Who We Are
McCoy, etc. has been developed by Dan Schroeder and Dorman Olson of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (otherwise known as D&D). Our 500+ piece McCoy collection is modest in comparison to many long time collectors, but we buy only what we really like and want to display in our home (yes, every piece is on display with NOTHING in boxes packed away somewhere!).
How We Started
Several years ago Dan wandered into a local antique mall and came across a planter just like one his Mother had back home in Bangor, Wisconsin. He was stunned to see a whopping $20 price tag on it ... afterall, he thought, what's so special about a planter with a spinning wheel and Scottish Terrier dog on it? Little did he know that the $20 purchase he made that day would be the start of a collection, a business, a passion, and now a web site!
One day (and several McCoy purchases later) a neighbor stopped in to tell us about a yard sale in a nearby town that had lot's of McCoy cookie jars. He even had a phone number for us in case we were interested. That contact resulted in a carload of cookies jars ... which eventually resulted in renting a showcase at an antique mall ... which resulted in eventually running an antiques business with six large spaces in the biggest antique mall in Arizona. As the business grew, so did the collections. In addition to McCoy pottery we have a Borden's Elsie The Cow collection, Wallace Nutting and other vintage prints, Weller and Rookwood pottery, Kay Finch ceramics and Stangl bird figurines. We are also the proud owner of an original oil painting by Leslie Cope - "designer extraordinaire" for the Nelson McCoy Pottery Company for many, many years.
The loves of our lives are Jessica and Abigail, our Scottish Terriers ... which prompted yet another collection. You guessed it ... Scottie Stuff!
What We Know
No one can know everything (though some think they do). But if you are looking for quality McCoy pottery you can rest assured that we've studied, compared, reviewed and read everything we could about McCoy pottery. After handling hundreds of pieces in our collection and the collections of friends, we have come to know the look and feel of McCoy pottery. Getting your hands on and around hundreds of pieces is still the best way to get to know McCoy.
But even better ... we've come to know the wonderful people that make up the McCoy Pottery community! We attend the annual McCoy Pottery Reunion in Ohio when possible and network with top collectors across the country. And we hope this web site will give us even more reason to cultivate friendships.
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