Kovels.com Adds Thousands of New Prices to Its Online Price Guide

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More than 40,000 prices and 2,500 pictures of antiques and collectibles have just been added to the free price guide on Kovels.com. The searchable price guide is a useful tool for buying, selling, or settling an estate.

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Kovels.com, the web’s largest free antiques and collectibles price guide, has just added more than 40,000 prices and 2,500 new color pictures of priced antiques from the 2012 edition of their well-known book, “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide.” Like the book, the user-friendly Kovels.com online price guide is organized into over 725 categories that represent the most popular collecting interests—including Art Pottery, Depression Glass, Furniture, Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Toys and more. And each category includes a short description and history.

The Kovels.com online price guide is useful to both new and experienced collectors. It is a report of asked-for prices, gathered and edited by Kovels from sales at shops, shows, flea markets, auctions, magazines, newspapers, online sales, dealers, and other knowledgeable sources. No estimates here, no “suggested” prices. And all of the over 800,000 prices in the online price guide are dated so you can see what prices were both now and years ago—information used to identify market trends and as a guide for buying, selling, appraising, or settling an inheritance.

You can find almost anything among the Kovels’ added prices and thousands of pictures. A medical case of 50 glass eyes made in England about 1890 sold for $6,500. A brass Gothic-style dog carrier] went for $403.There was even a coin-operated perfume spray dispenser with lion’s face sprayers that sold for $3,300. The highest priced piece is a c.1927 Poul Henningsen lamp for $202,213. The lowest price is 10 cents for a crown bottle cap marked “Hite’s Dairy Farm, Orange Juice Reconstituted, Sweetened, Sacramento, Califor.” And at 1 3/4 inch, it’s also one of the smallest.

One new influence that affected prices in the 2012 book was the booming demand for Asian antiques. Jade, ivory, cloisonné, and ceramics made in China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries have been selling for many times the estimate. Also, several important collections sold at auction—banks, carnival glass, cloisonné and toys—that offered rare pieces in close to mint condition, and Kovels’ 2012 book includes lots of their descriptions, and prices.

The Kovels are authors of books and other publications for collectors of antiques and almost antiques. “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles” is their 12-page monthly newsletter, available as a print subscription or as a digital downloadable version. It’s an easy-to-read, 12-page format with sale reports, color photos, and current prices. With its mixture of expert advice and reports on what’s hot in the market, Kovels’ newsletter has something to offer both beginning and experienced collectors.

About Kovels.com
Kovels.com, the online portal for Kovels’ Antiques, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. Kovels’ Antiques was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels’ Antiques has continually published some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling “Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide,” now in its 45th edition. The Kovels’ website, online since 1998, and free weekly email, “Kovels Komments,” give readers a bird's-eye view of the market through up-to-date news, auction reports, an online Price Guide, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions with Kovels’ answers, and much more.

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