If you’ve seen a whimsical cookie jar on someone’s counter, it’s likely by McCoy Pottery. Vintage McCoy cookie jars are arguably the most popular used cookie jars on the market, and there are several timeless styles that we love.
McCoy Cookie Jar History
The Nelson McCoy Sanitary Stoneware Company was founded in 1910. The company manufactured various pottery pieces out of their facility in Roseville, Ohio, but they didn’t start producing cookie jars until the 1930s. Dozens of cookie jar designs were manufactured until the early 1990s when the company shut down.
Several rare cookie jar examples from McCoy pottery sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars, like this “Freddie the Gleep” cookie jar that sold for $800 in late 2021 on eBay. However, most cookie jars sell between $30 – $80 when they are a common design in good condition.
Our Favorite Cookie Jar Designs
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Below you’ll find our top picks of McCoy cookie jars on the market along with the date of manufacture.