Cleveland, Ohio - June 10, 2008 - Kovels.com (http://www.kovels.com), the Web's largest free price guide for antiques and collectibles, today released its list of the top 20 searches for May. The Kovels' top 20 list is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on their website during the month of May, 2008.
People use price guides for a number of reasons, usually to determine the value of an item that they own. If an item isn't listed on the top 20 list, it doesn't mean it is unpopular or that there isn't a demand for it. It only means that in May there was less interest in finding prices for that item.
1. Occupied Japan - Up from #2, 2. Jewelry - Down from #1, 3. Silverplate - No movement, 4. Coca Cola - Up from #5, 5. McCoy - Up from #12, 6. Furniture - Up from #8, 7. Stove - Down from #4, 8. World War II - Down from #6, 9. Lighters - Up from #10, 10. Cookie Jars - Up from #19, 11. Lladro - Up from #16, 12. Planters Peanuts - Down from #9, 13. Dolls - Up from #14, 14. Bicycles - Down from #13, 15. Davy Crocket - Up from #18, 16. Knife - Down from #11, 17. Clocks - No movement, 18. Royal Bayreuth - Down from #15, 19. Phonograph - Not listed last month, 20. Shawnee - Not listed last month.
Note there were only 2 new categories in the top 20 list for May, 2008.
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 "the duke and duchess of the antiques world," the Kovels publish a monthly award-winning newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, 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' most recent books are "Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000," and the newly re-designed "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2008," with 2,500 photos and 42,000 actual prices. Both are available wherever books are sold and online at http://www.Kovels.com.