Pottery Wall Pockets & Decorations, Identification & Values"
by Craig Nissen.
Nissen, author of McCoy Pottery Wall Pockets & Decorations,
Identification & Values, has done a superb job in the making
of this book. Being a true lover and collector of McCoy Pottery
shows in the details of his work.
Butterfly Line has long been Craigs passion in McCoy. After
obtaining most every butterfly piece in every color his focus
has been the wall pockets by McCoy. His collection far excedes
any wall pocket collections I'm aware of.
in this book in chronological order are wall pockets and wall
decorations from l940 to 1980's. Also shown are copies of the
original catalog pages when available. Different colors are
shown as well as color variations and decorating variations.
An example of this is the Lady with Bonnet wall pocket; he
shows the commonly found one along with 18 decorated variation.
bonus here is that he also compares the original wall pocket
to the fakes that are on the market today. Unfortunately todays
market place has many fakes and repros. Craig has shown the
known reproductions and fakes relating to McCoy Pottery along
side of the Real McCoys when applicable. This should be a very
valuable asset to present collectors as well as future collectors.
actual marks of the McCoy wall pockets are shown and current
prices are given. Besides the more easily found wall pockets,
Craig has included many super rare items, some from the Cope
Gallery and some from Billie and Nelson McCoys collection.
pages of wall Decorations are shown on a sales brochure and
were a complete to surprise to me, giving me more items to
search for. This book is a must for the serious McCoy collector
. Craig has done it again with this Wonderful McCoy Reference!
Nissen is co-author of the Hanson/Nissen/Hanson series of 3
McCoy references, McCoy Pottery, Collectors Reference and Value