About Kovels Antiques, Inc.

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.

“Neither of us was trained in art, antiques or writing,” Terry remembers. “We came from Nowheresville as far as the experts were concerned. Maybe that’s why we can write what we write, because we think like beginners and write in plain language.”

The Kovels have been repeatedly consulted for their expertise and experience in court cases and in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boardroom Reports and other newspapers. They wrote the “Collectibles” entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica and have even been featured as an answer on the TV game show, “Jeopardy.” The couple has also written articles for Forbes, Town and Country, Good Housekeeping, and a host of other magazines and other publications.

Ralph and Terry appeared on several television talk shows and starred in three television series: “Know Your Antiques” for public television stations, “Collector’s Journal with Ralph and Terry Kovel” for the Discovery Channel, and “Flea Market Finds with the Kovels” for HGTV. The Kovels have won two Emmy Awards.

The Kovels passed their collecting interest to their children, Lee and Kim Kovel. Along with Terry and her staff, they continue the family’s longtime interest in the collecting world. 

The Kovels are avid collectors of all types of antiques. Ralph Kovel passed away in 2008.

Media Comments

“If you want to know all about the price of antiques in America, you cannot do better than to grab a copy of Ralph and Terry Kovel’s book, Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List. – Antiques News, U.K.

“As millions already know, any book carrying the Kovel byline will be as reliable, informative, and fact-filled as any collector could wish.” – American Country Collectibles

“The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and collectibles in this country.” – Los Angeles Times “What the Kovels don’t know about antiques isn’t worth knowing.” – House Beautiful

 

“The couple’s intensive research and wide-ranging knowledge—communicated through syndicated newspaper columns, newsletters and a Home and Garden TV show—helped educate Americans for decades.”- The Washington Post

“The Kovels were the first to get information to people about antiques, a once secretive business.” – S. Clayton Pennington, editor of Maine Antique Digest

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Kovels.com is a valuable source of information about collecting antiques and collectibles, and it’s created, supervised, and written by experts.

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FREE for registered users. It also posts news about antiques and collecting, lots of reference information, forums, and a FREE business directory with listings of appraisers, clubs and publications, matching services, auction houses, and services (like people who repair and restore antiques) and supplies (like special picture hooks).

Kovels.com provides an unbiased look at the collecting world. The over 800,000 Kovels.com registered users receive breaking news on trends and prices by email and even more news is on the website’s homepage.

For a more complete access, Kovels.com offers 2 levels of premium subscriptions: Kovels.com Premium, which includes a massive database of articles on antiques and collectibles by topic, current sales reports, a buyer price guide, tips and more. And Kovels.com Premium Plus, which in addition to all the features that Kovels.com Premium offers, includes an extensive pottery and porcelain, marks identification database. For more information or to subscribe, please click here.

 “A visit to Kovels.com will show you that the family is already at the front of antiques information ePublishing with the same trustworthy attention to the antiques & collectibles marketplace that their books are famous for.” – Auctions and Antiques Examiner

“I faithfully use your website to check out collectibles which I purchase from flea markets and yard sales. Thanks to both of you, I now know what to look for.” – A. R.

“I have been a fan for many years and love your newsletter I receive by email. Keep up the great work!” – J. J.

“I love your weekly email as I am an avid antiques collector. Your site is so helpful.” – C. G.

“As a (never retired) antique dealer, I want you to know you both have been my favorites for research. As we all know, you never stop learning in this business. Luv it!” – A. S.


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Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles
is the country’s largest-circulation paid-subscription newsletter for collectors. It’s available only by subscription. The newsletter includes monthly reports on auctions and trends, tips on care, descriptions of fakes and frauds, news about what’s hot and what’s not, collectors’ questions, and prices, prices, price. No ads.

Every collector at any level of experience can use the newsletter to become an even smarter, more successful collector.

“Everything in my house stops when the newsletter is delivered. Kovels newsletter was passed down from my mother. Have found it to be an excellent teaching tool.” – P. Raymer

“I’ll start by telling you how much I enjoy your newsletter. I read it from cover to cover the day it arrives. I have also given it as a gift to my sister and her husband, who are glass collectors, and they love it.” – G. Wolfe

“It gives collectors an insider’s edge when buying or selling” – Country Women

“Let the Kovels do a lot of the research for you, so that you have more time to shop and enjoy antiquing. ” – New England Antiques Journal
 


About Kovels Antiques, Inc.

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.

“Neither of us was trained in art, antiques or writing,” Terry remembers. “We came from Nowheresville as far as the experts were concerned. Maybe that’s why we can write what we write, because we think like beginners and write in plain language.”

The Kovels have been repeatedly consulted for their expertise and experience in court cases and in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boardroom Reports and other newspapers. They wrote the “Collectibles” entry for the Encyclopedia Britannica and have even been featured as an answer on the TV game show, “Jeopardy.” The couple has also written articles for Forbes, Town and Country, Good Housekeeping, and a host of other magazines and other publications.

Ralph and Terry appeared on several television talk shows and starred in three television series: “Know Your Antiques” for public television stations, “Collector’s Journal with Ralph and Terry Kovel” for the Discovery Channel, and “Flea Market Finds with the Kovels” for HGTV. The Kovels have won two Emmy Awards.

The Kovels passed their collecting interest to their children, Lee and Kim Kovel. Along with Terry and her staff, they continue the family’s longtime interest in the collecting world. The Kovels are avid collectors of all types of antiques. Ralph Kovel passed away in 2008.

Media Comments

“If you want to know all about the price of antiques in America, you cannot do better than to grab a copy of Ralph and Terry Kovel’s book, Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List. – Antiques News, U.K.

“As millions already know, any book carrying the Kovel byline will be as reliable, informative, and fact-filled as any collector could wish.” – American Country Collectibles

“The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and collectibles in this country.” – Los Angeles Times

“What the Kovels don’t know about antiques isn’t worth knowing.” – House Beautiful

“The couple’s intensive research and wide-ranging knowledge—communicated through syndicated newspaper columns, newsletters and a Home and Garden TV show—helped educate Americans for decades.”- The Washington Post

“The Kovels were the first to get information to people about antiques, a once secretive business.” – S. Clayton Pennington, editor of Maine Antique Digest

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