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Kovels’ August 2022 newsletter features Murano glass, American country furniture, North Dakota School of Mines pottery, toy boats and costume jewelry, all with photos and prices.
Colorful, elegant art glass from the island of Murano, Italy, sold at auction in New York and it’s featured in Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles August 2022 newsletter. About 140 pieces of the Italian-made glass changed hands and prices were high. Kovels’ newsletter pictures examples that exhibit various glassmaking techniques along with their high bids.
Kovels’ August newsletter pictures an assortment of antique country furniture that auctioned in Ohio. Most pieces were made in America in the mid-1800s, and collectors love (and pay for!) its rustic charm and warmth. Find country cupboards, cabinets, shelves and tables and see what buyers are paying. And learn some tips about buying old furniture.
Teachers and students at the North Dakota School of Mines put their state’s native clay to elegant use, making vases, bowls, plates and other pottery. And it is sought by enthusiastic collectors. A recent auction in Chicago offered several prized pieces of UND pottery. See priced examples and learn a bit about the school’s history in Kovels’ August issue.
More than 300 pieces of costume jewelry were sold at an Indiana auction. Kovels’ latest newsletter pictures bright and sparkly necklaces, bracelets, pins and earrings by legendary designers—think Chanel, Dior, Yves St. Laurent, Miriam Haskell, and others—along with their prices.
And an annual toy auction in New Jersey sold about a dozen toy boats. Kovels’ latest issue has examples that range from small tin penny toy boats to not-so-small gas-powered race boats.
The Kovels continue “on the road” from Bentonville, Arkansas, to northeast Oklahoma and share their favorite sights and finds, including some along the famous Route 66 and in Pawhuska, home of the Food Network’s “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond. Terry Kovel shares her thoughts on decorating her garden with unique collectibles. August’s Dictionary of Marks lists German porcelain makers that pictured animals in their marks. The Collector’s Gallery questions and answers feature an antique sad iron, a sculpture of a Native American riding a horse, a Roseville Rozane vase, and pair of silver-plated grape shears. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the August Buyer’s Price Guide.