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Here are the top ten items that you searched for in 2011. Most of them are self explanatory. Collectors wanted to know more about cookie jars, furniture, pottery and porcelain, bottles, Coca-Cola, glass, and jewelry. But you may not know what some of the other favored collections are.

Royal Bayreuth (number 2) is a pottery factory that has worked in Bavaria since 1791. Of particular interest to collectors are the figural pitchers, like the one pictured here with cards and a devil handle (sold for $276 at a DuMouchelles auction).

Royal Bayreuth pitcher

Occupied Japan (number 6) items were marked with those words from 1947 to 1952, the years after World War II when Japan was occupied by Allied troops. The mark was used on ceramics, metal, leather and other goods.

Royal Doulton (number 7) ceramics were made from 1902 to the present. It was Doulton and Company before that. All types of figurines, character jugs and dinnerware have been made. The company was bought in 2005 but the name is still in use.

The complete top 10 for 2011:

  1. Cookie jars
  2. Royal Bayreuth
  3. Antique furniture
  4. Antique pottery and porcelain
  5. Antique bottles
  6. Occupied Japan
  7. Royal Doulton
  8. Coca-Cola
  9. Antique glass
  10. Antique jewelry

Find more information in the free online price guide at, where you can read an introductory paragraph and see prices. Or see our newest book, Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2012.

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#2 J. Fuller- Bust Portraitebradly 2012-01-13 10:25
Dear Kovels,
I have had this painting for about eight years and have not been able to find anything about it. It is an oil on canvas-bust portrait of White bearded man in Alpenstock cap and hat. It is sighned in LR corner, J. Fuller. Could you tell me if it's real and/or value?
#1 ivory owl necklacebeapeach67 2012-01-11 19:46
Dear Kovels, I have this Ivory Owl Necklace, I got it from a friend. She bought it in N.Y. back in the 80ies.
since then no one out here in Ca. wants to even look at it. It has gold eye glasses w/semi-precious stones, I'm sending you a picture. I would like to get your opinion on what you think it is worth. There is no artist mark on it. thanks B Pechy

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