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Kovels’ January 2021 newsletter features fine furnishings from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday Evening Girls pottery, western collectibles, Gio Ponti furniture, and vintage pinback buttons, all with photos and prices.

Fine furnishings from the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City are featured in the January 2021 issue of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter, helping to get the new year off to an exciting start. An extensive collection of unique objects from the legendary hotel were sold in a series of auctions near Boston as the hotel readied for renovation. Kovels’ sale report focuses on a few of the hotel’s famous rooms, such as the Presidential Suite, and suites once occupied and named after Cole Porter, and Elizabeth Taylor, with pictures of the rooms and the auction prices of some of their contents.

Collectors were happy to see examples of Saturday Evening Girls pottery offered at a Chicago auction since it doesn’t come up for bid very often. Kovels’ January 2021 newsletter pictures examples of the Boston club members’ work—plates, bowls and wall pockets—made in the early 1900s, along with selling prices.

With a big Yee Ha! the nostalgia level was high as mid-20th-century western-themed toys and decorations from a single collection were auctioned in Pennsylvania. Kovels’ latest issue pictures memorabilia including toys, a game, lamps, ads and other items inspired by movies, radio and TV shows like “The Lone Ranger” and “Hopalong Cassidy.”

Distinctive, modern furniture by Italian architect and industrial designer Gio Ponti were offered at auction in Florida, where bids where winning bids were high. Examples of his designs, a unique, geometric cabinet along with stylish tables and chairs, are pictured in Kovels’ January newsletter. And political, sports and advertising collectors were in awe of the quantity and quality of pinback buttons sold at a Pennsylvania auction. Kovels’ pictures examples of some of the small buttons that sold for very big prices.

Don’t miss Terry Kovel’s take on small collectibles, old and new. The January Dictionary of Marks lists marks used by some small American potteries. The illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Minnie Mouse wristwatch, a tobacco jar, a Wedgwood Jasperware vase, and silver centerpiece basket. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the January Buyer’s Price Guide.