It's that time of year again. We look back before we look forward. Reflect on some of 2011's outstanding stories in the January 4, 2012 edition of Kovels Komments, the FREE weekly ezine about antiques and collectibles.
The surprising finds, record prices and great stories from 2011 include a Chippendale bureau that sold for over $5 million, a Wayne Gretzky record-priced rookie card, a very expensive tintype photograph of Billy the Kid, a multi-million dollar Superman comic book, a Lalique auto hood ornament for over $200,000, Liz Taylor's $115 million jewelry sale and more.
Kovels Komments is filled with timely news items, identifications of hard to recognize marks, tips on maintaining your antiques and answers to readers' questions. You can also browse through archived installments of Kovels Komments for more valuable insights.
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Terry Kovel has written 100 books about collecting, including the best-selling annual price book, Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide. The 2012 guide is now available. Terry publishes a subscription newsletter and writes a syndicated newspaper column that appears in more than 150 newspapers and digital publications. She and Ralph starred in the weekly HGTV program, "Flea Market Finds with the Kovels." The Kovels website, Kovels.com, offers 800,000 free prices and other information for collectors, including books, special reports, a weekly emailed letter to collectors, marks and an archive of other informative material. Since Ralph's death in 2008, the Kovel brand has been continued by Terry Kovel and her daughter, Kim Kovel.