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Kovels' bottles price list : illustrated
Kovel, Ralph M.
Personal Author:
Twelfth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xxxii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
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NK5440.B6 K62 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Up to date with the prices of more than 12,000 old and modern bottles,Kovels' Bottles Price List, 12th Editionis the most reliable resource available for anyone who buys, sells, or collects bottles. Written by Ralph and Terry Kovel, America's foremost authorities on antiques and collectibles, this exhaustive guide includes more than 90 categories, from Avon and Jim Beam to medicine and perfume bottles. Prices and histories of beer bottles, bitters, Coca-Cola, cures, Ezra Brooks, figurals, flasks, fruit jars, ink bottles, Lionstone, sarsaparillas, sodas, whiskeys, and a lot more are included. Special Features: * A sixteen-page full-color insert, featuring distinctive bottle types and designs * Clubs, auction houses, museums, and publications for bottle collectors * An easy-to-use picture dictionary of bottle shapes, closures, and bottoms * More than 300 bottles pictured and priced

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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