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The Collectors Newsletter #364 October 2005
The Collectors Newsletter #364 October 2005
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1. "A Face in the crowd" & "Kids Hunting" & "A Request"
2. Today's Headlines from News-Antique.com
3. Your Classifieds
4. Increase the value of your collection. (Sponsors message)
5. Lost and Found
6. News from the Kovels
7. Newly listed items
8. Funny Old Stuff
9. Wanted ads. Can you help?
10. A Vintage Recipe
11. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
12. New Online Merchants
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
Fresh Antiques & Collectibles Just Added
Believe it or not, this is the time of year when TIAS merchants start to
load up on antiques and collectibles for the Holiday Shopping season.
For over 10 years TIAS has been serving online collectors with
quality merchandise at great prices.
Want to see what our dealers have just added? Take a look at:
ALSO! at the bottom of this issue, we've listed 8 brand new merchants
with fresh inventory. Check them out...
1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your
story to email@example.com and we may publish it here . We want to
hear any interesting or unusual stories you would like to share with us
that are related to collecting or anything vintage.
A Face In The Crowd
This is interest. I wonder if we can help....
If your readers every venture to any government web sites, then they
might know that the Social Security Administration is looking for a
person also. This person was present at the signing of the Social
Security Act, but they do not know who he is and they are asking for
your help in identifying him. See: Signing the Social Security Act of
Maybe the readers of this newsletter can help out the Federal
Government in identifying him! L.Hobby
- Another Story -
My dad believed that ten and twelve year old boys should be treated like
reliable young men. Mom insisted they were still only children and should
be treated as such. When dad invited two of my "city" nephews to our
800 acre ranch for the summer, they came with a 22 rifle, much to my
Dad tried to convince her he would carefully supervise their use of the
gun, but the "young men" slipped out without him one early morning for a
big game hunt. The "big game" turned out to be my dad's flock of prized
turkeys. When Dad heard the shooting, he rushed out , only to find his
big choice Tom as the boys' prize trophy. It wasn't long until the boys were
sent back to their home in the city. The 22 was left on the ranch and out
of the reach of any adventurous children. Iola
- Request for the Next Issue -
With Halloween so close, we are looking for stories of haunted antiques
and collectibles. Even stories of old houses barns and sheds would be
great. Send them to us for our Halloween issue. Send your stories to:
Comments, thoughts? Post them online at:
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find,
unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is
interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send
your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) The Latest Antique News
Get the latest news about antiques and collectibles delivered once a week
to your email inbox. Sign up at:
Today's Antiques & Collectibles Headlines from
- Collectible Martha Stewart Ponchos -
- Babe Ruth Signed Baseball sets Record -
- Kovel's New 2006 Price List -
- Museum Quality Textiles -
- 108th Greensburg PA Antiques Show -
- The Great Danbury Antiques Fair -
- Collector’s Estate Auction in Cleveland -
- Vintage Post Mortem Photos -
- Join a collectors club program -
- There are MANY more fresh news stories online at:
Put the latest DAILY news about antiques and collectibles on your Web site.
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3) Your Classifieds...
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple
classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 200,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
Victoria James Designs sells Designer Vintage Jewelry!
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
4) Increase the value of your collection. (Sponsors message)
In many cases you can actually increase the value of your collection, by
keeping accurate records on the history of each piece. Accurate records
can help contribute to the overall value of your collection. There are many
ways to do this. The easiest is to get yourself some collection management
software from Collectify. Collectify is the only collection management software
recommended by Sotheby's to their clients. It works with EVERY type of
antique or collectible.
Order a free 30 day trial version of Collectify or you can even download
it from the Web. If you decide to keep it, as a newsletter reader you can
get a huge discount off the regular retail price. For more info, take a look at:
5) Lost and Found
We have a new email address for lost and found comments and requests!
Send them to -- LostAndFound@tias.com
We accept two types of Lost and found submissions for publication in this
1. You have a vintage item in hand and you are trying to find relatives of
the original owner(s). This could be an old photo album, baby book, diploma,
Family Bible, or other vintage items that can be linked to a specific person
2. You are looking for a fairly common vintage item that has deep personal
meaning for you or someone you know. I'm sorry, but we do not post
requests for "one of a kind items" that have been lost or stolen.
Remember to include as many details about the item(s) as you can. For
your story to run in this section, you must include your email address and
allow us to publish it. If this service helps you eventually track down the
relatives or find an item, please tell us about it in a follow-up story.
I recently sent an email requesting anyone who had an Archie Eason hat
to contact me. He was my uncle. I received a number of responses and i
am greatful to each of you who responded. It seems that his hats are quite
collectable and those that contacted me did not wish to part with them. It
really made my heart proud to know that he is still popular so many years
after the hats were made and even tho he has been deceased for many
years. Again thanks to you all and continue enjoying my uncles creations.
God's blessings - Sherry Robinson
How about you? Do you have some special vintage item that is in need of
its owner or are you looking for a special item or person? Maybe we can
help. Send us info at LostAndFound@tias.com
6) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
Hand-drawn animation cells will longer be used in Disney films, according
to Ralph and Terry Kovel in KOVELS ON ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES
newsletter. Animators will use pixels, not pencils, and animation will be
computer-generated. Collectors may still be able to get the special collector
cells that are handmade in limited editions but not used to create movie
For more information on the Kovels' newsletter,
7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
October 18, 2005 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
8) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous stories and comments that
are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share,
please send it to email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
My husband is a big collector of most anything that catches his "eye". So,
he has 4 portable old fashioned typewriters. One weekend, our 9year old
grandson and his 11 year old sister were spending the weekend with us.
Granddaddy said they could type. So, they very carefully got the typewriters
out and each started their long lists to Santa.
Our grandson came in the kitchen and told me he had a problem with the
typewriter. I asked him what was wrong. He replied, "Nana, the typewriter
stopped printing. Would you please come put some ink in it for me?"
Do you have a funny story or joke you would like to share? Make someone
feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may
publish it here.
9) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can
you help someone out? To place an ad of your own take a look at:
Wanted To Buy: Vintage Les Pauls and Stratocasters
WANTED: AUTHENTIC OLD TIFFANY LAMPS BY COLLECTOR
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
200,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to:
10) A Vintage Recipe
Careen requested a recipe for "Coffee Fruit Cake"
Here is one of the recipes that were sent in. If you have a variation of
this recipe that you would like to share with
our readers, please post it to:
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
COFFEE FRUIT CAKE
1 c. shortening
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. strong coffee
1 tsp. soda
1 c. molasses
1 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 lb. currants
1 lb. raisins
Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs (one at a
time) blending thoroughly. Stir in coffee. Add soda mixed
with molasses. Mix and sift flour, salt and spices. Add
enough of the flour mixture to the fruit to keep it from
sticking together. Add remainder and mix thoroughly.
Line bottom of pan with several layers of greased brown
paper and grease sides of pan. Pour in cake batter.
Bake in a very slow oven (250 degrees) 2 to 3 hours.
A small pan of water in oven helps keep cake from burning
during long cooking....Sandage
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
11) A vintage recipe request from a reader
As with collectibles, people also have very strong feelings about foods
from their past. Sometimes these special recipes get lost. This section
is to help people who are looking for lost recipes from their past. If you
submit a request, please include the geographical region where
you had this recipe.
Hi, I'm looking for a recipe for Irish bread, we lived by a family that came
over from Ireland and the mother baked it and sent some to us. Although
it is called bread it is actually cake like, much like banana bread. I have
found some recipes but none that come close to what we had as kids, it
was soooooo good. Thanks for your help.
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
12) New Online Merchants
These merchants just opened shop online. Stop by and check out their
We have a large collection of glass, pottery and other collectibles. We
carefully clean and inspect each piece as it comes in. Descriptions
are written very carefully. Items will be shipped as described, so you
can purchase with confidence.
April Presents: Housedress Vintage
Jewelry, clothing, accessories, glass, porcelain, sports cards, lighting,
and household items, and collectibles of all kinds. You never know what
I'll find for you!
Seekers Findz Welcome!
We offer 10% off! Combined purchases save you money on postage!
We'll be adding hundreds of antique and unusual vintage items. Please
bookmark us and stop by often! Closed Sundays. Thanks for shopping
with us, we appreciate your business!
Portia's Antiques & Collectibles
Looking for China, Elegant Glass, Porcelain and collectibles? Come
and visit my web store often. All merchandise is reasonably priced
and guaranteed to be as described.
Kevins Room Vintage,
Mid Century and Antique furniture and collectibles from Philadelphia
Metro delivered anywhere for less money and less worry.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop.
If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
If you have more than a few items to sell,
open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 200,000 customers
visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a
13) Helpful Resources:
1. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 300,000
antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
2. Looking for an expert to help you with repairs, or an appraisal?
Or just some help finding an auction house or a collectors club? Try this
free service at
3. Looking for prices for antiques and collectibles?
PriceMiner.com has millions of them. Most items listed include color photos
as well. Sign up today at:
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
4. Get an online appraisal
For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
5. The Latest News regarding Antiques & Collectibles
Take a look at
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