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Kovels’ March 2021 newsletter features tin windup toys, Japanese woodblock prints, Roycroft furnishings, Scandinavian ceramics, and vintage advertising signs, all with photos and prices.
Collectors on the hunt for antique and vintage mechanical tin toys made all the right moves at a Pennsylvania auction featured in a sale report in Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles March 2021 newsletter. Whimsical windups depicting animals, people and vehicles charmed bidders who paid hundreds of dollars each for toys such as the Superman Turnover Tank, a Sparkling Rocket Fighter Ship, a Charles Lindbergh New York to Paris Airplane, and more.
Japanese woodblock prints are labor intensive to make and beautiful to look at whether they are antique, vintage or contemporary. Kovels’ newsletter features 20th-century woodblock prints auctioned by a Georgia gallery that specializes in the subject, where winning bids started at just under $100 and soared to more than $27,000. Priced examples are in the March newsletter along with tips on their care.
Collectors always love old advertising, especially signs that publicize favorite brands and trademark characters. At a recent New York auction with more than 130 advertising lots, prices peaked at $14,000 for a 1926 Chiclets Gum counter display complete with unopened 5-cent boxes of the gum. See the cheerful Reddy Kilowatt, the Jell-O Girl, and other advertising that captured attention and high prices in Kovels’ March issue.
Furniture made by the Roycroft community of crafters in Western New York was known for its high-quality materials and workmanship, and the simplicity of its design. Learn more about the Roycrofters in Kovels’ March newsletter, and see priced examples of Roycroft tables, cabinets and other furnishings.
Scandinavian design enthusiasts will enjoy viewing the mid-20th-century ceramic creations of artists Wilhelm Kåge, Bjorn Winnblad, Arne Bang, Axel Salto, Birger Kaipiainen and others that sold at auction recently in Chicago. The sleek shapes and soothing colors brought prices in the thousands. Don’t miss the examples in Kovels’ March newsletter, along with a listing of marks to help identify pieces that you may find!
Don’t miss the March newsletter report about online marketplaces with some of Kovels’ finds, their prices, and shopping tips. The illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a pair of English figurines, an Oil Patch Kid doll, a Nippon “moriage” vase, and a German metalwork “communion set.” And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the March Buyer’s Price Guide.
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