Kovels' American Collectibles 1900-2000

Kovels' American Collectibles 1900-2000

by Terry Kovel, Ralph Kovel

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Overview

Kovels' American Collectibles 1900-2000 by Terry Kovel, Ralph Kovel

"What the Kovels don't know about antiques isn't worth knowing."
House Beautiful

From the undisputed experts on antiques and collectibles comes a gorgeously illustrated guide to American collectibles and treasures of the twentieth century. From eggbeaters to elegant furnishings, porcelain to plastic, Bakelite to bottles, this book will teach you how to recognize, evaluate, purchase, and care for your collectibles. The Kovels know what's hot and what's not in the market, and their insight will give you the inside track on making wise -- and profitable -- purchases.
· Focuses on the twentieth-century collectibles
· Hundreds of full-color photos
· Histories of designers and manufacturers, with dates, locations, and marks
· Great tips on spotting a good buy -- and avoiding a bad one
· Definitions of technical terms and auction house lingo

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780609808917
Publisher: Random House Information Group
Publication date: 07/10/2007
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.09(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 95 books, a nationally syndicated newspaper column, and a subscription-only newsletter. Their website, www.kovels.com, is one of the most used and respected sites in the antiques and collectibles field. The Kovels contribute frequently to national publications, and have appeared on their own shows on the Discovery Channel and HGTV. With their expert advice, readers gain an insider’s edge and the necessary confidence to collect in today’s marketplace.

Hometown:

Shaker Heights, Ohio

Place of Birth:

Ralph Kovel: Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Terry Kovel: Cleveland, Ohio

Education:

Ralph Kovel: Ohio State University; Terry Kovel: Wellesley College

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     xvii
American Pottery and Porcelain     1
Tableware     65
Tile     91
British Art Pottery     105
Pottery and Porcelain from Europe and Japan     124
Glass     154
Furniture     205
Lamps and Lighting     253
Silver and Other Metals     267
Jewelry     295
Toys and Dolls     322
Prints, Photos, and Paper Ephemera     376
Advertising and Packaging     397
Kitchenware     408
Twentieth-Century Metal and Jewelry Designers     421
Bibliography     437
Photo Credits     447
Index     450

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