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The Collectors Newsletter #919 --March 4th 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #919 --March 4th 2013
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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
3. This Week's Stories
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.Check out the SPRING Antiques & Collectibles sales event at TIAS.com
When you buy from TIAS.com you are supporting small independent merchants who sincerely appreciate your business.
Your online purchase is also backed by the TIAS.com Trusted Merchant Guarantee.
2. We've got a new Pinterest board for you to check out. It's got beautiful examples of Fenton Art Glass. As always, many items have been added to our other boards. Check out our Pinterest page here:
and please "Follow" us! Here are links to our new board and a few other boards that have recently been added.
Fenton Art Glass
Photography and Cameras
March Birthstone Aquamarine or Bloodstone
St. Patrick's Day
Check out the other 154 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 any stories about listening to the radio before television was common in most households. Here is a story we received from Pat W. (I know that I can relate to her story because I have an older brother who used to try to scare me whenever he had the chance :)
"When I was a child, my brother and I would listen to the various radio programs available at the time like The Shadow, Gangbusters, Tim Tyler's Luck, Sky King, and the one that used to frighten me the most "Inner Sanctum". It would open with a squeaking door and the show would get scarier from there. Usually, after the show was over it was time for bed. My brother would scoot up the stairs and when I would follow he would jump out of a door or closet or behind a bed and scare the devil out of me so that I couldn't sleep. Those old shows were great because they left so much to the imagination. Seeing something on television does not compare to the terror we would feel listening to the shows and seeing things in our heads..Pat W."
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 --
When I was younger I collected shells. My grandmother lived in Florida and we lived on Long Island so whether I was in Florida, or at home on the beach, I would spend hours looking for shells. Some were too beautiful to mess around with but I would paint others and glue them to things. They became the "gift" that I would give to every family member whether it was for a birthday or the holidays. I still have a bunch of them. My father worked in the sports department of a newspaper and would bring home old AP and UPI black & white glossy sports photos that my brother collected. When our son was about 7 years old he would save his money and collect Yu-Gi-Oh cards (thank goodness he outgrew that phase! :) Did you hold on to any "collections" from your childhood? Let us know by sending an email to Phil@tias.com. If you have some photos, please send them along so we can share them on our facebook page. We might just publish your story in an upcoming newsletter. Lauren
A Question about an item-- I know this isn't really a question, just wanted to share two more photos. I'm the guy who sent the photos of the eagle/stars and stripes embroidery about a month ago. (It had been saved from the garbage). I also mentioned that there were wedding portraits of my great grandparents that were saved too so I thought I'd send you the photos of those. In their frames they measure about 20x24. I'm so happy that they were saved as I would have no idea what my great grandparents might have looked like and now we are all amazed at how much my daughter looks like my great grandmother! thanks for all of the nice comments about the embroidery too! Andrew" To see Andrew's great grandparents click here:
And this request for identification --
"I've enclosed photos of a tray from my wife's side of the family. I was wondering if anyone might know anything about it. On the back it says "silver on copper" , which is kind of funny to me, because it looks like copper on something else. There is some kind of mark that I can't quite make out on the back and four little round "legs" on the back. The handles seem like pewter, but I really am not sure. The tray measures 19.5x14.5. If I include the handles when I measure it, it is 25 inches wide. My wife says she has no idea of how long she's had it, she says it's just one of those things that seems like it's always been around. Thanks, Bruce W. " To see photos of Bruce's tray, click here:
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. Asselmeier & May 2 DAY Anheuser Busch Antique Auction
2.Showtime Auction Services has huge three-day event planned for Apr. 12-14 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
3. Washington portrait flask garners $60,840 at Heckler's Internet-only auction
4. Meeks parlor suite in the Hawkins pattern fetches $24,150 at Stevens Auction
5.The David Fore Collection of Coins of British India
6. Artkhade: The Price Database of Ancient Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
7. MAY ANTIQUE TOUR TO EUROPE’S ATTIC - SHOP AT GERMANY’S BIGGEST FLEA MARKET PLUS SHOPS & WHOLESALERS
8. Oscar Fans Delighted to See Lincoln Nomination Chair, Letter on The Curator's Eye
9. Dr. Francis Crick’s 1962 Nobel Prize for discovering DNA structure at Heritage Auctions
10. Mike Eruzione’s 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ game worn jersey & winning goal scoring stick bring $920,000+
11. THE ‘SECRET OF LIFE’ LETTER TO BE SOLD AT CHRISTIE’S ON APRIL 10
12. Fine Antique Arms & Armor Auction - Saturday March 16th 2013
13. Shannon's is seeking quality consignments for its April 25 fine art auction
14. SeriousToyz Internet and catalog auction will start mid-March, end Apr. 5-6
15.Fontaine's Auction Gallery has trifecta of sales lined up for March, April, September
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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 Tuesday March 4th, 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.
Our daughter, Erin, was the youngest child in her pre-k class when she started in September. She was with kids who were 4 or 5 years old, and she was 3, turning 4 in December. Her birthday missed the cutoff deadline for our district by two hours. My husband and I had to decide if we thought she was ready to enter kindergarten as a 4 year old, and continue being the youngest in the class for the rest of her time in school. Most people in our district hold their kids back so we were definitely not the norm, but she was bigger than most, she was socially appropriate and she was very bright. We spoke to our two pediatricians who both agreed that she should not be held back for fear of her becoming bored in the classroom as she became older. We spoke to her pre-k teachers too. Two of them said we should push her ahead, but one was adamant that we would damage her and that although she was very bright etc, she should be held back because "that's what everyone does these days." Immediately after speaking to the teacher who thought we should hold her back, the kids all entered the room and each child was given a sheet with a b&w picture of a banana for them to color. Every child grabbed a yellow crayon and began to color their banana....every child but Erin, who grabbed a green crayon and started coloring. The teacher looked at me with a look that said "See, she doesn't even know what color to color the banana" and said to Erin: "Erin, bananas aren't green, they're yellow". With that, without missing a beat, Erin said, "But this one's not ripe yet".
On a side note, we did push her ahead so she was the youngest student out of her High School graduating class of over 250 kids. The only issues that came up, in relation to her being the youngest in the class were when she was the last one to get her license and the last one of her friends to turn 21. Academically, she graduated with full honors from High School, graduated from a prestigious college program with an 3.9 GPA, and was a finalist for a Fulbright scholarship. Socially she was just fine too! Lauren D.
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: Woman's Home Companion - December 1914
I am looking for a, I believe to be ceramic little tea pot that hung over a fire pit that held a tea lite candle...When we had pancakes at my grandmothers house we used to get this out and warm butter in it for our pancakes..it was dark brown in color. If anyone knows where I can find one of these, Thanks Barbara U.
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 a reader asked for a recipe for a treat that consisted of saltine crackers topped with meringue and chopped nuts.
Unfortunately we haven't received any recipes to help but we decided to post this recipe that incorporates meringue and saltines. We found it here on EatLiveRun.com:
SODA CRACKER TORTE
serves about 6-8
10-20 Saltine crackers, crushed
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
Whipped cream for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat egg whites until frothy then gradually add the sugar while the mixer is going. Continue to beat until egg whites are shiny and firm (like making meringue). Fold in the cracker crumbs and walnuts and scoop batter out into a greased 8″ pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown. Let cool and serve with whipped cream
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 St Patrick's Day around the corner, I'd like to make Irish soda bread, but two of my family members have allergies to gluten. I guess there might not be too many "vintage" gluten-free recipes for Irish soda bread, but I was wondering if anyone had a really good gluten-free recipe that they know tastes delicious. Thanks! Cathy G."
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 .....
THE REAL MCCOY
Welcome to The Real McCoy shop on TIAS. I am a lover of all things McCoy, and have spent years educating myself about 'the real McCoys'. I am dedicated to offering only genuine McCoy items. Satisfaction guaranteed!
FULL CIRCLE ANTIQUES
Welcome to Full Circle Antiques! Our customers' satisfaction is our main goal. We take pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. We invite you to browse through our store and shop with confidence.
TWISTED VINE ANTIQUES
Thank you for visiting Twisted Vine Antiques. I have three Antique Booths in Michigan and have been buying and selling antique furniture, home decor, antique&vintage clothing shoes and accessories for about 25 years. Enjoy this trip back in time!
BUY THE GOOD STUFF
Hello! Welcome to my online store. You never know what I will have for sale from week to week. One thing is for certain, I am always trying to get the good stuff to you at a good price.
Welcome to Zan's Collectibles on TIAS.com. We offer fine china by the place settings and individual pieces. We also have collectibles from Lenox, Limoges, Hummel, Goebel and more.
JON'S OLD STUFF
Welcome to Jon' Old Stuff. I am a life long collector and love connecting "old stuff" with new owners. I specialize in Ephemera like postcards, Letterheads, pamphlets and other paper items.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES BY RGJ
I have been collecting and searching for rare and collectable antiques for over 12 yrs. I research, authenticate, and list only what has been deemed collectable. I will not list an item if I can not painstakingly authenticate it.
Lady Anne's Antiques
Bienvenué! That’s French for Welcome! Welcome to Lady Anne’s Antiques where our inventory includes everything from Antiques, Victorian Collectibles and Vintage Jewelry. We offer a 7-day money back guarantee and accept credit cards via PayPal.
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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