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The Collectors Newsletter #671 -- January 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #671 -- 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!
Check out the latest listed items at :
Do you want to list an item in our yard sale?
Here is a 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:
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 Plastic Modeler's Society
IPMS/USA is an organization dedicated to the fun of Scale Modeling. It was started by Jim Sage, of Dallas, Texas, in 1963. There are now branches of IPMS all over the world. Many of our Local Chapters and Regions sponsor Model shows and contests every year. Of course, you needn't be a member to just visit the shows, or attend the clubs. As part of your IPMS/USA Membership, you will receive The Modeler's Journal six times a year. In it you will find stories of interest on subjects such as aircraft, armor, automotive, ships, figures, you name it. You will also find listings of IPMS contests and swap meets, hints and tips, and reviews. Membership also qualifies you to participate in IPMS/USA sanctioned Regional Contests, as well as our World-famous National Convention, held each summer. As a member, you'll also be able to access our online Member's Forum where a wide variety of Society and Modeling topics are discussed, and enjoy real-time access to other Modelers for help with questions about Modeling or the Society in general. In addition, many Hobby Shops around the county offer discounts to IPMS/USA Members Click here for more info:
Are you interested in plastic models? Take a look at:
2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 email@example.com
hi I saw in the newsletter that you were looking for stories about things found. I have been working clearing out a large outbuilding that used to be an old school woodworker's shop. Most of the things I found were patterns and such. But then I stumbles across two sets of table legs. I did a little research and found out they may be what are called parlor table legs. They are twisted elaborately and end in metal claw feet with glass balls. There were four of these and four more without feet. They match the type produced in the late 1800's. I also found an odd assortment of beer taps. As well as a white metal box with a red cross on it. It contained packages of unopened bandages and such. I don't want to clean them up because I am afraid I will devalue them. But I am going to look for a venue to sell them - I think there is someone out there that these would mean more to than I. Norma
I didn't find my treasure in the attic or basement, but I certainly love it and was thrilled to find it. About 5 years ago, my husband and I were driving down a street in our town when we saw what looked to be a cabinet leaning against a dumpster in front of someone's house. We stopped to look at the cabinet, rang the doorbell, knocked on the door, but no one answered. Next door was an elderly man sitting on his porch. We asked him if he knew anything about the cabinet. He said his son had bought the house and had taken the cabinet out of the garage. He had left it at the dumpster for the garbage truck to discard of. We asked if we could have it and he said yes. We were so excited we almost broke the sound barrier getting back to our house to get the truck so we could haul our 6 foot tall late 1800s pie safe with original punched tin. It has a place of honor in our country kitchen. Carla
From 1973 to 2001, we lived in a 1903 built,12 room colonial in Freeport, New York. Through the years as we renovated our home room by room we always found "items" from the past, like a beautiful wood and beveled glass door, newspaper ads etc. behind a wall, in the basement or attic or old bottles, odd metal things buried in the yard. Well, our 3 kids were used to my husband and I finding things as we worked. In 1991 my husband showed our 12 year old daughter something he found in the yard, while planting his garden. Kidding around he told her it was a dinosaur bone. She was very excited and asked if she could have it. The next day after school she came home very mad and upset. When we asked her what was wrong, she explained that she took the "dinosaur bone" to school to show her friends and everyone laughed at her.
I lived in two very old houses since I got married and I have found many items over the years. In the first old house I lived in I found a violin bow. That is all I can remember in that house. In the next old house I lived in it was a treasure jack-pot. There was a garbage dump on this farm house’s 5 acres. Every spring I could not wait until the rains/floods washed up a new treasure in this ravine. I found very old medicine bottles, (not so old) store type products bottles of various types, an old silver spoon, a cobblers box, canning jar (porcelain type) lids, and some kind of metal handle or broken door knocker. I also found items under a very unstable looking out building. There I found an old large glass cookie jar or flour type canister with metal lid and a glass gallon jug with a hard plastic spout like thing stuck on the mouth of it which I am told was a molasses feeder for a calf. Could someone out there confirm that for me? Anyway, I also found very old books in the barn. Of course I washed or cleaned all the items off and proudly displayed all the items on my unusually large fireplace mantel. I have to say this was one of many sources of enjoyment in my life. I loved finding these items on my property. None of these items are probably not of much value (light blue & brown glass and the items listed above) but the search was what was so much fun about it. Well that is all I have about that subject. P.S. My favorite. Childhood toy was Barbie dolls and I had 10-15 of them. Love the newsletter. Wendy from Ohio
I have a very unique Christmas story, from the time I was 15 my Mom & I would give each other a can of " Green Giant " graspable spears. Since it was so expensive we couldn't buy it for our selves but it was OK as a Christmas Gift for someone else. Since we were the only ones in the family that loved it so much, that was our special gift. Well my Mom died in 2004 and I sure miss her, but I also miss my can of asparagus.
Connie in California
WE NEED YOUR STORY. 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 - YES, YOU CAN GET SOMETHING OF GREAT VALUE FOR NOTHING.....
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
which is the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and
will also appear in this newsletter so that 15,000 people can read it. WHAT A BARGAIN !
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Dallas TX Estate Sale
2. Razzia & the Art of Advertising
3. Happy Valentine's Day from Dinnerware Replacements
4. LUXURY ANTIQUES WEEKEND AT KILHEY COURT, UK - January 2009
5. MacBeth Evans American Sweetheart Depression Glass at Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass
6. Houston Antiques Dealers Association Spring 2009 Antiques Show & Sale
7. World’s 3rd Largest Auction Firm Re-Enters Stamp Market
8. The Herb Williams Phenomenon - artmarketblog.com
9. Free Dino Teeth To The First 100 Kids, Jan. 17, at Heritage
10. Travis' Alamo Plea, Early Texas Historic Diary in Jan. 25 Auction
11. The Ultimate Dino Trophy: A 93% Intact Triceratops Skull
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
YES! you can put the latest DAILY news about antiques and collectibles on your Web site.
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4) Your Classifieds...
Some interesting yard sale items...
Fishing Reel - Shakespeare Kazoo Brass Fishing Reel.
Antique P. H. Leonard Signed Austrian Ewer
ARCHANGEL SAINT MICHAEL with SATAN BRONZE/BRASS STATUE
Antique Tiffany Opalescent Glass Salt Cellar
Collectible Souvenir Mugs and Glasses at Joys Flea Shop
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:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday January 13, 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.
When my daughter was about two and a half, we took my husband to the airport to leave on a business trip. Back then (1973) at smaller airports, travelers walked across the tarmac to a staircase which they ascended to board the plane. Meanwhile, the folks saying goodbye stood behind a fence and could watch the plane take off. All went well until the actual takeoff when Alyssa – with a somewhat stricken look on her face – asked, “Is Daddy getting littler and littler?” Of course it was a pretty logical assumption as the plane disappeared in flight! Joanne
In the late 40's we were living in a small town near Texarkana, AR. Every Saturday, my Mom, Dad, little brother and I would ride the bus into the town to grocery shop, and buy or do whatever else needed to be taken care of. My Mom, to save time, took my little brother into the barber shop for a haircut while the rest of us went to the nearby grocery store. She left explicit instructions to the barber not to cut his hair too short, and told him exactly how she wanted it. When we went back for him, most all of his hair had been cut off! Mom was having a fit at the barber, and his next words were: "Lady, if you don't like it, I will be glad to do it over!" That has been over sixty years ago, and I still laugh when I think about the expression on my Mom's face! Pat, Arkansas
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?
WANTED: POSTCARDS. BUYING POSTCARDS, OLD PAPER ITEMS. CASINO ??
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 Jen requested a recipe for "Hot beverages" for winter . We had several responses.
I like to use equal parts Cranberry Juice and Apple Juice, both unsweetened. Add these to a crock pot and add about 1 cup of brown sugar, 3-4 cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and you can also put some orange slices. This makes the best hot cider! You would need to put the whole cloves in cheesecloth or make sure you don't drink them if they are just freely floating!
I serve this on Thanksgiving, Christmas and all other cold weather get togethers at our house! Everyone raves about it! :) Jennifer G
This isn't a hot drink for children, but one that we like when it is cold. Several years ago we belonged to a Black Powder Gun Club here in Florida. We had our Rendezvous in the winter. We would camp for the weekend. Despite what you may think it can get cold here too in the winter. I would take a quart jug and put juice--apple or cranberry or both in the jug along with rum, whiskey or brandy, whatever we had with us, and cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and ginger to taste. There was always a campfire at our campsite. The closed jug would sit next to the fire. A sip or two really warmed you all the way to your toes. It is very tasty. To make at home just heat in a Crockpot or a kettle on the stove. Enjoy Betty in Holiday, Fl.
This may sound gross but is actually really good !
My grandma, a fresh spry 79 made this for her kids, and my mom made it for me!
Hot Dr. Pepper
Heat Dr. Pepper in a sauce pan until just steaming and pour into a mug with over a fresh
lemon or orange slice in the bottom of it.
We also would heat It up with orange slices in the sauce pan, soooo nummy !
( even better with the Dr.Pepper from Texas but we don't make it there to often )
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.
My Mother-in-law use to make a white fruitcake in a angel food cake pan. It was a heavy blend with only red and green cherries, and pecans with almond flavoring. It was great to freeze. Would love to get a recipe. I bake not so hot. Mary Farr
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.
Welcome to Serendipity! We offer a superb collection of antique and vintage jewelry, vintage accessories, art, and a wonderful eclectic selection of unique collectibles from the Victorian era thru to the Groovy sixties.
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.
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.
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 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:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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