Prices and information from “Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List” can help determine which collectibles to buy and sell in 2013. Trends count. Red Wing (No. 8) and Shawnee Pottery (No. 11) have moved up the list, replacing Hummel, Royal Doulton, and 18th-century English porcelains, which were the stars of past years. Carnival glass, a No. 1 seller in the 1980s, is inching back again and is at No. 12. The very best Carnival glass is selling for thousands of dollars today. Unfortunately, Depression glass, another past star, has been reproduced, faked, and promoted so much that it’s now ignored by many collectors and dealers — and is at rock-bottom prices. Bavaria (No. 7) and Czechoslovakia are names that are attracting more attention and buyers, and pieces of ceramics marked with those words are selling for higher prices.
But don’t ignore the favorites — bottles (No. 1), jewelry (No. 2), Coca-Cola (No. 3), and dolls (No. 4) — as well as categories like advertising and toys. They are among the hottest items at collectibles shows and auctions. And all of these items were made in multiples so you can easily identify patterns, glazes and artists that add value. Kovels’ price information can be found at Kovels.com and "Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2013," available online and in bookstores nationwide.
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Kovels.com, the online portal for Kovels’ Antiques, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. Kovels’ Antiques was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels’ Antiques has continually published some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling “Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide,” now in its 45th edition. The Kovels’ website, online since 1998, and free weekly email, “Kovels Komments,” give readers a bird's-eye view of the market through up-to-date news, auction reports, an online Price Guide, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions with Kovels’ answers, and much more.