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The Collectors Newsletter #822 -- August 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #822 -- August 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.
Belleek Collectors Society
With over 8,000 society members and twenty-nine chapters, the Belleek Collectors' Society offers you the opportunity to become part of a wonderful, worldwide group of Belleek enthusiasts. Membership in this special society includes biannual tours of Belleek Pottery (where members receive VIP status) and biannual conventions, where members have the opportunity to meet other collectors, exchange ideas and share stories of their most cherished Belleek "finds."
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Are you interested in collecting Belleek ? 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
Now we can share PHOTOS & VIDEOS!!!
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What is it, or what is it worth? Post a photo on our facebook page
of something you would like to find the value of and maybe the group can help you out.
Phil, To the lady who had the 70 year old bear. I suggest she use her vacuum cleaner on low /light setting and vacuum it first. Then use a foam carpet cleaner very lightly ten vacuum again when dry. If that does not work google Steiff and ask them. Hope you can get this message to her. Owosso MI.
Connie, who's well loved bear has lost his color, will first of all have to determine what material the "fur" is made of. Blue is a difficult color to retain over the years frequently fading to purple, lavender or grey. She can use a vacuum with the small dusting brush or hose covered with cheesecloth to vacuum loose dust and dirt If the surface is washable she can make a solution of woolite and water wipe it to make foam. Gently wipe the foam over the bear and rinse with a clean white cloth. DO NOT soak the bear or the straw stuffing will be ruined. Test the cleaning in hidden spot to make sure color does not run. It will take quite a while to do this since you have to go slowly to prevent using too much water. Rinse your cloth frequently between applications of foam. keep him out of direct sunlight and allow to dry completely.
Try Siege Chemical Co's biodegradable, earth-friendly Teddy Bear Cleaner from www.siegechemical.com. I, too, have a much loved panda bear, that my father bought for me for my first Christmas. (He always said that "I wanted it." I was born in August of that year. You can figure that one out!) Panda Bear is very dirty and has little fur left, and is also stuffed with straw, being 59 years old this year. I am going to try the cleaner, too--I've had it for a while, but haven't used it yet. Let's compare notes! Lisa
This comment addresses the reader who was describing the "duofold" sofa. It sounds like an earlier version of the sofa my parents had when I was a child in the 50s. They kept the sofa all their lives (re-upholstered once) and I inherited it. It was a pretty comfortable sofa for sitting, at least 6 feet long, with upholstered arms and very 50s-looking. But, under the seat was a storage area for blankets and pillows and you pulled up the seat and slid it toward you and the back went down and it made a slightly bigger than twin size sleeping area. Of course it had a dip the length of the thing where the back and the seat met so you had to put something there to level it out. but it wasn't too uncomfortable. When my father died I just couldn't part with the sofa, so I slip-covered it and put it in my family room. Some day I will re-upholster it again so it can function the way it used to. Incidentally, I found a lot of interesting stuff stored in that area under the seat -- no thief would have ever thought to look there!!! Karen in WI
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
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 July 2010. The top 10 searches for June 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:
4. Porcelain and Pottery
9. Kitchen Collectibles
10. Cookie Jar
Here are the top ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
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. Art Investment: The Cold Hard Truth pt. 1 –
2. What Art Investors Can Learn from Gold
Investors Pt. 6 – artmarketblog.com
3. What Art Investors Can Learn from Gold
Investors Pt. 5 – artmarketblog.com
4. What Art Investors Can Learn from Gold
Investors Pt. 4 – artmarketblog.com
5. Kitchen Collectibles take the #9 Position In
July Top 10 list
6. THE EURO SLIDES, THE DOLLAR SURGES
-- ANTIQUE DEALERS APPLAUD
7. Vintage Colt revolver hits the mark for $3,723
8. 5 Tips for Buying Antiques Online
9. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines – Daryle
Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Blog –
We should salu
10. Art Investment: The Cold Hard Truth pt. 2
(Time Will Tell) – artmarketblog.com
11. 2010 Art Market Status Report – 2nd half –
12. Ruba Rombic perfume sells for record price
at club auction
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...
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
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:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday August 3, 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.
My brother and sister in law have 2 girls. When the oldest, now six, was little, she was forever running into things, bumping, falling, etc. as all children do. To distract her when she was hurt, after a bump, my brother would always say "How'd that feel?" It made her stop for a second, listen, and then have to think a bit, which usually distracted her enough to keep her from a full fledged crying bout. As you can imagine, she heard "How'd that feel?" quite a lot. So one day my brother was unloading things from the bed of his pickup and was standing on the top edge of the bed. His feet slipped and he fell. Luckily it was onto the yard and only about 4 feet down, but he was flat on his back, and had the wind knocked out of him. My niece rushed up to see what happened, saw him on the ground, bent over, looked him right in his face and asked, you guessed it, "Dad, how'd that feel?"
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?
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 Beth requested recipes for "Mousse Cake" we received the following...
#1 CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
1 c. sugar
4 tbsp. cornstarch
2 pkg. unflavored gelatin
3 tbsp. cocoa
3 c. milk
4 c. whipped topping
1 c. miniature chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts
Prepare cake mix according to directions on package. Bake and cool.
Prepare Mousse: Mix sugar, cornstarch, gelatin and cocoa. Stir in milk slowly until well mixed. Cook over medium heat until thickened and mixture comes to a full boil. Cool. When cold, beat well with mixer until fluffy.
Fold in whipped topping, then nuts and chips. Spread over cooled cake and refrigerate. Spread 2 cups whipped topping over mousse and garnish with more chopped nuts and small chocolate chips, if desired. (Or use chocolate curls.)
#2 CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE
1 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs, beaten
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
6 tbsp. milk
1/2 lb. sweet chocolate sqs.
3 tbsp. cold water
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 c. cream
4 egg whites
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and gradually add sugar. Blend well after each addition. Add lemon juice.
Heat milk without boiling. Add dry ingredients to beaten egg in 4 stages. Pour heated milk directly into batter; stir well.
Pour batter into a round 8 inch unbuttered cake pan. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand to cool on wire rack. Turn it out of the pan and slice into 3 layers.
Melt chocolate squares with water in top of double boiler. Add sugar and stir. Remove from heat and let stand to cool. Add unbeaten egg yolks and stir well. Whip cream.
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add whipped cream to chocolate mixture, then fold in egg whites.
ICING THE CAKE:
Put the first layer in an 8 inch spring pan. Cover this layer with 1/2 cup icing. Repeat until all three layers are iced and set aside the remaining icing.
Put the cake in the freezer. Take it out 10 minutes before serving. Remove the sides of the pan and ice around the edges. Decorate. Serves 8.
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.
Chocolate Walnut Pie was a favorite of mine. My grandmother made the most wonderful version. Does anyone have a recipe for this delightful dessert? William
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.
Vintage Advertising and Rare Collectibles!Free Shipping on everything in our store!Added to daily so please check back often!
Starling Antiques, your source for exquisite vintage clothing from the Victorian era through the 1970's, jewelry, silver, lace, linens, and household antiques for fine living.
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.
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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