Advertising signs sold well to collectors at two New York auctions and they are featured in a sale report in Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles September 2017 newsletter. Food product advertisers have long looked for the best way to their customers’ hearts—and their wallets. Kovels’ sale report has pictures and prices of 1920s and ’30s store display signs with colorful graphics plugging everything from meat to medicine. They auctioned from $100 to over $4,000. Antique and vintage jewelry by the George Jensen company sold at auction in New Jersey and it keeps going up in price. Jensen jewelry has been worn by royalty and celebrities since the early 1900s. Kovels’ September newsletter pictures silver necklaces and earrings, as well as a gold pin and a gold bracelet, the top lot, that sold for $5,000. And another New Jersey auction offered more than 500 lots of vintage Heisey glassware. Find colorful Heisey examples along with their prices in Kovels’ latest issue.
Two auction houses in New Orleans recently held estate sales that included furniture with marquetry decoration. September’s newsletter pictures an assortment of pieces with simple to intricate marquetry design with prices that reached $3,750. And Kovels’ couples a major upcoming museum exhibit on “Jazz Age” design with recent auction finds of similarly designed furniture. For prices and more information about the exhibition that spotlights the dynamic 1920s American art form, be sure to catch the Kovels' September issue.
Terry Kovel writes about how collecting has changed as she looks forward to the September publication of Kovels’ 50th anniversary price guide. Kim Kovel goes “on the road” to Venice, Italy, to enjoy the Art Biennale. The popular illustrated Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Buddha triptych, carnival glass bowl, a vase with a beehive mark and a mystery spoon. September’s Dictionary of Marks lists makers of American art pottery. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in September’s Buyer’s Price Guide.
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