The Latest News in the June 2007 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter In this month's issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, stories include: Early American Pewter, Cigar Labels, Antique Doll Clothes, Shaker Furniture and Florida Souvenirs
News-Antique.com - Jun 13,2007 - Cleveland, Ohio – June 13, 2007 – As the days grow warmer, antique shows, auctions and yard sales are in full bloom. Make sure you are prepared for these collecting opportunities with the June 2007 issue of 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 . This month's issue features stories on:
There is a bright future for a dull pewter measuring cup that recently was recently sold. It inched its way up to $6,960 at a New Hampshire auction. The 1820s measure was made by an early American pewterer named Timothy Boardman. We pour out more facts in this month's issue.
Collectors with a burning interest in antique cigar labels found a perfect match at a Dallas auction of nearly 200 stone lithographed labels. A colorful Edsonia label picturing an old phonograph sold for $388 at the auction. There is a story behind every label. Be sure to read ours in this issue.
Fancy antique dolls can't go out without fancy antique dresses. That's why a big doll auction in Atlanta included a fashion show for dolls. A 1900 folklore costume, one of several doll outfits and accessories on the auction block, sold for $1,680. Grab the June issue and check out what the best dolls want to wear.
The Shakers took a back seat to no one in chair design. If you pine for well-made furniture, try a Shaker rocker. One recently sold at an Illinois auction for $600. We've got even more Shaker furniture to show you in this issue.
There's no state quite like Florida when it comes to souvenirs. The tourist industry began there in the 1890s, boomed in the 1950s and thrives today. Most people who visit the sunshine state take home something to remember their trip by. This month’s issues has some wonderful examples for you to see.
The June issue of the Kovels’ newsletter also includes their regular monthly features, such as the Buyer’s Price Guide, Collector’s Gallery and News Flash. Subscriptions for the print edition or the online edition can be purchased from their website at http://www.kovels.com/subscribe.
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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" (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.