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The Collectors Newsletter #760 -- December 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #760 -- 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....
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Send Vintage Virtual Holiday Cards to Friends and Family
We've got a HUGE selection of free vintage virtual Christmas and Chanukah cards for you to send to friends and family. Send your virtual cards today at:
1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Watt Collectors Association
he Watt Collectors Association is a non-profit, educational organization, dedicated to the study and preservation of this unique segment of the pottery world. Members of the association receive the quarterly publication Watt's News in January, April, July and October. This newsletter contains informative articles on all aspects of Watt Pottery written by members with many years of collecting experience. Information includes the latest unearthed details on the pottery's intriguing history, information covering individual pieces and patterns, human interest stories, a classified section, and much, much more! Annual membership dues for the Watt Collectors Association are $20 a year per person. We welcome any number of memberships within a household. Dues are payable yearly at your anniversary date, which is shown on your mailing label. Payment of dues extending membership for more than one year at a time cannot be accepted. Please fill in this form completely, print it, and then send it along with your personal check (made out to WCA) or money order to the address at the bottom of this form. For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Watt Pottery?
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.
I'm a collector of various things but ever since I was a young girl I always wanted a ship's wheel.
I remember someone saying years before to search in a ship yard. but I never did thinking I would not find what I wanted. I would see decorative wheels manufactured and ordinary looking and never took an interest. I live in Northern New Jersey and one day my daughter and I stopped in an old weather beaten nautical gift shop that was located on a bay. I didn't really know what I was looking for, nothing special and certainly gave up on a wheel by then. We went outside and looked around and buried half way in the sandy soil were several wooden wheels looking very dingy and worn.
Since they were priced at 100.00 a foot and at 3 feet around I purchased a smaller wheel, but a nice size. It was dirty and unfinished and didn't look like much but it was authentic. The merchant said that he would refinish it and we could pick it up in a week.
When we went back, the owner said that several people wanted to buy it at twice or three times what we paid. He showed us the wheel and then he told us it had all beautifully preserved green jade inlaid in small circles placed strategically around the wheel.
I have it to this day and will never part with it. It is just so lovely. I found finally after 40 years what I wanted. We went back to the shop years later and it was not the same and certainly no more wheels. Carolyn
I really love reading all the wonderful stories that readers have been sharing on your website and I have been regularly reading the TIAS Collector's Newsletter for the last several years. Here is my story. I am an avid collector of everything. I attend rummages, auctions, estate sales, and any other type of flea market in my area. I was at an estate sale about four years ago and I picked up a beautiful white leather, gold fleur-de-lis embossed jewelry box for four dollars. I did not even bother opening the box up at the sale. When I came home later that day with all of my goodies from the sale, I took the box and opened it up to clean the inside. Lo and behold, I find a small gold foil box inside. Inside the box is a piece of gauze. Under the gauze, to my amazement, I find an 18 karat gold coral cameo pin! Due to the fact that the sale was run by an individual and it was over, I could not get hold of anyone that would be able to claim the box. I sold the cameo pin for $250.00. What a great return on investment. These kinds of instances, though rare, have probably happened to many collectors and are always fun and unexpected. I hope that you have continued success with people sending you stories as your website is a wonderful place for collectors to share. It is an even better place for other collectors to be able to read the wonderful experiences and occurrences that happen in the world of collecting. Alex Ponjavic- Milwaukee, WI
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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
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. Latique.com Rebrands to Reach New Collectors
2. Artfact Live! November Auction Results Roundup
3. January 1, 2010 - New Year's Day Antique Auction
- 3:00 P.M.
4. Frederick Remington plaster cast to be sold Jan. 22-24
5. John Moran Wraps Up 2009 Auction Season With
Outstanding Results for Jewelry, Rugs and Antiques
6. Research Shows Findings for Most Wanted
Depression Era Glass Pieces on eBay
7. 1936 Canadian Dot Cent, 1862 Ecuadorian 50
Francos anchor Heritage Auction January NYINC
8. Jolly, Chubby, Twinkle-Eyed Dude Visits
9. Sale Buy provides a platform to the buyers and
sellers who want to sell and buy second hand products
10. "Best of 2009" Comic-Related Videos Revealed
by Sketch Maven
11. Merry Christmas from Dinnerware Replacements
12. ASA SAN DIEGO CHAPTER SPONSORS
APPRAISAL FOUNDATION SPEAKER JAN. 20TH
ON 2010 USPAP
13. Dealers from Twelve States Converging for Antiques
14. Artfact Joins Forces with Auctionzip, Secures $13
Million in Growth Capital Funding
15. Artfact Raises $13 Million of Growth Capital From
Commonwealth and Ascent
16. Kovels' Top 10 Collectors' Searches for
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Shiny BriteTeardrop Indent Christmas Ornaments
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
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday December 18, 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.
Reading the one about the older gentleman and his dentures reminded me about my grandfather. The whole family, about 18 with Aunts and Uncles and cousins, and my Grandparents. My grandfather was in the second stage of Alzheimer's. Being a nurse, he was seated between myself and my grandmother. After the salads were finished, he took out his dentures and dropped them in his water glass. My uncles saw this, but my grandmother did not see that one cause I reached in and took them out and put them back in his mouth. We got the meal and the waitress was clearing the dishes, he again took out his dentures and put them in my water glass, cause he drank his!! Again I reached in, took them and put them back in his mouth. this my grandmother saw this and quietly yelled at him. I quietly yelled at her and told her that he probably had something under them that was bothering him, so he took them out. He was not aware where he was, only that they were bothering him.
After we had our dessert, he took them out the third time and dropped them in my water glass. Again I just reached in, took them out, checked them to make sure there was not something stuck in the dentures that would cause him to keep taking them out, and put them back in his mouth. No one, other than the family saw this and all got a laugh, except grandma...she was mortified!!!! So every time we took him out to eat, I always asked for an extra glass of water for him and kept mine on the other side of my plate, away from him!!! Being nurse for so many years, this did not gross me out. I just didn't want to drink that water after that. I got more of a teasing from my Uncles, asking if they could borrow my water glass, even after several years, long after my grandparents passing. Carol in Mobely, Missouri
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
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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 Sue requested recipe for “a Chinese dessert called Sa Ma Chi” we had several replies with the same recipe
Sa Chi Ma
Sa Chi Ma is basically fried dough with a sweetened glaze. I hope you enjoy sharing this with your children. .... Patty in KY
1 1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 Maltose or honey
Oil for deep-frying
Sift flour and baking powder onto a pastry board.
Spread to form a hollow in the center, add eggs, and blend well.
Then knead the dough thoroughly until it is smooth.
Roll the dough with a rolling pin until it is like a big pancake about 1/8 inch thick.
Cut it into thin strips, 2 to 3 inches long.
Dust strips with flour so they won't stick together.
Heat up the oil and deep-fry the thin strips in batches for 45 seconds until light golden.
Remove and drain.
Place the sugar, maltose or honey and water in a saucepan.
Bring it to the boil over a high heat.
Simmer and stir until the mixture is like syrup.
Add the thin strips and mix thoroughly until each strip is coated with syrup.
Turn it out into a pre-greased cake tin and press to form one big piece
When cool, cut it into squares with a sharp knife.
Note: If the dough is a little sticky, add more flour a little at a time until dough is workable like bread dough.
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.
Red velvet cake? My mom says this is the best cake ever. I'd like to give it a try. Does anyone have a good recipe? Jan
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.
We offer a wide range of quality, affordable, stylish vintage clothing & accessories dating from the 1940's to the 1980's. Some luscious vintage costume jewellery and a select group of fabulous fabrics are also offered from time to time.
Cottonwood antique mall
We have been in the antique business for 13 years and have many fine quality antiques and collectibles.Our inventory includes glassware, porcelain, jewelry, postcards, books and furniture.
Roads End Antiques
This is a collection of antiques and collectibles spanning 60 yrs of collecting. Glass, ceramics, post cards, furniture, oil lamps, and many more. I want to make this a pleasant experience for all customers and have fun in the process.
Flatwater Agency Paper & Collectibles
Specializing in pinup blotters, automotive magazine ads and manuals, travel miscellaneous paper and collectible china.
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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