The Latest News in the January 2008 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter In the January issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, stories include: Victorian Silver Serving Pieces, Political Buttons, Lladró Figurines, Italian Baroque Furniture, Fiesta Dinnerware and Art
News-Antique.com - Jan 02,2008 - Cleveland, Ohio – January 2, 2008 – Welcome to the new year! Start 2008 off right with the January issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles. There is no better way to keep up to date with the latest trends and news in antiques and collectibles. No one else can pack so much antiques and collectibles news and information into a 12-page, color-illustrated newsletter. The latest copy is available to subscribers in print and online from the Kovels’ website at http://www.kovels.com . This month's issue features stories on:
An antique silver crab claw that served sugar, not crab is one of the Victorian silver serving pieces featured this month. Victorians may have been prim and proper, but they had a sense of humor. The sugar tongs sold for $359 at a Dallas auction. For more information about silver serving pieces, get your copy of the January newsletter.
A collector was right on the button with a $13 bid for a 1940 anti-Franklin Roosevelt button. It was one of several “slogan” buttons that sold at an Ohio auction of political memorabilia. Learn the auction’s results and what the slogans mean in this month's issue.
Whenever New Year’s Eve comes around, Father Time shows up. A Lladró figurine of the old man sold at an Iowa auction for $236. To learn more about collectible Lladró figurines, all made in Spain, you need to read this article in our January issue.
A piece of 17th-century Italian Baroque furniture can add a charming Italian accent to your home. A carved walnut cabinet, damaged but restored, sold for $4,600 at a North Carolina auction. More Italian Baroque furniture is pictured in this month's issue.
Fiesta dinnerware has had two lives, the first from 1936 to 1969 (or 1973, if you count Fiesta Ironstone) and the second starting in 1986 and still going strong. Today collectors can buy new Fiestaware at department stores or at the Homer Laughlin China Co. in Newell, West Virginia. Find out how you can get bargains on Fiesta in the January issue.
A handful of handmade Arts & Crafts era purses sewn a century ago, sold at a recent Treadway/Toomey auction in suburban Chicago. Top price was $420 for a square suede purse with an applied metal ornament. Want to find out more about the fashionable wonders? Read about them in this month's issue.
The January issue of the Kovels’ newsletter also includes their regular monthly features, such as the News Flash, Collector’s Gallery and Buyer’s Price Guide. Subscriptions for the print edition or the online edition can be purchased from their website at http://www.kovels.com.
Accredited media interested in discussing the content of this release or any topics related to antiques and collectibles are encouraged to contact the Kovels at LLillis@kovels.com to schedule an interview.
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