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The Collectors Newsletter #920 --March 14th 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #920 --March 14th 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. Easter is coming up so we've added all sorts of things, from an Easter Barbie, to postcards, papermache eggs and even figurines of ducklings and bunnies. 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
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 phil@Bignews.biz 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!
Editor's note -- Was just told that some of your emails have not been getting through to me over the past few weeks. If you have not heard back from us after sending an email, please resend your email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Recently 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 Beverly B.: "I just read about the girl whose brother would always scare her at bed time after listening to the "Inner Sanctum" on the radio. I remember all those shows too. It brought back a memory I had forgotten about for many years. It was back in about 1945, I was about in the 4th grade. Our local theater was about 6 blocks from our house and I would walk to the show a couple times a week. One night there was a double feature, both scary ones. "The Shadow", and "The Whistler". Good movies, but scary. When the movie was over I started walking home and there was a guy following me. He was older and bigger than me. There were street lights on every corner and when I would get under a light his shadow would get in front of me a bit. Then he would start whistling. When he did that it scared me and I started walking faster...so did he. I'm sure he was just trying to frighten a young girl but I didn't know that. After 3 blocks I knew the next corner I would be making a left turn and hoped he didn't do that. Nope! He kept on going straight but I was a pretty scared little puppy by the time I got home. (And, those were the times when it was perfectly safe to walk outside alone at night.) Beverly B."
We also asked if anyone had any collections from their childhood.
We received this note from Roseann: "Your story about childhood collections brought back memories of collecting Wacky Stickers when I was about 10 years old on Long Island in the 70's. I collected baseball cards too, and we would flip them at lunchtime but I have such great memories of Wacky Stickers. I still have mine, somewhere in a box in my house. There always seemed to be some "rare" stickers and if another kid in our grade had a rare one, I would try and gather up as many of my doubles and triples to try and force a trade: "one sticker for about 15 stickers". Of course, no one ever really stuck them to anything. It was just a question of hoping to buy a package that had a really rare sticker. The stickers for Band Aids and Chock full of Nuts Coffee were the rarest of them all! I hadn't really thought about them much for a very long time and you brought back some fun memories. thanks! Roseann". editor's note- here is a little history about Wacky Packages: they were "a series of collectible stickers featuring parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and packaging—were first produced by the Topps company in 1967, then revived in 1973 for a highly successful run. In fact, for the first two years they were published, Wacky Packages were the only Topps product to achieve higher sales than their flagship line of baseball cards." Things like "Minute Rice" became "Minute Lice" and Captain Crunch cereal became "Cap'n Crud." The Band Aid sticker that Roseann refers to can be seen here:: //bit.ly/16sb24r and the Chock full of Nuts sticker can be seen here:
If you have a story to share with our readers, please email it to phil@Bignews.biz and we will include it in an upcoming issue.
For next week's issue --
Send us a photo of an antique or collectible that was given to you, and you really don't understand why they gave it to you. Send your photo and a few words about the item to email@example.com
A Question about an item--
"Hi Phil and Lauren, I don't know much about the item in the enclosed photos. I think it is some kind of planter. It stands about 14" high and it is about 10" wide. All I know is that my mom bought it at an estate sale back in the late 60's/early 70's. It had been damaged, and repaired (not very well), prior to my Mom purchasing it. There are no markings that I can find but the work on it is so intricate and beautiful. Thanks to anyone who can fill me in on this piece. Ann I." You can see photos of this exquisite piece here:
And this request for identification --
"Hi I'm sure hoping someone can identify where these little people come from as it's been driving me crazy for 2 yrs LOL thanks for your help and I love the site. Colline" You can see Colline's photo 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@Bignews.biz
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
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1.Leading Dealer Peter Petrou Sells and Finds Success With Modern Works On The Curator’s Eye
2.Selections from GR Webster toy airplane collection lead Stephenson’s Mar. 15 Toy, Doll, Train sale
3.Teco Vase Sells for $212,500 in Rago’s $5.3 Million 20th C. Design Auctions, March 2 and 3
4.Beacon Security Gasoline porcelain die-cut sign fetches $55,000 at Matthews Auctions
5.Modern Design and Native American Artifacts Bring Big Numbers at John Moran Auctioneers’ February 5th
6. Magnificent ABCG claret jug by J. Hoare realizes $75,000 at Woody Auction, Mar. 2
7. 1942 Casablanca six sheet, one of two known, tops Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster event
8. MAKE AN OFFER DAY Returns 2013: Autographs-Movie Posters-Sports-Historical Treasures
9. Jigsaw Puzzles Piece It Together
10. RARE MEISSEN AND PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FRANK N. AND FRANCES D. ALIOTO OF SAN FRANCISCO TO BE OFFERED AT CLARS SALE
11. EXCEPTIONAL OFFERINGS FROM SANDZEN, WESTON, SAYRE & SHORE AMONG THE HEADLINERS AT CLARS FINE ART SALE
12. Personal property of Marlon Brando highlights Hollywood memorabilia at Heritage Auctions
13. Around 950 lots in an array of categories will be sold online by Gordon S. Converse & Co., March 23
14. Ceramic Arts Studio Collectors Association 2013 Convention
15. Constitution Bitters figural bottle, mid-19th century, brings $7,840 at American Bottle Auctions
16. Wikicollecting launches new auction catalogue index
Click here: Wovensouls’ April 6 debut auction features private collection of antique textiles, Asian cultural art
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Antique French Limoges HP Signed Tray
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Gear up for Easter at Dinnerware Replacements
Dinnerware Replacements 40% Sale + Many New Listings
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 Thursday March 14th, 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.
"......my mother told this story. She loved movies and took me to see a lot of them (I was almost born in a theater to hear her tell it) and I was so fascinated I was very quiet and watched. So she decided she would take me to church. As everything got quiet, I stood up in the pew and very loudly said "I don't see a place for the pictures". Shirley H.
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
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 Cathy G. asked for a recipe for a gluten free-Irish Soda bread. Muriel F. sent this in and said that she found it online and has had much success with it:
3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/2 cup corn flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In bowl of food processor, combine oat flour, corn flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Pulse to combine.
3. Add butter. Pulse until no large pieces of butter remain. Mixture should resemble a coarse meal. Add buttermilk. Run food processor until a thick batter forms. Add caraway seeds. Pulse a few times to combine.
4. Drop 6 mounds of batter, about 1/4 cup, onto prepared baking sheet. Space batter about two inches apart. Repeat on second baking sheet.
5. Bake until light and golden brown, about 18 minutes. Switch and rotate sheets halfway through baking. Transfer cakes to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature. Best served within three days of baking.
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.
"Back in the early 70's, I was at a wake and someone brought a casserole made with Spam, potatoes (sliced like you would for scalloped potatoes), maybe cheese and with a scrambled egg poured over the top. I know it sounds gross, but it was really delicious and I would love to make it at least once! I was hoping maybe one of your readers would know what it is and how to make it. Love your newsletter! Sincerely, Lois D."
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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