Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors
Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 3rd edition (July 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #778,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #129 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Pottery & Ceramics #231 in Books > Arts & Photography > Other Media > Ceramics #398 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Pottery & Ceramics
Generally inferior to the real collector books on McCoy--the Nissen Hanson volumes, Sanford volumes, Huxford and the original Coates books. Pictures not as detailed, poor organization, incomplete reference for this prolific pottery.
This book contains many photos and names or pieces and lines to help a novice collector recognize McCoy.I love McCoy collecting - but I suspect the information found in Mr. Snyder's book reflects knowledge of an author and not a seasoned McCoy collector. The book contained little new information and several errors including the unique spelling of Mr. SIDNEY Cope's name which should read SYDNEY.A good collector's reference needs more than pictures and guesses at pricing and needs to do more than reiterate (whether accurately or inaccurately) the history of the items. It needs a depth of current knowledge found only by being an active collector who networks with others; subscribes to newsletters; attends reunions and auctions and above all, is familiar with the topic of the book!This book values a stoneware leaves and berries plate at when last summer one sold for. I suspect that had there been input from other geographical locations beyond PA and Ohio, some of the pricing and information might have been more accurate.Disappointing to say the least - but there are other very informative McCoy books to fill the holes left by this one.
I collect McCoy pottery planters and vases and was glad to see some of my faves in this book and other pieces that I've seen and didn't realize until reading this book, that they were McCoy also. great reference book to have.
This is a very useful guide to McCoy pottery. The photos are wonderful, the text provides detailed and accurate information on the design and manufacturing process not to be found elsewhere ... and much else. The book is well organized and easy to use. The pricing is fair. The author interviewed the McCoys themselves and has written about many different pottery lines. This is a good book. But don't take my word for it. Check it out for yourself!
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