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The Collectors Newsletter #826 -- August 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #826 -- 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.
The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society
Named after the inventor of the kaleidoscope, Sir David Brewster, its purpose is to provide a forum for kaleidoscope artists, collectors and retailers to promote and perpetuate kaleidoscopes as an art form. Membership benefits include a quarterly newsletter, an annual convention, classes, and much more.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in collecting Kaleidoscopes? 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!!!
Checkout the photos and from readers on our Facebook page at:
Are you trying to find out the value of an antique or collectible ? Post a photo or video on our facebook page at
and maybe the group can help you out.
EDITORS NOTE - WE NEED STORIES ABOUT ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES & PERSONAL ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN LOST FOR MANY YEARS & EVENTUALLY FOUND THEIR WAY BACK TO THEIR OWNER.
Years ago while helping my Grandmother move, I came across a shoe box full of old postcards. I asked her what to do with them. she said, "Oh those old things. Throw them out." I didn't. I am so glad I didn't! They are beautiful and have writing on the back between her and my Grandfather who was courting her then, and also notes between them and their friends. They date from the early 1900's to the 1920's. I kept them for many years in the shoe box in my closet. Finally I gave them to my oldest daughter, who was on sabbatical from her teaching job at Franklin and Marshall. She spent many hours organizing them in sequence, by what was written on the backs, and put them in an album. We now have a lovely story of our grandparent's lives, on the backs and sometimes carrying over to the front of the postcards, with beautiful old pictures and quaint little sayings on them. I believe they used these postcards like we use email or face book. Some of them were mailed, some of them were not, which leads me to believe they may have passed them around through friends. I am so thankful I didn't listen to Grandmother and throw them out. They are priceless. Mary Ann Kurtz
my passport expired long ago, and yet this week i saw the Scottish highlands. without attending cooking school, i learned a few new recipes from top chefs. without opening the old encyclopedia brittanica, i learned more about world war II history, Russian royalty of old, and recent archeologic finds. THANK YOU, TELEVISION! ! ! books, movies, television; it is ALL a choice. i choose to enjoy them wisely. and how fortunate am i!!! love the newsletter, tias. cassandra
Hi Phil:) My father passed away and my sister, brothers and I have inherited an old building in the center of the downtown where we grew up. In the top story of this building is a fireplace with what looks like green enameled tiles around it. It looks very old. It is very pretty and I have never seen another one like it. Do you know anyone I could contact to get more information on this? I live out of state and the next time I go there I will get a picture. I am not aware of anyone who specializes in antique fireplaces. This is in central Indiana. Thanks for any help you can give me. Judy ( Editors Note - Checkout our Facebook page for some more info on Web sites that help. See:
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
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd: August
28, 2010 - Estate Treasures Auction - 3:00 P.M.
2. Delaware Train Show & Octoberfest Toy Show
3. Delaware Antique and Collectible Extravaganza
4. RAGO AUCTIONS HOLDS A MARATHON
TWO-DAY, 1200+ AUCTION
5. Make heads turn with an absolutely fabulous
collection of vintage rings launched by
6. Are Your Autographs Genuine Guaranteed?
You Want to Read This
7. Record prices smashed in Heritage’s latest
Illustration Art auction
8. Rare Books, Manuscripts and Autographs
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...
RUSSIAN CZAR DINNER SERVICE
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Walnut Bed and dresser, American, Circa 1870's
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 August 27, 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.
When I was four years old my dad took me to the barber shop. He gave me a dollar and told me to give it to the barber after he cut my hair. When dad came back from a brief errand, I was waiting on him and he asked me for his money. I told him that I gave his money to the barber. He asked me if the barber had given me some money and I said yes. He asked me to give it to him. I told him that it was my money because the barber had given it to me. I told him that the barber had his money. It took a long time for him to convince me that the coins I had did not belong to me. Haircuts then were ten cents and I had ninety cents in change. The bus ride home was five cents for dad and I rode free. When I was five years old I would take the bus to town and buy a toy and catch the same bus back home. The bus driver knew me and had to wait at a certain place to adjust for his time. If I were a little slow he would wait for me. How things have changed since then! Ken
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: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
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 Susan requested a recipe for "Puerto Rican pot roast". We received the following
(Puerto Rican pot roast)
(serves 8 or more)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons white cooking wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Adobo
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 to 3-1/2 pounds beef eye of round
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 pound cooking ham, diced
1/3 teaspoon ground garlic
1/2 teaspoon Adobo
6 onion or pimento-filled olives, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cooking wine
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
2 carrots, diced
3 medium-sized potatoes, diced
Combine the ingredients from above(A).
Season the beef with this mixture.
Allow to stand for at least ten minutes.
Use a long kitchen knife to make a deep incision in the meat, where you will
insert the stuffing shortly.
Use a Dutch oven or large pot. Add the teaspoon of oil from above (C) and
heat in Medium until hot.
Add the remaining ingredients from above (C) and saute for two to three
Remove the pot from the roast and carefully remove the sauted ingredients.
Allow to cool and then insert by spoonfuls into the slice in the meat.
Do not fill all the way to the edge.
Add the oil from above (D) to the pot and set over Medium heat until hot.
Add the meat and sear over the hot oil, turning several times to sear the
whole surface of the meat.
Add the remaining ingredients from above (D). Cook over medium heat,
uncovered, until the liquids begin to steam. Bring the heat to low and cover
The meat should take about two hours to cook.
The time may vary with the actual size of the beef and local conditions.
Check often to ensure that there is enough liquid in the pot.
When the meat is almost done, add the ingredients from above (E).
Cook until the meat and the vegetables are done.
Serve with white or yellow rice.
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.
Does anyone make 'Hot Dogs" from scratch anymore? If you do, how about sharing a recipe. Doug
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.
Welcome to our first internet adventure where you will find all kinds of old and interesting items, especially Victorian and pre-1960 paper ephemera. Buy with confidence with our 7-day money back guarantee & charge card payment through PayPal.
Come take a peek at Limited Edition Plates, Adorable Children's Ceramic Picture Frames, Discontinued Lenox Kitchen Pieces, Lovely Vintage Embroidery, Rare Disney Figurines, Antique Singer Sewing Machine Parts, and many retired and "hard to find" treasures and gifts.
We've been selling online since 1995. We're pricing our items to sell quickly, and we've activated the Make-An-Offer button! The kids are grown now - that means it's time to downsize the remaining store items and our personal collections as well!
Autumn's Antiques & Paper Gallery
We appreciate you stopping in at our shop. We offer a wonderful collection of antiques, primitives, advertising and linens. We look forward to serving our customers. So come on in and look around. Enjoy browsing our store.
Novak's Collectible Emporium
Specializing in rare unique collectibles like vintage records, toys, videos, NASCAR, music memorabilia and most of all making our customers happy
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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