The Kovels.com Top 20 list indicates the current interests of collectors who visit the website. During August 2013 antiques enthusiasts were busy researching:
1. Occupied Japan
10. Milk Glass
13. Carnival Glass
15. Red Wing
17. Cash Registers
18. Copeland Spode
Lamps are back in style, perhaps because the new light bulbs give off unflattering light or perhaps because decorators have discovered that antique lamps are interesting additions to a modern room. So we are not surprised that Lamp is one of the Top 20 searches (No. 20). Auctions, shows, and shops are selling lamps in many styles: 19th-century Gone-with-the-Wind examples, early 20th-century cameo glass, 1930s art pottery vases made into lamps, and late 20th-century modern lamps in unfamiliar shapes and sizes. And bargains can be found at local house sales and flea markets. This lamp was designed by Walter Von Nessen (1889–1943), an industrial designer who was at the forefront of modern lamp design. It's brushed aluminum with a mica shade, 21-inches high, and sold for $2,820 at a Cowan auction.
Collectors who search Kovels.com want to learn more about identifying features, marks and prices. Kovels.com and the book, Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, list thousands of current prices in hundreds of categories that are carefully selected, described and edited.