Colorful carnival glass captured the fancy of collectors at a Kansas auction and is featured in a sale report in Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles November 2018 newsletter. The more than 350 lots from a single collection included a wide selection of quality colored pieces. Kovels’ pictures examples of carnival glass plates that sold from $100 to $1,000. Tennis enthusiasts at a Pennsylvania auction netted interesting items from the collection of a notable tennis historian and author. Top price realized was $21,000 for a 1913 English silver tennis trophy. But one of the most fun finds was a late 19th century metal device to hoist and clip a woman’s skirt so she could run, walk and play tennis more easily. It auctioned for $1,100. Find these and other tennis-themed treasures, including a wicker chair with woven tennis racket and ball back, a copper tennis player weather vane, and a cameo pin picturing a woman with a tennis racket in Kovels’ November newsletter.
Handmade jewelry from the U.S. Southwest continues to be popular and collectors at a Montana auction enjoyed bidding on unique vintage pieces by American Indian artists such as Alvin Yellowhorse, Ira Custer and Leonard Lonjose. Kovels’ November issue pictures necklaces, pendants, bolo ties and a bracelet made from silver, beads and colorful stones that sold in the hundreds of dollars.
Vintage advertising was offered at a recent Illinois auction that focused on petroliana, breweriana and soda advertising. Signs, thermometers and other items that advertised well-known brands can be found in Kovels’ latest issue along with their prices. And pictures and prices of vintage table lamps auctioned in New Jersey are also included in the November newsletter, where readers will find an assortment of lamps fom French Art Deco metal to Italian midcentury enameled aluminum.
Kovels’ also reports on reproductions of vintage Christmas ornaments. They go “on the road” to Colonial Williamsburg to explore its 18th century reproductions. Kovels’ popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a ship’s radio room clock, metal salt and pepper shakers, a decorated stoneware pitcher and a set of late 1930s war cards. November’s Dictionary of Marks pictures marks found on American Indian-made jewelry. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in November’s Buyer’s Price Guide.
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