Jewelry Tops Collectors’ Web Searches

Jewelry was the top search item in 2007, according to a Web site specializing in antiques and collectibles.

Kovels.com, a free price guide for antiques and collectibles, released its annual list of its list of the top 20 searches for 2007. The Kovels’ top 20 list is based on the results of millions of searches that took place on its Web site during the year 2007.

People use price guides for a number of reasons, the most common being that they are just trying to determine the value of a specific item that they own, Kovels said in a statement. If an item is not listed on the top 20 list, it does not necessarily mean that it is unpopular or that there is not a demand for it. It only means that in 2007 there was less interest.

The top 20 search items are as follows:

1. Jewelry
2. World War II
3. Stoves
4. Coca Cola
5. Furniture
6. Silverplate
7. Occupied Japan
8. Lighters
9. Knife
10. Paintings
11. Bottles
12. Capo Di Monte
13. Lladro
14. Planters Peanuts
15. Dolls
16. Toys
17. Royal Doulton
18. Clocks
19. Radios
20. McCoy

The Kovels’ “Top 20” list of antiques and collectibles has been published since 2002 and is offered by Kovels.com as a service for collectors.

Kovels.com, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is the creation of Ralph and Terry Kovel. They are authors of more than 95 books about collecting and antiques, including the best-selling annual price guide “Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List.”