I stumbled across these wonderful violin pocket planters with gold strings. They say McCoy USA and have gold etching and says shafer 23 K gold guaranteed. Perfect condition. No chips, cracks. What can you tell me about them and their worth ?

Answer:

These are wonderful examples of the McCoy Violin Wall pockets. Not all were decorated with gold trim. Note the mark on yours, this is the way Maccoy marked their gold trimmed items. Other companies used gold and marked differently The violin wall pocket was made in 1956 and came in this aqua and in white. There are a couple that were done in black and they are quite rare. Prices are a bit soft right now but these would certainly be worth a minimum of 75.00 each.