Ralph M Kovel Kovel's Know Your Antiques

ISBN 13: 9780051757863

Kovel's Know Your Antiques

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9780051757863: Kovel's Know Your Antiques

The advice you need from the source you know -- the Kovels.

For every collector who wants to know how to evaluate, purchase, and care for antiques and collectibles, this revised and updated edition of Kovels' Know Your Antiques will be a valuable companion.

With more than 300 photographs and line drawings, a clear, concise text, and extensive up-to-date bibliographies, this book will help you determine if there is anything of value in the inherited belongings of Aunt May, or whether that zealously guarded Stradivarius violin is genuine or fake.

Kovels' Know Your Antiques covers everything from pottery, silver, and glass to furniture, prints, and rugs. The Kovels show how a tape measure and magnet can help prove the age of antique furniture, how to test for old silver with a fingernail, how to date cut glass and porcelain by their marks, and much more.

This book also contains a list of current price guides, publications, and collector clubs that provide additional help and information. With Kovels' Know Your Antiques, you will learn how to buy almost any antique with a shrewd eye toward present and future value.

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From the Back Cover:

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

"The Kovels are arguably the authorities on antiques and collectibles in this country."
-- Los Angeles Times

"As millions already know, any book carrying the Kovel byline will be as reliable, informative, and fact-filled as any collector could wish."


--American Country Collectibles

About the Author:

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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