Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 07, 2015
The 48th edition of America’s best-selling antiques price guide is here! The just-published “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2016” is available now online and in bookstores. Kovels’ is the most complete guide on the market, with more than 32,000 all-new, current prices and 2,500 new color photographs. Prices are from actual sales and are reviewed for accuracy—no estimates. Kovels’ features items sought by collectors in over 700 categories and in all price ranges, from $2 to $402,500, not just the highest-priced antiques found in most guides.
Kovels’ user-friendly price guide includes everything from advertising to Zsolnay pottery, along with up-to-date information about each category, logos, marks and dates. Also featured are hundreds of expert tips, comments on trends and pricing patterns, and the year’s record prices. All this enables collectors to buy, sell and collect with confidence.
Best of all, there’s an entirely new addition to this year’s book. “How to Sell” helps dealers, sellers and buyers research how and where to sell collections. This special report explains nine ways to sell antiques and collectibles, each with its profits and pitfalls. It covers places to sell, what sells high, what is out of style and what sellers need to know about selling online. Also included are lists of auctions, online antiques malls and websites that specialize in particular antiques and collectibles, as well as club publications that accept “wanted” and “for sale” ads.
A peek at some of the fascinating listings:
- Five-gallon stoneware churn with cobalt blue decoration picturing a Civil War soldier, highest price in the book, 15 1/2 inches high, $402,500
- Metal “Brownie Chocolate Flavored Drink” bottle cap, lowest price in the book, $2
- Mahogany saloon back bar and front bar, Princess style, made by Brunswick Balke, largest item in the book, 24 by 14 feet, $79,800
- Orphan Annie pin for the Radio Orphan Annie Secret Service Society is the smallest at 1 inch, $10
- Quack medical vibrating chair from the Battle Creek, Michigan, sanatorium in the 1900s, wood, leather and metal with motor, 62 inches high, $4,648
- Bed-sized throw cover made of skunk pelts lined with brown cloth, 94 by 104 inches, $2,100.
Antiques collectors have turned to the Kovels for their outstanding annual price guide ever since the first guide appeared in 1968. Since then, collecting has become more popular and collectors have become savvier and better informed. With a nationally syndicated newspaper column, newsletter, past TV series and a popular website, Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel are, without a doubt, America’s leading popular authorities on antiques and collectibles. “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2016” is a valuable resource to help collectors make wise decisions and save money. Look for it now in bookstores and online.
About the Authors:
Terry Kovel is a lifelong collector and expert. She has written more than 100 books on antiques and collectibles. She writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column, a subscription newsletter and a weekly e-newsletter. She lives in Ohio.
Kim Kovel, daughter of Terry and Ralph Kovel, grew up in a house filled with antiques and traveled regularly to shows and flea markets all over the country. Kim lives in Florida in a 1950s house.
Kovels.com, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels’ Antiques has written some of America’s most popular books and articles about collecting, including the best-selling “Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide,” now in its 48th edition. The website, Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers more than 1 million free prices, and includes a free weekly email, “Kovels Komments.” It gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions and answers, and much more.