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The Collectors Newsletter #814 -- July 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #814 -- July 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.
Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association AMICA
AMICA, (pronounced "Am-ih-cah") Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association is an educational non-profit organization with worldwide appreciation of historic automatic musical instruments.
MICA was founded in San Francisco in 1963. Its goal has always been to introduce people from all walks of life to the beauty and value of automatic musical instruments.
AMICA has prevented the destruction of many fine rare instruments that have been restored to their former glory. Not only that, but AMICA has placed many instruments in places where the general public can see, hear and enjoy these glorious instruments from the past.
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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
Has the market for Coke collectibles dried up? I recently had a yard sale with various Coke items. Examples of the items were Coke glasses priced at 50 cents and $1.00, a bicentennial water set (pitcher and 5 glasses)$40.00, salt & pepper set in the shape of coke cans at 50 cents plus other items. Only Coke sale was four 1954 advertising press board items for 25 cents for the lot. Thought there was more interest in Coke collectibles. has the recent scare in tainted paint on glasses kill the interest in Coke collectibles. Dave in Lewes De
Responding to Bonnie & Louie's suggestion that people beware of fakes and buy books to look for marks and photos of real items. A beginning collector or someone looking at all kinds of items may not want to invest in a large library. The internet provides excellent sites for research. If you just use Google and put in general terms like pottery marks, glass marks, McCoy, etc. you can learn a lot without buying lots of books. Nancy
I have very fond memories of the years I spent living with or near by grandparents in rural Georgia. One NOT so fond memory is that of the very cold, metal chamber pot that sat just under the edge of the bed where my sisters and I slept. The only heat in the house were the fireplaces - one in my grandparent's bedroom and one in the living room. The living room fireplace was only used for company. Otherwise, we gathered around the one in my grandparents bedroom. Theirs was a wood frame house built in the 1920's and it had no insulation. So...if it was 30 degrees outside; it was 30 degrees INSIDE!!. On freezing cold nights, we would stand in front of the fire until we were toasty warm and my mother would hold our pillows by the fire to warm them too. Then we would make a mad dash to the bed in the back bedroom and jump in under the handmade quilts and on top of the down filled mattress. Mama would tuck the warm pillows under our heads and we were quickly off to sleep. All was well for a few hours until the inevitable time came that I had to get up. I knew it was coming - I lay there as long as possible until I couldn't stand it another minute. It seemed that I was the ONLY child who had to get up during the night. So, I eased out of bed, trying to hold on to the warmth of the blanket as long as possible. The cold was unbearable. I "went" as quickly as possible and jumped back into bed but it was never the same as those first toasty warm moments after standing in front of the fire. Years later, when my grandparents had the tongue and groove boards removed from the walls and replaced with sheet rock and insulation in preparation for central heating, my grandmother decided to save several of the tongue and groove boards from her bedroom. She used them as bed slats under their bed and never mentioned it to anyone.
After my mother passed away and I inherited the old family bed. As my husband and son were bringing it into the house; in came board after board after board - BED SLATS!! There were TWELVE of them. It was a few months later when it suddenly hit me - "these are the boards from the walls of the old house (80 years old now). Each year I try to hand make a gift for my aunts and my sisters so my husband and I decided that a few of the old tongue and groove boards would make great picture frames. He made about 10 of the frames to fit a 5x7 photo I had found of my grandparents that no one had ever seen before. They made wonderful gifts that year with the tongue and groove edges showing all around. At first they were puzzled by the small frames until they read the little story tags I had tied onto the back of each one with ribbon. What a great way to hold on to a life time of memories that took place within those walls. The love of a husband and wife, the laughter of children, grandchildren, and great grandchild, the daughters who dressed for proms and a couple of them stood before the fireplace in the living room to exchange wedding vows. These are memories of life. I still have several of the boards but they will stay under the bed where my grandmother placed them. HOWEVER, there's one thing you WON'T find under the bed these days - A CHAMBER POT. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fla.
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3) Antique News
the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall today released their monthly "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles. The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly "Hot Lists" are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites. This month's list includes the top 10 terms for June 2010. The top 10 searches for April are also included for comparison.
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 top ten search words used at
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
10. Cookie Jar
Here are the top ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
8. CDV (carte de visite)
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at
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. Christies announces sale of Property from The
Collection of the Late John Appleby
2. Win an Authentic Robert Pattinson 'Twilight'
3. ROLEXES TO ROSEVILLE AND A WEALTH
OF FINE ART MAKE CLARS JULY AUCTION
A SALE OF DISTINCTION
4. LARGEST COLLECTION OF AMERICAN
POTTERY TO BE FEATURED AT CLARS NEXT
EIGHT UPCOMING AUCTIONS
5. The Best Kept Secret in Statesville, NC
6. Marlows Certified Diamonds Announce
Increase in Celebrity Clientele
7. Marlows Certified Diamonds Announce the
Arrival of the New CAD/CAM Technology
8. Three Rarities of the World at Auction
9. Kingdom of Atlantis 2009 coin issue offered
10. Bopzi, low cost alternative site that's
11. The Rise of Victorian Paintings Pt. 2 –
12. The Rise of Victorian Paintings Part 1 –
13. SoldUSA online auction is already underway,
ends July 17
14. Tiffany dragonfly table screen at Fairfield
15. UNIVERSAL LIVE TO HOST MAJOR
ONLINE ART AUCTION JULY 9
16. 17th annual Folk Fest show coming to
Atlanta Aug. 20-22
17. Aguttes to Auction 20th Century Art & Design
18. Artfact partners with Whyte's of Dublin
19. Asselmeier & May Antique Estate Auction
20. Market At The Piazza Grand Opening Weekend
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...
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Here are your classifieds...
Authentic 'Twilight Saga - Eclipse' Cast Signed Photos
Authentic Twilight - New Moon - Eclipse Signed Photos
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday July 6, 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.
Funny story from my Grandma Jones....When my mother was a baby, my Grandma left her new baby with my Grandpa to go out. When she returned, she found her bundle of joy stuck in a pillow case! She had messed her diaper and, rather than try to put a diaper on her, Grandpa, being quite inventive, just stuck her in a pillow case! Well, it worked!!
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: British and Canadian postcards wanted
WANTED: British and Canadian postcards wanted
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 Christina requested a recipe for " Voyageur Soup" we received the following...
FRENCH CANADIAN VOYAGEUR STEW
3/4 pound salt bacon
2 pounds boneless beef, cut in 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup flour
1/2 pound cut baby carrots
1 16-ounce can small onions
11/2 cups white wine
1 cup burgandy wine
1 10-ounce can beef consomme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ketchup
3/4 cup water
3 cups cooked wild rice
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Saute bacon until crisp in Dutch oven. Remove, save drippings, crumble bacon.
In a paper bag, shake about half the beef and 3/4 cup flour. Brown with 1 tablespoon drippings, then remove and set aside. Do same with rest of beef, adding additional drippings as needed. Return all to Dutch oven. Add carrots, onions, herbs (except parsley), wine, consomme, salt, ketchup. Cover and bake (stovetop on low or in oven at 325 degrees) an hour or so, stir, bake until meat is tender. Combine 3 tablespoons flour and water until smooth. Stir in along with wild rice, mushrooms and parsley. Continue baking, uncovered, until stew is thickened, about 1/2 hour.
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 was given a recipe for Jam Crumb Cake in my first job in a nursing home. It came from the owner of the nursing home in rural Modesto Calif. called Naylor's Country Guest Home. He had a cookbook with many really great recipes and he used it faithfully.
It was delicious, easy and quick to make.
I moved one too many times and lost it.
I have searched for it, and never found another like it.
As I recall, there was a batter made, half poured into the baking pan, dollops of jam on the batter, then more batter, then a streusel topping. Bake the cake, and cut it into squares. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream or by itself, delicious! If anyone has this recipe, I would love to get a copy of it! Thanks a lot!! Terry
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.
Got Your China
Got Your China features mainly discontinued china from a variety of manufacturers, including Noritake, Mikasa, Lenox, Royal Doulton, Spode and several others.
Welcome to our online store! We have a large inventory of Nippon, Limoges, China and more!
We have been in the antique business since the early 1970s. We deal in Depression and Elegant Glass, Fire King, Kitchenware and 40s 50s 60s glassware, plus China and Pottery. We strive to advertise only merchandise of exceptional quality.
EuroLux Antiques--your premier source for exceptional antique furniture … We bring Europe home to you! Beautiful French and European Antique Furniture and Accessories. Exceptional Quality and Value. Friendly, Trustworthy, and Professional Customer Service. Secure, Reliable, and Speedy Shipping.
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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