The Kovels' Top Twenty list is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on its website during August, 2008. As summer draws to a close, collectors' tastes stayed consistent. Occupied Japan remains on top of the list.
Dolls are always among the most searched-for items. This doll with the pouty face was made in the 1930s by the Lenci company of Turin, Italy. It is made of felt with painted features and mohair curls. She sold for $1,126 at a recent Skinner auction.
You can find more doll prices at Kovels.com and in newly-released Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2009.
The complete Top Twenty for August 2008 are:
- Occupied Japan
- Silver Plate
- World War II
- Cookie Jar
- Planters Peanuts
- Royal Bayreuth
Visitors use Kovels' website and price guides for a number of reasons, the most common that they are trying to find the value of an item they own. If an item isn't listed on the Top Twenty list, it doesn't mean that it's unpopular or that there isn't a demand for it. It only means that in August there was less interest.
September 18, 2008