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The Collectors Newsletter #668 -- January 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #668 -- January 2009
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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
TIAS IS HAVING A BIG YARD SALE THIS MONTH!
Here is the special $9 off coupon code for the TIAS classifieds. Coupon Code: YARDSALE122908 . This coupon code will allow you to post a FOR SALE classified ad on TIAS in January for just $1. To access the TIAS classifieds and post your ad, go to the TIAS home page at
and click on the "classifieds" link in the black bar near the top of the page.
You can list any antiques or collectibles you would like to sell. Your ad will appear in our online classifieds, on the TIAS Web site and on Google shopping for 1 month. This is a great opportunity for you to clear out your old stuff and bring in some cash as well. So check out your basement and your attic and lets have some fun. We'll feature some of the goodies that are posted in this newsletter as well.
1) 1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
International Olympic Numismatic Federation
Collecting items commemorating the Olympic Games is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it started with the first Games of the modern era in 1896. click here for more info:
Are you interested in sports related collectibles? Take a look at:
2) 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.
In the next issue we are looking for stories about antiques and collectibles you have found in the attic, basement, barn, shed or even the walls of an old house. Send your story to me and we'll publish them in the next newsletter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born during WWII but don't remember too much about it except hearing a lot about the poor children of Great Britain and how they had suffered through the Blitz. Only the fear of planes when I heard them at night stayed with me, I guess because of those stories. I do have a special memory related to the war. When I started school, (first grade) we were asked to give a gift suitable to send to a child who was suffering from the lack of jobs and money in Great Britain. We were to bring it to school the day we went back after the Christmas holiday. We didn't have a lot of toys then and so when I went back to school, I had to choose between my beautiful new Christmas doll and my beloved "Brownie", a teddy bear that I had slept with every night of my life as long as I could remember. We filled our names out on a tag and brought our toy to school. I don't know how I arrived at the decision to give Brownie up but I felt pretty good about it until it was time to go to bed. I cried for many weeks. I did eventually get used to sleeping "alone". Many months later, a letter arrived for me from Scotland. Inside was a picture of a small child named Janice, with a letter from her Dad telling me how much Teddy had meant to her and how they had not been able to buy her things for Christmas. They named the bear, Brewster, which is my maiden name. I no longer felt upset about giving up my bear, I felt good about it. My only regret is that I was too young to become a pen-pal. They even sent me a lovely little leather change purse with the Scotch heather on it later . I learned then the lesson in the joy of giving. I love the stories in your letters. Thank you.
Hi! My name is Elaine and I love getting your newsletter. I have written you a couple of times telling you stories about my two children…..But this email is a little different. A co-worker and I have been put in charge of having next years office Christmas party and we have come up with the idea of an “Around the World” Christmas theme. I thought I would get started in getting information about traditions and recipes from different countries and make up a book with the traditions and recipes to share with our co-workers. I would love it if your readers could help us with this project. I think it would be interesting for other readers to learn about traditions etc from other countries also. If anyone would want to email me their traditions, recipes etc directly to me that would be great. My home email is: email@example.com
I sure hope that your readers will be able to help us with this project. Thank you so much for a very interesting newsletter and for the consideration concerning our little project! Elaine
When my grandfather built his arts and crafts style house in Huntington Indiana back in 1924 he had a bit of lumber left over. He was pretty handy and took those lumber scraps and he built a little village that included a model of his house, a couple of the neighbor's houses as well as the local church, the flour mill/grain elevator and a small school.
Growing up in Oak Ridge Tennessee my parents had inherited the village and always put if up on the mantle of our living room for the holidays. It was one of the traditions I always remember from my childhood. We lost my dad a few years ago and as my mom has downsized and is getting ready to sell the house we grew up in the village has now come to our house.
My youngest son is named after his grandfather and he will eventually get this family treasure. It is not on the mantle at our house this year but is set up on a Victorian marble top table that was my grandmothers and had been in the house in Indiana that still stands, but is no longer in the family. Jim Young, Crossville Tennessee
As long as our daughters were home Santa always came to see them - even after they were late teens, early twenties. When our youngest daughter moved away to go to college and she came home for Christmas all the gifts were under the tree. After "snooping around" a bit and deciding that there might not be new gifts under the tree Christmas morning, she came to me and announced, "Mama, if the gifts under the tree include the gifts I'll get from Santa, you can just put Santa's up and let him bring them Christmas night." Ahhh, the memories we create for our kids. She was about twenty at this time and still loved the magical way Santa brought his gifts for Christmas morning. Hopefully, the magical feeling will never go away. Pat, Tennessee
In 1957 my sister and I came up with an idea that we have kept going. We sent a card to each other, with a few lines written inside. After Christmas we put those cards away and the next year we wrote a short note below the one from last year and sent it back. These cards have now been going back and forth for 51 years and are still in relatively good condition. were the occasional years that one of the cards would have been misplaced and didn't get sent, but they would eventually turn up. It's interesting to read the little notes that were written every year and also to see the additions of our children's names as they were born. We have had to attach additional paper to the inside of the cards. Now there are the arrivals of grandchildren and great grandchildren being noted. Also, unfortunately, the passing of family members. We are hoping that perhaps a couple of our family members will carry it on.
Esther from Alberta, Canada.
One summer when our son & daughter were about 4 and 3 years old, we went to visit my mother in another state. Previously, we had always visited her at Christmastime and she had always put her Christmas tree in her bedroom window that faced the front of the house. So when we came into her house, much to our surprise, our daughter went running into the bedroom and came back with a very downcast look and said, “Grandma, where is your Christmas tree?!” She didn’t quite understand why Grandma didn’t have her tree up when we had come so far to see it, I guess... Glenda
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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
3) Antique News
News-Antique.com is now the #1 search result on Google for antique news. If you want to tell the world
about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and
collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
and we may post it here.
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Antiques in Long Valley (NJ)
2. New Year Piccolo Art Palm Beach show
3. Canonbury Antiques
4. New Hampshire Works On Paper
5. The Long Island Book & Ephemera Fair & Garden City Antiques Show
6. The Great British Antiques Web 2009 Fundraising Challenge
7. Editor of Iantiqueonline.com Discusses Antiques and Revese Psychology
8. Iantiqueonline.com Editor Launches BOOK NOOK GROUP
9. Its The Season For Sales But Smart Shoppers Are Looking For Investments As Well As Deals.
10. Dinnerware Replacements Year End Sale on Replacement Dinnerware
11. Single Owner Art Auctions Defy Downturn - artmarketblog.com
12. ArtCast: Art Collecting 101 - Art Market Trends - artmarkeblog.com
13. Rarity is Driving the Art Market - artmarketblog.com
14. Winchester shell box hits $12,870 at SoldUSA.com
15. International Collectibles & Antiques Shows - Charlotte, NC
16. Three B's Boutique
17. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Debuts Lucky 13th Season on January 5th 2009
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Vintage Oak Post Office Teller Window
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday January 2, 2009 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
My sister-in-law and I were talking about funny things the kids had said when they were little. She told one that I thought was very funny.
When her daughter was little, she told her that her shoes were on the wrong feet. The daughter looked up at her and said," These are the only ones I have".
Children are so precious!
I was busy the other day, so I put a note on my refrigerator to remind me to put the wash from the washing machine into the clothes dryer. I forgot about the note which said, "Put in dryer."
I got a laugh the next morning when my husband said he couldn't get the refrigerator into the dryer.
I lover your ezine, too! Heather Brown, Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to email@example.com and we may publish it here.
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 HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue Betty requested a recipe for "Corn Dogs" . We had one reply.
CORN DOG BATTER
6 c. cornmeal
3 c. plain flour
2 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
3 c. buttermilk
2 1/2 c. water
In large mixing bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and water. Beat in eggs and mix well. If batter gets stiff add small amount of water. Roll prepared weiner in batter and fry in deep hot oil until browned.
To prepare corn dog, use wieners right out of the package; insert stick and coat wiener by rolling it in the batter. Hold on to stick. Leftover batter may be kept a few days in the refrigerator. Can be made into cornbread by adding a little more liquid.
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here:
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.
I am looking for a recipe for suet pudding (anyway thats what my grandmother called it). Its a very heavy, very moist dark cake and a greenish sauce is poured over it when eaten. My grandmother grew up in Mass. (New England area) in the late 1890's and early 1900's. When she married she moved to Illinois. I remember many Christmases that my grandmothers sister would come from Mass. to visit and her and grandma would make the suet pudding. I would very much like to find the recipe for this and try my hand at making it for my family. Thank you.
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to email@example.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
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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We are specialize in handmade and hand painted reproduction Egyptian papyrus paintings. Surprise your loved one with unique gifts. They're affordable for every budget and fit all occasions all over the year. Also surprise your visitors with unusual handmade reproduction Egyptian decorating.
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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:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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