The Latest News in the October 2007 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter In the October issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, stories include: Toy Pianos, Pickle Castors, Hummel Figurines, French Provincial Furniture and Bakelite Jewelry.
News-Antique.com - Sep 28,2007 - Cleveland, Ohio – September 27, 2007 – Fall is upon us and with the cooler weather collectors get an overwhelming urge to hit the fall antique shows, auctions and sales before the cold of winter traps them indoors. Don't venture out without the October 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:
For a song and a dance and $90 a collector arranged to carry home a Schoenhut toy grand piano from a Maine auction. Learn more about toy pianos and see many other styles of these mini instruments in the October newsletter.
A collector of Victorian pickle castors didn't make a face at the $400 price tag while purchasing a beautiful example at a Kansas auction. The frame was silver and the insert was Rubina glass. More information on pickle castors is served up in this issue.
A 1955 Hummel figurine “Little Bookkeeper” sold for $69 at an auction in Massachusetts. Others sold for a lot more and some sold for even less. You can do your own accounting of Hummel prices in the October newsletter.
A 19th-century French Provincial center table took center stage at a New Orleans auction, where it attracted a bid of $3,525. For more about the history and values of French Provincial furniture, you've got to read the October issue.
Bakelite jewelry from the 1920's and 30's has a sense of humor and high style. The fashion trend did not last long – from the Depression until World War II. It did leave an indelible mark of jewelry fashion, which still remains today. In the October newsletter, we'll show you prices and styles of some interesting pieces.
The October 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.
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 is available wherever books are sold and online at: http://www.kovels.com/KAC.