Kovels’ December 2021 newsletter features rare Meissen porcelain, festive Christmas postcards, Bakelite jewelry, mechanical pictures, and antique cupboards, all with photos and prices.
Mechanical pictures from the late 1800s and early 1900s entertained children and adults alike. The automatons had gears to create movement and captured both everyday and holiday moments like Santa surprising a little girl on Christmas Eve. Find the prices and more information.
In news that’ll leave you reaching for your pointy elf shoes, Will Ferrell’s costume for Buddy from the 2003 movie Elf recently sold for waaaaaay more than the cost of a few candy canes. See just HOW MUCH more …
Q: I have a demitasse set, never used, that was my mother’s. When she died, my sister and I split it up. It consists of a teapot, coffeepot, creamer and sugar, 10 little cups and saucers, and 10 plates about 7 1/2 inches in diameter. Each item has a different painted scene. My Mom was told the set was made for royalty. Some pieces are marked with a lamb and “Dresden, Made in Saxony,” and most have a gold rose over the writing. Another piece says “Made in Germany, Guaranteed hand painted,” another piece says “special order, painted at Lambs studio.” What can you tell me about this set? Is it worth anything?
Kovels Antiques, Inc., was founded by Ralph and Terry Kovel. Hailed as “the duke and duchess of the antiques world,” they have written more than 100 books and special reports about collecting. Their bylined column is the longest-running syndicated weekly column in the country, distributed to more than 150 newspapers. Their guides include the annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, which has sold over 4 million copies since its first edition.
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