What`s in the April 2007 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter In this month's issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, stories include: Vintage Game Boards, Exotic Asian Silver, Cast-Iron Toy Airplanes, Antique Hall Chairs, Tucker Porcelain and Vinyl Lunch
News-Antique.com - Apr 02,2007 - Cleveland, Ohio - April 4, 2007 - As spring warms the United States, collectors begin to venture out to fulfill their hunger for fresh antiques and collectibles. The April 2007 issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter 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://ww.kovels.com . This month's issue features stories on:
* Collecting Vintage Gameboards. Gameboards aren't just for fun and games. The best boards are considered folk art. A double-sided Parcheesi board recently sold for $12,000 at a New York auction. Learn more about antique American gameboards.
* Exotic Asian Silver Designs. When East met West a century ago, one result was a beautiful Chinese Export silver bowl with a whiskered dragon peeking over the edge. The exotic bowl and matching ladle auctioned in New York for $20,400. The Kovels serve up even more information about Asian silver designs.
* Toy Airplanes Fly High. A fan of toy airplanes landed a 1930s Hubley Do-X model for $9,200 at a nonstop auction in Maine. This month's article features even more prices and pictures of cast-iron toy airplanes.
* One-Of-A-Kind Hall Chairs. An antique chair can become a welcome addition to any front hall. Recently a 19th-century hall chair that looks like it dates from the 1600s sold at a New Orleans auction for $1800. Sit down and read more about antique chairs in the April issue.
* Tucker Porcelain. Early American porcelain is so rare that few people can collect it. That means you can sometimes pay less for a piece of early 19th-century porcelain than you would for a piece of American art pottery made 80 years later. Find out about the pitchers that were made in Philadelphia by William Ellis Tucker and what they are selling for today.
* Vinyl Lunch Boxes. Children's vinyl lunch boxes, made from 1959 to 1982, don't sell for as much as metal ones, but they are attracting plenty of attention. Find out what is popular and what the boxes are selling for.
The April issue of the Kovels’ newsletter also includes their regular monthly features, such as the Buyer’s Price Guide, Collector’s Gallery and News Flash. Discount subscriptions for the print edition or the online edition can be purchased from their website at http://www.kovels.com
About the Kovels
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 95 books about collecting and antiques. Hailed by Parade magazine as "the duke and duchess of the antiques world," the Kovels publish Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles (an award-winning newsletter) 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 price information is www.kovels.com. The Kovels' next book is Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000, to be published by Random House in July.