Kovels.com Top 20 Antiques and Collectibles Searches for June 2014

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Kovels' Top 20 list shows collectors are interested in pottery and glass, particularly Fenton glass.

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Fenton Silver Crest vase

The Kovels' Top 20 list is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on its website during June 2014. Fenton has been creeping up the Top 20 list and this month appears at the top. It’s a popular and often inexpensive collectible.

Fenton Art Glass Co. was founded in 1905 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, by Frank L. Fenton and his brother, John W. Fenton. They painted decorations on glass blanks made by other manufacturers until 1907, when they opened their own glassblowing factory in Williamstown, West Virginia. They are well-known for their carnival glass, an inexpensive, iridescent pressed glass that they made from about 1907 to about 1925. The Fenton vase shown here is from the Silver Crest line, opaque glass such as custard or milk glass decorated with a clear ruffled edge. It’s 5 inches high and sold for $32 in an online shop.

The Kovels’ Top 20 list for June 2014 shows antique enthusiasts busy researching: 1) Fenton, 2) Dinnerware, 3) Coca-Cola, 4) Occupied Japan, 5) Wedgwood, 6) Stoves, 7) Bottles, 8) Bavaria, 9) McCoy, 10) Doll, 11) Toy, 12) Watch, 13) Depression Glass, 14) Furniture, 15) Lighters, 16) Collector Plates, 17) Red Wing, 18) Banks, 19) Clocks, and 20) Cookie Jars.

Collectors who go to Kovels.com can learn the identifying features, marks and prices of antiques and collectibles. Kovels.com and the book, “Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide,” list thousands of collectibles in hundreds of categories that are described, edited, priced and pictured.

Terry Kovel is America’s foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. With her daughter, Kim Kovel, she co-authors the best-selling annual “Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide.” Both Terry and Kim are collectors. They will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels(dot)com.

About Kovels.com
Kovels.com, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, 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 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 46th edition. Ralph and Terry were featured in three TV series about antiques and collectibles, The most recent was “Flea Market Finds with the Kovels” on the HGTV cable channel. The Kovels’ website, online since 1998, offers 900,000 free prices and includes a free weekly email, “Kovels Komments.” It give readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions with Kovels’ answers and much more.

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