Soaring Prices on Collectibles

Record prices for Collectibles

Star Courier Online – News
By BROCK TUMBLESON
January 18, 2008

“A great source of information can be found on the web and particularly at www.kovels.com. Ralph and Terry Kovel have been in the antique business for many years and we have enjoyed and utilized their price guides, newsletters, web site and TV shows. According to their website, 2007 saw some all-time records. A few examples include a Santa Barbara art pottery vase by Frederick Hurten Rhead for $516,000, a Honus Wagner baseball card for $2.8 million, a mechanical bank “Jonah and the Whale” for $414,000, a rainbow spatter ware Festoon pattern plate for $37,400 and the Rothschild family’s pink Faberge egg for $18.5 million!”

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The article goes on to mention that the following collectible categories showed strong interest from collectors in 2007: jewelry, World War II items, stoves, Coca-Cola, furniture, Occupied Japan, silver plate, lighters, knives, paintings, bottles, Lladro, dolls, toys, clocks, radios and Planter’s Peanuts.

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