FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Press Release) – July 1, 2010 – CLEVELAND – Kovels.com released its list of the most searched for items in its price guide for June 2010. The top spot continues to be dominated by Occupied Japan. Collectibles made in Japan directly after World War II.
The most accurate antiques price guide online, the Kovels.com price guide receives hundreds of thousands of searches a month. The list of top searches serves as an indicator of which items are particular popular among collectors.
Here is the full list of top ten searches:
1. Occupied Japan – No Movement
3. Silver Plate – Up from #7
4. Capo-di-monte – Up from #5
9. Bosons – New this month
The antiques and collectibles market is very unpredictable this year. Dealers and auctioneers tell us business is better than in 2009 but still not as good as in 2008. Top quality items sell for extra high prices, the middle market is down, the bottom of the market is selling inexpensive household goods or clothing to be used. Occupied Japan items (marked with those words from 1945 to1952) are harder to find but there are less collectors and many of the serious collectors are older and thinking of selling their collections. The searches are probably price checks for items being offered for sale. Royal Bayreuth items are in several large auctions in the next month and buyers may be checking values on Kovels while getting ready to bid. Stove prices are not easy to find, Kovels has one of the best lists so they are often in the top ten. Top ten spots do not identify the most popular or most saleable antiques, just those of special interest this month.
Terry Kovel has authored more than 97 books about collecting and antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide, "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide." Hailed by Parade magazine as "the duchess of the antiques world," Terry publishes a monthly newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, and writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed to more than 150 newspapers and websites. Terry and her late husband, Ralph, appeared weekly on the HGTV program "Flea Market Finds with the Kovels." Terry's popular website with free prices and information for collectors is www.Kovels.com. The Kovels' most recent books are "Kovels' American Collectibles, 1900 to 2000," and "Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2010," with 2,500 full-color photos and 47,000 actual prices. Both are available wherever books are sold and online at www.KovelsOnlineStore.com/