Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 2006, 38th edition; New Look for 2006

From: Kovels'
Published: Fri Oct 21 2005

Ralph and Terry Kovel’s best-selling Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List has had a dramatic facelift for its 2006 edition. The book that has become a staple in every collector’s library now features more than 500 color photographs and 800 pages packed with prices for more than 45,000 items. A vital tool for determining the dollar value of collectibles and identifying marks, Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List is a comprehensive guide to buying and selling in 2006.

When it comes to vintage collectibles, the Kovels always have their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot.They visit shops, shows, and flea markets; read hundreds of publications and catalogs; check online services and the Internet; and talk to collectors, dealers, and auctioneers to gather the latest and most accurate information available. This new edition of their annual price list includes everything from ABC plates to Zsolnay pottery—more than 500 categories—all in full color for the very first time.

Among the book’s special features:
• 45,000 items and prices—what collectors paid at shows, sales, auctions, and on the Internet
• More than 500 color photographs, plus factory histories and hundreds of marks and identifying logos
• "A Record-Setting Year," a 16-page color insert picturing some of the highest-priced, unusual, and noteworthy antiques and collectibles sold in the past year
• Easy-to-use index with alphabetical cross-references
• Tips— such as how to clean carnival glass, display small collectibles, test whether or not a bracelet is real Bakelite, and guard against theft
• News on collecting trends: what’s hot and what’s not
• A handy ruler in inches and centimeters printed on the inside cover

And it’s just the right size to take with you to sales.

The Kovels began their series of annual price books in 1968. Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List books have sold more than four million copies since then, and they have become America’s most popular price guide for collectors, dealers, and appraisers.

"This book seems to have gotten younger over the past thirty-eight years," say the Kovels. Most items in the original book were made before 1860, but today the price list includes pieces made as recently as the 1980s. The Kovels think the popularity of more recent collectibles is because a growing number of collectors under 50 years old are more likely to buy items they remember from their childhood.

About the Authors
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 90 books about collecting, including Kovels’ American Antiques, 1750 to 1900. Hailed by Parade magazine as " the duke and duchess of the antiques world," the Kovels also publish Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles (an award-winning antiques newsletter) 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 is www.kovels.com.

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List is available wherever books are sold. To order by phone, consumers call 1-800-733-3000 and wholesalers call 1-888-591-1200. Or visit kovels.com.

By Ralph and Terry Kovel
Random House Reference
October 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 0-375-72099-5
PRICE: $19.95 / $27.95 (CAN)
Company: Kovels'
Contact Name: Phillip Davies
Contact Email: phil@bignews.biz
Contact Phone: 516-578-1386

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