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Kovels’ September 2020 newsletter features Amish quilts, antique cash registers, Marc Newson design, Fiestaware, and women artists of Rookwood Pottery, all with photos and prices.
More than 125 Amish quilts from a single owner’s collection were auctioned in California and are featured in a sale report in the September 2020 issue of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles newsletter. Simple designs, bright colors, a variety of textures, and excellent craftsmanship make the quilts popular collectibles. Kovels’ pictures many examples, including the top price “crazy quilt” that sold for more than $3,000.
Early cash registers with fancy metal and wood cabinets are prized by collectors. Bidders could hear the “cha-ching!” as a Pennsylvania house rang up sales of nearly 150 antique models. See the ornate nickel-plated countertop cash register with an “Amount Purchased” topper that took top price honors, selling for just over $5,000, as well as other priced selections in this issue of Kovels’.
Australian industrial designer Marc Newson is known for his unique style, combining organic shapes with a futuristic feel to make beautiful, useful objects. Close to two dozen Newson-designed pieces excited bidders at a recent Chicago auction. Kovels’ pictures an eclectic mix in the September issue — chairs, a table, timepieces, and even champagne bottle containers — that went for thousands of dollars.
Rookwood Pottery is greatly admired by many collectors, but how many know the company was noted for its employment of women artists? Indeed, it was founded by ceramics painter, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer. Kovels’ newsletter focuses on some of the women of Rookwood. Pictures of their work that were among the 500 Rookwood pieces recently auctioned in Cincinnati are presented, as well as prices, biographical information, and examples of their marks and ciphers.
And always-popular colorful, casual Fiesta dinner and kitchen ware sold at a two-day auction in Indiana. Hundreds of pieces, both vintage and modern, sold for a wide range of prices that peaked at over $10,000 for a prized one-of-a-kind small, beige disc pitcher. Find more priced Fiestaware in the September issue of Kovels’ newsletter.
Terry Kovel writes about a reproduction wooden folk art mask that decorates a wall in her garden. The illustrated September Collector’s Gallery answers readers’ questions about a Staffordshire cup and saucer, a crown mark found on English dinnerware, a German pottery soup tureen, and a Wedgwood platter. And more than 70 antiques and collectibles are listed in the September Buyer’s Price Guide.
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