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The Collectors Newsletter #915 --February 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #915 --February 2013
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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
2. Even more new photo albums on Pinterest.
3. This Week's Stories and a comment about last week's stars/stripes eagle 1800's embroidery
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. Funny Old Stuff
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
9. A Vintage Recipe
10. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
11. New On line Merchants
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1.Recently Uploaded Sale Items
CHECK THEM OUT.
When you buy from TIAS.com you are supporting small independent merchants who sincerely appreciate your business and your online purchase is backed by the TIAS.com Trusted Merchant Guarantee.
2. We've created even more Pinterest boards and updated quite a few of our Pinterest albums with interesting new items. Stop by our Pinterest page at
and please "follow" us! Here are some of our new boards:
Hat pins/ hat pin holders
Sugar and Creamer sets
Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
Birthstone Amethyst for February
Check out the other 140 photo albums of unique antiques & collectibles at
There's a lot of really beautiful, funky, and cool things to see!
3. This Week's Stories
Every week we post stories, comments or survey results from our readers. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter.
Last week, Andrew S. sent us some photos of a gorgeous embroidery that was done by his great-great grandmother in the 1800's. A number of you posted comments to our facebook page. Andrew emailed us to say thanks for all of the comments and to let you know that it sparked him to do a little more digging and he found out that she was born in 1846 and he believes the embroidery was done around 1890 which would have made her in her 40's when she embroidered it (I wonder when she started it?!) We've asked him to send us photos of the wedding portraits of his great grandmother and her husband that were saved from the garbage as well. Here is a link to the embroidery photos in case you haven't seen them yet:
We also asked if any of you have any stories of family heirlooms being rescued from the garbage. We received this story from Kathy H.:
"That was quite a story about the embroidery piece found in the trash. Here's mine. When my dad retired from farming and moved to town, my husband and I moved back to the family farm. Dad would still make a daily trip to the farm to help with whatever was going on and burn their trash, but he started getting forgetful and eventually passed away due to Alzheimer's and cancer. One day I came home from work to find an old bank ledger book sitting on my back step inside the porch that had old valentines, children's drawings, and clippings pasted in it. Knowing Dad would have been there, I called Mom to ask about it. She exclaimed, "Oh, he was supposed to burn that!" I couldn't believe she would throw it away--but her comment was that she was just cleaning things out and "you can't save everything!" True, but this was something I'd never even knew existed and was well worth saving. My maternal grandfather was a banker in a small town, quite a well-known and respected man who was also something of a character according to stories I've heard. He died when I was a baby so I never had the privilege of getting to know him. The ledger is from 1899, and the valentines were given to my aunt, who is now 92 years old, when she was a school girl. Since many of them were already falling out of the book, I took a portion of them and put them in an old frame with curved glass that shows them off nicely; it now hangs proudly in my dining room. I've attached a photo if anyone is interested. I know my mom wasn't planning to throw the book away out of malice, unlike the woman in the earlier story, but the result would have been the same--the loss of something special to the family. Kathy from Illinois" You can see a photo of Kathy's handiwork in preserving these cards on our facebook page here:
If you have a story to share with our readers, please email it to email@example.com and we will include it in an upcoming issue.
In next week's issue -- Does anyone still have a treasured toy or doll from their childhood? What is the significant meaning that it has for you? What memories does it inspire? Tell us about it and send us a photo if you can. We will publish your story in an upcoming newsletter.
A Question about an item--
"I got these dolls in a box lot at an auction 6 or 7 years ago and nobody has ever been able to identify them. I've been told they might have been made in the Caribbean somewhere. They are handmade with handmade clothes. Do you or your readers know anything about these babies? Thank you so much! Judy H. " You can see a photo of Judy's dolls on our facebook page here: on.fb.me/XMAV6P
Do you have an item in your collection that you need help identifying or just would like to share with our readers. Drop me an email with a photo attached and we'll include it in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. Send them to me at Phil@tias.com
We have some more interesting items that need to be identified. They will be posted in our next newsletter and on facebook next week.
4. This week's Antique News
the Webs largest online antique & collectible mall, today released their annual report listing the most frequently purchased antiques and collectibles online in 2012. The data was gathered from tens of thousands of transactions at TIAS.com. AntiqueArts.com and CollectorOnline.com, representing millions of dollars in online sales of antiques & collectibles during the year 2012.
Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles sold online in 2011, based on dollar volume. The following list is based on how much money was spent by customers who bought antiques and collectibles over the past year. As an example, more money was spent by customers buying Jewelry than Porcelain & Pottery in 2011.
Note that this list also compares 2011 rank to 2010 and gives examples of merchandise in each category
1. Jewelry - Up from #2 in 2011
2. Memorabilia - Down from #1 in 2011
3. China & Dinnerware - No movement since 2010
4. Glass - No movement since 2011
5. Porcelain & Pottery - No movement since 2011
6. Vintage Clothing - No movement since 2011
7. Kitchen Collectibles - Up from #8 in 2011
8. Vintage Sewing - Up from #9 in 2011
9. Autographs - Up from #13 in 2011
10. Paper & Ephemera - Up from #15 in 2011
11. Holiday & Seasonal - Up from #15 in 2011
12. Photographica - Down from #10 in 2011
13. Furniture & Accessories - Down from #11 in 2011
14. Dolls - No movement since 2011
15. Militaria - Up from #16 in 2011
16. Art - Not listed last year
17. Books - Down from #7 in 2011
18. Toys - Up from #19 in 2011
19. Figurines - Up from #20 in 2011
20. Lamps & Lighting - Not listed last year
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1. Piccolo Art (Romping Into Richmond) Feb 15th-17th
2. RAGO’S HOSTS AUCTION OPEN HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 28 FEATURING A TALK BY MIRA NAKASHIMA
3. Fine Art Collection of Dixie Cup Mastermind is Centerpiece of Myers’ Feb. 10 Auction
4. People's Republic of China stamps fetch $126,000 in online-only auction
5. Collection puts classic beauties on the auction block
6. Sierra Enterprises Internet Store Welcomes the Year of the Snake
7. GRAND WALPOLE ESTATE SALE
8. United UK Auctioneers To Stage First Sale In China
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Dinnerware Replacements 40% Sale + Many New Listings
19th C Pastel American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Girl
Great New Additions for 2013 at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items 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 16,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able to help you out. Place your ad today at:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday February 1st, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7, 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.
"I had recently purchased a used car (but it was still "new" to me). I picked up my sister Barbara so we could go out for lunch. After lunch we were talking away as we walked through the parking lot and back to my car. I wasn't really paying attention when I used the clicker to unlock the doors of the car (I had never had a car with one of those!). We both got into the car and fastened our seat belts, all the while chatting and chatting. Suddenly I looked down and thought "why is there a pack of cigarettes here?, I don't smoke." Then it dawned on me....we were sitting in someone else's car that looked exactly like mine! We both started laughing but quickly got out of the car to find a woman standing, arms folded, just shaking her head at us. It turns out it was her car, that she had left unlocked, (that's why I thought I had unlocked it with my clicker) and she had watched the whole episode. When I apologized to her she said "that's ok, you two didn't look like car thieves!" By the way, my car was parked two cars over from the car we got into. Donna K."
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.
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Large Cobalt blue serving plate. Please see:
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.
Last week Colleen asked if anyone has some kind of stew-like recipe that she can feed her kids while it is cold out. Roh suggested: "Try adding a can of chili and/or a can of Beefaroni to the stew. It is different!"
Penny sent us a recipe for Crockpot Chicken Taco Stew. We thought it sounded like quite a variation to a traditional stew.....just like Colleen asked for
1 16 oz. can black beans (drained)
1 16 oz. can kidney beans (drained)
1 16 oz. can corn (drained)
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 14.5 oz. can Tomato products, Hunts Diced Tomatoes w/ Basil, Garlic, and Oregano, 3.5 serving
2 4 oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Tsp Cumin
2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tsp Onion Powder
1 Dash of Black Pepper.
Mix everything together in a slow cooker except chicken. Lay chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. 30 minutes before serving remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. This is good eaten with cheese, sour cream, or tortilla chips.
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 tasted the recipe.
Does anyone else remember Jello 1-2-3? I remember how my friends and I each had a favorite layer and how we would want to sit and watch the layers form. It was introduced in 1969 and discontinued in 1996. While searching the internet I came upon a "Bring back Jello 1-2-3 petition". I guess I'm not the only one who misses it :) Anyone have any recipes that simulate Jello 1-2-3? Thanks, Dani
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 that just opened store at TIAS.com .....
I offer fine porcelain & china, vintage advertising, Steiff, porcelain figurines, & much, much more.
One Good Eye
We specialize in 18ht & 19th C American Art, Memento Mori, and Primitives & Folk Art.
Welcome to the Gold Maven shop. We specialize in many estate items including antiques, china, collectibles, crystal, quilts, jewelry and vintage items. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction and want you too to appreciate the finer things.
Antiques & Necessary Frivolities
Vintage Linens Lace, Bridal Hankies, Vintage Sewing Patterns, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Tea Time Antiques, Trims, Buttons, Boudoir Vanity Items, Prints, Books, Postcards & More!
Our vintage inventory includes something for everyone! From paper ephemera to delicate bone china, we take great pride and pleasure in presenting you with these vintage treasures.
I have many collectables and antiques that I shall be adding day by day, I hope you enjoy my bits'n bobs and if you would like to buy then do hesitate...buy away.
We are a retail store in a small community and thought we would offer some of our local finds to a broader buying market. Inventory includes toys, Hallmark Christmas ornaments, Lemax Christmas and Spooky Town Houses, vintage glass, and more.
12. Helpful Resources:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
b) What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
c) Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to
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