Kovels' Know Your Collectibles

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Crown, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 404 pages
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Ralph and Terry Kovel, America's foremost antiques experts, have written a book with a difference about our most popular pastime -- collecting. Whether it is a shelf lined with old toys or a houseful of Art Deco furniture, everyone has a favorite collection.Kovels' Know Your Collectiblesis the ultimate guide to "young antiques" -- collectibles less than one hundred years old.

With hundreds of photographs and line drawings, in-depth text, several glossaries, and an extensive subject-by-subject bibliography, this book provides important information you can't find anywhere else. Each chapter ofKovels' Know Your Collectiblesbegins with general advice on how to locate, preserve, and protect your collectibles. The chapters cover a wide variety of objects, including ceramics, dinnerware and art pottery, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, lamps, clocks, toys, paper, tins, advertising material, and old store collectibles.

The Kovels tell you how to recognize the value and improve the condition of your collectibles. They provide a wealth of information about individual manufacturers and designers, patterns, styles, artists' marks, and historic curiosities. Whether they are talking about common household objects or rare pieces of recognized value, the Kovels tell both beginning and experienced collectors what they want to know about their most cherished collectibles.

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User Review  - tsuparks - Overstock.com

This is a good book IF you already have some knowledge of collectibles. If you are just starting out like myself its a bit advanced. Im one that would have benefitted from more photos. There is some ... Read full review

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Nice big book interesting topic. Will be helpful as I look for treasures! Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Ralph and Terry Kovel are the best-known writers on antiques and collectibles in America. They have written more than 75 books, including the annual Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List. Their national newsletter, Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, has over 150,000 subscribers.  The Kovels also write columns for House Beautiful and 150 newspapers, publish articles, and appear on television and radio talk shows.

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