Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter Adds New Column

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Kovels’ newsletter to offer tips on “new uses for old stuff.”

Repurposed lampshade frame

Repurposed lampshade frame

There is a great deal of interest in repurposing older antiques and collectibles for use today. This isn’t new. It has been done for generations. -Terry Kovel

New Uses for Old Stuff” is a new monthly feature starting in the June issue of the newsletter “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles,” which will continue to give collectors current information on sales, auctions, trends and reproductions. "New Uses for Old Stuff” will help collectors give renewed life to old items.

“There is a great deal of interest in repurposing older antiques and collectibles for use today,” according to Terry Kovel. “This isn’t new. It has been done for generations. Remember Peter Hunt, who in the 1940s and '50s redecorated furniture from the 1930s. His colorful redecorated folk art pieces are now expensive collectibles.”

In the June issue, the new column shows how to repurpose old broken lampshades by removing the fabric cover and using the frame in the garden as a trellis for peonies. They’ll grow tall enough to hide the frame.

The new Kovels column will feature bottle trees, reworked chests of drawers, unique chairs, antique button art, and more old stuff given a second life.

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. “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles” is available as a print subscription or as a digital version that is part of Kovels.com Premium.

Terry Kovel, well-known columnist and author, gives information and advice on collecting. She will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels.com.

About “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles”
The monthly full-color newsletter, “Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles,” is published by Terry Kovel, the country’s foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. Soon to begin its 40th year of publication, the newsletter provides collectors, dealers and investors with up-to-date and accurate information on auctions, sales, prices, trends, reproductions and resources. Kovels’ Antiques, which began publishing the newsletter in 1974, 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. For a free issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, go here.

Contact info:
Liz Lillis
216.752.2252
Pr(at)kovels(dot)com

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