The 54th edition of the perennially popular Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel will be available nationwide on September 28th and is available for pre-order online at Kovels.com. With more tips, more marks, and more prices than any other price guide on the market, Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2022 gives you the information you need to quickly identify and price finds, and to buy and sell more confidently.
Kovels’ 2022 price guide includes more than 3,000 photos; 500 makers’ marks, logos, and dates; and 12,500 all-new prices of antiques and collectibles in 700-plus categories sought by collectors, including Advertising, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Kitchen, Porcelain, Sewing, Tiffany, Tools, Toys, and more. Prices are from actual sales—no estimates—and are reviewed for accuracy.
Best of all, there’s an entirely new center section in Kovels’ 2022 book — “Collecting Trends: Twentieth-Century American Studio Jewelry” — showcasing designers of the bold, new modern “jewelry as art” that emerged in the late 1940s and ’50s. Readers will also find an illustrated list of the year’s record prices and hundreds of expert tips, as well as comments on trends and pricing patterns. All of this enables you to buy, sell, and collect with confidence.
Here is a peek at some of the fascinating listings in Kovels’ 2022 price guide: The most expensive item is an 7-gallon stoneware water cooler made in 1846 and decorated with Broadway street scene in cobalt blue that auctioned for $480,000. The least expensive entries, at $2 each, are a 1980s plastic figural Spider-Man bookmark and a Royal China “Country Charm” saucer. The largest item in the book is an early 20th century Flemish style tapestry picturing the Battle of Pavia. It is just over 17 by 9 feet and sold for $4,720. And there are a few listings that measure 1/2 inch—a set of Trianon 18-karat-gold cuff links with gemstones that sold for $610, a lot of five agate and Dzi bead buttons from c.1800 that sold together for $1,088, a pair of 18-karat-gold earrings with citrine stones that brought $480, and a pair of Victorian gold tone buttons with an eagle that went for $3.
A Kovels’ reader wrote: “My husband and I . . . began to seriously consider becoming antiques dealers. Your price guides were invaluable to us. They served to educate us not only with the $’s [prices] but also taught us about the marks on the back — age, histories, etc. We read them front to back and back again. . . . Thank you!” ~J.K., New York
Antiques collectors have turned to the Kovels for their outstanding annual price guide ever since the first guide appeared in 1968 and the Kovels are, without a doubt, America’s leading popular authorities on antiques and collectibles. Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2022 is a valuable resource to help you make wise decisions and save money. Available for pre-order now on Kovels.com. Buy it from Kovels and get a free gift!