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The Collectors Newsletter #836 -- October 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #836 -- October 2010
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8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Canadian Antique Phonograph Society
The interests of the 325+ members of the Canadian Antique Phonograph Society (CAPS) range across all aspects of sound recording and its history: phonographs and gramophones, all types of sound recordings of historic importance, ephemera and related memorabilia. There is particular emphasis placed on the history of recorded sound in Canada.
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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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Last weeks Survey question was..
1. Many collecting clubs are finding it difficult to get young collectors to join them. What would you suggest to these clubs to attract new collectors?
We received the following replies..
a) Offer to mentor the young people I know there are young people out there that would be interested if they just knew how to go about it. I was lucky as my parents were both interested in Antiques. Another thing If talking to young people and there is a sense of liking collection or antiques buy them a little something that they might be interested in. I bought a little girl about 7-8yrs old a paper weight at an auction and gave it to her. she now has a room full of paperweights. A little expense and a little mentoring will go a long ways. Take them to auctions, Someway get the auctioneer to quit bragging how he is not getting enough money 20-25% per ticket plus the 13% buyers premium is enough. that is 38% of the sale do the math. Buyers premium should be done away with. Mike
b) I think it is like anything else. Most newcomers are younger and often feel intimidated. I think it takes a certain type of person to work with them. As a new person they have to collect confidence in themselves and alot of times when something is new they are not always sure they have a real collectible or a copy and how we handle advice and knowledge can make or break them. Let them know that we even get took now or then. Once it gets in their blood they will love it and confidence will grow.
c) Have a "history" lesson on what items are and how they intertwine with the growth of the world up to today. Also, collecting is a great investment. Money talks!
d) Give more information on what the collecting club is about.
e) Have members put out/give out brochures if they are selling at a store, Antique show, Ebay, etc. Advertise in various major newspapers. Advertise on Craiglist (its Free!). Have members put a link to the club website on their personal sites.
f) invite and involve younger generations to club activities as special guests or such....
--More Survey Replies--
More answers to survey #3...
1. Over the past 5 years you've noticed when buying antiques & collectibles that there are....
We received the following replies..
a) Many reproductions being sold as old.
b) You cannot generalize, some dealers offer good items at fair prices, others try to charge extortionate amounts, and then there are the junk merchants.
c) Everyone prices items according to ebay which is probably the worst source out there.
d) More pseudo-antiques. More unsavory and uninformed people claiming to be "dealers".
e) Things from my youth, HUMPH! and they are trying to sell them as antiques, the nerve! ;-) I am only 74 that's ONLY!
f) Auction houses charging 25-50% commission and on top of that charging 10-20% buyers prem
g) Lots of antiques going for lower prices. PPL just seem to want rid of stuff. "GrandMa was a horder."
h) Lower prices at ebay. Just as high prices as before in antiques stores. Flea markets - maybe a little cheaper prices now.
i) I think shows like Antiques Roadshow, American Pickers, etc are increasing prices. They also get others involved in the preservation of history, which is a good thing. Luckily I started collecting 20 years ago, otherwise I couldn't now afford have the stuff I have.
-- Next Survey--
This weeks survey can be found here
Just one question and should take you less than 1 minute to complete. We'll run the results in the next issue.
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. On-site auction slated for Nov. 6 in Brookhaven,
2. John Moran Auctioneers’ October 19th
California and American Fine Art Auction Shows
3. Bronze Statue Catalog
4. Baltimore nuns auctioning famous baseball
card to raise money for diocese
5. Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. --
October 30, 2010 - Estate Treasures Auction -
6. Wright Brothers' 1st Company cheque
7. Stanley Gibbons Collections and Ranges
Auction Shows Market Stability
8. National Antiques Week
9. Collect.com Auctions’ Premier Jewelry Auction
now open for bidding
10. iGavel Auctions Presents, Asian, Ancient &
Ethnographic Works of Art Now Live on
11. Vintageyard.com has launched a jewelry
collection that is delicately handcrafted, neatly
12. DECORATIVE ARTS EUROPE INCLUDING
ORIENTAL CARPETS ACHIEVES $14 MILLION
13. Skinner to Feature the WGBH Wine Collection
at Upcoming Sale to Support Local Programming
14. 288,000 past-sold auction lots now open for
bids (again) at Heritage
15. Original Document Signed by George
Washington Crosses the Block Live Online on
16. Kathleen Guzman appointed Managing
Director of Heritage Auctions New York
17. Decotique Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis
18. HOLABIRD-KAGIN AMERICANA PRESENTS
A WORLD-CLASS WESTERN AMERICANA
AUCTION ON A VERY GRAND-SCALE
19. Falkland Islands National Stamp Collection
Completed by Stanley Gibbons
20. Cordier Auctions to Offer Important Herter
Brothers Cabinet in Their Fall Auction November
6 & 7
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
4) Your Classifieds...
Disney Lenox Snow White Seven Dwarfs Treasure Box Set
Vintage Paper Items Postcards Photos Victorian Scrap
Jewels And My Girls
Latest Trinkets and Treasures
Jewelry For Sale at Petticoat Lane Collectibles
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 October 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
I recently joined my daughter and two granddaughters on a road trip. My 6-year old granddaughter overheard her mother and I talking about a relative. My daughter made the comment, "I know she wears the pants in that family." To that my granddaughter replied, "Your right, I never see her in shorts." Mickey
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: Vintage Medical and dental Items. Especially quackery.
WANTED: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
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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 Delsya requested a recipe for "green burgers" we received the following...
Here is the recipe:
* 10 oz ground turkey breast (or lean beef)
* 1 can washed and drained black beans
* 1/3 cup oat mix
* 1/2 can of spinach rinsed and excess liquid removed
* 1/2 packet lipton soup mix-mushroom and onion flavor
Mixed all ingredients in the stand mixer until all ingredients were well incorporated. Then just cooked them until done on the stove-top grill pan.
*Note* because these are very soft make sure that you have a good “crust” formed before you flip the burgers. This made 5 good sized burgers. Carol Thomas
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.
I'm not sure I have the title exactly correct, but a recipe for these yummy mini loaves appeared in one of the "women's magazines" (Women's Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Redbook, etc.) in the early 1990's. Unfortunately, I've lost both the recipe and sure don't have the mag anymore (even though I'm a recipe & cookbook collector). These were great to make for gifts to give away for the holidays, and I would love to have it again. The hazel nuts were roasted & finely chopped, and then 3 were placed on the top of each mini-loaf before baking. After baking, there was a glaze. Does anyone still have this recipe around? Thanks, Pat Person Colorado
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.
We feature unique, hard to find items. Our inventory includes stuffed animals, toys, glassware, etc. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee. We accept payment thru Paypal, checks or money orders!
Rosenburgs Antiques and Collectables
I have had an Antique Shop for 40 years and have enjoyed all those years. I'll be bringing great antiques and collectibles for you to enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
The Kayleebug Shoppe
Located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We offer many unique and unusual items including China Cups, Collectible Plates, Boyd's Bears, Hummels as well as rare books and many other sundries.
KatSharpe Antiques, Collectibles, & Fine Vintage Items
Check out our collection of sports cards, books, china, glass, china, furniture, and other antiques and vintage items.
We sell deco china: Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Rhead, Poole, Sylvac, Carltonware, Deco Carltonware, Maling, Glass, Radford, Falcon Ware, Chintz, Crown Ducal, Royal Doulton deco, Royal Albert, Royal Winton, Torquay, some vintage calculators, radios and perfume bottles.
Vonhoffs Gallery is an antique and collectible web site, known for the unique, and unusual. World wide traveling has offered great opportunities to obtain rare items. Unpacking the brick & mortar store will offer many surprises for all.
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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