Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles December 2018 Newsletter Available

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Featuring Disney collectibles, rare antique mechanical toys, American midcentury design, Lalique glass and early American homemade rugs, Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter is full of photos, information, tips and prices. Kovels’ December newsletter is now available in print and digital versions.

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Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles December 2018 Newsletter

Disney collectibles were flying high at a California auction and are featured in a sale report in Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles December 2018 newsletter. More than 900 lots from a single collection of Disneyland-related toys, animation cels and unique theme park souvenirs that sold collectively for over $7 million. Among the items pictured in Kovels’ — a car from the Dumbo the flying Elephant ride that auctioned for $483,000, a trash can used near the It’s a Small World attraction that went for $18,400, and an unused 1960 book of park tickets that brought $4,300. Midcentury design continues to be popular with collectors and Kovels’ December newsletter pictures furniture and accessories with their prices from a recent Chicago auction. Chairs by Adrian Pearsall and Eero Saarinen mingle with a Herman Miller wall hanging, a George Nelson cabinet, a Marilyn Newhart doll and other iconic forms, including a 1940s leg splint designed by Charles and Ray Eames for use in World War II.

A fall New Jersey auction featured a collection of Lalique glass. The clear arched centerpiece that made collectors exclaim ooh-la-la sold for $31,250. It was decorated with a frosted feathery firebird on a bronze base that could be illuminated. This and other Lalique items, mostly from the 1920s, are pictured in Kovels’ December issue. Antique mechanical toy enthusiasts had much to consider at a New Jersey auction where a French gymnast toy sold for over $15,000. Find other toys that move such as rowers, kickers, climbers and even a swimmer in Kovels’ latest issue. And homemade rugs from the late 18th and early 19th centuries were sold in Pennsylvania, where the top priced rug picturing two flower pots in a serpentine border went for $1,375. Kovels’ newsletter pictures other examples with animals, stars and geometrics.

Kovels’ also tells how to spot reproductions of vintage roly poly tins. They go “on the road” to Athens to explore the sights, markets and antiques. Kovels’ popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Christmas pyramid, a wooden Streamliner sled, a Shawnee cookie jar and “bank pins.” December’s Dictionary of Marks pictures marks and dates found on vintage Disney toys. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in December’s Buyer’s Price Guide.

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

Terry Kovel is one of America’s foremost authorities on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. The 2019 edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide is available at Kovels.com and local bookstores. This all-new 51st edition of Kovels’ popular annual price guide features 16,000 prices and more than 2,500 photos, larger than ever before, on items in categories most sought-after by collectors. New this edition – 300 marks to help identify and date pottery, porcelain, glass and other collectibles. Terry Kovel 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 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 annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. 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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Liz Lillis
216.752.2252
Pr(at)kovels(dot)com

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