Holt-Howard hits the spot


Looks like Holt-Howard is on the minds and in the hearts of our
readers. Last week’s cover story, excerpted from Walter Dworkin’s
excellent book “Price Guide to Holt-Howard Collectibles and Related
Ceramicware of the ’50s and ’60s.”

Could it be a perfect storm is brewing for these funky affable ceramic
pieces? Just take a look at how Holt-Howard has moved up the charts in
the last week:

  • The Antique Trader Web site has had more than 600 hits on Dworkin’s article in the last few days.
  • Kovels Komments, the weekly electronic newsletter published by
    Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles, writes today that Holt-Howard
    novelty giftwares are selling well again. Items were collected in the
    late 1980s but suffered a drop in price. Well, Kovels says those prices
    are on the upswing.

  • A quick survey on ebay shows Holt-Howard items are selling well.
    A classic Pixieware Lil’ Sugar jar and creamer sold for $285 on July 3.
    A “brown skinned” Pixieware instant coffee jar from 1959 brought
    $216.50 on July 6.

Could Holt-Howard collectibles in the middle of a comeback?
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