Kovels Release Their Top 20 List of Antiques & Collectibles for January 2008

Cleveland, Ohio – February 06, 2008 – Kovels.com (http://www.kovels.com), the Web’s largest free price guide for antiques and collectibles, today released its list of the top 20 searches for January. The Kovels’ top 20 list is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on its website during the month of January 2008.

People use price guides for a number of reasons, usually to determine the value of an item that they own. If an item isn’t listed on the top 20 list, it doesn’t mean it is unpopular or that there isn’t a demand for it. It only means that in January there was less interest in finding prices for that item.

1. Spatterware, 2. Coca – Cola, 3. Stoves, 4. Capo-Di-Monte, 5. World War II, 6. Jewelry, 7. Occupied Japan, 8. Silverplate, 9. Furniture, 10. Dolls, 11. Lladro, 12. Lighter, 13. Knife, 14. Hutchenreuther, 15. Clocks, 16. Royal Bayreuth, 17. Nippon, 18. Royal Dux, 19. Rosenthal, 20. Cookie Jars

As you can see, there are a few new categories on this month’s top 20 list, including Spatterware for the first time at #1 and Hutchenreuther at #14. The recent record price of $37,400 for Spatterware probably created extra interest and Hutchenreuther was featured on the “Kovels.com News of Interest to Collectors” page which generated quite a few price searches by curious collectors (take a look at http://www.kovels.com/news.html). Stoves are still in the top 5 at #3 but are starting to slip as the winter drags on.

The Kovels’ “Top 20? list of antiques and collectibles has been published monthly since 2002 and is offered by Kovels.com as a service for collectors. Accredited media interested in discussing the content of this release or any topics related to antiques and collectibles are encouraged to contact the Kovels 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’ newest book is “Kovels’ American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000,” published by Random House, available wherever books are sold and online at http://www.kovels.com/KAC.