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The Collectors Newsletter #672 -- January 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #672 -- 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 Sewing Machine Collectors Society
An English-based collectors club; the world's only society for collectors of antique sewing machines. 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
We much enjoy your newsletter. In reply to the woman who lost her doll. I am also 67 and had one of those dolls for Christmas. It came from Montgomery Ward. It's name is "Blessed Event" and also called "Kiss Me Doll". It was made by Ideal. It is often found on Ebay. Not too expensive. I bought mine back again. Barbara
From 1973 to 2001, we lived in a beautiful 1903 built,12 room colonial in Freeport, New York. Through the years as we renovated our home room by room trying to bring it back to it's original glory we always found "items" from the past. We found things like a beautiful wood and beveled glass door, newspaper ads etc. behind a wall, in the basement or attic, or old bottles and 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 then 12 year old daughter, Denise, 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. Rita Velez
Hi - I grew up on a farm in Upstate New York. In the 60's I remember having a metal dark blue pedal car. It had a white star on the side (maybe an air force kind of thing, I'm not sure). I remember driving it on the stone driveway - got a good workout too. You had to climb in the top (no real doors) and just pedal away. Also had a Knickerbocker teddy bear with black fur and a plastic face - THIS I still have. Look forward to these emails and other peoples stories. JoAnn in Massachusetts
Hi, I love the newsletter and look forward to it in my box. I have my great grandmother's pitcher circa 1800's because it was rescued from beneath an old porch on the homestead. How it came to be under the porch we don't know, but my mother found it, cleaned it up, and it has had a proud place of display in her home, and then mine ever since. The pitcher is white, with a beautiful purple grapevine pattern on it. When my grandparents died, their house was locked up with many things packed into boxes in the barn to sort through by family at a later date. I believe neighborhood kids found their way into the barn and those boxes. Although it did not break the porcelain pitcher in two unfortunately kids used it for target practice and shot three Beebe holes into it. It probably makes it worthless to others but adds character and family history to the piece. I also have my great grandmother's butter paddle that she used to smooth butter into molds. I love to hold it and think of her using it. It is worn smooth, and fits perfectly in my hand. My mother's red handled potato masher, makes me smile every time I use it, she made the creamiest potatoes. The pieces handed down in my family are treasured by me, a link to the past and those who's hands used them before me. Georgia Grasser Castle Rock, Washington
When I was 17 years old I had finished high school and gone from living in the country to the city to get a job. After finding work a few months later my brother needed clothes ( our Dad was killed in an accident when I was 8) so to help Mom out I applied for a charge card at a clothing store. This was a metal card.. This was in 1954. After being married and raising 3 children my husband and I purchased my Mother's small piece of property to build on. A couple of years ago he was mowing along the ditch in our back yard and saw something shiny in the ground. He dug it it out and beyond my strongest belief he had found my 1954 credit card. The store no longer exist. I cleaned it up and it looks just like knew. I am now 71 years old. I have no idea how it got there because it is across the road from where my Mother's house was. Gloria from TN
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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 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. WorthPoint Signs Partnership Agreement with eBay Research and Education Firm Terapeak
2. Belter furniture to be featured at Hal Hunt sale, Feb. 21
3. iGavel Presents Geraldine Carr’s Art and Antiques From Southern and New England Estates Auction
4. Asselmeier & May Major Antique Estate Auction (Jan. 24th)
5. iGavel Presents Upcoming Winter Auctions
6. Lincoln astral lamps to headline Cohasco sale, Feb. 25
7. Valentine's Day
8. Over 400 merchants from the Architecturals.net antiques, artisan and crafts markets now on TIAS.com
9. Mystery of T. Rex Delved Into at LiveAuctionTalk.com
10. New Hampshire Works On Paper - February
11. MALLERIES Antiques & Luxury
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.
It's easy to do. Go to:
to get the code.
4) Your Classifieds...
Some interesting yard sale items...
Valentines Day Gifts and More
Moser Collectible Memorial Plates
Prussian Pickelhaube - WW1 Spike Helmet
Sterling Sugar Tongs by G. Reiner
Antique Wooden Fish
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:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday January 16, 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 33 year old grandson was about 5 years old, I would take him to church on Wednesday nights for Mission Friends (a program for the children) and then afterwards we would go into the sanctuary for prayer meeting. The leader for the children's program would always give them a treat for being good boys and girls. This particular night thinking healthy, she handed out little boxes of raisins. We had already started prayer meeting and all of a sudden my grandson hollered out as loud as he could "Oh, yuck!" He had tried a mouthful of the raisins....and having never eaten them before didn't realize that he didn't like them! Of course everyone turned around and was looking at us. I could have just died as the leader of the Mission Friends was sitting close by us! And to this day he has never eaten another raisin! Pat, Arkansas
In the early 1940’s when I was about 2yrs old I rode in the truck with my Dad when he drove into our small town to go to the bank. He had been working with a crew clearing stumps on land out in the country where we lived but needed money to buy more dynamite. He left me in the truck parked right outside the bank and while he was gone, I found a stick of dynamite in the glove box and I guess I thought it was some sort of candy and started chewing on it. A few bites later my Dad returned to the truck and discovered the dynamite clutched in my little hand with one end in my mouth. Well he just about had a heart attack and in a state of panic grabbed me up and took off racing down the block to the Doctor’s office on the 2nd floor of a nearby building. Ignoring the waiting room, he rushed past the nurse’s desk shouting for the Doctor th at this was an emergency because his daughter had just eaten some dynamite and needed immediate attention. Imagine my Dad, in such a state thinking I might die; but the Doctor readily assured him that things were not as terrible as he thought to just remain calm. After the exam the Doctor told Dad just to watch me for a few hours as he thought I would be O.K. and as an afterthought said “just don’t drop her on the way down”!
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 Mary Farr requested a recipe for "white fruitcake". We had one responses.
WHITE FRUIT CAKE
3/4 lb. soft butter
2 c. white sugar
8 eggs, beaten
3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. candied cherries
1/2 c. candied pineapple
1/2 c. candied citron
1/2 c. candied lemon
1/2 c. candied orange
1 1/2 c. white raisins
1/2 c. almonds
1/2 c. brandy
Mix 1/4 cup flour with fruit. Mix with remaining ingredients. Bake at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 hours or until done. Use angel food cake pan or bread pans.
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 mom made big pans of baked macaroni and cheese. The ultimate comfort food. I'm trying to find a good recipe so that my kids can experience this treat. Gloria
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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The porcelain, ceramic, glass and crystal, silver, tin, wooden and leather items and also prints and books create the collection which items were kept in the family over the generations, some of them were bought while living in other countries.
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We offer a huge collection of vintage ads ranging from early 1900's and up. All print-ads are original, and are a must have for any collector of vintage memorabilia. They are also ideal for framing or giving as gifts.
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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