Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles November 2016 Newsletter Available

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The Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles November 2016 newsletter features sales reports on Lenci dolls, Chanel suits and jackets, Gorham silver, Shaker sewing items and painted country furniture. Its pages are packed with information, photos and prices.

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Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles November 2016

Pressed felt Lenci dolls made years ago in Italy and auctioned in Maryland are featured in a sale report in Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles November 2016 newsletter. Known for their distinctive painted faces with pouty lips and side-glancing eyes, the dolls included character boys and girls with detailed costumes. They sold from $450 to almost $2,000. Savvy shoppers looking for classic Chanel style bid at a Chicago auction where vintage and contemporary Chanel suits and jackets ranged from $200 to $900. Kovels’ November issue pictures a selection with descriptions and prices. The Gorham Manufacturing Co. set the standard for quality American sterling and a Boston auction proved that buyers still appreciate the look and feel of heirloom silver. A Martelé tray took top honors at over $8,500, but bidders also took home beautiful silver for a lot less. See the top lot tray and other Gorham tableware with prices in Kovels’ latest issue.

Shaker-made sewing items with typically simple design and solid craftsmanship sold in Massachusetts. An 1840s pine sewing cabinet with extended two-board top sold for $12,000, while a practical maple and cloth pincushion brought $540. More Shaker pieces are pictured with prices in Kovels’ November newsletter. And colorful cupboards, dry sinks and other wooden storage accessories from the 19th and early 20th centuries sold in Ohio to a standing-room-only crowd where prices reflected the red-hot market for painted country furniture. Examples in Kovels’ November issue.

Kim Kovel goes “on the road” to Washington D.C., where she attended one of the opening celebrations of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and viewed its decorative arts. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a knitted Absolut Vodka bottle cover, a Seth Adams clock, pair of rubber mice, and a woven Mattapoisett basket. November’s Dictionary of Marks features the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile and its changes through the years. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the Buyer’s Price Guide.

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

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. The 2017 edition is now available at Kovelsonlinestore.com and local bookstores. They will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels(dot)com.

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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, the Kovels have written some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2017. The website, Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers more than a 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.

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