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The Collectors Newsletter #670 -- January 2009

The Collectors Newsletter #670 -- 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
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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 http://www.tias.com 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.
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1) 1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.

International Perfume Bottle Association

The IPBA is the largest organization worldwide of people who collect and deal in the incredible variety of beautiful containers of perfume: commercials, atomizers, art glass, Czechs, miniatures, Victorian, novelties, and many others. The IPBA is a not-for-profit corporation run by an elected Board of Directors, who are all volunteers. This web site is about our organization, the people who make it great, and information about perfume and scent bottles. Click the bottle at left for a quick trip through some examples of the variety of bottles actively collected by our members. Click here for more info:
http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=552&listByKey=552&groupKey=1

Are you interested in perfume bottles? Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Bed_Bath_and_Vanity/Perfumes/1.html
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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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Editors Note:
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. We are also looking for stories about childhood memories of your favorite toys. Send your story to me and we'll publish them in the next newsletter. Email phil@tias.com
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I am 67 years old this month. My favorite toy as a child was a baby doll that my mother probably ordered from a Sears or Penny's Christmas catalog. It was probably about 1950, 1951, or 1952.

I have never seen another doll like it. It had vinyl or rubber head, arms, and legs joined to a soft stuffed body. Hair and eyes were painted, the eyes just tiny little slits like a newborn crying. The mouth was open with a precious little tongue. There was a mechanism in the stuffed body, which, when pressed, caused her mouth to close as though she were smiling. (I think she also made a "ma-ma" sound.) The mouth closing mechanism did not work for long, so my baby was always crying unless I manually pressed her chin and nose together to see her smile. She was dressed in a dainty little dress and a diaper. I was the envy of my doll-loving friends. I loved that doll; when I outgrew dolls, my younger sister played with her. After I went away to college, married, and moved away, my sister passed "our" doll to her little daughter. After my niece was past doll stage, my sister discarded her old dolls--along with MY doll. I'm sure she was very well-worn by then. I have searched for a doll like that for years in books and on the web. I wonder if anyone else remembers such a baby doll? Who made her and where was she made? Joyce

--Another Story--

I am 67 years old this month. My favorite toy as a child was a baby doll that my mother probably ordered from a Sears or Penny's Christmas catalog. It was probably about 1950, 1951, or 1952.

I have never seen another doll like it. It had vinyl or rubber head, arms, and legs joined to a soft stuffed body. Hair and eyes were painted, the eyes just tiny little slits like a newborn crying. The mouth was open with a precious little tongue. There was a mechanism in the stuffed body, which, when pressed, caused her mouth to close as though she were smiling. (I think she also made a "ma-ma" sound.) The mouth closing mechanism did not work for long, so my baby was always crying unless I manually pressed her chin and nose together to see her smile. She was dressed in a dainty little dress and a diaper. I was the envy of my doll-loving friends. I loved that doll; when I outgrew dolls, my younger sister played with her. After I went away to college, married, and moved away, my sister passed "our" doll to her little daughter. After my niece was past doll stage, my sister discarded her old dolls--along with MY doll. I'm sure she was very well-worn by then. I have searched for a doll like that for years in books and on the web. I wonder if anyone else remembers such a baby doll? Who made her and where was she made?

--Another Story--

When I was a young boy, my Grand Parents had an elderly poodle and there was an ongoing discussion on the quality of life of Pepper who was getting on in years, pretty near blind, not too many teeth left and consistently aggressive. We lived on one of the major flight paths at Logan Airport. The Jet Airplanes were just beginning to Land at Logan. Our family was invited to Dinner, which we attended. I finished early and went out on the enclosed back porch to be with Pepper – Well that was the exact time the first Jet Came to Logan pepper put here front paws of the windows sills and suddenly she stopped barking. I looked and walked back into the kitchen and had to inform my grandparents that the argument was over – Pepper had died of fright due to extremely loud noise – her muscles had tensed and stayed that way. Brian

--Another Story--

My finding antiques story is unfortunately not about discovering some long lost and valuable treasure but it is kind of funny to me.
When I was young, maybe 6 or 7, I was in our families’ backyard and was digging in the dirt behind the garage when I found what eventually turned out to be a pepper shaker in the shape of a poodle. It was dirty of course but intact and I thought I had just unearthed an old Indian artifact. Why I thought it was Indian I have no idea but I sprayed it off with the hose and on my way inside so I could hide it, I wondered if the Indians who had made this worshiped poodles or some such nonsense. I eventually showed it to my mother who much to my dismay, told me she had thrown it in the garbage several years before when its mate, the salt shaker had broke. Our original garbage area was near where I had found the poodle shaker but who knows how it escaped from the can and became buried in the yard. I sort of wish I had it today just to add a visual to the story but alas, I was heartbroken that it wasn’t really old and promptly took it out to the trash where I assume it made its way to some landfill somewhere. Robin
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WE NEED YOUR STORY. DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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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 newsletter@tias.com
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3) Antique News
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TIAS.com ( http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique & collectible mall, today released their annual report on the most requested search terms used by people
looking for for antiques and collectibles online in 2008. To view examples of the items listed in this years top 30 list, please visit the TIAS Web site at http://www.tias.com and enter the antique or collectible you are interested in finding, into the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.

The top 30 list is based on millions of online searches that were conducted by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web sites that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc. This year's list also includes a
comparison with the 2007 searches.

Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a
specific item that they have in their possession.

Here are the 30 most requested online search terms for 2008.

1. Cookie Jar - No change since 2007
2. Stamps - Up from #4 in 2007
3. Teapots - Up from #5 in 2007
4. Avon - Down from #2 in 2007
5. Fenton - Down from #3 in 2007
6. Carnival Glass - Up from #8 in 2007
7. Pyrex - Up f rom #12 in 2007
8. Roseville - Down from #7 in 2007
9. Transferware - New to list
10. Dolls - Up from #18 in 2007
11. Crocks - Up from #16 in 2007
12. Bird (related collectibles) - New to list
13. Limoges - Up from #28 in 2007
14. McCoy - Down from #9 in 2007
15. Hutschenreuther - New to list
16. Milk Glass - Down from #6 in 2007
17. Brass (collectibles) - New to list
18. Lamps - New to list
19. Fire King - Down from #11 in 2007
20. Perfume (bottles & related) - up from #24 in 2007
21. Lefton - Up from #26 in 2007
22. Nippon - Down from #17 in 2007
23. Pitchers - Down from #19 in 2007
24. Figurines - New to list
25. Westmoreland - New to list
26. Bakelite - New to list
27. Depression Glass - Down from #15 in 2007
28. Plates - New to list
29. Paperweight - New to list
30. Blenko - Down from #13 in 2007

In this year's list, there are 10 new searches in the top 30, that were not listed in the top 30 last year. To view last year's list, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2hztj8
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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 http://www.News-Antique.com and we may post it here.
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from http://www.News-Antique.com

1. A New CelebrityTrivia Game Gives Away Free Cars and Autographs
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785960&keys=gifts-trivia-autographs-celebrities

2. A Touch of Whimsy Moves to Cyberattic! Check out our January Sales!
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785959&keys=silverplate-collector-plate-sterling

3. Philip Weiss Auctions announces schedule for early '09
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785958&keys=beatles-stamps-superman-sports

4. R.J. Horner parlor suite brings $10,450 at Hal Hunt sale
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785957&keys=horner-sevres-remington-blackamoor

5. Acoma Olla Sells for $17,000 at Cordier Antiques' Two Day Fall Auction
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785956&keys=auction-art-jewelry-dolls

6. AD 20/21 To Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Vladimir Kagan
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785954&keys=design-vladimir-kagan-boston

7. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2009 TOUR SCHEDULE
Click here http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785953&keys=Antiques-Roadshow-Tour-Schedule

8. Piccolo Art Soaring at the Atlanta Cathedral Show
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=785951&keys=Portrait-Miniature-Atlanta-Antique
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MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
http://www.news-antique.com
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YES! you can put the latest DAILY news about antiques and collectibles on your Web site.
It's easy to do. Go to: http://javafeed.news-antique.com/ to get the code.
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4) Your Classifieds...
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ARCHANGEL SAINT MICHAEL with SATAN BRONZE/BRASS STATUE
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/1979606/PictPage/3923555081.html

Antique P. H. Leonard Signed Austrian Ewer
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/1360717/PictPage/3923555544.html

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 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at: http://tinyurl.com/39eulu

Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at: http://tinyurl.com/8xqyw
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday January 9, 2009 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6
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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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I just received this e-mail from my niece who lives 700 miles from me. Her little girl is 3 years old. It is as follows:

I had served Kiley tuna in casseroles before and she had eaten it just fine. A few weeks ago, I decided to make tuna sandwiches for lunch. That didn't fly too well with her! It was the first time she emphatically proclaimed, "Yuck. Don't like this!!" and would not eat anymore.

So a few days ago, I thought I'd give it a try again. I decided to make a tuna noodle helper mix. I showed her the can of tuna with the mermaid on it. Since she knows about Disney's Little Mermaid, I thought maybe this would peak her interest and seeing the cartoon drawing on the Chicken of the Sea can might make it seem like a "cool" thing to eat.

I prepared it and we all sat down to eat a bowlful. No protests. She dug right in. After several bites, I said, "So, Kiley, is that good?"

Her reply "Yes.This is good mermaid! Kiley likes mermaid"!

--Another Story--

My grand daughter likes to pretend that either she or her baby doll is sick. I have to be the "doctor" and she or the baby is the patient. She brings me her bag of medical equipment and then SHE sets up the scenario. I never know what the "emergency" will be. One night when she was about 3, she came into my room (the doctor's office) and told me that an alligator had bitten her on the nose. She was holding her nose and told me that it was " bweeding very, very bad". I put her on my bed (the exam table), plumped a pillow behind her back, then got out a large (real) band aid and placed it on her nose. She sat there on the bed with a very serious look that said, I've just been bitten by an alligator. I had to take a picture. I grabbed my camera and said "Smile! Baby". She looked at me like I was crazy and said "NANNY!!" Alligator just bite me!! I mean, how could I possibly expect her to smile when she had just been bitten by an alligator! I took the photo and it's one of my favorites. She's wearing an expression that says it all "NANNY!! Alligator just bite me!!"
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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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Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may publish it here.
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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?
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WANTED: POSTCARDS. BUYING POSTCARDS, OLD PAPER ITEMS. CASINO ??
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/1355837/PictPage/3923553835.html
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GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi
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Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our 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 Victor requested a recipe for "Pigeon" . Turns out that pigeon is actually squab. We had one response.
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For Marinade
2-3 oranges
4 dates, seeded and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons wild flower honey
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons toasted pistachios, crushed
Pomegranate syrup, for garnish

For Squab
4 whole squab breasts
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons honey

Directions
With a knife, completely peel oranges; cut out segments and place in mixing bowl. Add dates, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper; toss and let sit at least 15 minutes.

Brush breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat, skin side down, for 8-10 minutes, until skin is completely browned. Turn, brush skin with honey and cook for 4-5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and slice.

Serving Tips & Suggestions
To serve
Drizzle pomegranate syrup on salad plate. Divide orange salad among four plates and top with sliced squab breast. Sprinkle with pistachios and remaining juices from mixing bowl.

This Recipe Contributed By Chef Dean Zanella- Chicago IL
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If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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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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It's cold here in Upstate New York. What's your favorite hot beverage recipe from when you were a child? Send them in and let me try them out. Jen
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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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RDK's Antiques
http://tias.com/stores/rdkniese
Welcome to my antique and collectible mall on the web. I have been in business for over 30 years, dealing in just about everything there is in the antique and collectible business.

Cleopatra Giftshop
http://tias.com/stores/cleopatragiftshop
We 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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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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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi

2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com

3. Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to http://www.tias.com/affiliates/

4. 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: http://tinyurl.com/c6oqc (Not affiliated with Kovels.com)

5. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?" http://www.whatsitworthtoyou.com/tias.htm (Not affiliated with Kovels.com)

6. The Latest News regarding Antiques & Collectibles Take a look at http://www.news-antique.com
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