It's here! Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013, our new edition, arrived early. It's in our warehouse and probably in most bookstores right now. The cover is a cheerful robin's-egg blue with yellow lettering. The book is filled with color-coded pages of the latest prices. All real prices reviewed for accuracy, no estimates.
Need to know the latest prices for silver tea sets, gold jewelry, Chinese art, English porcelains, folk art, and other antiques whose prices have been jumping around all year? We list "all things wonderful" used in America from the 17th to the 21st century, including affordable furniture, toys, pottery, and a whole lot more. Once in a while we were surprised by very high prices that indicated a change in some buyers' thinking, so we put those in too.
Prices range from $1 for a first-aid book to $132,000 for a Tiffany window. Oddities, like a jailhouse door for $384 or a brick embossed "Don't spit on the sidewalk" for $154, tell us and you that collectors have a sense of humor.
The economy has been confusing this year. Collectors are downsizing and selling--or looking for bargains and buying. Changing prices make our book more important than ever. Do you mind if we brag? We include more than 40,000 new prices, 2,500 new color photos, hundreds of logos, factory histories, countless cross-references, record-setting prices, tips, sidebars, and a computer-generated index that make this book easy to read.
The three questions we're asked most often are: "How old is it? Where was it made? What's it worth?" The easiest way to answer is to go back to our schooldays, when alphabetical lists were everywhere. So we organized over 700 categories of prices in alphabetical order. It makes a search much easier. Our new blue Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2013 is easy to spot at the bookstore, and when you read it you can learn to recognize trends and make smart decisions about collecting, buying, or selling. Buy our book now. You will need it on your next shopping expedition.