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The Collectors Newsletter #764 -- January 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #764 -- 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
Work from home selling antiques and collectibles online
Since 1995 we've been helping dealers and collectors just like you to sell their antiques and collectibles online.It costs you nothing to kick the tires and see if an online store is right for you. Give it a try today at:
1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
White Ironstone China Association, Inc.
The White Ironstone China Association (WICA) is an outgrowth of informal gatherings of collectors and dealers that took place in New England and New York over many years. WICA was officially founded in 1994 and today is a nationwide organization with an active membership numbering some 600+. The membership consists mainly of collectors but also includes several dealers who specialize in white ironstone.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Ironstone? See:
2) Hey everyone! Welcome to 2010 - We are in desperate need of some new stories to start out the new year. Do you have any stories related to your adventures collecting? Share them with us. Put together a few choice words and email them to me at Phil@TIAS.com
Hello, about 10 years ago I went to India on a short holiday. Wandering around the bazaars I found a tiny broken down shack filled with old wooden printing blocks.
I had never seen one before and had to ask the man what they were. I was so excited with my find that I bought all of them... around 200. Some of these are over 200 years old and have the name of the carver on them. I have been an avid collector since that day and now I have nearly 500 ! I even use some of them to print with and I have made some lovely curtains and pillow covers as gifts and for myself. hugs, joey
I was in my late twenties and visiting with my mother and stepfather (God bless their souls). They had decided to down size some before they sold the home they were living in and move out into the country. Between the two of them they had right much to go through, so I offered to help with the set up for the yard sale. While unpacking a box I came across this beautiful pink glass cake plate. I knew immediately that it was depression glass, but didn't know what the pattern was. I asked my mother about the plate and her response floored me. She said "that old thing, that was mine"! I asked why I never saw her use it, her response was "well your daddy's old girlfriend gave it to us as a wedding gift and I refused to use it". I just laugh and ask her if I could buy it, she said you can have it, but it's not worth anything. I took the beautiful footed plate home and checked in a book about depression glass to find the pattern name. When I told my mother the next day that the plate would sell in an antique shop for about $10.00 she was shocked. The pattern was Mayfair Rose and that began my lifetime of trying to replace my childhood memories. See, mother had the idea that if you had not use something in six months she would get rid of it. That included my toys as I got older and I'm still collecting. Carol 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
TIAS.com the Webs largest online antique & collectible mall, today released their annual report on the most requested search terms used by people
looking for for antiques and collectibles online in 2009. To view examples of the items listed in this years top 30 list, please visit the TIAS Web site at
and enter the antique or collectible you are interested in finding, into the search box located in the upper right corner of the home page.
The top 30 list is based on millions of online searches that were conducted by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web sites that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc.
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 30 most requested online search terms for 2009.
1. Bavaria (china & dinnerware)
3. Cookie Jars
4. Die Cut
30. Carnival Glass
For comparison here are the 30 most requested online search terms from 2008.
1. Cookie Jar
6. Carnival Glass
12. Bird (related collectibles)
16. Milk Glass
17. Brass (collectibles)
19. Fire King
20. Perfume (bottles & related)
27. Depression Glass
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. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Summer 2010 Tour destinations
2. LiveAuctioneers releases world's first iPhone app
enabling real-time bidding at 900 auction houses
3. TIAS.com releases the top 30 antique & collectible
searches of 2009
4. Artfact Live! Presents the Fri Jan 8th Estate Auction
from Dennis Auction Service
5. Gordon Atwater estate to be auctioned in Panama City
6. Stock Photos for Toy Car Collectors
7. Discount Admission to Antiques in Charlottesville
Announced for UVA Students
8. Marlows launch website to promote regeneration of
Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter
9. Rose Point Etched Crystal from Cambridge Glass
– Enduring Popularity
10. Lostnthe50sclassiccars is listing Dale Janssen's
39 Packard Sedan
11. Elvis Legacy Lives On At LiveAuctionTalk.com
12. Chatham, VA Antique Show January 30, 2010
13. IMPORTANT AMERICANA AT SOTHEBY’S
22-23 January 2010
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...
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:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday January 5, 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.
Several years ago, when my granddaughter was an inquisitive, little three or four-year old, I took her to Florida for the first time, flying from South Bend to Palm Beach. She was very eager to see everything and after we were settled in our seats and she'd had a chance to look around, her tiny little voice only trembled slightly when she asked, "Nana, are you sure they have enough parachutes for all these people?" Beverly P
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 Eleanor requested recipe for “Duncan Hines Fruit cake” we had one replies...
Cathy Grasser, Castle Rock WA
1 pound diced candied mixed fruits
8 ounces candied cherries, cut into halves
4 ounces candied pineapple, chopped
1-1/2 cups chopped nuts
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 package DUNCAN HINES® Moist Deluxe® Spice Cake Mix
1 package (4-serving size) vanilla-flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Light corn syrup, heated for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease 10-inch tube pan. Line bottom with aluminum foil.
2. Reserve 1/4 cup assorted candied fruits and nuts for garnish, if desired. Combine remaining candied fruits, nuts and raisins in large bowl. Toss with flour until evenly coated. Set aside.
3. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil and water in large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 3 minutes (batter will be very stiff). Stir in candied fruit mixture. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan. Invert onto serving plate. Peel off foil.
4. Brush cake with hot corn syrup and decorate with reserved candied fruit pieces and nuts, if desired. To store, wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, or place in airtight container.
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.
Does anyone know how to make Thai-style Creme Caramel? Becky
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.
A FLASH FROM THE PAST
We offer Vintage Jewelry and Collectibles for every Passion! All my Items are Hand Picked for Quality & Condition!! Our Professional Service, Competitive Prices, and Quality Items are why our customers keep returning. We look forward to serving you.
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.
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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