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Kovels' bottles price list : illustrated
Kovel, Ralph M.
Personal Author:
Eleventh edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
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Orchard Park Library NK5440.B6 K62 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Long used and respected by collectors, this book provides current prices of more than 10,000 old and modern bottles -- manufactured from the 1700s to the 1990s -- in more than 80 categories. Included are figurals, bitters, flasks, ink, beer, milk, soda, perfume, medicine, Avon, Jim Beam, Ezra Brooks, and other collectible bottles. The Kovels provide company histories, a list of national and regional bottle collectors' clubs, bottle auction houses, publications of special interest to collectors, and an extensive bibliography.

Author Notes

Ralph Kovel has authored more than 75 books & currently write a nationally syndicated newspaper column, a monthly column in "House Beautiful", & a subscription-only national newsletter, "Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles". The Kovels' Web site ( was recently named one of the "Best of the Web" by "Forbes" magazine.

(Publisher Provided) Antiques writer Ralph M. Kovel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 20, 1920. He attended Ohio State University and served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a food broker, owned a salad-dressing company, owned a shrimp farm in the Bahamas, and became a vice president at Sara Lee.

Together, he and his wife Terry H. Kovel have written almost 100 guides to antiques and collectibles including Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List, Kovels' American Silver Marks, Kovels' Bottles Price List, and Kovels' Bid, Buy and Sell Online. They have also written a nationally syndicated column since 1955 and published a monthly newsletter entitled Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles. He died due to complications of a broken hip on August 28, 2008 at the age of 88.

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