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The Collectors Newsletter #771 -- January 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #771 -- 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
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
The American Art Pottery Association
Since its establishment in 1983, the American Art Pottery Association has continued to bring people together to share their knowledge and interest in art pottery. Operating as a not for profit 501(c)6 business league, the AAPA and its membership enjoys various activities each year such as: annual convention; annual show, sale, and auction of Art Pottery; and the bi-monthly publication of the Journal of American Art Pottery Association (JAAPA).
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in Art Pottery? See:
2) 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
I had asked readers to write in and tell us about antiques and collectibles they use every day. We got some great responses. We'll run more in upcoming issues, so if if you want to contribute a story, we definitely want to hear from you. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
I was given a beautiful hand painted bowl from my Aunt. It had no markings on the bottom. I knew it was old, but could find no more information. Through an online auction that I posted it on....I was sent information that the bowl was Nippon Porcelain. I have been able to do research online....but needed to see some books. I was told that my bowl was pictured in a couple of these books.
So off to the library. The Luzerne County, PA Library system had no books on Nippon Porcelain. I went back another day with titles and authors in hand. Still....nothing in Luzerne County Library System. With the help of the Librarian, I searched the Pennsylvania Library System. Was not able to find one book , author , or title in all of PA. The Librarian is doing further searching for me.....also found it interesting that the Librarians there did not even hear of Nippon Porcelain. Needless to say...my bowl will remain with me...not be auctioned. Thanks for letting me share, Melinda S.
I have a very old aluminum Borden's Malted Milk canister that I inherited from my grandmother in the mid-1970s. When my father was young boy (somewhere between 8 and 10, so we are talking a good 80 years ago), his parents owned a luncheonette in Chicago. This canister came from that establishment. It has sat on my kitchen counter holding sugar ever since it became mine. I love the connection to the past. --Susan
We still use the toaster that my parents received as a wedding present in 1942. We also use the ice cream scoop that belonged to my grandparents which is at least 65 years old.
Love the newsletter! Cyndy in Iowa
I have serving plates that were My Grandmother's and Mother's that I use all the time. My Mother was given a Duncan Miller Clear Glass Swan as a wedding present in 1946 that I use and has caused me to collect even more. But the one item I used everyday is a dresser that my Great Grandfather made for my Great Grandmother as a wedding gift, it was made in 1862 of Cherry wood. My Great Grandmother gave it to my Grandfather's first wife then after she died it went back but then again it was given to my Grandmother upon her marriage to my Grandfather, yes my Grandfather was over 20 years older than my Grandmother. My Grandmother had put a dark shellac on the dresser but I was able to remove that and bring the dresser back to the original cherry. I have no idea of the dollar value but it is invaluable to me. I like to think that my Great Grand parents are pleased that the dresser is still in use by the family. I plan on passing it down to my oldest grandson some day. Nancy Bradford, Fort Pierce, FL.
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 email@example.com
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. ARTNET AUCTIONS: SPECIAL SALE OF
2. Furniture Makes a Comeback at Antiques in
3. SOLD: Robert Burns' personal Bible
4. 2010-2011 Edition of Online Course For Appraisers
5, Big fine art auction to be held in Florida Feb. 20 and 27
6. PATEK PHILIPPE, ARTHUR AND LUCIA MATTHEWS
AND IMPORTANT ART TO HEADLINE CLARS
FEBRUARY FINE ESTATES
7. Artfact Live! Presents FF: Jewelry & Accessories
8. Artfact Live! Presents an Eclectic Auction from
9. The Vintage Bazaar
10. Artfact Live! Presents 2-Day Winter Antiques &
Fine Art Auction from James D. Julia
11. Artfact Live! Presents New And Vintage Designer
Clothing, Purses & Accessories from Apple Tree
12. Antiques & Collectibles National Association Rocks
New Orleans with its 2010 Convention
13. Tinplate Times Moves to New Home at Toy Collector
14. StampNews.com: Top 10 most important stamps
15. 21ST BATH DECORATIVE AND ANTIQUES FAIR
16. Artfact Live! Presents Collectible Works Of Art
from Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
17. Artfact Live! Presents Oriental Rugs, Jewelry, And
Silver from Alex Cooper Auctioneers
18. Artfact Live! Presents Winter 2010 Catalogue
Auction from Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals
19. Artfact Live! Presents Fine And Decorative Arts
from Alex Cooper Auctioneers
20. Jackson-Presley marriage certificate sells for
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...
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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 29, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Sam woke me up at 7am this morning. As I laid in bed, he whispered to me, "Mom, can you help me with my pancakes? They turned all black."
It takes 40 seconds to heat up 5 mini pancakes in the microwave. He made 5 pancakes so he figured 5 minutes on high should do. Luckily, they didn't catch on fire but the smell was not good. The pancakes were cooked onto the plate and the whole thing had to be thrown out.
As I looked around the kitchen I saw that he set the breakfast table and made food for everyone. He made waffles for Steve & Grace, a poptart for Cassie and in my place at the table was a bowl of granola cereal that had turned to mush because he'd poured the milk in it for me. He is very sweet and we are thankful he didn't burn down the house. Kathy
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?
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 Cathy requested a recipe for "brown" spaghetti sauce, we had one reply..
4 cups, dried mushrooms, coarsely chopped
4 cups, warm water
2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 medium (about 18 ounce) can, peeled, unseasoned chopped tomatoes, drained
1 loosely-packed cup, fresh basil, finely chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried basil)
1 loosely-packed cup, fresh oregano, finely chopped
(or 2 tablespoons dried oregano)
1 teaspoon, ground black pepper
1/2 cup, olive oil
1/2 cup, dry red wine
1/2 cup, sherry
Soak mushrooms for about one hour, then strain them and chop them into pieces, about 1/2 inch square. Heat olive oil in large skillet, and add mushrooms and onions. Sauté mixture over high heat until onions are translucent, then add tomatoes. Cook mixture until tomatoes begin to dry, then add wine, stirring mixture frequently as wine boils down. Add garlic, pepper, basil and oregano as the mixture cooks down, continuing to stir until garlic appears to be just in the process of turning translucent, then reduce heat to low. 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.
I would like a simple recipe for Belgian Waffles? .... Janice
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.
The Emerald Aisle
Welcome to my store! My inventory includes the finest antiques and rarest collectibles. 15 Years Experience. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover through Paypal, Money Orders and Checks. New inventory added frequently! Take a tour through our website, enjoy our green aisles.
Dakota Cupboards and Closets
We will be having items from antique, vintage, country, shabby chic and collectables. Visit us often as we will be having new items weekly.
Modern vintage collectables from the early century 1900 to 1940’s for textiles and mid century 1940 to 1960s for china.
Misty Oaks Collectibles
Welcome! I find antiques and collectibles from around the Midwest, and am very happy to have you come on in and look around my store.
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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