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The Collectors Newsletter #803 -- May 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #803 -- May 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.
Antique Purse Collectors Society
Primarily on-line organization with around 250 members who collect antique purses. Focus is on beaded, mesh, petit point, celluloid, dance purses, chatelaines, sterling, vanity bags, etc
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in antique purses? See:
2) We want your stories. 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, have always loved antique or old things. Over, a period of time managed to purchase a wrought iron bed,marble top wash stand and a curved front chest of drawers. Made, the spare room into a lovely room featuring these items. The, wallpaper is antique looking with beautiful roses. Of, course there is a pretty bisque doll that sits on the bed. Priscilla
Hello! I really enjoy the stories I've been reading in this newsletter. Am I the only one that gets annoyed and/or aggravated when someone (especially in a flea market or garage sale) lets you "assume" that an item is an antique? I've had salespeople tell me certain items were antique when I knew, in fact, they weren't. I was taught that anything 100 years or older is considered an antique. I chuckle when I look at ads on Ebay and people are selling "antiques" from the 1970's or 1980's. I've been always honest in my auctions and I would say something might be "vintage" but not antique unless I had positive proof the item was 100 years or older. Yvonne in NYC
My husband & I attend a monthly field auction. You never know what you'll find & we enjoy going to these. Once a group of people were intently bent over a box, I got closer to see what so many people were interested in. I was puzzled when I realized it was just a box of stuffed animals, usually not a good seller at all. Still I was puzzled so I got even closer & discovered what was so fascinating. A mouse had burrowed in one of the stuffed animals & somebody was trying to get him out! Eeek! Mice are the one thing I am very afraid of. Since that day I have not been able to dig into any box that contains stuffed animals, no matter how interesting it might look! Lisa Auger Douglas MA
I disagree with Kathy in Indiana about the show "Pawn Stars" ripping people off. They really aren't. First of all, people that are educated about their item will NOT sell to a pawn dealer. If they wanted top dollar, they would align themselves with a good auction house so their item would find itself in the eventual hands of a collector. These people that go to pawn shops want the fast buck, especially there in Vegas, where I dare say that many of these folks drop their newly earned cash into slot machines. The Pawn Stars men have to research, cleanup, display and advertise their items, and it could take months or years to see any profit. What they usually offer is about half the expected retail amount of each item. Don't forget that they also offer to pawn the item, which is just a loan. I am not in the business, but this is what I see happening. I love that show and I am so glad that it's on the History Channel! Sally in Elgin, Il.
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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 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
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Multi-Million Dollar Display of Early American
Coins in Long Beach
2. Free newsletter begins fifteenth year
3. Two-Part Historical Spring Auction from
4. Art Glass & Estate Items Auction from Alderfer
Auction & Appraisal
5. Kona Historical Society's 2010 Online Auction
6. iCollector.com Presents The Native American
Art, Cowboy and Mexican Memorabilia Auction
7. iCollector.com Presents The Art Prints and
8. Frontier Gas sign brings $26,400 at Matthews
9. Nadeau's Auction Gallery held it's Bi-annual
Asian Antiques Auction
10. Gray’s offers rare Shimon Okshteyn (b. 1951
Ukraine) Mona Lisa at auction May 27, 1pm
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...
Authentic Twilight - New Moon - Eclipse Signed Photos
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Limoges Tankard Artist Scotty
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 Tuesday May 25, 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.
Here is a funny story for you. My granddaughter has just turned two and is going through the "terrible two's" as every child does. My daughter said my granddaughter wanted hot chocolate milk before and/or instead of dinner the other night. In order to encourage her to eat, my daughter said "you can have that IF you eat well for dinner". Well, my granddaughter did NOT want to hear that so she cried. Then my granddaughter looked at my daughter and said "Look Mommy, I'm crying" as if to say my daughter was supposed to fix that by giving her the milk. My granddaughter was so sincere when she said it it made my daughter laugh. My granddaughter then said, "It's not funny Mommy, I'm crying!" and said "I'm telling Daddy on you!" Gotta love kids! I'm sure my granddaughter could not understand my daughter's laughter because I'm sure if my granddaughter makes another child cry my granddaughter gets a time out and her father probably hears about it from my daughter. Life just is NOT fair when your little is it?
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: George C. Scott movie
WANTED: Wanted: Ceramic Arts Studio
WANTED: Ceramic Arts Studio Accordion Boy and Bass Viol Boy
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 Sydney requested a recipe for "Cookie bars made with spices of a gingerbread and coffee ". We received the following...
The gingerbread bar recipe is another great holiday treat that will disappear in seconds!
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Place oven racks at top third and bottom third of oven.
Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cloves, ground ginger, and cinnamon; set aside.
Step 4: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer cream together butter and sugar.
Step 5: Mix in molasses and egg.
Step 6: Blend in flour mixture until combined.
Step 7: Divide into six portions. Shape each portion into a 12-inch log. Flatten each log with hand until thickness is about 1/4-inch.
Step 8: In a small bowl, with an electric mixer blend sugar and milk together until creamy.
Step 9: Brush each bar with glaze.
Step 10: Place cookie sheet on top third oven rack and bake for 6 minutes.
Step 11: Remove cookie sheet and place on bottom third rack, bake an additional 6-9 minutes.
Step 12: Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Cut each bar diagonally into 2-inch width pieces....Makes about 50 bars.
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.
Wonderful and still memorable after 30 years. They were called lemon cream cookies and I'd like to try them again if someone has the recipe. Victoria
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.
Good O' Days
In my store you you may find a mixture of items from Sterling Silver, Early Porcelains, figurines, perfume bottle, vintage jewelry, dolls, crystal and glass, and many other antique/vintage items.
Antiques & collectibles of all kinds! You never know what you'll find here! From sports collectibles to figurines, watches and furniture. We're constantly adding inventory so check back often! Happy Hunting!
Sourdough Antiques and Collectibles
We are very eclectic and have a wide range of inventory that changes.We hope you find that special something your looking for, and enjoy our store.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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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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4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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