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Title:
Know your antiques; how to recognize and evaluate any antique--large or small--like an expert
Author:
Kovel, Ralph M.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised.
Publication Information:
New York : Crown Publishers [1974]

[©1974]
Physical Description:
x, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780517513217
Format :
Book

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Summary

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 (www.kovels.com) 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.

(Bowker Author Biography)