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The Collectors Newsletter #923--April 5th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #923--April 5th, 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 added so many new things to our current Pinterest boards! We have 169 boards dedicated to antiques and collectibles. We hope there's something that interests everyone! You can check out the all of our boards here:
and please "Follow" us! Here are some of our newer boards:
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, check out 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: Tell us about an ingenious way that you and your family have been able to divvy up pieces from an estate so as not to incite a family feud. We received the following from Jen B.:
"I don't know how ingenious this is, but it worked for my family of seven siblings. All seven of us are spread out across the country and my parents were going to be downsizing from the home we grew up in, in Pennsylvania. My parents gave us a one year warning and asked us to come up with a date that we could all meet at the house. We picked Memorial Day weekend. After a big family dinner my parents handed us each a piece of paper that had any number from 1-7. We put all of those numbers in a bowl and then my father picked out the first number. The sibling who had that number would go first in requesting something from the house and that sibling used a piece of paper, with their name on it, and taped it to the back of the item. My father picked out the next number and then the sibling who had that number picked an item. This went on until all seven numbers had been picked. We kept the picking going in that order. There were a few times that one sibling picked something that another one really wanted. We had pre determined that if that were to happen, the siblings involved would have to work it out after all was said and done. Thankfully it went well and it took the entire weekend because we all seemed to stop and talk about certain pieces that meant so much to us when we were growing up. It was a fun, yet sad weekend as we knew it might be the last time that we were all together in that house. It took my parents longer to sell the house than they would have liked but it made them happy to see that each of their children would end up with things that had a special meaning. Jen"
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 -- We are looking for the best item you ever found at the curb. Everyone passes stuff on the curb as they drive down the street. The trick is to know when to stop and put it into your car. :-) Send your story to Phil@BigNews.biz and we'll run it in the next newsletter. Thank you!
A request for identification: We received this email from Joyce:
"These are hollow black wax heads. Both have leaves for hair(?) The one on the left wears a cap and a toothy grin. The one on the right is a bit larger, no cap, and shows no teeth. Any ideas ? Any identification ? Any idea of value?" You can see a photo of these wax heads here:: //on.fb.me/Zbd8OW
And another request for identification --
"This beauty stands 1ft. high by 4" wide. My family has owned it for over 50 years. I used to keep hairbrushes in it until someone told me that it might be valuable. It is marked Bleikristall Hofbauer and while I have found much smaller items online that look similar, I have never seen anything as big as this vase so I am wondering if it is rare or if anyone would know what it might be worth" Thanks for any help! Mea" you can see photos of Mea's vase 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.Asselmeier & May 2 DAY Anheuser Busch & Dooly Antique Estate Auction April 5th/6th 2013
2.Oil on canvas painting by William Wendt knocks down for $299,000 at Cottone Auctions, Mar. 22-23
3. Rago’s Hosts Auction Open House on April 17 Featuring a Talk on New Jersey Artists by Roy Pedersen
4. Large selection of Harry Potter 1st editions ever offered at one time Heritage’s NY Rare Book Event
5. Skinner Discovery Auction to Feature Studio Paintings, Prints, and Photography
6. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Apollo artifacts anchor Heritage Auctions’ Space event
7.Historic, rare Canadian ‘Dot Cent’ penny expected to bring $250,000+ at Heritage Auctions
8. SAVE THE DATE FOR RUSSO AND STEELE’S BRAND NEW AUCTION EVENTS
9. SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES ABOUND IN ELLI BUK’S COLLECTION
10.Skinner Auction to Feature Art & Artifacts from Across Asia
11. The estate of Earlene S. Bowen -- "the Antiques Lady" -- will be sold without reserve Apr. 6, 12-13
12. CLARS AUCTION GALLERY, LEADING WESTERN U.S. FINE ART AND ESTATE HOUSE, EXPANDS TO PACIFIC NORTHWEST
13.Bentley Bids a Fond Farewell
14. Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
15. Casablanca six sheet brings $107,550 to lead Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster Event
16. Garth’s Delivers New Options to Sellers and Buyers during April Auctions
17.The David Fore Collection of British Indian Coins - Part One
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Several New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
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 Friday April 5th 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 son was about 4 years old I was busy in the kitchen and noticed that he had gotten out my flour sifter. He took it out to the yard and brought it back full of dandelion blossoms. I asked him why and he said he wanted to "sift flowers". Robin"
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.
Two weeks ago a reader asked for a recipe for "Lost Bread". We had so many responses! Some called it "Strata", others called it Pain Perdu" which is "lost bread" in French while others felt it was bread pudding. We decided to run one recipe last week, for "Strata", and one this week for Pain Perdu, from Linda L. Thanks to all who emailed us! Here is Linda's recipe:
"I was raised in New Orleans and we made Pain Perdu (lost bread), it sounds like what Beth was talking about. We used day old French Bread but it can be made with other breads.
"Use several slices of bread, cut off the crust ( I dry the crust and use it for bread crumbs)
Mix eggs, milk, sugar a dash of vanilla. Dip the bread slices in the batter and fry both sides in a skillet with butter. Serve with syrup or honey.
you can omit the sugar and vanilla in the batter add a dash of salt. Dip the bread slices and put in a buttered baking dish. Layer with cheese, then another layer of bread. Pour remaining egg mixture over it and bake (350 degrees) about 20 minutes or until eggs are done. Then put under broiler heat for a few minutes until brown on top. I did not put amounts because you can make just a few or a whole bunch. "
Also, back on February 21st Carol, from Cleveland, asked for a recipe that included meringue, saltines and nuts. We hadn't received any responses until this week, when we received the following from Anne W.:
"Phil, This is in response to Carol from Cleveland's recipe request in the February 21 newsletter, which was unanswered. And I did not have access to my recipe file at the time. Carol, I remember the treats you described, for my mother made them for us kids too. She said at the time that she remembered them from her own childhood. She said they were called "Snails". Stiffly beat the white of an egg. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in chopped nut meats. (We used walnuts). Put a dab on each saltine cracker and bake the crackers in a slow, 250 degree, oven until brown. Anne"
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"As a little girl in the 40's, I remember my mother making stewed pears that were then baked with something crispy on them and it was incredibly buttery and delicious. She would give it to us as a special treat. Does that ring any bells with anyone? Thanks, Marjorie K."
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.
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 .....
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FULL CIRCLE ANTIQUES
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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
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