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The Kovels.com Top 20 list indicates the current interests of collectors who visit the website. During June 2013 antique enthusiasts were busy researching:

1. Bottle
2. Coca-Cola
3. Bavaria
4. Stoves
5. Capo-Di-Monte
6. McCoy Pottery
7. Fenton Glass
8. Belleek
9. Scales
10. Dresden

June's Top Ten includes two types of glass: bottles (No. 1) and Fenton (No. 7); five types of pottery and porcelain: Bavaria (No. 3), Capo-Di-Monte (No. 5), McCoy (No. 6), Belleek (No. 8), and Dresden (No. 10); two household appliances: stoves (No. 4) and scales (No. 9); and the always-popular Coca-Cola (No. 2). Most of these items are familiar to recent generations because they have been in production for the last 100 years.

Bottle collecting has become a popular American hobby and bottle enthusiasts looking to add a few new items to their collection can find plenty to choose from at flea markets, bottle shows and at many auctions. There are many categories of bottles—bitters, beer, whisky, soda, mineral water, ink, medicine, poison, fruit jars and historic flasks among them. A rare sapphire blue flask (pictured) made in Bridgeton, New Jersey, circa 1825 – 1840 sold for $28,750 at a Glass Works auction last month. It has a sloop on one side and a star on the other. It's thought to be one of only three of its type known.

Collectors who search Kovels.com want to learn more about identifying features, marks and prices. Kovels.com and the book, Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide, list thousands of current prices in hundreds of categories that are carefully selected, described and edited.

 

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#4 bud vasekajunwoman 2013-07-18 11:11
I bought a bud vase for .25 at a garage sale and it is 53/4" tall on the bottom it says fine bone china, Crown Staffordshire England, Chelsea Manor. It has grape vines grapes 1 fruit basket and peony flowers. I would like to know more about it and its value. I do not have a camera to take a pic of it.
#3 Glass Walking Caneconnelly2012 2013-07-16 10:44
They are selling on Ebay for up to 265.00
#2 Glass Walking Cactaylor 2013-07-15 10:39
I have an amber glass twisted walking cane that my dad kept under his bed for years. In very good condition except the tip is chipped off at the bottom, but has been that way since I first saw it. Can you give me a value and and idea on who to contact to sell it?
#1 Bottle valueljtwilley 2013-07-13 11:34
Looking for current value on a Swift's Syphilitic Specific bottle, ca 1890. Excellent condition, can provide picture if needed. Where can I sell this bottle?

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