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McCoy Jack-O-Lantern Cookie Jar

Posted Wednesday, April 04 by Brian

My wife bought this cookie jar at a garage sale 25 years ago. She always said it was valuable. Is it? Thanks Bill
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Valuable is a relative term. But, I would say your wife was right. Your Jack-O-Lantern cookie jar was made by McCoy in the mid 1950's. I contacted Mercedes DiRenzo-Bolduc of Jazz'e Junque Inc., Chicago's first vintage cookie jar shop. She said that in 18 years of buying and selling cookie jars, she had only had this McCoy Jack O Lantern twice. In the past she has sold them in the $600-$700 range.

In today's market you would likely find one in an antique store for $500 and up depending on condition. It is definitely one of the harder cookie jars to find, especially in good condition.

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