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The Collectors Newsletter #830 -- September 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #830 -- 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.
The Calendar Collectors Society,
Established in 1995, is an organization dedicated to the study and preservation of calendars and calendar art. The history of calendars is tremendously interesting and the calendar collecting area can take various forms. Some examples are wall calendars, perpetual calendars, desk calendars, pocket calendars, postcard calendars, novelty calendars (calendars made from non-traditional materials, usually die-cuts or 3-dimensional), calendar plates, calendar towels, almanacs, diaries, and schedules.
We were organized in April of 1986 with a membership of 45, and since the word has gotten out about us, requests for information and applications have been pouring in from all over the world. We have members in Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and almost every state of the U.S.. It has been a lot of fun to read them and see how many fans Betty has. Our membership numbers over 800 and is growing every day.
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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
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and maybe the group can help you out.
HEY EVERYONE! We've got a quick two question survey for you. These questions were sent in by readers. We'll post the results in the next issue. Take a look at:
Somewhere in the early to mid seventies we purchased a job a lot at an auction (my wife maintains a written record of location in her files). Although my wife did not share the same feelings, there was one item that attracted my attention. It was a plain wood frame mirror with an unusual blue tint to the glass. By the framing we recognized this as a piece from the 1850ís - 70s. At the time we lived in a large city in an apartment and did not have wall space for the mirror. The year two later we moved to a smaller city a few hundred miles away and purchased a house. My wife's attitude towards the mirror did not change and thus the mirror stayed packed away. A year later we bought a small farm with its original five-bedroom farmhouse of 1855. Now we had wall space to fill up. This farmís property boundaries extend into the zoned section of a small hamlet of about 80 people. The mirror was removed from its box and for the very first-time we saw a glint of light shine from the pencil writing on the back. The inscription stated that the mirror was bought in this small community that we had just moved to in 1951 from a Grace McGee. This was some 20 years prior to our purchase and a few hundred miles away from the auction where we obtain the mirror. After little research we found out that in 1951 Grace McGeeís auction was four homes from our house. We also found out from the long-term residents that the McGee's where the local house builders in this area in the mid to late 1800s. More interesting, is what we discovered when searching the title of our property. In the mid 1800s McGee's owned this lot and concession that we now live on. Unless McGee's house of the mid 1800s has been torn down, and there is nothing that would lead us to believe such; then there is a high probability that not only did the McGeeís built this house but were also the original owners.
The mirror that we bought in the seventies has been brought back to house that it was originally purchased for 145 years prior.
My wife now thinks it's just a swell collectible and the mirror is a metaphor to illustrate that fate meant to us to live where we do. Needless to say, the mirror now maintains a position of
wall priority in this old house.
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. Winston Churchillís Stepping Stones to
2. September happenings in Bahoukaville!
3. The Pierrepoint Collection - Britain's last
4. A Day At The Lake Estate Sale
5. KOVELS' ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
PRICE GUIDE 2011
6. Important works at Moran's Upcoming October
19, 2010 Fine Art Auction
7. Magic Tricks and Books at Auction in Chicago
8. Antiques & Collectibles merchants at TIAS.com
see 38% increase in sales
9. Make an Offer Day Returns: Autographs-Movie
Posters-Sports Memorabilia-Historical Photos
10. Tiffin Glass Cut Crystal Stemware Ė Tiffin Is
11. Britainís popular Paul Fraser Collectibles
e-newsletter now available through iPhone app
12. FALL ANTIQUE & HOME DESIGN MARKET
13. LABOR DAY WEEKEND WAS HOT AT THE
WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUES FESTIVAL
14. Asselmeier & May "Powell" Antique Estate
Auction 9/17 & 18
15. Artfact Live! August Auction Results Roundup
16. Fall Auction Frenzy with AuctionZip Live!
17. ESTATE AUCTION SAT. SEPT. 18 at 10:00
18. Items from the estate of Tommy Hilfiger to be
sold Sun., Sept. 26
19. Skinner September Discovery Auction
Features Silver, Estate Jewelry, Royal Doulton
& Musical Instru
20. Nelsonís Breast Star Of The Order Of The
Bath Estimated At £300,000-500,000 In London
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Murano Glass Chandeliers and Glass figurines
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 Wednesday September 15, 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.
When my son was 4 years old he was a rather rambunctious and "always into something" little boy. One day when I called him into the house for lunch I noticed the side of his head and ear were green. I asked him what he did to get his head and ear green and he said he was "listening to a spray paint can". That's my boy!
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
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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 Daphne requested recipes for "Amaretto Truffles" we received the following...
10 oz. semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. unsalted butter
1/4 c. Amaretto
3/4 c. chopped pecans
Simmer heavy cream in sauce pan, stir in butter. Remove from stove and add chocolate, place pot over ice water. Blend in liquor and nuts, whip lightly as mixture thickens, do not beat. Cover and refrigerate until hardened. With a teaspoon, remove little mounds and place on cookie sheet, refrigerate again until hardened. Dip truffles in a mixture of 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons Confectioners' sugar.
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 had a rice dish around 1974 that was either uncle benís or some other brand,,,it had almonds in it and was made in the frying pan. Can anyone help with this. I have looked on the uncle benís website, but canít find it. Thank you - Pam
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.
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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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