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  • How Wire Fraud Impacts Dealers and Collectors

    How Wire Fraud Impacts Dealers and Collectors

    Dealers and collectors aren’t immune to the rampant wire fraud, which according to FBI statistics may cost small U.S. businesses about $3 billion a year. We heard from a dealer...

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  • Happy #whatsitwednesday!

    Happy #whatsitwednesday!

    Be the first to guess what the pictured item is by leaving a comment below. If you have your own whatsit, our editors can include it in a future post....

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  • Valentines Hearts

    Valentines Hearts

    Valentine’s greetings from all of us at Kovels! Enjoy a valentine gift from Kovels – we have made the Valentine Hearts article from our subscription newsletter, Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles, public....

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  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    The custom of sending valentine cards goes back to the 17th century. Collectors love old valentines, and mechanical ones like this example are especially popular. Happy Valentine's Day from the...

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  • It's #whatsitwednesday!

    It's #whatsitwednesday!

    Be the first to guess what the pictured item is by leaving a comment below. If you have your own whatsit, our editors can include it in a future post....

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  • Be Smart about Unfamiliar Art Pottery

    Be Smart about Unfamiliar Art Pottery

    Art pottery sales are going up but great finds can still be had at house sales. How do you recognize the hot potters? And how do you protect your investment?...

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  • Valentine Hearts

    Valentine Hearts

    Valentine greetings from all of us at Kovels! Hearts have been part of Valentine’s Day messages for hundreds of years. Here are a few famous hearts and their prices today.            

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  • Mourning Jewelry Makes Memories

    Mourning Jewelry Makes Memories

    Mourning jewelry was a source of comfort in a world before vaccines, antibiotics, and even photographs. Money was set aside for jewelry to memorialize deceased loved ones. This gold and...

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  • Joseff of Hollywood, Costume Jewelry for the Stars

    Joseff of Hollywood, Costume Jewelry for the …

    Costume jewelry by Eugene Joseff is intertwined with 90 years of Hollywood history. This simulated diamond and amethyst necklace was worn by Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With...

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  • Pocket Mirrors Picked by Collectors

    Pocket Mirrors Picked by Collectors

    Pocket mirrors were trendy advertising swag like today’s key chains or mini-flashlights. Illustrations were sometimes racy and always caught the eye along with a sales message. This beauty is selling...

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  • Modern Bargains for the Home

    Modern Bargains for the Home

    Collectors at a recent St. Louis auction picked up designer furniture at dorm room prices. Chairs and tables by big name designers like Charles and Ray Eames, designers of this...

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  • Fisher-Price Toys Pull in Collectors

    Fisher-Price Toys Pull in Collectors

    Fisher-Price toys have stayed popular since 1930 and there are versions for every decade. Collectors look for wooden versions of perennial favorites like this 1964 Pull-A-Tune Xylophone. Wooden pull toys...

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