Cleveland, Ohio – January 29, 2008 – For many avid collectors of antiques and collectibles the cold of winter has forced them indoors. There is no better time to grab a warm beverage, a comfortable chair and a copy of the February edition of the Kovels’ on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter. Nothing else brings the collector up to date on the latest prices, trends and news.
The 12-page, color-illustrated newsletter is available to subscribers in print and online from the Kovels’ website at http://www.kovels.com . Here are this month’s featured stories:
It took many pennies for a collector to catch a rare Jonah and the Whale mechanical bank at a Pennsylvania auction. The antique treasure sold for $414,000. To cash in on more information about cast iron mechanical banks, you’ll want to get this month’s issue.
Check out one of the gems of Hall China’s line of Autumn Leaf kitchenware. It’s a vintage bean pot that sold for $224 at an Iowa auction. Many more examples of Autumn Leaf can be seen in the February issue.
Brilliant period cut glass shines for antique glass collectors in the February issue. An Aberdeen pattern water pitcher by the Jewel Glass Company scored high at a Kansas auction when it sold for $1400. You too can check out some of the dazzling examples featured in this article.
Get inspired to furnish your home in the high fashion of the 1950’s. Wouldn’t an Eames chair and ottoman look great in your living room? The famous design was created in 1956 and it’s been in production ever since. A set with original cushions and wood frame recently sold for $3360 at an Illinois auction. You can see an entire room in this style in Kovels’ February newsletter.
What’s the story with antique cash registers? They seem to be popping up at little shops everywhere. As their popularity increases, it’s not surprising that they are seeing an increase in value as well. Several antique registers sold at a fall Showtime auction in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prices ranged from $1430 to $14, 400. We have some beautiful examples in the February newsletter.
If it is cold where you are, what could be more perfect than collecting penguins? There are just 17 species of penguins, but a recent Richard Opfer auction in Timonium, Maryland offered more than 250 penguin collectibles. Want to know more? Get the February issue and find out what some of the tuxedo-clad birds went for.
The February issue of the Kovels’ newsletter also includes their regular monthly features, such as the News Flash, Collector’s Gallery and Buyer’s Price Guide. Subscriptions for the print edition or the online edition can be purchased from their website at http://www.kovels.com
Accredited media interested in discussing the content of this release or any topics related to antiques and collectibles are encouraged to contact the Kovels at [email protected] to schedule an interview.
About the Kovels
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 95 books about collecting and antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide “Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List.” Hailed by Parade magazine as “the duke and duchess of the antiques world,” the Kovels publish a monthly award-winning newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, and write a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed to more than 150 newspapers. They appeared weekly on the HGTV program “Flea Market Finds with the Kovels.” Their popular website with free price information is www.kovels.com. The Kovels’ most recent books are “Kovels’ American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000,” published by Random House, and the newly re-designed Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2008, with 2,500 photos and 42,000 actual prices, published by Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers. Both are available wherever books are sold and online at http://www.Kovels.com