Top 10

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.

5. Furniture

6. Capo-di-monte

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

About askbeverly

Who am I? I am an individual who values the contents of people's homes for a variety of reasons. I'm called a "personal property appraiser" and certified by the International Society of Appraisers which requires educational courses, examinations, keeping up with current tax laws and every two years taking a course called the Uniform Standards of Personal Property Appraisals. Every five years, I am required to keep up my ISA certification by proving I have a minimum of 100 personal property development credits - that's course hours and actual research time spend on appraisal work. As a long time collector I have turned a hobby into a profession and for the last 22 years worked as an independent appraiser. My specialties include china, pottery, sterling silver, crystal and glassware, costume jewelry, Carnival Glass, Belleek Irish porcelain, collectibles and furniture. Why do you need an appraisal? The purpose of an appraisal may be for obtaining insurance, probate of an estate, equitable division of an estate or divorce, or a damage claim. I also give lectures on several different topics to antique clubs, provide consultations in person, by phone and through email. No my service is not free! But I will also advise you if I believe it is in your best interest to do research on your own if you just want an idea of what something is worth rather than pay for an appraisal.

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