News-Antique.com - Oct 13,2009 - "The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and collectibles in this country."
—Los Angeles Times
"What the Kovels don't know about antiques isn't worth knowing."
Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2010, the 42nd and newest edition of what The New York Times called “the bibles of the field," was published on September 23, 2009 ($27.95, Black Dog & Leventhal). With thousands of new prices in over 775 categories, this essential collector’s guide covers everything from the common to the obscure, 25¢ items to a piece worth $300,000. The Kovels' guide lists actual prices collected from the year's sales—there are no estimates; the prices are real and accurate.
Bigger and better, the newest edition not only bests the competition, but bests itself—with more than 47,000 prices, 2,500 color photographs, hundreds of expert tips and informational sidebars, countless cross-references, record-setting prices and a comprehensive, computer-generated index. It has more tips, marks, logos and photographs of individual items—in all price ranges—than any other price guide.
The user-friendly book is organized into over 775 categories that cover an enormous range of interests—from Pressed Glass, Pottery and Porcelain, to Jewelry and Furniture, Photography and Sports Memorabilia to Halloween and Compacts. If you’re wondering what a 1960s paper dress is worth in 2010 ($1,200) or how Victorian tango dancers looked spinning across the floor (windup toy for $4,888), this price guide has the answer. Like in past editions, the book lists an abundance of older items, but this version includes more 20th century items, some made as recently as 2000. As useful to the newest collector as it to the experienced dealer, Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2010 is the book to take to flea markets, garage sales, auctions, antique shops or shows, to buy, sell, evaluate and collect with confidence.
Terry Kovel has been a lifelong collector and has written more than 98 books on antiques and collectibles. She also writes Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles, the oldest nationally syndicated newspaper column that is still written by the original author. Her expert advice is in Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, a monthly newsletter that has over 60,000 paid subscribers, and a weekly ezine, Kovels Komments, that boasts almost 200,000 opt in recipients. Until the fall of 2008, when Ralph Kovel, Terry's husband, died, all Kovel ventures and adventures were the work of this indefatigable husband-and-wife team. Now, Terry continues to spearhead the Kovel enterprise along with her daughter, Kim Kovel.
Kim Kovel, daughter of Terry and Ralph, caught the collecting bug as a child, growing up in a house filled with antiques and traveling regularly to antique shows and flea markets. She manages the Kovels' website and has spent the last 10 years working on the Kovels' price guides and other Kovel projects. She lives with her husband and two daughters.
KOVELS' ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PRICE GUIDE 2010
Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel
Publication Date: September 23, 2009
$27.95/paperback/816 pages/2,500 color photographs