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    0 0 reports on 5 antiques and collectibles that are currently in demand and selling fast. Top trends include anything “mid-century,” handmade baskets, vintage jewelry and period furniture.

    CLEVELAND (PRWEB) July 20, 2018

    Kovels’ readers often ask, “What’s 'in' now?” The best of every type of antique or collectible is always in demand. But here are 5 antiques and collectibles that are currently seeing rising prices. Hint: Sleek and “modern” are still in but “brown” is sneaking back.

    1. Costume jewelry is still the most popular items sold at shows and online. Vintage is more affordable than new, but pieces marked with makers’ names like Miriam Haskell, Hattie Carnegie and Trifari sell for more now than in the last 10 years. Modernist silver jewelry is hot, and prices for pins and earrings by artists like Art Smith are in the thousands of dollars. So look for unmarked pieces of jewelry. They are bargains compared with store prices. Consider pearls, long chains that can be layered, enamel bangle bracelets that can be worn together and anything with big colored stones, like pins and cocktail rings. An unmarked but well-made modernist style bracelet can be found for $75 in an online shop.

    2. Midcentury furniture. Today’s younger buyers are still on the hunt for blond and light wood pieces from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s – sofas, chairs, tables and desks with sleek design and clean lines. Oak and clunky is out. But anything marked Eames, Saarinen, Bertoia, Nelson, Wormley, Robsjohn-Gibbings, Finn Juhl, Herman Miller or Knoll is in demand and is selling for very high prices. So look for unmarked and therefore less expensive mid-century pieces as well as fun and unusual accessories that complete “the look” – 1950’s pole lamps, floor lamps and table lamps, wall clocks, metal wall hangings and iconic plastic chairs. A mid-century arm chair made in Italy in the 1940s sold for $154 at a Texas auction.

    3. Period furniture. Currently the trend is still mid-century furniture. But while the market has been down for “brown” furniture, it’s starting to go up. Good period furniture is starting to sell again. Now is a good time to look forward a few years and buy Chippendale, Regency, Georgian and Sheraton. Look for high-quality craftsmanship that will maintain its value. Buy “period,” not repro from the 1920s and ’30s. And mix it up – incorporate statement antiques into modern decorating schemes. An 1820’s Biedermeier demilune cabinet, walnut with marquetry detail, offers useful storage and sold for $1,750 at a New Orleans auction.

    4. Baskets. Prices have been rising for Japanese baskets. Their artistry and form have been drawing buyers since the mid-2000s. Prices are particularly high if they are signed by the maker. So, look for baskets, historic or modern, that were made in other countries or with a maker’s mark that can be identified. Keep an eye out for baskets that were made with traditional techniques but in shapes that are more sculptural than utilitarian. An American Indian birch bark quill basket is an unusual form. It has an identification card from the maker and auctioned for $345 in Florida.

    5. Dishes and glassware. Sets of antique or vintage dinnerware and glasses are selling for very low prices or not at all at antiques shops, flea markets and auctions. Think about finding a set not to collect, but to use. Serve food with utensils and dishes that were made especially for asparagus, soup and even condiments. Explain to your family and guests that while the designs may be off-trend, they are pieces of history. And a bargain at that. A 58-piece dinnerware set by Franciscan in the pattern is Dawn sold for $246 at auction in Detroit.

    So pass on your grandmother’s figurines and head for her vintage rings and brooches. Snag the mid-century modern desk, but also consider the mahogany corner cabinet, buffet or bookshelf if it’s good quality. Don’t ignore the dishes. And on your next trip, be sure to check out the local basket makers.

    Terry Kovel is America’s foremost authority on antiques and collectibles. She is the well-known columnist and author of more than 100 books on antiques and collecting. The 2018 / 50th anniversary edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide is currently available at and local bookstores. Terry Kovel will discuss antiques and collectibles topics with accredited media. Photographs are available. Contact pr(at)kovels(dot)com.

    About, created by Terry Kovel and her daughter, Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, the Kovels have written some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling annual Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. The website,, online since 1998, offers more than a million free prices, and includes a free weekly email, “Kovels Komments.” It gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions and answers and much more.

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    Euronews was granted a rare chance to film inside the Vega rocket factory in Italy where the next generation of ESA launchers, like the Vega C, are crafted with love from carbon fibre. Reported by euronews 2 hours ago.

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    The Corriere della Sera, an Italian daily newspaper, reports comments from Italy's Head of the budget committee at the Lower House Claudio Borghi, as he says, “Italy will come out of the Euro sooner or later, I am very convinced.”

    No further details have been mentioned on the same. Reported by 3 hours ago.

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    Manchester City's World Cup representatives could miss the Community Shield tie against Chelsea and Premier League opener against Arsenal as they recover from a sustained period of club and international action, manager Pep Guardiola has said.

    Guardiola's title-winning squad had 16 players at the tournament in Russia, including England's John Stones and Raheem Sterling, Spain's David Silva, Brazil's Ederson and Gabriel Jesus among others.

    Following the conclusion of the tournament last Sunday, a majority of City's first team players have yet to resume full training and Guardiola says he will not rush them back.


    "It is what it is," Guardiola told reporters. "We spoke - they have to come back ready. If the days before they are tired and they don't want to fight for the Community Shield, play at Arsenal, then stay on holidays. We cannot forget what we've done, but we start again. If they are ready they'll help us and if not, we'll wait for them. If they are not mentally and physically ready, they won't come back."

    Guardiola also spoke of his disappointment in missing out on transfer target Jorginho after the Italy midfielder joined Chelsea on a five-year deal last weekend.

    "I was disappointed (not to sign him)," he added. "We tried but players have to go where they go. It would have been a mistake for him if he came and he wanted to go to Chelsea with (new manager) Maurizio Sarri. If they want to come, that's great but if he wants to go to Chelsea, all the best for him. My advice is always go where they want to go."

    City play FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Community Shield on Aug. 5 and begin their title defence at Arsenal a week later.

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    Chelsea FC are anticipating a fresh bid from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard, according to a report in Italy. Italian website Calcio Mercato, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the Blues have already turned down a £107m offer for the Belgium international from the Champions League winners. The same article states that los […]

    The post Chelsea FC prepared for new Real Madrid offer for Eden Hazard – report appeared first on The Sport Review. Reported by The Sport Review 2 hours ago.

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    In cases that have received much media attention in Europe, the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has not permitted boats of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea to land in Italy. “We feel responsible for this army of poor people, victims of war and hunger, of deserts and torture,” the Italian Episcopal Conference said in a statement. “These painful stories of men, women and children ... challenge us to dare solidarity, justice, and peace.” Reported by Catholic Culture 4 minutes ago.

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    Ray Parlour has admitted that he would love to see Arsenal sign Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini this summer. The Gunners have turned to Unai Emery to improve their fortunes following a disappointing sixth-placed finish last term culminated in Arsene Wenger’s dismissal. The new Arsenal manager has wasted no time bolstering the Gunners squad […]

    The post Ray Parlour identifies ‘dream’ Arsenal signing appeared first on The Sport Review. Reported by The Sport Review 2 hours ago.

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    Jorginho looked to be in good spirits as he joined David Luiz and Emerson Palmieri at Cobham as the Chelsea FC squad prepared to jet off to Australia to begin their pre-season tour. The Brazil born Italy midfielder has been settling into life at his new club after having signed for the Blues from Napoli […]

    The post Photo: New Chelsea FC signing all smiles with David Luiz at Cobham appeared first on The Sport Review. Reported by The Sport Review 1 hour ago.

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    San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Jul 20, 2018 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On a hill overlooking the quiet, southern Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo sits a state-of-the-art private hospital and research center built by one of the 20th century’s most beloved saints, Pio of Pietrelcina.

    Known as “Padre Pio,” how did a poor Capuchin priest in ill health establish, on a rocky hilltop in rural Italy, one of today’s most efficient European hospitals – a project which he called his “earthly work”?

    *The beginning*

    Padre Pio understood physical suffering beginning from a young age, having been frequently ill. Even after he entered the Capuchins, making solemn vows at the age of 19, people doubted he would be well enough to finish studies for the priesthood or to live the strict rule of the Franciscans.

    Despite this, three years later he was ordained a priest; and his experiences with illness led him to be close to the sick and suffering for the rest of his life. He would always say that Christ is present twice in the sick and the poor.

    In 1918, the saint also received the visible stigmata – bleeding wounds corresponding to the five wounds Christ received at his crucifixion – while praying before a crucifix in the choir loft of the chapel of the Capuchin monastery in San Giovanni Rotondo.

    He had settled permanently in the monastery of the small village, at the time comprised mainly of farms and shepherds, just six months before. From that time, he had the desire to create a hospital founded on the principle of caring for both the body and soul of the sick and suffering.

    The first step toward fulfilling this dream began in 1925, with the conversion of an old, small convent into a clinic of just a few beds, reserved for those with extreme necessity.

    Years passed, and at the end of 1939, Padre Pio again spoke of his desire to build a hospital, this time with several men who also believed in the project and who formed a group to support it.

    The project unofficially began on Jan. 9, 1940, with the first collaborators each making a small donation toward the realization of the hospital. “I also want to give my offering,” the humble Padre Pio said, handing over a 10-cent franc he had received the same morning from a Swiss man.

    The friar called the hospital the “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”, or “Home for the Relief of the Suffering”, because, as he said later, this “work” was “inspired and created to be a spiritual demonstration of God’s love through a call for charity.”

    Construction commenced in 1947, though the roughly 20 workers hired at the start did not yet have an architectural plan for the building, and there were only 4 million Italian Lira (about $2,400 today) in the bank.

    By this point many people had, from devotion or curiosity, been traveling to see Padre Pio in the poor village, and some thought the Capuchin friar and his group of supporters were crazy to be building a hospital in a village in southern Italy. But Padre Pio said: “The Work is not mine… but Providence’s.”

    If he could, he said, he would build the hospital in gold, because whatever is done for the sick is done for Christ, and nothing can be too good for the Lord.


    Eventually, it was completed, with the inauguration taking place May 5, 1956. The hospital, only receiving the designation of clinic at the time, had 250 beds. An out-patient clinic with additional departments and services was also a part of the Casa, with a round-the-clock emergency room, and a small chapel where Padre Pio would frequently pray.

    At the inauguration ceremony, Padre Pio said, “a seed has been sown on the Earth that [God] will warm with the rays of his love… a place of prayer and science.” A year later, he noted that at the Casa “patients, doctors, priests shall be reserves of love and when it abounds in one, so it shall be passed to all.”

    “The Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza has already opened its arms to many thousands of suffering bodies and spirits, offering to all, regardless of status, from the most wealthy to the less well-off, ministering to all, in generous measure,” he said.

    From its start, the Casa was also helped by two nearby farms, which produce olive oil and all the dairy products used in the hospital.

    Soon after its launch, the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza was given to the Holy See by Padre Pio, being one of just two hospitals under the jurisdiction of the pope.

    Years before the hospital was completed, groups of people had begun to provide spiritual support for the project. Promoted by Padre Pio, the prayer groups were in response to a call from Ven. Pius XII for people to gather to pray together, especially in the face of World War II.

    “Without prayer, our House for the Relief of Suffering is somewhat like a plant without air and sun,” Padre Pio said, calling the prayer groups the “frontline of this little City of charity.”

    *The Casa today*

    These prayer groups continue to flourish today. And the hospital grows, with just under 1,000 beds spread across at least 26 medical and surgical departments, and another 14 departments for diagnosis and other services, all run by nearly 3,000 staff members.

    From its humble beginnings as a private clinic, the Casa is now classified as a private national research hospital, specializing in genetic and hereditary diseases, and includes a home for the elderly and housing for families with children receiving cancer treatment.

    During the first expansion in 1967, a second, larger chapel was added to the interior of the hospital. In the two chapels a rosary is prayed every day, three or more Masses are celebrated, and staff and patients stop by for moments of personal prayer.

    Additional support for hospital staff includes regular spiritual and ethical training courses taught by theologians.

    At the hospital’s 10th anniversary in 1966, two years before his death, Padre Pio reflected on the “humble origins” of the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, and how, coming from nothing, “the miracle of faith and charity to which this Work bears witness before the eyes of the world becomes all the more important.”

    Entrusting the success of his earthly work to prayer, he said, it is that which “unites all good souls and moves the world, that renews consciences, that sustains the Casa, that comforts the suffering, that cures the sick, that sanctifies their work, that elevates simple medical assistance, that gives moral strength and Christian resignation to human suffering, that becomes a smile and the blessing of God upon weakness and frailty.” Reported by CNA 38 minutes ago.

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    The Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA), the leading wire service in Italy, is out with the latest comments from the Italian Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio, as he denies any clash with the Finance Minister Tria.

    Di Maio added that he never asked for Tria to resign from his position.

    Earlier today, it was reported that Tria was being challenged by Salvini and Di Maio over nominations for the leadership of a state lender. Reported by 34 minutes ago.

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    Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Friday denied newspaper reports that he had demanded the resignation of Economy Minister Giovanni Tria if Tria did not back government nominees to head key companies. Reported by Reuters 21 minutes ago.

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    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid the cheers for Tiger Woods and another crazy ending at Carnoustie to win the British Open and become Italy's first major champion. Reported by FOX Sports 10 hours ago.

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    Manhattan company to target France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland Reported by 8 hours ago.

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    Corrado Passera’s digital lender will specialise in market for ‘unlikely-to-pay’ loans Reported by 7 hours ago.

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    Dozens of French soldiers specialised in firefighting arrived in Sweden early on Monday to tackle blazes raging across the country during an extreme heatwave.

    Firefighters yesterday were battling around 50 wildfires after an unprecedented drought in the region and soaring temperatures, which have reached the highest in a century.

    The 30 French soldiers from a Civil Defence unit landed shortly after midnight today in Stockholm, an AFP correspondent said. They will be joined by another 30 firefighters from the south of France today.

    France has already sent two Canadair planes to Sweden after authorities asked for EU emergency help to fight the blazes, which have caused no fatalities so far.

    Italy has sent two firefighting aircraft and Norway sent eight helicopters. Germany and Poland also responded to the request for assistance.

    Record temperatures above 33 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) were reported in Uppsala, a city north of Stockholm.

    There has been practically no rain since the beginning of May in the country, aside from a paltry 13 millimetres that fell in mid-June.

    Denmark, southern Norway and northern Finland are also experiencing a period of extreme heat which, according to weather forecasts, is unlikely to end soon. 

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    Italy's Head of the budget committee at the Lower House Claudio Borghi was on the wires earlier today, via Republicca, commenting on the European Union’s (EU) budget rule.

    *Key Headlines:*

    Italy needs expansive economic policies.

    Italian companies want lower tax burden.

    Asks why Italy can't overlook the EU budget rule.

    Separately, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Salvini was reported, as saying that he urges the EU to review the budget rules. Reported by 4 hours ago.

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    Just, the US-based alternative protein product business formerly known as Hampton Creek, is targeting European markets after tying up a deal with Italy's Eurovo Group. Reported by Just-Food 4 hours ago.

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    Sydney (AFP) July 20, 2018

    Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef, about the size of Japan or Italy, is reeling from two straight years of bleaching as sea temperatures rise because of climate change. Experts have warned that Reported by Terra Daily 22 minutes ago.

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    It was expected that recent American dominance of the majors would continue at the British Open, but instead Carnoustie delivered Italy's first ever winner of the Claret Jug. Reported by News24 3 hours ago.

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