What’s In and What’s Out 2023

The January 1, 2023 issue of Kovel’s magazine published a list of “What’s In” and “What’s Out” gathered from their experience of the past year.

Interestingly one of the first items listed is “Dishes with birds, dogs and flowers”. I’m not sure if it means the dishes have all of these decorations on them or if they are individually decorated. My experience indicates dishes with flower rims are not a popular item in Dallas, TX and surrounding cities stores.

The second item is “antique cut glass” for wedding gifts. We do sell American Brilliant cut glass dishes at the consignment store where I spend two days a week. Most popular items are vases and small bowls such as nappy’s and lemon dishes.

Number three on their list is “large ceramic containers for patios”. Asian design fish bowls are popular in our area with blue and white the most popular.

These are just three examples.

What’s out:

Silver – requires polishing, but in our case sterling flatware and large silverplate trays still sell for reasonable prices. The maker and silver content are important factors.

Fancy covered dishes – fussy collectors want modern and sleek.

Hummels except rare ones

Roseville pottery.

For a complete list visit http://www.kovels.com. I always find their magazine and website informative.


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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