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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 September, 2008. As summer draws to a close, collectors' tastes stayed consistent. Occupied Japan remains on top of the list. Vladimir Kagan (b.1927) designed this serpentine sofa, which sold for $4,800 at a recent Treadway auction. It has original green upholstery and is supported by two round platforms and one Lucite leg. Kagan started designing furniture in 1946 and for over 60 years has been a leader in modern design.Look for more furniture prices at and in newly-released Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2009.The complete Top Twenty for September 2008 are:

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

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 September there was less interest.


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