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The Collectors Newsletter #756 -- December 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #756 -- December 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
Holiday Shopping SALES at TIAS.com
TONS of SALES see....
When you buy online from a TIAS merchant, you've got TIAS to back you up. All of our merchants offer at least a 7 day return policy if you need to return your purchase for any reason. With over 650,000 antiques and collectibles available online, you can trust a TIAS merchant when buying great antique & collectible gifts for your friends and family.
For today's sales and special offer see:
Now is the best time to open an online antique shop
With the Holiday shopping season upon us, now is the time to open an online store with TIAS.com .Let TIAS.com show you how to turn your collecting hobby into an online business you can run from your home. This is our 15th year selling online. Put our expertise to work for you. We are one of the oldest and the largest online antiques and collectibles malls . There are no start-up fees to join us and you can even test building a store to see how you like it. To get started, go to
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Universal Autograph Collectors Club
The UACC has over 2,000 members worldwide; offers a bi-monthly magazine with reports on facsimiles, forgeries, authentication, auctions, shows, celebrity addresses, etc.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Autograph collecting?
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.
Thank You! to everyone that has been sending in stories. If you've been waiting for the right time to send us your antiques & collectibles story, now is the time. Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
Hi Phil, I collect vintage sewing machines. The collection has grown to over 60 machines; portables and treadles. Several years ago a local church requested I bring my "best 10" for display and demonstration at their quilt show. What fun!!
While setting up, I saw a Singer treadle machine in the corner of the hall.
I went to look at it. It was for sale!! A great price and they would deliver. Woo hoo!! Once delivered, I cleaned the wood cabinet and oiled it. Then I cleaned the sewing machine head, replaced the belt and sewed contentedly on it for many months.
When I shared my story at show-n-tell at the local quilt guild, a woman walked up to me with tears brimming in her eyes and said "That was my mother's machine! My brother sold it without my knowledge."
I smiled, hugged her and said . . ."When would you like to come over and get it? I've simply been the caretaker until someone in the family wanted it."
That's my best story of the one that truly "got away", but for a VERY good reason. Allison C. Bayer, Plano, Texas
As in one of your letters I miss my brother still after 15 years. Jerry always put a lot of thought into the gifts he gave for Christmas. He gave me some new & some old gifts. I have a bell collection which he helped grow. He also came up with a few other gifts that I still am not sure what they are. I only know they are old & I have not seen them anywhere else. It was always fun to open his presents because you never knew what to expect. He also loved children & came up with unusual toys for them which they all enjoyed. When Jerry passed he did leave us with lots to remember him by. His home was filled with STUFF. It took us months to go through everything. He was a collector of almost everything. There was so much that the auctioneer was not able to get through it all in one day. But it was a great adventure and something I will never forget. Sharon R
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING 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
the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall today released their monthly "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles. The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly "Hot Lists" are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites. This month's list includes November and October of 2009. This will also allow you to see how categories have shifted position from month to month.
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 top ten search words used at
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
6. Cookie Jar
7. Die Cut
4. Cookie jar
9. Die Cut
Here are the top ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
8. White Ironstone
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at
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. To post a release, go to
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. December 2009 Auctions from Alex Cooper Auctioneers
2. 3 Outstanding Auctions from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
3. Howard & Davis clock brings record $161,000 at auction
4. Manion’s International to Feature Early American
Stoneware online auction
5. Introducing The NEW Atlantic City Antiques Show
6. Dan Ripley to auction Ansley contemporary art glass
collection Dec. 19
7. New Issue of eNewsletter for Personal Property
Appraisers Contains Hard-hitting USPAP Articles
8. 2 Days Of Art & Antiques: Silver, Jewelry & Gifts from
9. Eisenhower Jacket This Week’s LiveAuctionTalk.com
10. “The Bauhaus Meets Mad Men” – Postwar Design
by Franz Ehrlich Rolled Out at Bauhaus Anniversary Sale
11. Sotheby’s Sale of American Paintings
12. The Zucco Fine Art Gallery’s World Premier Exhibit
of New Original Oil Paintings
13, Vintage yard is an online jewelry store which makes
things convenient for online shoppers who wish
14. Historic $2+ Million Pony Express Collection in
New York City Auction
15. Artfact Live! Presents Fine & Decorative Art from
16. Fine Art,Furniture, Decorative Arts And Jewelry
from Michaan's Auctions
17. Decorative Arts from Waddington's
18. International Art from Waddington's
19. Fine And Decorative Arts from William Bunch
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...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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 December 4, 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.
I just wanted to pass this on after reading about the need for funny stories.I remember when my daughter was very young but could read a bit, and we finally had caller identification on our phone, she ran to see who it was. I made her repeat her answer. She said, "It's Annie Nomus" I said, I don't know anyone by that name and then looked at the phone myself. Of course, it was "anonymous" and we had a good laugh. Sadly, I must say, she passed away last September at 21 years of age. These little moments keep her in our memories.
thank you, Joyce M.
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the last issue Shirley requested recipe for “a green bean salad” here is one recipe that we received.
* 4 to 5 cups cut green beans
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1 cup liquid from beans
* 2 teaspoons sugar
* 3 tablespoons vinegar
* 1 cup sour cream
Cook green beans in boiling salted water until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. In a saucepan, heat butter over low heat; add onion and parsley and sauté until tender. Blend in flour; stir, adding reserved 1 cup liquid from beans, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Add beans and heat through. Just before serving add sour cream. Heat just until hot; do not boil.
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.
Mint fudge is what i would like to give away as a Holiday treat for friends and family. Does anyone have this recipe? Daphne
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Flatwater Agency Paper & Collectibles
Specializing in pinup blotters, automotive magazine ads and manuals, travel miscellaneous paper and collectible china.
I am sophistomax. Surround yourself with Beauty. Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles, Porcelain, Sculpture, Art, Jewelry, Glass, The Unusual and Unique. I hope you enjoy shopping with me.
Aunt Pitty Pat's China Closet
Offering early Americana pattern glass, pressed glass, depression glass, Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey and other elegant glassware companies. Also offering china, porcelain and pottery.
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)
6. The Latest News regarding Antiques & Collectibles Take a look at
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