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The Collectors Newsletter #763 -- January 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #763 -- January 2010
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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
After Christmas 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 today's sales and special offer see:
Happy New Year!
Send Vintage New Year's Virtual Cards to Friends and Family
We've got a HUGE selection of free vintage, virtual, New Year's cards. Send your virtual cards today at:
1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Westmoreland Glass Society
The Westmoreland Glass Society, Inc. is a not for profit club dedicated to promoting and collecting Westmoreland Glass. The club was organized in 1992 by a group of avid Westmoreland glass collectors. Starting with 32 members, the club is now over 500 strong. Each year we hold an annual convention in August, and a spring mini-convention, usually in March or April. The meetings are in various locations throughout the United States, to give all of our members an opportunity to attend. With seminars, auctions and raffles, as well as plenty of socializing and snacks it is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Westmoreland Glass. Reproduction alerts, rare glass displays, door prizes and a business meeting are part of the event. Room sales are available to members, giving each of us an opportunity to expand our collections, as well as browse and admire the vast selection of Westmoreland Glass available at these events. The benefits of belonging to WGSI are both educational and social.
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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, too, inherited a china set called RFD (Rural Free Delivery) by Vernon Kilns. My great aunt had died and her husband was being moved to their daughter's home in California. The family had gone through the house and left piles of things that we were offered first pick before Goodwill was called. I thought the dishes were interesting with the rust-colored rooster on top of a weather vane surrounded by a green crosshatch pattern on the edge of a cream-colored scalloped plate. The bottom has a charming pattern of a mailbox on a post in rust as well. The dishes were boxed up and placed under my basement stairs until I started to receive this newsletter. I pulled them out and started to research the pattern and bought as many pieces as I could find. They have become very scarce and I still need a few cups and saucers for a service of 12. The set had suffered plenty of damage to the dinner plates because my great aunt had actually used the set for everyday. It was originally purchased at Marshall's where she worked here in Portland, OR during the early 1950's . Every Thanksgiving I use this set of dishes to set a very festive table of greens and browns. I'm so glad I decided to "grab" them! Jeanette
Hello, I also collect Mt Clemens MILDRED dishes like Judith does. I have been collecting for about 25 years and have alot of them. Hopeful that my one granddaughter will like them someday, she is only 15 now and shows no interest in them because they can't be put in dishwasher. I also collect old dollhouse furniture, Raggedy Ann, and Wade Miniatures, also a large collection of Children Toy Sewing Machines. Now I need to downsize because it to much to keep dusted. That what happens when you get older. I love this newsletter, and look forward to seeing it in my mailbox.
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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. "The Most Important American Car," 1948 Tucker
48 Convertible, Offered at Russo and Steele
2. Asselmeier & May Auctions Antique Estate Auction
3. Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
4. Vintage Yard Launches Unique Design And
Collection Of Vintage, Antique Engagement And
5. SURVEY UNCOVERS HABITS AND PREFERENCES
OF ANTIQUE AND ART BUYERS
6. Art & Antiques: Asian Collection from Pacific Galleries
7. Oriental Rugs, Carpets & Tapestries from Freeman's
8. Americana & Decorative Arts Auction from The
Gallery at Knotty Pine
9. Sports Card & Memorabilia Auction from Fusco Auctions
10. Antiquarian Book Auction from The Gallery at Knotty
11. Eggnog, cookies, even jolly old St. Nick added spirit
to Bertoia's Nov. 13-15 auction
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...
Here are your classifieds...
Edwardian German Silver Calling Card Case Purse
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:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday January 1, 2010 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.
My granddaughter was the most beautiful little girl with luxurious, blond, curly hair. Anywhere we went there were whispers of, "look at the little girl with the curly hair." It was a fear of mine that someone would try to snatch here from us so I impressed upon her the importance of the "good touch, bad touch," and to always remember that it is her body, and no one can touch her without her permission. She accepted that and I had nearly forgotten about my warnings.
A few years later, when Becca started kindergarten, the school nurse called my daughter to inform her that she was going to have to talk to Becca. It seems, during the second week of school inoculations were scheduled for all the little ones. Everyone got their injection except Becca, who began yelling, "It's my body and you can't touch me without my permission!" B. Powers, Winamac
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?
WANTED: Tish-U-Knit Sweater or Ad
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 Judy requested recipe for “Dark Secrets” we had one replies...
Fruit cake called dark secrets with dates, nuts and maraschino cherries
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Brazil nuts
1 pound pitted dates
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease one 9 x 10 inch loaf pan.
2.Sift the flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Mix in the nuts, dates, and cherries.
3.Beat the eggs until foamy, add the vanilla and the flour mixture. Stir until just combined and pour into the prepared pan.
4.Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Store in the refrigerator, wrapped in foil...Carol Thomas
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.
At our Christmas gathering we began talking about fruitcake. My son and I recalled one that I'd made in the late 70's or early 80's. It was very simple to make, had a spice cake mix as a base, and corn syrup as part of the glaze. We think it was on a Duncan Hines cake mix. I lost the recipe quite a few years ago. I would like to have that recipe again and bake that memory next Christmas... Eleanor, Sheldon, IA.
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.
Sallys Red Barn
Please feel free to browse our many kitchen antiques and collectibles. We try and find what you are interested in.
Quinsippi Mercantile Company
We have been in the antique/collectible business since 2003. Specializing in glassware, pottery, ephemera, magazines, notions, railroadiana & much more. New inventory will be added weekly.
Rhonda Jo's Needful Things
I vow to keep my store stocked full of Stunning Vintage Jewels & antiques. I will strive to have items to peak your interest and to make your buying trip a pleasure!
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. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
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