Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 2005, 37th edition KOVELS’ ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST 2005—the best-selling price guide in America—has the latest prices for more than 50,000 items, hundreds of pictures, and dozens of tips about care.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - KOVELS’ ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST 2005 (Random House Reference, October 2004, Trade Paperback, ISBN: 0-3757-2068-5, $16.95, $24.95 CAN) has prices for more than 50,000 items, hundreds of pictures, and dozens of tips about care. The 37th edition also features “Unique and Unusual Sales of the Year,” a full-color insert price report showing recently sold oddities, such as a doll with seven legs, a tureen shaped like a crab and a $604 Grape Nuts cereal box! As always, the Kovels list actual retail prices, from the American market, for the American market. This is the guide for collectors, dealers, appraisers, auctioneers, and anyone who wonders about the value of a family heirloom or an impulsive buy at a flea market.
KOVELS’ ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST 2005 contains the most useful, reliable, up-to the minute information found in any book. Among its special offerings are:
• Accurate descriptions and prices of 50,000 items at your fingertips
• More than 400 eye-catching black-and-white photographs, plus hundreds
of factory markings and identifying logos
• 800 different categories from ABC Plates to Zsolnay pottery
• Index with easy-to-use alphabetical cross-references
• Tips— such as how to clean wicker furniture, store a rag rug, remove a cork that has fallen into a bottle, and guard against theft
• An exclusive report on record-breaking prices for the past year
• News on collecting trends: what’s hot and what’s not
• A handy ruler in inches and centimeters printed on the inside cover
And it’s just the right size to take with you to sales.
The Kovels note that there is great interest in furniture, glass, and ceramics made since the 1950s, but the biggest surprise is that Depression Glass has jumped in price at sales and shows. Items that continue to generate interest are garden antiques of all kinds and any glass or pottery marked “Czechoslovakia.” Most pieces listed cost less than $10,000. The highest price in this book is $48,400 for a 22-inch Tiffany nasturtium shade, while the lowest is $0.25 for a marbled yellow plastic button from the 1950s.
As the Kovels say, “This is a book for the average collector. All year we check prices, visit shops, shows and flea markets, read hundreds of publications and catalogs, check online computer services and the Internet, and decide what antiques and collectibles are of most interest. We concentrate on the average prices in any category. Sometimes one or two high-priced pieces are included in a category so you will realize that some of the rarities are quite valuable.”
Whether you buy, sell, collect, or are just curious, the latest KOVELS’ ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRICE LIST is the one essential guide that makes you antique smart in 2005. Don’t overpay or undersell...and certainly don’t shop, bargain or sell without it.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than ninety books about collecting, including the new Kovels’ American Antiques. In addition, they write a nationally syndicated newspaper column and a subscription-based