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  • Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles March 2015 Newsletter Available
    Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Marc…

    The just-released March 2015 "Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles" newsletter features Coca-Cola collectibles, nautical majolica, 1950s fashion dolls, cast iron tractor seats and Elvis memorabilia, all with photos and prices.          

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  • $81,250 for a Hermès Birkin Bag
    $81,250 for a Hermès Birkin Bag

    Recently buyers of luxury handbags seem to prefer buying their Birkins on the second-hand market rather than spending years on the Hermès boutique’s waitlist. A Hermès Special Order Horseshoe Birkin...

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  • It's President's Day
    It's President's Day

    President’s Day is a holiday that was originally meant to honor George Washington on the anniversary of his birth. You already know he was a president. Did you know he...

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  • Collectors Corral Coke Collectibles
    Collectors Corral Coke Collectibles

    The bidding at a Pennsylvania auction didn’t stop until it reached $2,700 for this Coca-Cola policeman sign. There were plenty of other advertising signs, posters, and displays—even a radio— waiting for...

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  • Majolica Makes Major Money
    Majolica Makes Major Money

    Majolica pottery that belonged to a famous collector greatly exceeded estimated prices at a California auction in January. Six oysters and sauce could be served in this Victorian oyster plate...

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  • 1950s Fashion Dolls – A to Z and Effanbee
    1950s Fashion Dolls – A to Z and Effanbe…

    This past fall dolls and dolls accessories were auctioned in Maryland and online. Dolls from the 1950s were featured. Remember this 1957 Miss Revlon doll by Ideal? It sold for...

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  • Antique Cast Iron Seats Get Upcycled
    Antique Cast Iron Seats Get Upcycled

    This Oliver Chilled Plow cast iron implement seat, that some call a tractor seat, sold for $264 at an auction in Indiana. The new owner will  probably not sit on...

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  • Elvis Memorabilia Still Rocks
    Elvis Memorabilia Still Rocks

    A single record by anyone but Elvis Presley probably wouldn’t auction for the $300,000 it cost an anonymous bidder at a Tennessee  auction. This 1953 rpm record, is still in...

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  • Stickley End Tables
    Stickley End Tables

    A unique selection of end tables, designed by Gustav Stickley during his early years, appeared at a Treadway-Toomey auction this winter, where this “Yeddo” plant stand sold for $51,850, exceeding...

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