Guess what is on the cover of the December issue of Antique Trader magazine? Here’s a hint: It’s in its 54th year! The author is a smiling woman perched in a chair and surrounded by 20,000 books on porcelain, pottery, glass, Arts & Crafts furniture, Mid-Century Modern art and furniture and, well, everything from A-Z in the world of antiques and collectibles. It’s none other than our own  Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide authored by Terry Kovel, “an indomitable 93-year-old,” and her daughter, Kim Kovel. The article details the history, endurance and importance of the Kovels’ annual price guides, published since 1953 and the remaining up-to-date source of current prices printed annually. The 632-page, 2022 Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide (a great present for the collector or antiques lover in your family!) is now on sale. It includes 12,500 listings and more than 3,000 full-color photographs. It also includes a special section “Collecting Trends: Twentieth Century American Studio Jewelry.”

What better way to prepare a 2022 filled with visits to flea markets, antique shows and events than to be armed with a resource on antiques and collectibles to help you find out what it is and what it is worth?