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The Collectors Newsletter #916 --February 5th 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #916 --February 5th 2013
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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
2. Even more new photo albums on Pinterest.
3. This Week's Stories including a heartwarming story about a childhood "friend" and a request for photos of antiques that have been "re-purposed"
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
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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 and a few boards relating to some upcoming special dates (Valentine's Day is only a week away!):
Trays and Platters that are Beautiful
Birthstone Amethyst for February
Birthstone Aquamarine or Bloodstone for March
Birthstone- Diamond for April
Check out the other 143 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 and comments from our readers. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Did you know that you don't have to have a facebook account to use the links to see the various photos that we mention below? Just copy and paste the link into your browser. However, if you do have a facebook account please "Like" us!
Last week we asked if anyone had a childhood toy or stuffed animal that they still have and what it means to them. Carol H. sent us this heartwarming story about "Jocko". "As soon as I read the request for stories of a childhood treasured toy or doll I thought of Jocko. In 1953 I was 3 years old. I had an accident where my arm went through a pane of glass in our front door cutting everything at my wrist. This ended up with surgery and a whole week in the hospital. Back then all the kids were in a big ward, no separate rooms and the nurses were busy with so many at once. Also, they didn't wear the colorful scrubs they wear now but they wore white dresses, white nylons, white hats and they were scary to a 3 year old! My mom brought me a stuffed toy monkey. Am not sure how he got the name of Jocko but that's his name. He had a half eaten plastic banana in his hand, a neat outfit, would squeak if you squeezed him and a wire in his tail that enabled you to roll up his tail and it looked so cool! Jocko and I were inseparable from the start and when the nurse came over and asked me if I'd eaten his banana, I shook Jocko's head "no". He was very comforting when visiting hours were over and those scary nurses were the only ones around. My mom would sit by my bed and one day got a call that my baby sister was sick and she had to leave. She asked the nurse to make sure I ate my dinner. I guess the nurse wasn't happy about that as when my dinner came she came over and started with the peas on the plate just cramming them in my mouth. I wanted my mommy, not some scary woman with nasty peas so was crying but she didn't want to hear it. Next thing I know I sneezed and those peas were all over her white uniform. Uh-oh! I grabbed Jocko who squeaked and all was well then as if he'd told the nurse to be nice to me. Over the years other toys came and went but Jocko stayed put. His banana disappeared so my sister made me a replacement which he's holding in the picture. His tail stopped working long ago, he no longer squeaks and who knows where his cool outfit went? He's bald in many places from so many hugs but he's still Jocko. My mom and dad have long been gone but I'll never forget my dad racing me to the hospital with my arm bleeding and my mom bringing me Jocko." You can see a photo of Jocko 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.
For next week's issue -- Last week, Kathy H sent us a story, and a photo, of some vintage Valentine's cards that she saved before they were thrown away. She got creative and made them into a beautiful work of art that now hangs on a wall in her home. See a photo of what she did here:
That got us thinking about our next request. Have you taken an antique and re-purposed it into something else? Have the tines of a fork been bent to be able to create a small picture frame stand? Have you decorated a dresser to become a baby's changing table? Let us know how creative you've become. We'd love to put some of your photos on the TIAS facebook page (
and to also create a new board on the TIAS Pinterest page: (
) with all of your photos of re-purposed antiques. Please send your photos to Phil@tias.com
A Question about an item--
"In response to your comment in the newsletter, attached are photos of a vase I purchased at auction. Unmarked but very pretty. I supposed it had a paper label at one time. Any info appreciated. Thanks, Claudia" editor's note- this vase looks similar to a vase that we asked about two weeks ago, could they be related? See Claudia's vase here:
"Hello, I got this little doll in Chicago. I've been collecting dolls for years, but I've never seen one like this. For the life of me, I can't figure out what the little slips of paper with men's names on them are for. Would anyone out there have any ideas? Love the newsletter! Julie" Julie sent us this photo of her doll:
And this request for identification from Liz W.--
"This is something I bought at an estate sale in Washington, DC, over the past Inaugural weekend. Nobody there really knew what is was, but they thought it might be a game. There are no marks on it anywhere. The inscribed brass disc is 9" in diameter, and there are 12 one-inch goats and a slightly larger tiger(?) I hope someone can identify this.Thanks, Liz W." Editor's note- if this is a game, we'd love to know how to play it! Click here to see a photo of Liz's item:
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 even more interesting items that need to be identified. They will be posted in our next newsletter and on facebook within the upcoming weeks.
4. This week's 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 16,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
1. Piccolo Art (Romping Into Richmond) Feb 15th-17th
2. Two major estates and more will be offered Feb. 15-16 by Stevens Auction Company
3. IMPORTANT EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PAINTINGS PLUS RARE SCULPTURES AT CLARS FEBRUARY ART AUCTION
4.CHRISTIE’S LEADS OLD MASTERS WEEK IN NEW YORK WITH A TOTAL OF $88.4 MILLION
5.Sotheby’s Old Masters Week Sales Bring More Than $80 Million
6.Heritage’s inaugural Animation Art Auction
7. Two-Day Estate Event At Heritage Auctions Offers 1,600+ Eclectic Lots Of Art, Antiques Collectibles
8.International Society of Appraisers Announces 2013 Winter and Spring Education Schedule
9. NEWLY DISCOVERED PAUL FEILER PAINTING SELLS FOR $31,000 IN CORDIER’S FALL AUCTION NOVEMBER 10 & 11
10. $7,500 BROWNING CENTENNIAL SET AND $5,500 NAME INSCRIBED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY CONVERSION ARE TOP
11. Skinner February Discovery Sale to Feature Books & Manuscripts
12. Exhibitor Roster Announced for AD20/21 and The Boston Print Fair, March 21-24, 2013
13.WORLD'S LARGEST BEATLES MEMORABILIA EXHIBITION
14. Jabbar’s rookie ‘Alcindor’ jersey, also from Bucks ‘70-‘71 Championship,expected $100,000+ at auction
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Gear up for Easter at Dinnerware Replacements
Dinnerware Replacements 40% Sale + Many New Listings
19th C Pastel American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Girl
Great New Additions for 2013 at Dinnerware Replacements
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:
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday February 6th, 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 an upcoming issue.
"One evening I put a large stainless pot full of water on my electric stove in anticipation of a pasta dinner. Naturally I set the burner on “high” and went into the living room to watch TV. Some time later I went back into the kitchen to check on the water’s progress joined – as I was anytime I went into the kitchen by my chocolate lab, Hershey (there is FOOD in there!). As I entered the kitchen, I heard the strangest “zzzzst-zzzzst” sound coming from the stove. I turned to look at the stove just in time to see the burner arc to the pan and, believe it or not, shoot a blue fireball across the kitchen and out the window. That is probably the first and last time I will ever see a 75 lb. dog fly. In the micro-second it took for the fireball to pass over her head Hershey appeared to levitate and exited the back door seemingly without her feet ever touching the floor.
After we both calmed down I found that the burner was toast, the pot had a hole in it from the arcing and decided that leftovers might be a safer bet. Fortunately Hershey’s appetite kept her from being emotionally scarred by the experience and she continued to follow me to the kitchen for the rest of her 15 years. If I had only had a video camera on that night….
Thanks for all the wonderful news, advice and stories. Love the Tias newsletter". Amanda – Homestead, 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 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 Dani asked: "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"
Ginny and Jim submitted this response: "Remember Jell-O 123? It seemed like magic, one uniform mixture separated into 3 distinct layers during refrigeration. It was introduced in 1969, then pulled off the shelves and then it was back until the mid '90s when it was discontinued again. In Jell-O, A Biography, Carolyn Wyman included this recipe to make your own at home."
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water with enough ice cubes added to equal 1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup whipped cream
3 oz package any flavor Jell-O
In a blender, mix together the gelatin and the boiling water. Add the ice cube/water mixture and mix until the ice cubes are melted. Mix in the whipped cream for 30 seconds. Pour into dessert glasses. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Serve.
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.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we thought we'd ask for a delicious recipe for Red Velvet Cake. Anyone have a tried and true recipe?
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 .....
Clocks N Things
We are a husband and wife who enjoy traveling around the countryside, finding interesting and unusual clocks, collectibles and anything that catches his or her eye. (He likes clocks, she likes things.)
A Fine Madness Collectibles
All items at A Fine Madness Collectibles are guaranteed original Vintage, Antique Ads, Prints, Artwork, Postcards, Hollywood and Paper Ephemera- never reproductions or copies.
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!
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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