source whose familiarity and love about McCoy Pottery shine through. Every collector of McCoy Pottery should and MUST have this book. This book is aimed at all levels of collectors. It has the wealth of information needed to help beginners make sense of things that may initially seem confusing. With its color photographs, lists prices, and careful organization this book will be of use to collectors and buyers in need of a general pricing guide. In light of the fact that there are so few books on McCoy Pottery I am grateful to the authors for their effort and dedication. Thank you!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Augustyn on November 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
While this book offers excellent photos of many McCoy lines, I find that the stated values of the pottery is optimistic ( they seem to be desired values of McCoy collectors more than actual market values). I also don't care for the order in which the pottery is presented. I would rather see all the vases, all the planters, all the cookie jars, etc.. presented together rather than in chronological order. It is much easier to find a piece with an unknown date of production that way.
All in all a good book for those who want to get a taste for McCoy, but not an excellent reference book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 1999
Format: Hardcover
As with Volume I, this book is filled with gorgeous photography and is organized chronologically. This book identifies McCoy pieces not previously seen in other reference books and many hard-to-find and rare pieces are shown. Even if few collectors will be able to find the uncommon pieces, they are a pleasure to see. An interesting feature is the "Top 100"; not all collectors may agree with the authors about their selections of the most desirable and findable pieces, but it will certainly provoke lots of discussion. Also, new to this volume, there is a large section covering cookie jars. Finally, this book has lots of information and is a joy to read.
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