Kovel’s has listed the Top 10 researched items for 2010. They are:
1. Occupied Japan – exports from 1947-1952 indicated Japan’s occupation by the Allies after WWII
2. Stoves – From toy to salesman’s samples to stoves in use today!
3. Jewelry – Fine and costume. A Miriam Haskell necklace is included in this category. Check grandma’s or mom’s jewelry box for marked costume jewelry.
4. Silverplate – Sterling is expensive and good quality silverplate is being purchased in it’s place – particularly trays, pitchers and other hollowware as well as specialized flatware – pickle forks, olive forks, pastry servers, etc.
7. Copeland-Spode – Still being made but no longer owned by the family. Robert Copeland, the last of the Copeland family passed away this fall. He was a very humble and delightful man who knew the factory and business from beginning to end.
8. Bossons – 1946-1996 Ceramics produced in England including wall masks, plaques, figurines, etc.
9. Coca Cola
10. Rosenthal – particularly figurines