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The Collectors Newsletter #819 -- July 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #819 -- 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.
Barbie Collector's Club (Official Mattel Site)
* Club Exclusive Dolls: Special sales of dolls you can only get through the BFC™.
* The Barbie™ Bulletin Board: Connect with fellow collectors and enthusiasts.
* Bonus Features: Shopping rewards, sneak peeks, members-only articles and other great perks.
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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
Now we can share PHOTOS & VIDEOS!!!
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. Post a photo of an interesting item that you have in your collection.
The story about the lost golden oak rocking chair made me glad I made the decision recently to have my old golden oak dining table repaired. It is the round kind with a pedestal in the center and four large paw feet. It hadn't been a family piece for terribly long, but my mother used it for a kitchen table for years, and I brought it with me wherever I moved. It had bad termite infestation in the pine sliders that opened it up to take extra leaves, and we considered getting rid of it. I just couldn't let it go and found someone to repair it last week. It will cost as much as a new table, but I know I'll feel good to have my old table back. It's just right for my husband and me in its round form, and with two leaves added, it's long enough for family visits. Nancy in Hawaii
No story to share this time, but need help. I have a huge stuffed bear I received on my 1st birthday (and I am having my 70th next month). It was much bigger than I was and I have loved it and taken it on all my moves all these years. It was like a teddy bear to me. It was light blue and white when new but over the years has changed to gray and grayer!! I would like to have that 69 year old color removed and get him back to at least looking clean. But-- he is stuffed with straw! How can I clean without ruining him completely? Connie
I have been addicted to Auctions and Estate Sales for many years. I am an antiques dealer, and appraiser. I live in Southern Illinois. There is a well known auction company in our area I used to attend, until I began noticing something unusual happening. If the items were not 'junk' sold in box lots, they often went for way over the appraisal price. No way could someone selling them make any money. One day, I was in a rural post office mailing a package for my elderly mother. In front of me in line was a woman I knew from this firm's sales. She was always in attendance, and I was confounded how someone who once told me and others she was a dealer bid so much for items she had to realize were not worth anywhere the winning price. Being directly behind her, I glanced at her packages-she had 3 with her. In the spot for the return address, I saw the name of the auction firm mentioned above. People get caught up like they do at casinos, and with her bidding she pushed the prices way, way up. Sometimes she won, but most often she stopped. The winners were probably kicking themselves when they found out what their 'treasures' were truly worth. Needless to say, I don't attend there anymore. Her antique business took a nosedive, and she was forced to sell her wares to avoid bankruptcy. Karma? Jane
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3) Antique News
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Leland Little Auction: July 24, 2010 - Estate
Treasures Auction - 3:00 P.M.
2. Stunning Reproduction Antique Style Egyptian
Crystal Pendant Chandelier
3. Scottish Silver Hallmarks - A History
4. WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES FESTIVAL
HAS STRONG OPENING FOR SUMMER SHOWS
5. Choicest jewelry collectibles, handcrafted
designs and priceless gems offered
6. SCULP LAKE WORTH INTERNATIONAL
7. Good News from Dinnerware Replacements
8. From Bakelite to mechanical banks, it's bound
to be found in Morphy's July 27 Discovery Auction
9. Simon Willard tall case clock hits $57,500 at
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Here are your classifieds...
Authentic 'Twilight Saga - Eclipse' Cast Signed Photos
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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.
All the males in my family go on a fishing trip to Canada over Fathers Day over the past 20 yrs. or more. I have a Niece who is married and her husband goes every year as well. With all the men gone every year for a week this leaves all the women in the family with the responsibility of taking care of everything while they are gone. Last year my Niece was busy working, taking care of the house, bills, and her three year old daughter while about 8 months pregnant. Since she lived 2 hours away from her family, she had no family support. Her three yr. old daughter is quite smart but VERY active. My Niece was pregnant, uncomfortable and hot due to it being June. One day the three yr. old asked to do something and my Niece said no. The three yr. old, not wanting to take no for an answer, argued with her mother in an attempt to persuade her mother. Since Mom was not about to give in, the daughter became frustrated and said "Give me the credit card!" When my Niece asked her what she wanted the credit card for this smart little girl said. "I'm going to go get my Dad because HE will say yes!" Wendy
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?
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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 Barbara requested recipes for "Lemon Crumb Pie" we received the following...
Lemon Crumb Pie
(9-INCH OPEN PIE)
Estimated Time : 90min
Crumb Crust for 9-inch pie shell (p. 899), using vanilla wafers
3 eggs, separated
Grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 tsp salt
* Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a pie pan with the crumb crust mixture, reserving 1/4 cup of the crumbs for the top. Refrigerate. Beat the egg yolks until they are thick and pale. Stir in the grated lemon rind, juice, milk, and salt. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold them into the yolk mixture. Pour into the lined pie pan. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top and bake for 40 minutes. Cindy
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
My cousin, who is in his 70's, told me about a cake his grandmother used to make for his birthday. It was a layer banana cake, and she stood slices of bananas all over the outside. But the part we can't figure out, is the icing. He said it was translucent; you could see the banana slices through it, but it was firm. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
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.
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectables
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectibles is an Antiques showroom with Collectibles and Antiques including Porcelain, Glass, Furniture, Hand Carved Marble and Granite, Art Glass, Sevres, Dresden, Samson and Oriental Antiques including Chinese and Japanese Antiques
Therese's Antique Boutique
My inventory ranges from Depression Glass, Porcelain, Jewelry, Tableware, and Teacups. All items are described with the greatest detail. I am passionate about preserving and sharing a part of history and craftsmanship with anyone who is interested.
Jewels And My Girls
Welcome to our store! My girls and I love to collect vintage jewelry and antique items. Our inventory includes glassware, sterling silver and gold, wooden boxes, and our fabulous vintage jewelry! Our inventory changes weekly so please check back.
Rainbow Gifts and Collectibles
My inventory includes, but is not limited too, glass, china, pottery, and costume/estate jewelry. Come in and browse around. Thanks for coming!!
Vintage Cameras, Typewriters, Office Machines and Fans are just some of the fantastic items you will find here. We feature vintage and antique finds from barns, sheds, attics and sales from the Heartland of America.
JUST EARRINGS is an internet retreat that features all types, kinds, colors and eras of earrings. Looking for a certain color, you can easily find it here. We are a branch of Pumpkins & Peacock Feathers also on TIAS.
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectables
Rare Antiques and Vintage Collectables is an Antiques showroom with Collectables and Antiques including Porcelain, Glass, Furniture, Hand Carved Marble and Granite, Art Glass, Sevres, Dresden, Samson and Oriental Antiques including Chinese and Japanese Antiques
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
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4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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