This year's famous auction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' belongings, and the worldwide frenzy around the sale of the pieces of 'Camelot' put antique collecting in the media spotlight. We gasped at front page accounts of items like a costume jewelry necklace worth $1,000 sold for an astonishing $90,000. According to Ralph and Terry Kovel, this country's foremost experts on antiques, 'The truth is that many pieces did sell for high, probably too high, prices.'Collectibles are not necessarily expensive or historical -- they range from the absurd to the sublime -- from Soupy Sales lunch boxes to barbed wire, silver tea sets, and Tiffany lamps. If you've ever wanted to know something more about your own collection, you've probably already browsed through, been given, heard of, or own a Kovels' price guide. Now in its 29th edition, Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 1997 continues to help both novice and expert collectors price, care for, and appreciate their own pieces.Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 1997 contains over 50,000 of the most accurate, up-to-date prices of antiques and collectibles, ranging from a 10 cent bottle cap to a $57,000 Newcomb pottery vase. Hundreds of pictures and manufacturers' logos are included to help collectors identify their pieces correctly. Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 1997 also explains how to distinguish between an original piece and a newer version or reproduction (not always easy to do). Because categories are cross-referenced when necessary and the index is so complete, the Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 1997 is a perfect companion for expeditions and treasure hunts to flea markets, antique dealers, auctions, and yard sales.
|Author||Ralph M. Kovel|
|Number of Pages||874|