The Latest News in the August 2007 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter In this month's issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, stories include: Tootsietoys; Handmade Figural Smoking Stands; Hires Root Beer Collectibles; Antique Beds; Marble, Alabaster & Parian Scul
News-Antique.com - Jul 23,2007 - Cleveland, Ohio – July 24, 2007 – The antique show season is in full swing. Don't venture out without being armed with the knowledge you can get only from the August edition of the 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:
The sweet ride of a Tootsietoy Jumbo Trans-America bus attracted a buyer who paid the “fare” price of $165 at auction. Get more information on classic die-cast Tootsietoys in the August newsletter.
A Popeye smoking stand was recently auctioned for $220. The stand was one of several homemade smoking stands for sale at a Conestoga auction where they sold for $22 up to $330. You can read all about it in this month's issue.
A collector with a thirst for root beer bid $4,888 for a c.1900 Hires Root Beer sign at a Pennsylvania auction. You can refresh your memory about old-time Hires advertising by reading the August newsletter.
Antique beds aren't easy to find, but keep looking. A recently purchased cherry rope bed was a $201 bargain. In the August newsletter, the Kovels uncover more information about antique and vintage beds.
Interested in a marble sculpture for your home, but can't afford one? Consider an alabaster or Parian sculpture instead. They look like marble, but they are considerably less expensive. Get a copy of the August newsletter to find out what to look for when shopping for these beautiful pieces of art.
The August issue of the Kovels’ newsletter also includes their regular monthly features, such as the Buyer’s Price Guide, Collector’s Gallery and News Flash, as well as Part III of “On the Road” in Miami. Subscriptions for the print edition or the online edition can be purchased from the Kovels’ website at http://www.kovels.com/subscribe.
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 "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 FREE price information is www.kovels.com. The Kovels' newest book is "Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000,” published by Random House and available July 17, 2007, wherever books are sold and online at: http://www.kovels.com/KAC.