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The Collectors Newsletter #828 -- September 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #828 -- September 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.
Buckeye Marble Collectors Club
The BMCC was founded 22 years ago by a small group of avid marble collectors. Just one year after its inception, we hosted our first marble show at The Lenox Inn in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The show was an instant success and has tremendously grown in popularity each year.
Our annual show is held on the first Saturday in August. It has evolved into a meet with many collectors/dealers arriving as early as Monday from various states throughout the country. The BMCC sponsors a second show, "Winterfest Marble Meet," held each year in February in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
In addition, the BMCC distributes two newsletters and two flyers each year.
For more information, click here:
Are you interested in collecting marbles? 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:
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and maybe the group can help you out.
EDITORS NOTE - If you could ask a group of 15,000 collectors one question, what would it be? Send us your question and we'll use them to put together an online survey. We'll run the answers in upcoming newsletters. Please don't send "what's it worth" or "what is this" questions. Send your question to email@example.com
I loved Kathy`s cocktail story! It took me back to the days when my parents drank martini`s with friends & neighbors, and then they usually went out for dinner. Can you imagine drinking & driving??? It seemed everyone did back then. Mother is now 92 and insists that she never drank alcohol. But thats okay, she`s forgotten most everything. I could just picture little Kathy in her dotted swiss dress (dotted swiss was so popular back then) and little white gloves....how darling she must have been!
Arlene in Ca.
My kids tease me about my extended owl collection and I assure them that they can do whatever they please with it - after I'm gone.
I started collecting owls when I was a teenager (late 60's), after a trip to the Thomas Edison Winter Home in Fort Meyers, FL.
In one of the houses was an amazing wall with bookshelves from floor to ceiling. The books were one thing to appreciate but the things that caught my eye were the owl statues poised in front of the books. They made the whole wall come to life for me. I was hooked from that moment. I went home and started collecting owls and never looked back. Most of my pieces are figurines but I will throw in a stuffed animal or painting now and then. Most recently I have collected nearly every owl that is related to the Harmony Kingdom line. The allusive "Who'd a Thought" piece is always out of my price range! The rest of my collection is made of glass, porcelain, ceramic, brass, pewter, marble, resin, clay, and a lot of other material I can't ever identify. I like the ones that look most like a real owl as opposed to abstract representations.
At this stage in my life I am in the process of cataloging the entire 1,600+ pieces and plan on publishing a resource book covering each piece, history, maker and price, with pictures. I'm still learning "how to publish" to get this done and any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pam R
When I was about 6 in 1964, I was visiting my aunt Helen and had to go to the bathroom. Sitting on a shelf near the back of the toilet was a blue bottle ( don't recall the brand, but it may have been the "Evening in Paris") and it was labeled " toilet water." Thinking I was doing my aunt a favor, and to make the room smell nice, I proceeded to pour the entire bottle into the back of the toilet tank.
I proudly announced to her what I had done. She and the rest of my visiting relatives began to laugh. She told me not to do that again, as it really was perfume meant for ladies to wear .
At the time I didn't understood why it was so funny, but I now appreciate that she did not get too upset. Barbara in Wisconsin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Antique tapestry fetches $4,884 at Specialists
of the South
2. Hong Kong Coin Auction 49
3. Leonard Auction to Conduct the Official Auction
at the 51st Annual ILNA Coin Show
4. Quinn’s to auction rare original train art by
Manville Wakefield on Sept. 18
5. Pop Culture Memorabilia, Autographs, Guitars
& Posters at Auction Sept. 25
6. RAGO’S HOLDS A 1,300+ LOT 20TH C.
DESIGN AUCTION ON OCTOBER 1-3
7. Terry and Ralph Kovel Chosen as Press Club
of Cleveland Hall of Fame Inductees
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 September 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
While my daughter was growing up, we lived in a 100-year-old wood-framed 'fisherman's cottage' -- built with high ceilings, deep eaves for shade and tall, double-sash windows in every room for cross-ventilation. My husband and I were in the dining room chatting with friends one evening when my daughter, who was about 7 or 8 years old, came out of her bedroom with a homework assignment. Her class was studying fire safety and she was supposed to map out the house and make a plan with escape routes. She looked at her dad and asked, "Daddy, if the house catches on fire, what's the best way to get out?" He told her the best way out would be to just pick up the biggest, heaviest thing she could lift and throw it through the nearest window to break the glass, then climb out the window. She nodded, wrote something in her notebook, then went back into her bedroom. A few minutes later she came back out and asked, "Daddy? Can we practice?" Lynn in Florida
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: 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 Steve requested a recipe for making "Coconut Rum Flan". We received the following
From tasteofcuba.com I found this recipe:
Cuban Coconut Rum Flan (Flan de Coco y Ron)
1-1/2 cup sugar, divided
5 large egg yolks
3 large whole eggs
1-3/4 cups coconut milk
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons dark rum (Havana 7 year reserve if you have it)
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ready a 9" round glass pie dish.
Place a clean kitchen towel in bottom of shallow baking pan large enough to hold pie dish. Fill baking pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of dish; transfer baking pan to oven.
Place 3/4 cup sugar in a heavy-bottomed, medium skillet. Place over medium-high heat; cook until sugar begins to melt, swirling pan. Cook until melted and medium-dark brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; pour caramelized sugar into pie dish. Swirl dish until sugar evenly coats bottom; let cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 sugar, salt, egg yolks, and whole eggs until combined. Pour into pie dish. Transfer to hot-water bath in oven. Bake 45-50 minutes.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, run a knife between flan and pie dish. Place a serving dish on top of flan and invert. Slice, and garnish with any remaining syrup.
I hope Steve will enjoy one of his favorites. Jaci Barganier - Carrollton, Virginia
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 know hot to make an Italian dessert called Pizzelles? They are thin cookies. Becky
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.
Vintage Textile Boutique
Vintage Textile Boutique offering a large selection of vintage linens from aprons to hankies to tablecloths. Coming soon vintage clothing and costume jewelry. Come in and browse a while.
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!
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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