This week we celebrate National Handbag Day with a wide-eyed look at some of the most exclusive and expensive purses on record, plus a list of desirable designer brands for smart collectors. Some you will recognize. Others, maybe not.
Husband-and-wife team Edwin and Mary Scheier were groundbreaking potters for nearly 70 years. They created eye-catching ceramics such as this glazed stoneware pot with sgraffito figures and fish that brought a hefty price. Find more Scheier designs and prices in Kovels’ sales report.
Did you ever want to sleep in the same bed as infamous gangster Al Capone? Or carry his Patek Philippe pocket watch with 90 single-cut diamonds forming a circle and his initials? Well, you just missed your chance for these and other items. But we have their prices.
Q: I got this set of pitcher and glasses from my Dad’s estate. He collected carnival glass for many years. He said it was the only set like it he had ever seen. The pitcher is 3 1/2 inches tall and the six glasses are 2 inches tall. The glass is green and there are no chips. I would appreciate any information you can give me as to the rarity and value.
Kovels Antiques, Inc., was founded by Ralph and Terry Kovel. Hailed as “the duke and duchess of the antiques world,” they have written more than 100 books and special reports about collecting. Their bylined column is the longest-running syndicated weekly column in the country, distributed to more than 150 newspapers. Their guides include the annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, which has sold over 4 million copies since its first edition.
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