Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles May 2017 Newsletter Available

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Antique globes are featured in the just-released Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles May 2017 newsletter. Also in the spotlight are match safes, midcentury modern storage furniture, designer spring dresses and Buffalo Pottery, all with information, photos and prices.

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Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles May 2017 newsletter

Antique globes that once brought heaven and earth into Victorian parlors are featured in a sale report in Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles May 2017 newsletter. Find pictures and prices of table, pocket and novelty globes – even a planetarium – that auctioned in New Orleans, where prices peaked at nearly $3,000. Buffalo Pottery made tableware for homes, restaurants, railroads and hotels. Kovels’ May newsletter pictures examples of Buffalo pottery auctioned in Virginia, including colorful and amusing pieces from the Deldare line that pictured scenes from English literature and everyday village life. Match safes are a hot collecting category and Kovels’ latest issue reports on a collection of 19th and early 20th century match safes sold in Pennsylvania. Pocket-sized and lightweight, many advertised products, were souvenirs, or had nature themes like the mixed metal bird that brought almost $2,000 and the sterling silver alligator that went for almost $200.

Fashion goes in cycles and designer dresses made five to ten years ago are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Kovels’ newsletter pictures dresses that auctioned in Chicago where bidders found bargains by famous designers, perfect for current spring and summer wear. And midcentury modern storage furniture can fit nicely into today’s lifestyles. Buyers looking for modular cabinets and known designers bid on pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Paul McCobb and others at a Chicago auction. Kovels’ May newsletter features examples. Most sold for under $2,000.

Lee Kovel goes “on the road” to Palm Springs, California, for the annual Palm Springs Modernism Show and Modernism Week. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Salvador Dali print, Mary Gregory glass, a “Mulligan” policeman bank and Satsuma pottery. May’s Dictionary of Marks lists typical corner blocks on 19th-century coverlets that identify the maker. 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. The 50th annual Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide will be published later this year. The 2017 edition is currently available at Kovelsonlinestore.com and local bookstores. Terry Kovel 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 her daughter, 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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