CLEVELAND (PRWEB) June 27, 2019
Flags and buttons from presidential campaigns that were auctioned in Dallas are featured in a sale report in Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles July 2019 newsletter. Political collectibles are as hot as ever. Kovels’ pictures a two-sided banner with slogans for the 1848 campaign of Zachary Taylor (who won) that sold for $200,000 and a flag-style banner with slogans and a folk-art portrait of the 1844 candidate Henry Clay (who didn’t) that brought $37,500, along with other pricey examples.
A Chicago auction included chairs and tables designed by modernist pioneer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Kovels’ July newsletter pictures a pair of his iconic Barcelona chairs that auctioned for close to $7,000, as well as his Barcelona table and other pieces. Another Chicago auction included modernist jewelry. Prices are on the rise for the abstract designs and asymmetrical shapes, many decorated with enamel or stones, and Kovels’ pictures several silver and gold pieces, all marked by notable designers.
Bicycles of all kinds sold at an upstate New York auction and Kovels’ latest issue pictures examples from antique to vintage. See an 18th-century tandem that sold for $4,000, a 1930s child’s tricycle that went for $300 and a cool 1960s baby blue ladies’ bike by Schwinn that was a bargain at $80, as well others.
Bells of all kinds are popular collectibles and favorites include school bells like the one recently auctioned for $3,000. It’s pictured in Kovels’ July newsletter, along with other examples from the Ohio auction – a church bell, railroad bell, hotel front desk bell and several figural bells.
And, finally, a selection of German half-dolls sold in New Jersey are pictured in Kovels’ July issue with their prices. Popular from about 1908 until the 1930s, half-dolls are delicate porcelain sculptures of lovely ladies from the waist up. They are posed with elaborate hats or hairdos and unusual arm positions and were used as parts of decorative covers for pincushions, teapots and cosmetic accessories.
Kovels’ July newsletter features an article about painted garden gnomes. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Rosie the Riveter doll, a silver teapot with a menorah mark, an antique typewriter and a Noritake dresser tray. The July Dictionary of Marks lists pictures and names of popular vintage Pyrex patterns (yes, there are now Pyrex collectors). And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the July Buyer’s Price Guide.
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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.
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 more than 100 books and hundreds of articles about antiques, including the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. Their nationally syndicated antiques and collectibles newspaper column is distributed by King Features Syndicate to many newspapers nationwide. Terry and Ralph starred in television series on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and Home & Garden Television (HGTV). The website, Kovels.com, has been online since 1998. It offers more than a million free prices, and includes a free weekly email called “Kovels Komments,” giving 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.