Here are the top ten items that you searched for in 2011. Most of them are self explanatory. Collectors wanted to know more about cookie jars, furniture, pottery and porcelain, bottles, Coca-Cola, glass, and jewelry. But you may not know what some of the other favored collections are.
Royal Bayreuth (number 2) is a pottery factory that has worked in Bavaria since 1791. Of particular interest to collectors are the figural pitchers, like the one pictured here with cards and a devil handle (sold for $276 at a DuMouchelles auction).
Occupied Japan (number 6) items were marked with those words from 1947 to 1952, the years after World War II when Japan was occupied by Allied troops. The mark was used on ceramics, metal, leather and other goods.
Royal Doulton (number 7) ceramics were made from 1902 to the present. It was Doulton and Company before that. All types of figurines, character jugs and dinnerware have been made. The company was bought in 2005 but the name is still in use.
The complete top 10 for 2011:
- Cookie jars
- Royal Bayreuth
- Antique furniture
- Antique pottery and porcelain
- Antique bottles
- Occupied Japan
- Royal Doulton
- Antique glass
- Antique jewelry
Find more information in the free online price guide at Kovels.com, where you can read an introductory paragraph and see prices. Or see our newest book, Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2012.