We don’t really need an excuse to go thrift store shopping, but this month we celebrated “National Thrift Shop Day.” If you missed it, don’t forget that fall is a great time to flea markets. But don’t go unarmed. Bring the newest edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide to make sure you are getting a great price.
When is a worn basketball jersey more than just a sweaty shirt? When it was worn by one of the sport’s most iconic athletes. A dedicated sports lover just paid millions for Michael Jordan’s jersey from the opening game of the 1998 NBA finals.
Q: I have five Cracker Box dolls made by Irene Horuichi in the late 1980s. They stand 18 inches tall and are attached to a wooden base. They are all made of cloth and wear different outfits. The outfits are very detailed, but the facial features are not. Can you tell me anything about this style of doll and what their value could be?
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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