Welcome to a brand new starting, the launch of Kovels Vintage Dealer.
We’re delighted to have you ever with us on this thrilling journey that brings collectively two proud, pioneering manufacturers to create a brand new collector expertise, a brand new model and a brand new month-to-month journal that colorfully covers the antiques and collectibles neighborhood with vigor, perception and curiosity.
As a lot of you understand, earlier this 12 months, Kovels sold their assets to Active Interest Media, the guardian firm of Vintage Dealer. “It was time to entrust the Kovels model to a brand new dwelling,” founder Terry Kovel, 94, stated on the time of the sale. “We couldn’t consider a greater place than with Vintage Dealer, a publication like ours that collectors belief and luxuriate in studying from.”
Getting up to now has taken months and months of planning and work. We’re assured you’ll benefit from the outcomes of that effort. Kovels Vintage Dealer is a full-color and classy journal brimming with one of the best of each manufacturers. Our aim? To create a vigorous, informative and dazzling collector expertise only for you.
We reside in a visible world, which is why a key function of Kovels Vintage Dealer is its visible method to storytelling by pictures and design. The antiques and collectibles world is massive, daring and delightful. Your expertise with it needs to be as nicely.
Should you have been a subscriber to Kovels On Antiques & Collectibles e-newsletter, you’ll proceed to benefit from the authoritative protection you’ve lengthy relied on, solely in a 52-page journal as an alternative of a month-to-month 12-page e-newsletter.
Kovels Vintage Dealer continues a Kovels’ custom: the Sales Report. This longstanding protection of necessary auctions from across the nation on an array of fascinating subjects anchors these pages. You’ll additionally discover the favored Collector’s Gallery, a reader-generated question-and-answer function, in addition to the invaluable Dictionary of Marks designed that can assist you higher perceive your new discoveries, and probably your previous ones as nicely.
These options will probably be new for longtime Vintage Dealer readers, however we’re assured you’ll develop into quick associates. Sprinkled in amongst these requirements are scintillating tales from a number of gifted writers – resembling Pamela Wiggins Siegel, Wayne Jordan and Kris Manty, to call a couple of – who expertly cowl all the pieces from costume jewellery to the enterprise of antiques, and classic clothes to the newest gathering traits.
I’ve been editorial director of Vintage Dealer for greater than 4 years. Earlier than that, I spent greater than 20 years publishing books on antiques and collectibles. By nature, I’m curious, and I wish to have enjoyable. My promise to you is that Kovels Vintage Dealer will present fascinating work with model and substance. The journal will showcase the normal and the eclectic, the rising and the traditional, the coveted and the playful.
We are going to have fun the antiques and collectibles subject. As with all good celebration, we are going to supply one thing tasty with each subject. You’ll savor professional perception, transcendent content material, skilled perspective, dynamic design and unbridled enthusiasm for the place we’ve been and the place we’re heading.
In all of the revelry of the brand new, if I’m trustworthy, there’s some disappointment. Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph, have been newlyweds within the dizzying days of postwar America once they launched into the good unknown of an antiques and collectibles world shrouded in thriller. Collectively they knowledgeable thousands and thousands, constructing a legacy constructed on curiosity and dedication.
I met the Kovels greater than 25 years in the past after I began on this enterprise. I really feel lucky that we are able to nonetheless flip to Terry and her daughter, Kim, as we transfer ahead on the shoulders of those giants.
Greater than 66 years in the past, Ed Babka revealed the primary version of Vintage Dealer within the basement of his Decatur, Ailing., dwelling. That humble four-page tabloid would evolve right into a pressure in a burgeoning pastime. Ed died June 20, 2016, on the age of 88. I’ve been part of what he began in 1957 in some trend or one other for 1 / 4 of a century.
And but, these trailblazers stay with us, wed to a brand new imaginative and prescient and a brand new journal. There are positive to be bumps within the street as we discover the brand new, however there’s positive to be a lot to find and far to experience.
When you’ve got any questions or strategies, please, drop me a line. My electronic mail deal with is PKennedy@aimmedia.com.
It’s going to be a grand journey! We’re pleased to have you ever alongside for the journey.