The Latest News in the May 2007 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter In this month's issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, stories include: Portrait Miniatures, Dog Collectibles, Occupational Shaving Mugs, Fire Alarms, Chinese Porcelain, and Display Cabinets wi
News-Antique.com - Apr 30,2007 - Cleveland, Ohio - April 30, 2007 – Spring is definitely here, and the warm weather has enticed many collectors out in search of goodies to fill those empty niches in their collections. The May 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:
Picture Perfect Portrait Miniatures. Picture an 1810 portrait miniature of a young boy as a pin or pendant. Watercolor on ivory paintings like these were tokens of affection before the invention of photography. One of the examples in this month’s issue sold for $2,820 at a Boston auction. Travel back in time and see some great examples in this month's issue.
Dog Sculptures and Other Related Collectibles. How much is that bronze bulldog in the window? Well, if you were at the auction and had bid over $1,673, the bulldog could have been yours. You don't have to beg for more news about the sale. Many more canine collectibles are featured this month.
Occupational Shaving Mugs. Remember when a shave and a haircut cost two bits? Those were the days when every man had his own shaving mug at the barbershop. A mug that once belonged to an electrical lineman recently sold for $2,645 at an Ohio auction. Occupations of all kinds were shown on the mugs. Check out some of the wonderful examples in this issue.
Fire Alarms Wake Up Collectors. Hundreds of fire alarms in all shapes, sizes and varieties were auctioned by Clearing House Auction Galleries in Connecticut early this year. The auction gallery owner called it “the largest auction of antique fire alarms ever held.” Nobody disagreed. Check out the different styles and prices in this month's issue.
Chinese Porcelain from Under the Sea. Nine years ago, two Vietnamese fisherman snagged their nets on a shipwreck that held a treasure trove of Chinese porcelain bound from China to Europe in the 1720s. Read about these unique pieces of history.
Display Cabinets with Glass Doors. An antique Hepplewhite-style corner cupboard with fancy glass doors would fit into any décor, One of the cabinets pictured in this issue was restored, so its price at a North Carolina auction was a reasonable $5,290. Read the inside story on bargain glass-doored cabinets in less than perfect condition.
The May 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, including the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List. Hailed by Parade magazine as "the duke and duchess of the antiques world," the Kovels publish Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles