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The Collectors Newsletter #598 -- March 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #598 -- March 2008

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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
5. Newly listed items
6. Funny Old Stuff
7. Wanted ads. Can you help?
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.

Collectors Club of Hershey's Memorabilia

If you love Hershey's chocolate and you love advertising collectibles, this is the club for you! For more information, Click Here:
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If you are a member of a collectors club or you are looking for collectors with similar collecting interests, check out our new Collectors Club Directory at: http://cache.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi
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2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to newsletter@tias.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.
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Reading all the comments and stories about how the younger generation doesn't value their antiques caused me to do some heavy thinking and questioning. It seems to me that every generation is creating a future antique. The style of the 50's is now becoming popular. Items in the 40's were new at that time and yet now are "antique." Even earlier periods were new at one time and now through the decades have become valued. Just because there isn't as much out there as there used to be doesn't mean that future generations are not going to become interested in older times. If people had saved all their items of the 1800's and simply passed them on as they died, then there would be NO new antique market. Just as the waves of the ocean advance and recede, so it happens with old and new. Certain styles, like music, live on and become
recognized for their quality and beauty. How else can new gifted artists contribute to our wonderful life on this earth. Whether classy or tacky, each generation provides something that becomes considered "antique." If it didn't, we would still be living like cave dwellers.

Let's not lose our perspective about antiques and the younger generation. Instead ask yourself what stuff you like that is in the popular fashion of now and think about what future generations will think of it as an "antique." I for one think that is a great melding of our continued response to the old and the new. Nancy

--Another Story--

Dear Tias Newsletter, Regarding my search for a die-cast 1959 White Ford Thunderbird Convertible with two-tone blue interior:

First of all, thank you for publishing this informative and enjoyable newsletter. Secondly, my heartfelt thanks to you for publishing my plea in your wonderful newsletter. Many of your readers not only sent suggestions on ways to find it, but also did lengthy searches on their own, which goes to prove that there ARE good people in this world. We only hear about those not-so-good.

A great number of your readers sent positive possibilities my way, and I have sent personal emails to thank them, but just in case I missed someone I want to thank them here, in your newsletter. They donated a large amount of their personal time into helping this senior citizen locate a diecast version of her husband's dream car, which he had ordered some 48 years ago. But then, he found me and asked me to wed! He gave up his down payment and lost his dream car, unbeknownst to me, at the time. So, thank you, kind readers of Tias Newsletter for all of your help. You are the greatest! Would you believe this? One kind lady said that if she had one, she would have given it to me!! How nice is that!

I wasn't able to find a diecast replica of the one he had ordered, but I found a site that listed a 1961 White Ford Thunderbird Convertible with red interior, so I ordered it. (It's the thought that counts, right?) The car was supposed to be here before Bob's birthday on the 24th but days were passing quickly so after much hounding, the seller finally committed to our receipt of the car no later than March 1st. I pray that will happen. The car should get here in 4 days. I can hardly wait. Thank you, Tias, for publishing my plea in your newsletter. And thank you, readers who told me about this website. And to all of your readers who expressed concerns about the medical interventions my husband has gone through these last few weeks, and especially for the prayers sent to both my husband and me, regarding my husband's upcoming abdominal aorta aneurysm open surgical repair. He will be having it done on March 12. Please, please keep him in your prayers during that time. It will be a rough week and more rough weeks to follow, I'm afraid.

I wanted to get this "thank you" out now because shortly, I will be consumed with many things, and I don't want to neglect sending my thanks to Tias Newsletter and its wonderful readers. Bless you all. Betty

--Another Story--

Jackie J’s description of the Santa footprints in the powdered sugar made me think about the footprints I did for my granddaughter a few years back. Instead of spreading powdered sugar and making prints in the “snow,” I made two cut out boot prints (very tiny as Santa is a tiny elfish sort) making one right and one left, of course. Then I laid them on the carpet and very lightly dusted the openings with baking soda so they looked like ash from the hearth on the bottom of his boots. I made the prints heavier at first and lighter as Santa went to the tree and over to the cookies and almost invisible before they got back to the fireplace so that it appeared as though the ash wore off his boots. You can’t imagine the expression on not only Erin’s face but her cousins which she called and they came over and crawled all around the living room examining the prints. Erin had left carrots out with the cookies and they also found one of those nibbled all over lying beside the ashes where a reindeer dropped it down the chimney. The best part is that baking soda will vacuum up and is already used in carpet fresheners and therefore won’t stain or draw bugs. As far as Santa goes; I still believe! -Dennis S

--Another Story--

To Lenna in Tennessee, who wrote about her "non-PC" original copy of The Boxcar Children - this sort of revision of older children's literature is more widespread than most of us are aware of, and it's a bit scary in that rewriting books is rewriting history. This example shows that we're becoming more "Victorian" in our attitudes about what's acceptable and what's not than even the Victorians were! JCL in New York

--Another Story--

I think it's a pretty natural cycle. I'm 62, I am drawn to antiques that take me back to my grandmother's house. My children are more attracted to what we call vintage..but they usually want the new vintage...that reminds them of their grandmother's house. I remember my mother wanted nothing to do with that "old looking junk" for her house. I also remember my mother-in-law putting her mother's old pieces of furniture out on the lawn to be hauled off by anyone who wanted it and I had no place to keep them!!! Decorating is just like fashion thank goodness it at least moves a little slower!) My house was all blue and white and flowers and braided rugs. Now it's cinnamon and gold and green. There probably never were as many real collectors as you would think. Most people who bought those antiques that are now stacking up were probably decorating, not collecting. jk

--Another Story--

I read the note about antiques stating the average buyer is 35 to 55. I think that it is important to realize that the young buyer may not be able to afford costly antiques, and may find it simpler to go to Target, Kmart or yes...WALMART. On a personal basis, I did furnish my first apartment with a mix of old and new. I had been fortunate enough to have relatives that donated end tables and a kitchen table for my apartment. I had already bought (for $15) and stored two (antique) wooden chairs. My bed was a family heirloom from the 1930 or 1940s... and I had several other antique objects that were old which were purchased at estate sales, antique shops, and or auctions. But my bookcases, lamps, stools, and other accessories often came from large cheap stores because that's what I could afford, and that is what was instantly available to me. Young people starting out often have a very short period to furnish their first home. I had 11 days to pack, move, and start my new job... that really doesn't allow time to search for an antique. Those first apartments are often shabby chic... and some are more than just shabby. I was fortunate in that my parents bought my first sofa, because I would have been making due with an inexpensive model. Now that apartment was unique, and I know that I had probably more antiques because of family gifts than because I purchased objects...but I also know that I was lucky in that I didn't have college loans to pay or a major car payment. But I didn't have extra cash just waiting for me to spend it. I couldn't afford to pay $300 or $400 for a book case or cupboard even if I loved it. It would have been out of my price range. I wouldn't have bought those chairs for $100 dollars...even if they had been worth it... and they probably are... Some of my cheap stuff is still quite usable...while others have worn out or broken, and when replaced can be upgraded which is probably why you notice 35 year olds buying. They can afford to do so! Bethany

--Another Story--

I also love to browse through cemeteries and read the old tombstones. While traveling home to Florida one summer, after vacationing in Toronto, my former husband and I decided to exit the interstate in order to take the roads less traveled. The spectacular scenery and quaint towns of the Appalachians was well worth the additional travel hours. I often recall a particularly steep drive up a mountain at sunset. Only the wild woods surrounded us and the pastel colors of the sunset light shining through the trees was awesome. When we reached the top, there, in the middle of nowhere, was a clearing with an old cemetery isolated from the rest of the world. We pulled in to stroll the history and encountered a stone from the early 1800s with the following epitaph:

"Beware my friend as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, you soon shall be
Prepare, therefore, to follow me."

Talk about getting the willies, this one sent shivers down my spine and prompted me to pray that we would not be "following" anytime in the near future! That was 16 years ago and, Praise God, I'm still alive and kicking! Love your Newsletter, Sherry
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3) Antique News
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3. The Latest News in the March 2008 Issue of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter
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4. SoCal Glass Show CANCELED
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5. Brand New Tias Store
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6. LA BAHIA ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE BURTON, TEXAS MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2008
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7. Elaborate 1940s & 1950’s Window Displays at Plantsville General Store Antique Center
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8. Moser, Baccarat, Steuben & Tiffany Art Glass Team up with Gorham, Wallace & Tiffany Sterling
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9. George Benson Guitars Rock Skinner Auction and LiveAuctionTalk.com Readers
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10. Art Market Blog - Analysing Art Auction Results
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783903&keys=art-market-art-news-art-artist
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6) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family stories and comments that are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share, please send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
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Many years ago, when my nephew was about 4 years old, his mother took him to his grandmother's house for a visit. Since they lived in northern Michigan and it was winter, there was lots of snow. My nephew wanted to play outside, but his mother had forgotten his mittens. His grandmother had the solution, used when she was young: she put heavy socks over his hands to use as mittens. As she pushed the socks on his hands and up over his elbows, he said "Grandma, these go clear up over my bowels!"
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We need stories for our humor section. Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to newsletter@tias.com
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7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
Get your wanted ad posted here! Go to .. http://www.tias.com/classifieds
If you are looking for something, let us help you find it! Our wanted ads are affordable and they work! go to: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our NEW! vintage recipe archive online at: http://www.tias.com/newsletter/topics/A%20Vintage%20Recipe.html Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.

In our last issue, Beth requested a recipe for what turns out to be a Canadian treat called "Nanaimo bars”. The following were sent in by readers...
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Editors note:
This particular recipe seems to be a huge favorite in Canada where it was invented. We got dozens of responses from the good folks up north. Keep in mind when asking for recipes, that we love to hear about regional recipes like this one and so do our reader. Several folks wrote in saying that people should just look these recipes up on Google. That is always a possibility, but many folks also have special versions of recipes written on cards and in the margins of cookbooks or in their head, that will never show up online. We love to hear these and the stories behind them, but Googled recipes work for us as well. :-)

Beth requested this recipe and I found it for her....Dorothy

The Legendary Nanaimo Bar
Nanaimo Bars SmallAccording to local legend about 35 years ago, a Nanaimo housewife entered her recipe for chocolate squares in a magazine contest. In a burst of civic pride, she chose to dub the entry not "Daphne's Delights" or "Mary's Munchies", but "Nanaimo Bars". The entry won a prize, thereby publishing the town as much as her cooking. Some American tourists claim sovereignty over the dessert, referred to as "New York Slice" which is sold in many other places in the world. Nanaimo residents refuse to accept this theory, however, believing that once you set foot on Vancouver Island, there are no other places in the world. The official Nanaimo Bar recipe was available as a handout as well as on quality tea towel and apron souvenirs.

Nanaimo Bar Recipe
Bottom Layer

½ cup unsalted butter (European style cultured)
¼ cup sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 ¼ cups graham wafer crumbs
½ c. finely chopped almonds
1 cup coconut

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.
Second Layer

½ cup unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. cream
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
Third Layer
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Melt chocolate and butter overlow heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator. From Dorothy in OH

--Another Recipe--

Nanaimo Bars
Mix 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup coconut and ½ chopped walnuts together.
Set aside.
Melt 2 square semi-sweet baking chocolate over low heat in heavy pan. Add ½ cup softened butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1-teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg. Stir until well mixed, and egg is cooked (about 1 minute)
Add graham/coconut/walnut mixture and mix well. Press into 9” square pan and chill.
Combine 2 tablespoons custard powder (I use Bird’s) with 3 tablespoons milk. Add to ¼ cup butter. Beat in 2 cups icing sugar until smooth. Spread over base; chill 15 minutes.
Melt 4 squares semisweet chocolate with 1 tablespoon butter over hot water. Spread over custard layer. Chill. Cut into bars. Makes about 3 dozen bars.
Chico, Delta BC Canada

--Another Recipe--

This recipe was the contest winner from Nanaimo, BC ... it is the BEST!

Ultimate Nanaimo Bars

Base:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 large egg, beaten
1 3/4 cups graham wafer crumbs
1 cup unsweetened medium coconut
1/2 cup fine-chopped almonds

Filling:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons light cream
2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Topping:
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For base, melt butter, sugar and cocoa in top of double boiler. Add egg and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut and almonds. Press firmly into an ungreased 8 inch square baking pan.

For filling, beat butter, cream, custard powder and icing sugar together to make a smooth mixture. Spread over base.

For topping, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool. When cool, but still liquid, spread over filling. Chill and store in fridge.

Shirley Johnstone - Penticton, BC

--ANother Recipe--

A neighbor (sadly has since moved back to Canada)
shared this recipe with me, as a taste of Canada--we
lived in Atlanta GA at the time. It has both standard
American measurements, as well as the metric. It's
quite a sweet treat.

Nanaimo Bars

BOTTOM LAYER

Butter or margarine 1/2 cup 125 mL
Granulated sugar 1/4 cup 50 mL
Cocoa 5 Tbsp 75 mL
Egg, beaten 1 1
Graham cracker crumbs 1 3/4 cups 400 mL
Fine coconut 3/4 cup 175 mL
Walnuts,finely chopped 1/2 cup 125 mL

SECOND LAYER

Butter, softened 1/2 cup 125 mL
Milk 3 Tbsp 50 mL
Vanilla custard powder* 2 Tbsp 30 mL
Confectioners sugar 2 cups 50 mL

THIRD LAYER

Semi-sweet chocolate chips 2/3 cup 150 mL
Butter or margarine 2 Tbsp 30 mL

BOTTOM LAYER: Melt first 3 ingredients in top of
double boiler or in heavy saucepan. Add beaten egg
and stir to cook and thicken; remove from heat. Stir
in crumbs, coconut and nuts. Press firmly into
ungreased 9X9 (22cmX22cm) pan.

SECOND LAYER: Cream butter, milk, custard powder and
confectioner's sugar together well. Beat until light.
Spread over bottom layer.

THIRD LAYER Melt chips and butter over low heat.
Cool. When cool, but still runny, spread over second
layer. Chill in refrigerator. Use a sharp knife to
cut 36 squares.

*NOTE* Vanilla pudding and pie filling (NOT INSTANT)
may be used in place of custard powder.

Jan Sprinkle (Atlanta GA)
Beth Wagner (Alberta CAN)

--Another Recipe--

Hello, Beth asked for a recipe for Nanaimo bar. All she could remember is
that chocolate was involved. Boy, was she right about that! Enjoy! Sheri

Nanaimos
* Prep: 15 mins
* Cook: 35 mins
* Ready in:
* Serves: 24
Ingredients
* Crust:
* 3/4 cup walnut pieces
* 1-1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
* 3 ounce good-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
* 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
* Buttercream Filling:
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
* 2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
* 1 Tbsp. to 3 milk or heavy cream
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* Grated rind of 1/2 large orange (no white pith, please--zest only)
* Glaze:
* 4-1/2 ounce good-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
* Few grains salt
* 1/2 cup heavy cream
Cooking Instructions
Line an 8 inch square baking pan with heavy-duty foil (or two lengths of regular aluminum foil); the foil should extend at least to the top of all sides (fold any overhang back against the outside of the pan).
For Crust: In food processor fitted with steel blade (or use blender or nut grinder), process walnuts just until finely ground (if using food processor or blender, grind the nuts with a few spoonfuls of the graham cracker crumbs to help prevent over-processing). Be careful here-- you don't want walnut paste! In medium bowl, combine ground walnuts and all graham cracker crumbs and mix well.

Place chopped chocolate and butter pieces in small heatproof bowl. Place over simmering water on low heat; stir often until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and hot water. Add to walnut-crumb mixture; with spoon, mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well-blended. Turn mixture into lined pan. Compact firmly onto bottom of pan. Chill while preparing Filling. For Buttercream Filling: In medium bowl, beat softened butter with hand-held electric mixer at low speed just until creamy. Add half of confectioners' sugar and 1 Tbsp. milk. Beat in at low speed. Scrape bowl and beater(s) well with rubber spatula. Add remaining half of confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat in at low speed, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until fluffy. Gradually add enough remaining milk for a good spreading consistency; you don't want this Filling too stiff, but it shouldn't be runny, either. Remove from mixer; by hand, stir in orange zest. Place all of Buttercream Filling on top of chilled Crust. With back of spoon or offset spatula, spread as evenly as possible. Chill while preparing Glaze.

For Glaze: Place finely chopped chocolate and salt in medium heatproof bowl. In small heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat cream over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until it simmers. Remove from heat. Add about two-thirds of hot cream to chocolate. Allow chocolate to stand for a minute or two, then stir or whisk gently until smooth. If necessary, place chocolate over simmering water on low heat (water should not touch bottom of bowl); stir often until smooth, then remove from heat and hot water. Gradually add remaining cream to melted chocolate mixture. Glaze will be thin at this point. Cool Glaze at room temperature, gently whisking or stirring occasionally. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with rubber spatula occasionally. When a small amount of Glaze dropped from a spoon back into the bowl forms a slight mound which remains for several seconds before disappearing back into the bowl, the Glaze is ready. Turn cooled Glaze onto surface of Buttercream Filling; immediately spread evenly with back of spoon or offset spatula. Return Nanaimos to refrigerator; chill at least 2 hours before cutting. To cut, remove block of uncut cookies, still in foil, from pan. Allow to stand at room temperature about 10 minutes before cutting. With small, sharp knife, gently separate Glaze from foil. Carefully peel foil from edges of bars. Use a large, sharp, straight-edged knife to cut bars; frequently, it will be necessary to rinse the knife blade clean under hot water, then dry it, if the
cuts are to be kept neat. Cut into 24 bars (make sure you cut all the way through the crust when cutting). Store in refrigerator as described above, or freeze. To serve, allow to stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before eating.
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If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy an old cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks
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10) 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.
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love your great recipe section, back in 1979 i lived in Texas and had Monkey Bread for the first and last time, does anyone have a good and easy recipe for this bread that you pull apart i have never seen this made in the northeast? love the newsletter too. thanks, Marianna
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If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to recipes@tias.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.
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Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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Grandpa's Basement
http://tias.com/stores/gpb
A melange of interesting and diverse items in pottery, glass and paper (books, postcards, maps, deeds, etc). We try to be responsive to WANTS, so contact us about your collecting bug. THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT.

Mae Rae's Antiques and Collectibles
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Are you looking for lost treasure? We offer them: Vintage Costume Jewelry, Prints, Glass Ware, Pottery, and many other treasures.

Lester's Childhood Dreams
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We`ll be selling Cookie Jars, Cartoon Glasses, Disney Things, Music Boxes, Salt and Pepper Sets along with McDonalds things. We also have Picture Frames, mostly from Disney and Universal studios. We have TV Memorabilia.
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This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at http://www.tiasexchange.com. If you have more than a few items to sell, open your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 160,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at: http://www.makeashop.com
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