If you want to start an antique pottery collection, it may be hard to decide which type of pottery to collect. Some of the most cherished antique pottery collections are those of McCoy Pottery. These high quality pieces can provide a beautiful and valuable antique pottery collection. This article will introduce you to McCoy Pottery and provide some tips on starting your collecting.
McCoy Pottery is one of the most well-known pottery lines ever made in the United States. The company was started in the very early 1900s, and the company name was changed to McCoy-Brush in 1925. Original pieces came with documented authenticity, and a serial number that could be located on the piece itself. In the beginning the most common items made were jugs, jars, and crocks for use by stores and farms. In the 1930s more commercial and collectible items were produced for in home use. The McCoy-Brush company eventually closed which has increased the value and popularity of these antique items.
How should you get started with your McCoy Pottery collection? First and foremost, understand that authentic McCoy Pottery pieces are expensive. A collection may take years to finish. Its best to sit down and decide what you would want your ideal collection to look like and then cross items off the list as you go. You can look at the variety of McCoy Pottery pieces available by doing Internet research or buying a McCoy Pottery guide. This will help you choose the pieces that most appeal to you. It will help you to also buy a price guide, so you can anticipate the cost of your collection and avoid overpriced items.
There are a few different places that you will be able to locate McCoy Pottery for purchase. If you want to purchase from home, you can try your luck on an online auction site to get a good price on these pieces. If you join a McCoy Pottery collectors association you may be able to get access to a bigger variety of pieces. These associations can help you become more well versed on these items and often hold collectors auctions.