A one-year subscription to the print edition of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles brings you 12 full-color issues of the newsletter that’s been informing collectors for more than 49 years. Whether you’re a casual collector, an avid enthusiast of antiques, or a dealer — you will know upon your first reading of one issue of Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles that you have found your new “field guide.”
This is what you get every month:
Buyer’s Price Guide
Wondering how much your collectible or antique sells for? Look no further. Each month we report current prices in various categories such as advertising, dolls & toys, furniture, glass, pottery & porcelain, silver & other metals, textiles & clothing, and $20 and under. You will find our monthly picks complete with price, description, date, and measurements.
You will find sale reports with color pictures, descriptions, prices, and an explanation of what influences the highs or lows. For everything from toys to formal furniture, glass, pottery, silver and more, get the low-down on items both unique and useful. The sales reports give the history of factories and items, as well as prices. They will help you discover the value of your piece. Read bits of advice and tricks from how to find expensive antiques at bargain prices to why you need a bungee cord at a flea market.
Dictionary of Marks
The Dictionary of Marks section pictures different marks that appear on pottery, porcelain, silver, pewter, toys, dishes, dolls, china patterns, and costume jewelry. This section includes a history of the product the mark appears on, a history of the mark itself, and a history of the company—all to give you the most information possible to identify your piece.
Want to know “How old is Donald Duck Cola?” or “Who made the Porcelier Coffeepot?” or “Where can I find a plate that matches my dinner set?” Each month subscribers questions are answered.
Hotlines give you the latest information on the workings of the antique world. Want advice on caring for your antiques and collectibles, new uses for your antiques, gossip about antiques TV shows, surprising prices, and funny stories? Look here. With this treasure trove of knowledge, you are sure to discover ways to build your collection—for affordable prices.
Reproductions and Fake Alerts
There are old and new antique and collectible reproductions that might fool you. We alert you to the likely problems with detailed answers, pictures, and links to other resources. Stay ahead of the confusion, read the monthly reproduction reports.
On The Road
“On The Road” contains accounts of trips to antique shows, flea markets, auctions, and other antiquing events. Conversations with dealers, reports on oddities, trends, and prices, prices, prices are also included. Reports on reproductions or possible imports that can be confusing, even food and lodging suggestions. And reminders like “don’t forget to look under the tables for bargains that others may have missed.”
From stained teacups and stored books to nicked furniture and vintage shoes, you can learn methods to refresh your prized antiques. Security, repairs, storage, bargains and more.
Words of Wisdom from the Editor
“Words of Wisdom,” originally titled “Letter to Lee,” is an informal editorial by Terry Kovel. She shares anecdotes, surprising stories about collecting, and her thoughts on everything from how to settle an estate to “Should children go to shows with you?”
Unlike most publications Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles has an annual index.The index gives the page number, issue number, and date for the article about the antique you are trying to find. Each index covers one year at a time and is available online.