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  • Kids & The Kovels Go Back to Books
    Kids & The Kovels Go Back to Books

    It’s back to the books for students and teachers. For most 19th-century students, the books were McGuffey's Eclectic Readers. They're still used by some schools and parents who homeschool and...

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  • Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles September 2014 Newsletter Available
    Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Sept…

    The just-released September 2014 Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter features Schäfer & Vater Figurals, Chewing Gum Advertising, Dedham Pottery Plates, Toy Racecars, Small Tables and Cereal Premium Rings, all...

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  • Kovels' 2015 Price Guide Available Now
    Kovels' 2015 Price Guide Available Now

    Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015 with all new prices base on actual sales—not estimates—is available now in bookstores and online.        

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  • Schäfer & Vater’s Comic Caricatures
    Schäfer & Vater’s Comic Caricatures

    The winning bid for this silly blond Schäfer and Vater nodder was right on the nose at $222. The German factory’s cartoonish porcelain was offered at a summer online auction....

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  • Early Ads for Chewing Gum
    Early Ads for Chewing Gum

    This Beeman’s Pepsin Gum store display tin sold at a New York auction for $127—quite a wad. The tin promotes gum chewing as a healthy habit—good for your tummy and...

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  • Toy Racecars Finish Strong
    Toy Racecars Finish Strong

    Nostalgia drove the winner of this 1930s Marx lithographed tin racecar to a $354 victory lap at a New Jersey auction. Zoom over to our article, where we flag finish-line...

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  • Useful Tables at Bargain Prices
    Useful Tables at Bargain Prices

    This 19th-century English games table opens to reveal three different gameboards. It sold for a reasonable $354 at a Massachusetts auction. Take advantage of today’s buyer’s market if you’re shopping...

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  • Dedham Pottery's Crackleware
    Dedham Pottery's Crackleware

    Dedham Pottery’s crackle plates with blue and white border decorations of animals or flowers have been collector favorites ever since the first plate, with a border of rabbits, was designed...

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  • Cereal Premium Toy Rings
    Cereal Premium Toy Rings

    Don’t throw out an odd-looking ring you find in your grandparents’ junk drawer. It could be a cereal premium ring offered decades ago to fans of a bygone radio or...

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