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The Kovels' Top Twenty list is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on its website during May 2008. Occupied Japan items topped the list. Visitors to are always interested in jewelry prices and in May it was the second most popular category.


We haven't seen Shawnee on the top 20 list for a while. Pictured here is a casserole from the Fruit and Basket line made by Shawnee in 1951. It was designed by Robert Heckman. He introduced color blending, a decorating method that used a spray gun and three basic colors to decorate the fruit. Highlights, sometimes gold paint, were added with a brush. This 6 1/2-inch casserole sold for $52 in an online auction.


The complete Top Twenty for May 2008 are:


  1. Occupied Japan
  2. Jewelry
  3. Silver Plate
  4. Coca-Cola
  5. McCoy
  6. Furniture
  7. Stove
  8. World War II
  9. Lighter
  10. Cookie Jar
  11. Lladro
  12. Planters Peanuts
  13. Doll
  14. Bicycle
  15. Davy Crockett
  16. Knife
  17. Clock
  18. Royal Bayreuth
  19. Phonograph
  20. Shawnee


Visitors use Kovels' website and price guides for a number of reasons, the most common that they are just trying to determine the value of an item they own. If an item is not listed on the Top Twenty list, it does not mean that it's unpopular or that there isn't a demand for it. It only means that in May there was less interest.



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