The Latest News in the July 2008 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter The July issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles is available online and in print.Featured reports include: R.S. Prussia, Toy Robots, Baseball Collectibles, Plastic Chairs and Machine Age Radios
News-Antique.com - Jul 07,2008 - Cleveland, Ohio - July 7, 2008 – The July issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter is posted. The 12-page, color-illustrated newsletter is available to subscribers in print and online from the Kovels’ website at http://www.kovels.com .Here are this month's featured stories:
An R.S. Prussia cake plate that would have made an impression at any party, recently sold for $750 at a Kansas auction. Nearly 250 lots of R.S. Prussia items from a private collection were offered. For more information about R.S. Prussia, see the Kovels' July newsletter.
Toy collectors got a little wound up at the sale of Robert Lesser's collection of space toys. A circa 1960's Astroman robot walked away from the auction for $9,605, and some robots sold for lots more. You can take an outer space tour in this month's issue.
The average person would have thrown out an empty Mickey Mantle glove box. But an above average collector saved one and sold it for $2,115 at auction. There's more information on baseball throwaways in July's newsletter.
The invention of plastic in the last century excited furniture designers. Chairs were made in new shapes and colors - and some sell today for bargain prices. A 1970's "Plona" folding chair designed by Giancarlo Piretti auctioned for just $60. For more information about plastic seating, see the July issue.
Eye-catching Machine Age radios that can't even pull in an FM signal are of great interest to collectors who want the radios for their looks. And they paid big bucks for them at a recent Mastro auction. Find out what was selling and for how much in this month's issue.
The July issue of the Kovels’ newsletter also includes regular monthly features, such as the News Flash, Collector’s Gallery questions and answers and Buyer’s Price Guide.
Kovels' on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter has something for everyone. Nothing else brings the collector up to date on the latest prices, trends and news in the world of antiques and collectibles.
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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 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. Their latest report is “Buyers’Guide to 20th –Century Costume