It's kind of funny, my wife and I used to go to Redbank, NJ and hunt around antique stores. I saw tons of McCoy sets, mint in their original boxes and I never thought anything of it (this was just 10 years ago). I was always hunting for that hidden 408 and 1912.
Now I'm at the "what were you thinking" stage. The really cool stuff was right there.
They weren't dirt cheap but they weren't terribly expensive either. Now that I see this collection, I think I screwed up!