News-Antique.com - Nov 21,2008 - Photo caption: Above, a Shirley Temple doll. Shirley Temple collectibles were #15 on this month's list.
Cleveland, Ohio - November 21, 2008 - Kovels.com today released its list of the top 20 searches for October, 2008. 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. With over 600,000 antiques and collectibles in its online price guide, Kovels.com is the Web's largest free price guide for antiques and collectibles.
1. Occupied Japan - No movement, 2. Stoves - Up from #4, 3. Jewelry - Down from #2, 4. World War II - Up from #6, 5. Silverplate - Down from #3, 6. Coca-Cola - Down from #5, 7. Capo-Di-Monte, 8. Furniture - Down from #7, 9. Planters Peanuts - Up from #14, 10. Shawnee - Up from #12, 11. Knife - Up from #15, 12. Lladro - Down from #11, 13. Josef Originals - Not listed last month, 14. Bookends - Not listed last month, 15. Shirley Temple - Not listed last month, 16. Davy Crocket - Not listed last month, 17. Rosenthal - Not listed last month, 18. Lighter - Down from #17, 19. Royal Bayreuth - Down from #18, 20. McCoy - Down from #9
The list was stable compared to September except for the 4 new categories (#13 thru #17).
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 October there was less interest in finding prices for that item.
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About the Kovels
Terry Kovel and her husband Ralph have authored more than 95 books about collecting and antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide." 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 prices and information for collectors is http://www.Kovels.com. The Kovels' most recent books are "Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000," and "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2009," with 2,500 photos and 44,000 actual prices. Both are available wherever books are sold and online at http://www.Kovels.com/e?books. Terry's latest special report is "Kovels' Buyers' Guide to 20th -Century Costume Jewelry" which is available exclusively at http://www.Kovels.com/e?jewelry-report.