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The Collectors Newsletter #676 -- January 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #676 -- 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.
The Knitting Guild of America
National association of hand and machine knitters; provides education for hand & machine knitters; 'Cast On' contains articles, ads, seminars, correspondence courses, competition, etc.. Click here for more information:
Are you interested in Sewing 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.
Everyone seems to love these found item stories so we are STILL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
When I was about 10, we moved out of the farmhouse my family had lived in for about 20 years. While cleaning out the upstairs which we only used for storage as it wasn't insulated, I saw something shiny in a crack between the floorboards. I pulled out a necklace with beautiful clear blue stones surrounded by silver and mini pearls. I don't know how old it is or where it came from, but still have it to this day (I am 50). I think there was only one family that lived in the house before us, but I never got the chance to see if the lady of the house remembered that necklace.
Mary in Wisconsin
Hi, just wanted you to know how much I love your newsletter. I am 56 years old and still have my mohair teddy bear that I cannot remember being without. He was a fuzzy wuzzy, but with all the wear from carrying him tucked under my arm Fuzzy Wuzzy isn't very fuzzy anymore. When I was 10 my mother ,father sister and I drove from southern Ohio to Los Angeles following the then most famous Route 66. Because of the space mom told me I could only take a doll. Of course I choose to take my Barbie which was the doll of the era. But, as time drew near I could not bear to leave Teddy and my Tiny tears doll behind . They had been my constant companions for years, until I deemed myself to big for those baby toys. The day we left Mom was so busy making sure we had everything for the trip she did not see me sneak them out of the house in a little suitcase.
We were probably in the Missouri area before they were ever revealed. Of course mom fussed at me because she was a strict disciplinarian and you did not go against her. But my teddy got to see all the wonderful sites along the route and it was a trip I will never forget. Teddy has also traveled the southern states with me. Now he sits on my dresser, Alas Tiny finally was lost during one of my moves as an adult. Even after I was married and had children my husband would laugh and try to get me to through (that old thing away) but he is still here. Sitting here typing this has brought back all kinds of wonderful memories of my childhood, and I hope it does the same for you. Becky West Virginia
When I was 7 years old in 1960, I went with my grandparents in Salem, MA to see a home they were interested in purchasing. The home was full of beautiful woodwork and built in cupboards. In the dining room, there was a built in cabinet with beveled glass doors mounted high on the wall. I asked my Grandfather to lift me up to look inside. To my surprise there was a very tiny copper tea kettle that had been made out of a copper penny. The "one cent" stamp was clearly left on the underside of the kettle. In childish boldness, I asked the Realtor if I could have it. With a smile she said; that it came with the house. Of course, I begged my Grandparents to buy the house. They did and the home is still in our family.
At the time, I thought that they just wanted to get the little tea kettle for me but I am sure they had much better reasons!
I am happy to say that the little copper tea pot is in my own cupboard today. I look at it often and tell the story to my own Grandchildren. If anyone knows anything about how and where these tiny, made from a penny items came from, I would greatly appreciate it! (Please respond to Leoni2@verizon.net)
For the story about finding something in the attic, barn, basement, etc. When my daughter was about 7 years old in 1997, her and her dad went up into the barn behind our house. The house and barn had been built in 1927. There was a hay loft and by what they said.. was alot of junk, but had found a cast iron teapot. It was pretty big and really heavy, we still have that cast iron teapot and sits on our front porch. Carol, Washington State
Hi, in the spring of 2006 we were in the process of restoring a 1896 Eastlake mansion for our Bed and Breakfast. We first had to replace the roof. Up in the eaves of the servants quarter, clothing and a bone were found. The bone was a pelvic bone, so I took it to our M.E.s office and he deemed it to be a dog or deer bone. Now, knowing human nature, you can imagine the story that followed. First the story was that it was just a bone found in the Comstock House, then it was a body found, then it was a body in a casket, then a body in the casket in a hidden mausoleum, then it was a woman's and baby's body in the casket in the hidden mausoleum. It even got so far that our local paper called up our sheriff office to see if there was a big cover up going on. We at least got a lot of free press out of this. But the clothing to me was the most interesting. There were a pair of shoes, stockings, a corset, a pinafore, and two hats. I display the pinafore, as that was in pretty good condition. The hats are interesting because they have a label on the inside. It says Madame Beverly's, Knickerbocker St. New York. I believe these items were the family's, not the servants, but I don't know a lot about vintage clothing. If anyone knows something about these items I would love to hear from them. Please e-mail me at email@example.com
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
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. Multi-estate auction scheduled for March 21 by Cottone
2. Roman to Renaissance: A Private Collection of Rings
3. Valentine's Day Massacre 80th Anniversary - The West Michigan Connection
4. First Monday Canton, Texas has new website!
5. Cordier's Spring 2009 Antique & Fine Art Auction Slated for May
6. Vintage Charms
7. Mint or Just Okay at Mama’s Treasures
8. LiveAuctionTalk.com Bows to Houdini Legend
9. Castle-style house in South Carolina to be auctioned
10. Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles February 2009 Issue Released
11. Snobbery and the Art Market - artmarketblog.com
12. Korean Photographer Myoung Ho Lee - artmarketblog.com
13. Get yourself a Lush Pad
14. Comics and Insurance – An unlikely combination?
15. Antiques, Vintage & Collectibles Online Sellers Association
Seeking Steering Committee Members
16. Fontaine's Feb. 7 multi-estate sale will feature 500+ lots
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 items from the TIAS.com "Yard Sale"......
Petticoat Lane Collectibles Items for Sale
Fenton Art Glass Blue Overlay Cologne Bottle Set #711
Music & Celebrity Autographs with VIDEO PROOF & COA
Quaint Fireplace Clock by United
Celebrity Autographs and Autographed Guitars with VIDEO
1920 Georg Jensen Sterling Brooch
CATALOG PLATE BOOKS OF FRUIT/PLANTS/FLOWERS/TREES
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 30, 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.
Several years ago when my now 15 year old was a toddler, we were at the grocery store. While waiting for our cold cuts, a man stepped up to place his order. Now this man had a terrible toupee. You can imagine what happened next. My precocious son immediately piped up, "What's he got up there on his head mommy?" Needless to say the man with the toupee as well as all the other customers at the counter heard the comment. I hushed him but he still wanted an answer and repeated his question. Well, I left the counter without my cold cuts and hoped we didn't run into the man on the way out of the store.
Nancy A - New Jersey
About six years ago my son (age 5 at the time) and I were driving out of the FL Keys and I was playing the song "Maneater" by Hall and Oates. My son said to me "Why are they saying Whoa Whoa itchy bum ?" I laughed so hard ! They were actually singing, "Whoa here she comes" ! Bea T. - Hillsborough, NJ
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?
Buying Good Quality Antiques and Collectibles
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 Bonnie requested recipes for "a dessert made with Quinces" We had one reply.
* 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2–inch cubes
* 3 tablespoons (or more) ice water
* 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
* 1 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 8 small quinces (about 3 1/4 pounds), peeled, each cut into 1–inch–wide wedges, cored
Mix first 3 ingredients in processor. Using on/off turns, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix 3 tablespoons ice water and vinegar in small bowl; add to processor. Blend until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate at least 1 hour. Do ahead Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated. Soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.
Fill large skillet with ice cubes; set aside.
Combine first 3 ingredients in heavy 11–inch–diameter ovenproof skillet. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium–high; boil until caramel is deep amber color, occasionally brushing down sides of skillet with wet pastry brush and swirling skillet, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and cinnamon. Immediately place skillet with caramel atop ice in large skillet; let stand until caramel is cold and hardened, about 30 minutes. Remove skillet from ice.
Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 400°F. Arrange quince wedges tightly together, rounded side down, in concentric circles atop caramel in skillet. Fill center with any broken quince pieces. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12 1/2–inch round. Place dough atop quinces; tuck edges of dough down around sides of quinces. Make three 2–inch–long cuts in center of dough to allow steam to escape during baking. Place skillet on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until quinces are tender and crust is deep golden brown, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool 30 minutes.
Place large platter atop skillet. Using oven mitts, hold platter and skillet firmly together and invert, allowing tart to slide out onto platter. Rearrange any dislodged quince wedges, if necessary. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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.
When I was a kid, my mother made an amazing cherry cobler. Does anyone have a favorite version of this recipe that they could share? Ben
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.
Rivermill Antique Mall
Welcome! Come on in and check out our great selection of quality antiques and collectibles. Lots of pottery, glassware, and much, much more.
Egg Palace Antiques
Welcome shoppers! Our store will be having a great variety of items for you. We hope that you enjoy browsing and visit us often. More items will be added on a regular basis with many new categories.
W & W Postcards
Vintage post cards from the United States. Nothing later than 1955. We specialize in RPPC, US views, greeting, humor and animal topical postcards. Many well known illustrator cards. A 7-day money back satisfaction guaranteed.
Aunt Giuliana's Estate Sale
We have a wide selection of vintage costume jewelery and wonderful exquisite items. If you see something you like...please feel free to MAKE AN OFFER!
Antique Collectible Treasures
My inventory includes glass, porcelain, silverplate, pottery, and collectibles of all sorts!! My store is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is over 1,000 sq. feet.
Upstairs Downstairs Fine Antiques & Collectibles Galleria
Florida's finest antiques, arts & collectibles at discount prices always at least 20%-60% below book value. So what's the catch? There is no catch!! We've searched the world to find the best of the best at the lowest prices.
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
3. Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to
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:
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
5. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
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