The Latest News in the January 2008 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter

Released on: January 4, 2008, 1:46 am

Press Release Author: L. Lillis

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: In the January issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles,
stories include: Victorian Silver Serving Pieces, Political Buttons, Lladr
Figurines, Italian Baroque Furniture, Fiesta Dinnerware and Arts & Crafts Era Purses

Press Release Body: Cleveland, Ohio - January 3, 2008 - Welcome to the new year!
Start 2008 off right with the January issue of Kovels on Antiques and collectibles.
There is no better way to keep up to date with the latest trends and news in
antiques and collectibles. No one else can pack so much antiques and collectibles
news and information into a 12-page, color-illustrated newsletter. The latest copy
is available to subscribers in print and online from the Kovels' website at . This month\'s issue features stories on:

An antique silver crab claw that served sugar, not crab is one of the Victorian
silver serving pieces featured this month. Victorians may have been prim and proper,
but they had a sense of humor. The sugar tongs sold for $359 at a Dallas auction.
For more information about silver serving pieces, get your copy of the January

A collector was right on the button with a $13 bid for a 1940 anti-Franklin
Roosevelt button. It was one of several "slogan" buttons that sold at an Ohio
auction of political memorabilia. To learn the auction's results and what the
slogans mean, we\'ve got more details in this month issue.

Whenever New Year's Eve comes around, Father Time shows up. A Lladr figurine of the
old man sold at an Iowa auction for $236. To learn more about collectible Lladrs,
all made in Spain, you need to read this article in our January issue.

A piece of 17th-century Italian Baroque furniture can add a charming Italian accent
to your home. A carved walnut cabinet, damaged but restored, sold for $4,600 at a
North Carolina auction. More Italian Baroque furniture is pictured in this month

Fiesta dinnerware has had two lives, the first from 1936 to 1969 (or 1973, if you
count Fiesta Ironstone) and the second starting in 1986 and still going strong.
Today collectors can buy new Fiestaware at department stores or at the Homer
Laughlin China Co. in Newell, West Virginia. Find out how you can get bargains on
Fiesta in the January issue.

A handful of handmade Arts & Crafts era purses sewn a century ago, sold at a recent
Treadway/Toomey auction in suburban Chicago. Top price was $420 for a square suede
purse with an applied metal ornament. Want to find out more about the fashionable
wonders? Read about them in this month\'s issue.

The January issue of the Kovels' newsletter also includes their regular monthly
features, such as the Buyer's Price Guide, Collector's Gallery and News Flash.
Subscriptions for the print edition or the online edition can be purchased from
their website at

Accredited media interested in discussing the content of this release or any topics
related to antiques and collectibles are encouraged to contact the Kovels at to schedule an interview.

About the Kovels
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 95 books about collecting and
antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide \"Kovels' Antiques and
Collectibles Price List." Hailed by Parade magazine as \"the duke and duchess of the
antiques world,\" the Kovels publish \"Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles\" (an
award-winning newsletter) and write a syndicated weekly newspaper column distributed
to more than 150 newspapers. They appeared weekly on the HGTV program \"Flea Market
Finds with the Kovels." Their popular website with FREE price information is The Kovels\' newest book is \"Kovels\' American Collectibles, 1900 to
2000," published by Random House and is available wherever books are sold and online

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Contact Details: P.O. Box 22200, Beachwood,
Ohio 44122.

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