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The Collectors Newsletter #921--March 23rd 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #921--March 23rd 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 two new Pinterest boards for you to check out. For those music buffs we have an "Everything Elvis" board, dedicated to Elvis Presley and we have a Beatles board too. 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
Check out the other 158 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 -- We have been 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 email@example.com .
Also, checkout our facebook page for some interesting updates. If you have photos of items you would like to share you can post them there as well.
Last week we asked if you had an antique or collectible that was given to you, but you had no idea why the person thought you might want it.
In reference to that request, we received the following from Diane V. "I had to laugh when I saw your request about antique gifts that were received and have no idea why we received them. Back in the early 70's, when I was newly engaged to my husband, his mother gave me a child's china tea set that had Christmas themed art on each piece. I was only in my early 20's at the time, I had no kids, and it wasn't even Christmas time! I politely thanked her, all the while wondering "what the heck am I going to do with this?" I even looked at my fiance to see if he had any ideas but he just smiled and kind of ignored it. One of his sisters made the comment "she must REALLY like you!" and everyone laughed. Years later when she noticed that I had it displayed in my house, I asked her what made her pick it out for me and she just said that it was just a special gift from her to me. So I never really found out why that tea set made it into my hands but as the years went on, I noticed that she gave many "quirky" gifts to other members of the family, but she gave them all with love. She was the sweetest, most caring lady anyone could meet, and now that she is gone, I look at this tea set with such fond memories. Thanks for letting me share my story, I love the newsletter!" Diane" Here is a link to a photo of Diane's tea set:
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 --
Let's say you are out taking a walk in your neighborhood and you notice that one of your neighbors is throwing out an antique that is very valuable. Do you quietly pick up the item to bring home and then sell it yourself? Do you take it home and keep it? Do you go up to your neighbor's door and let them know that you think the item has value? Does it matter if it is a close friend, or someone you only know casually? Let us know what you would do, or if you have ever been in this situation. We look forward to posting many of your responses in an upcoming newsletter.
And this request for identification --
"Hi Phil, This piece was given to me in December 1976 by a close friend who had inherited when his parents died in 1952. He had no idea where they had got it from. It is a wooden plate with metal Buddha and dragon figures on it and semi precious stones. I would appreciate any information on it's origin.Thanks, Jacqueline" You can see photos of Jacqueline's plate 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
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. Tsar Nicholas II’s rare vintages highlight Heritage Auctions’ March Wine event
2. Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine
3.CORDIER AUCTIONS TO SELL WAR PERIOD 1911/1911A1 FIREARM COLLECTION & CONFEDERATE OFFICER INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR ERA REVOLVER
4.Continental ivory, Francois Linke furniture, Galle vases, more to be auctioned Mar. 30 by A.B. Levy
5.XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators | Chicago Area LaGrange Park, IL Estate Sale March 21-23
6.SKINNER REPORTS EXCELLENT RESULTS FROM AMERICAN FURNITURE AND DECORATIVE ARTS AUCTION: SALE GROSSES
7. The Hong Kong Coin Auction 54
8.Cheers! Calif. vineyard goes under the hammer at Government Auction, Mar. 24
9.Chinese Hunan government banknote, 1908 issue, brings $15,220 at Archives International Auctions
10.Skinner Auction to Feature The Fletcher Collection of Imperial Russia
11. Murfreesboro Antique Show
12. RARE MEISSEN AND PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FRANK N. AND FRANCES D. ALIOTO OF SAN FRANCISCO TO BE OFFERED AT CLARS SALE
13. EXCEPTIONAL OFFERINGS FROM SANDZEN, WESTON, SAYRE & SHORE AMONG THE HEADLINERS AT CLARS FINE ART SALE
14. Personal property of Marlon Brando highlights Hollywood memorabilia at Heritage Auctions
15. Around 950 lots in an array of categories will be sold online by Gordon S. Converse & Co., March 23
16. Ceramic Arts Studio Collectors Association 2013 Convention
17. Constitution Bitters figural bottle, mid-19th century, brings $7,840 at American Bottle Auctions
18. 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:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Saturday March 23rd, 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.
"When my niece, Greta, was just old enough to learn songs, her mother taught her several. On a visit to her grandmother's home, someone decided to tape Greta as she sang. Every time the audio cassette was played back, Greta would pronounce proudly, "That's Greta in there." --Sheila---
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 Lois D. asked for a casserole recipe that included spam, potatoes, cheese and egg.
In response, Mike sent us the following: "Hi, Sounds like a variation on a Greek moussaka, with Spam replacing lamb! Potatoes instead of aubergine (eggplant) is quite a common variant, I think, when aubergines aren't readily available (or expensive, or just not liked!)"
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.
"My step-father recently passed away at the age of 82. My siblings and I were all talking about some of the crazy things he used to do, like putting maple syrup on his macaroni and cheese! when my sister said how she always loved his "Lost Bread". Unfortunately none of us can find the recipe that he used. We just remember the main ingredients which were bread (with the crusts cut off), milk, eggs and cheddar cheese but we don't know anything else about it. He always said that it was his favorite thing to have when he was a little boy so I know it goes back to the early 20th century. Thanks! Beth P."
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 .....
T's TIQUE'S AND TRINKETS
We have something for EVERYONE. We offer a variety of items, and consider all offers. Customer pays actual shipping and there's never any hidden fees. Shipping insurance at customer's request. Email us to receive it.
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.
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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