Nothing says “fifties” like George Nelson’s distinctive wall clocks. Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles June 2014 newsletter features original Nelson clocks that sold at a Los Angeles auction, where the timeless appeal of flower power excited a bidder who paid $3,125 for a Nelson “Petal clock.” Collectors looking for a different “wow” factor in their decorating schemes will enjoy elegant and eye-catching antique sofas that sold at recent auctions. Learn about the differences between a “tête-à-tête,” a “lit du jour” and a “récamier” as well in Kovels’ June newsletter. A silver and turquoise cuff bracelet made by a Navajo jewelry artist sold for $9,000 at an Arizona auction. More Navajo cuff bracelets are pictured with prices in Kovels’ June newsletter.
Practical 18th-century stoneware crocks are now valuable pieces of folk art. Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles continues to celebrate its 40th year of publication with a sale report featuring American stoneware crocks sold at auction in Maryland and their prices “then and now.” And furniture makers, architects and potters weren’t the only artists interested in the ideas of the Arts and Crafts movement. Pictures and prices of vases and other home accessories by designers such as Josef Hoffmann, Marie Zimmermann and the Stickley Brothers who worked in copper can be also found in Kovels’ June issue.
New Uses for Old Stuff shows purses made with recycled buttons. June’s Dictionary of Marks lists makers marks on glass paperweights. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery has prices and answers to readers’ questions about a postal scale, a French clock and a cast iron mechanical “Kicking Mule” bank. The Buyer’s Price Guide has current prices of 50 antiques and collectibles and also shows what’s up and what’s down by comparing prices with those from the June 1975 newsletter.
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