News-Antique.com - Nov 17,2009 - Cleveland, Ohio – November 17, 2009 – Kovels.com, the Web's largest price guide for antiques and collectibles, today released its latest list of the most searched items on its site. Occupied Japan tops the list, a position it has held throughout 2009.
Occupied Japan refers to the wide array of pottery and other items marked "Occupied Japan" and produced in Japan from 1947 to 1952, during the American occupation. The popularity of the era among collectors and the abundance of Occupied Japan collectibles prices at Kovels.com accounts for its continued lead in searches. The Top 10 list is compiled from hundreds of thousands of searches that take place each month and scour the 700,000+ entries in Kovels.com's antiques and collectibles price guide.
See what other searches were popular among collectors in October 2009.
1. Occupied Japan – No movement
2. Stove – Up from #4
3. Jewelry – No movement
4. Silver Plate – Up from #7
5. Furniture – Up from #6
6. Capo-Di-Monte – Down from #5
7. Copeland Spode – Up from #8
8. Josef Originals – Up from #9
9. Royal Dux – Not listed last month
10. Coca-Cola – No movement
People use price guides for a number of reasons, usually to determine the value of an item they own. If an item isn't listed on the Top 10 list, it doesn't mean it's unpopular or that there isn't a demand for it. Kovels is searched for thousands of items and these 10 were the most popular in October.
Terry Kovel, with her husband Ralph, has 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 duchess of the antiques world," Terry Kovel publishes a monthly newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, and writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed to more than 150 newspapers and websites. Terry and Ralph appeared weekly on the HGTV program, "Flea Market Finds with the Kovels." Terry's popular website with free prices and information for collectors is www.Kovels.com. The Kovels' most recent books are "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2010," with 2,500 full-color photos and 47,000 actual prices, and "Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900-2000." Both are available wherever books are sold and online at www.Kovels.com/e?books.