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McCoy Pottery

No name in the field of American ceramics is quite as popular as the McCoy brand. Recognizable for their iconic logo, McCoy pottery specialized in stoneware that is still significant today.

Opening its doors in Ohio as the Williams and McCoy Pottery Co. in 1886, the brand was the inspiration of J.W. McCoy. The company initially specialized in stoneware pieces and was considered one of the most prolific producers of ceramic wares in the state. The following decade witnessed a number of company reorganizations and renamings, but 1899, J.W. McCoy Pottery Co. emerged.

In the 1900s, J.W. McCoy Pottery Co. continued to produce stoneware and expanded into art pottery. From jardinières to umbrella stands, McCoy's remarkable range of ceramics delighted American consumers.


Quick Facts

  • In 1911, the name of the company was changed to Brush-McCoy Pottery due to a merger with the holdings of George Brush, who had joined the McCoy team in 1909. This union was maintained until 1925, when the McCoy name disappeared
  • Related to J.W. McCoy pottery is the Nelson McCoy Sanitary and Stoneware Company, formed in Roseville, Ohio in early 1910. Created by J.W.’s son, the company reorganized in 1933 as the Nelson McCoy Pottery Company
  • McCoy values are on the rise. In the late '90s, a McCoy cookie jar sold at auction for $10,000. In 2006, a McCoy planter in the popular Robin Hood design sold for more than $11,000 at an auction in Virginia

Recommended Items at Auction

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McCoy Custom Std. Ga. Gray/Maroon Short E1 w/Matching Ives Transition Cars
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Custom Std. Ga. Gray/Maroon Short E1 w/Matching Ives Transition Cars
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $1,500
$45012 Bids
McCoy Modern Era Std. Ga. No. 51 Union Line Trolley LIKE NEW
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Modern Era Std. Ga. No. 51 Union Line Trolley LIKE NEW
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $150
$22510 Bids
McCoy Std. Ga. TCA Northern California Division Green/Yellow San Francisco Trolley Boxed
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Std. Ga. TCA Northern California Division Green/Yellow San Francisco Trolley Boxed
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $250
$2259 Bids
McCoy Standard Gauge Red E-2 Cascade Electric Loco
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Standard Gauge Red E-2 Cascade Electric Loco
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $500
$3008 Bids
McCoy Custom Std. Ga. Short E1 Ives Electric Blue/Silver Engine
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Custom Std. Ga. Short E1 Ives Electric Blue/Silver Engine
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $500
$1505 Bids
McCoy Custom Std. Ga. Two-Tone Red Short E1 Ives Electric Engine
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Custom Std. Ga. Two-Tone Red Short E1 Ives Electric Engine
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $750
$2754 Bids
McCoy Std. Ga. TCA 1000-76 Blue Spirit of 76 Flatcar
Feb 24, 10:00 AM EST
McCoy Std. Ga. TCA 1000-76 Blue Spirit of 76 Flatcar
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $50
$303 Bids
2 McCoy Squirrel Cookie Jar
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
2 McCoy Squirrel Cookie Jar
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
NELSON MCCOY ONYX LINE URN
Mar 03, 12:00 PM EST
NELSON MCCOY ONYX LINE URN
by Charleston Estate Services Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $50- $75
$101 Bid
MCCOY OVENWARE POTTERY MIXING BOWL
Mar 01, 12:00 PM EST
MCCOY OVENWARE POTTERY MIXING BOWL
by Converse Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$100 Bids
McCoy "Pinecone, Nesting Birds" Pottery Vessels, 4
Mar 12, 11:00 AM EDT
McCoy "Pinecone, Nesting Birds" Pottery Vessels, 4
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
rare mccoy? usa #281 foot pitcher pottery
Feb 25, 6:30 PM EST
rare mccoy? usa #281 foot pitcher pottery
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $10- $150
$100 Bids
RARE Antique c. 1920 McCoy Pottery Leaf and Berry Green Blue Hanging Planter
Mar 18, 6:00 PM EDT
RARE Antique c. 1920 McCoy Pottery Leaf and Berry Green Blue Hanging Planter
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Antique c. 1925 Nelson McCoy Pottery Double Handled Brown and Green Vase
Mar 18, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique c. 1925 Nelson McCoy Pottery Double Handled Brown and Green Vase
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Vintage McCoy Yellow Stoneware # 4 Mixing Bowl
Feb 24, 9:00 AM CST
Vintage McCoy Yellow Stoneware # 4 Mixing Bowl
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$150 Bids
McCoy Tea Pot
Feb 27, 9:00 AM EST
McCoy Tea Pot
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
McCoy Mickey Minnie Turnabout Cookie Jar
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
McCoy Mickey Minnie Turnabout Cookie Jar
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $50- $75
$100 Bids
8" MCCOY POTTERY "USA" VASE
Feb 24, 11:00 AM EST
8" MCCOY POTTERY "USA" VASE
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE MCCOY POTTERY CUCKOO CLOCK WALL POCKET
Feb 24, 11:00 AM EST
VINTAGE MCCOY POTTERY CUCKOO CLOCK WALL POCKET
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Antique c. 1925 McCoy Pottery Swallows Birds in Flight Brown and Green Jardiniere
Mar 18, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique c. 1925 McCoy Pottery Swallows Birds in Flight Brown and Green Jardiniere
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Brush McCoy Pottery Gargoyle Majolica Jardiniere
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Brush McCoy Pottery Gargoyle Majolica Jardiniere
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell McCoy Pottery


Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

One Source Auctions

One Source Auctions

Wehrly's Auction Service

Wehrly's Auction Service

Lakelands Auction Service

Lakelands Auction Service