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Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Vol. 39 No. 11The July 2013 Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter is now available in print and online.

Kovels' July issue features a sale report on a comprehensive collection of scientific instruments and technological devices that auctioned in Massachusetts. More that 2,000 items from the industrial past were offered. Kovels' newsletter pictures a sampling, ranging in price from a $60 check-printing machine to a $25,200 axial engine. Cameo glass sells well today and some of the best pieces were made in England. English cameo glass sold for high prices at a spring Ohio auction, where a cameo glass plaque by English glass artist George Woodall sold for $29,900 and a cobalt blue cameo glass vase decorated with latticework and medallions sold for over $18,000. Quilters went crazy for crazy quilts that sold for affordable prices at a Maryland auction, where a quilt made of patterned neckties supposedly worn by "famous people" sold for $431. Crazy quilts are made in a patternless hodgepodge of colors and fabrics See pictures and prices of others in Kovels' July newsletter.

Kovels' also reports on vintage board games—Little Orphan Annie, Uncle Wiggily, and Monopoly among them—that auctioned in Michigan, as well as "hot" figural metal match holders that sold for high prices in Maryland. And learn about Chicago furniture designer George Washington Maher. He was a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, but his Prairie School pieces are less expensive. See pictures and prices of some of his simple geometric chairs and tables in the July newsletter.

Kovels' column, New Uses for Old Stuff, shows how to repurpose sterling silver flatware. Other regular monthly features are here, too. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery has answers to readers’ questions about a milk strainer, a 19th century circular slide rule, a pair of Cuban dolls in military uniform and wooden ABC blocks. July’s Dictionary of Marks lists marks used by Ohio companies that made dinnerware. The Buyer’s Price Guide has current prices of dozens of antiques and collectibles.

Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles is available as a print subscription or as a digital downloadable version that is part of the Kovels.com Premium subscription.




#1 Anton DiedierMaryh 2013-07-04 00:00
please tell me who this is I have a pair of porcelene candle stick holders that have his name painted in Gold on the underside inside the holder

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