The Kovels’ Top 14 list is based on hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on our website in 2020. The searches offer a glimpse into what collectors are looking to buy or sell. Collectors go to Kovels.com, the Internet’s source for expert-reviewed antiques and collectibles prices and information. The searches reflect a year in which collectors had time to value old collections and maybe find some new passions. Depression Glass is the top search followed by colorful McCoy pottery. Remember a search can be for either buying or selling. Collectors look for ceramics, glass, bottles and toys that they want to identify as valuable. Common everyday pieces especially those with any flaws are hard to sell. But the rarities such as Flambe, Red or other specialty Wedgewood, Satsuma vases more than 18 inches tall, working vintage or antique stoves, 18th century or earlier delft (most modern delft isn’t made in Holland) and old working toys in good condition sell well. Interest in newer collections is reflected in Pyrex being in the top 14.
The Top 14 list for 2020 is: