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The Collectors Newsletter #924--April 13th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #924--April 13th, 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! Vintage kitchen items have become very popular and we've got lots of boards relating to those collectibles. There is a main Kitchen Collectibles board and then boards dedicated to: reamers/ juicers, canisters, enamelware, graniteware, Fire King, Pyrex and so much more! We have 169 boards dedicated to antiques and collectibles so you might want to stop by to check them all out. We hope there's something that interests everyone! You can check out all of our boards here:
and please "Follow" us! Here are some of our "kitchen" boards:
Enamel and Graniteware
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also, check out our facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link:
If you have photos of items you would like to share you can post them there as well.
Last week we asked you to tell us about the best item you ever found at the curb. Here are a few of the responses that we received. Thank you to all who replied! If after reading these stories, you would like to share your experiences with us, please send them to Phil@BigNews.biz....Keep them coming :-)
From Paul B.: "I was riding my bike down the street as a young boy, and always had a keen eye for "good stuff". One afternoon l noticed an old black case of some kind sticking out of a trash can. I quickly stopped my bike and pulled out an old violin case. I brought it home to Mom, and she opened it up. Inside was a very old violin that said "Stradivarius ". My parents got very exited and sent it to be appraised. After it was explained to me what this was l couldn't wait to hear the news from the appraiser. It was returned to us along with a letter. The letter explained that it was a very well made copy of a Stradivarius but not the real thing. I still have the violin along with the framed letter, both of which remind me of that exciting experience."
From Carol: "Hi Phil - One morning my husband and I were on our way to pick up some groceries and as I drove down a local street there was a white, painted corner cupboard sitting along side the curb with a big "FREE" sign attached. I slammed on the brakes and my husband thought I was crazy. I backed up, stopped and walked up the driveway to the house to make sure the item was free and the lady assured me it was. About that time her husband came out of the garage and asked if we'd like another one. Said he was just using it to store his oil cans.....so of course I took both. Took the first one to my antique booth in a mall and it sold within a day. Upped the price on the second one and it also sold within a day (decided I really priced them too cheaply but since I had nothing invested no loss). But several weeks later I was in another antique store and there sat one of the cupboards priced at three times what I sold it for! I learned a lot during those few weeks."
And another: "My husband is NOT a collectible enthusiast as I am. Yet, one day he spotted something in a neighbor's trash collection barrel and actually stopped. He found an almost perfect Pepsi truck made in 1948 . Also was a not- so -perfect identical Pepsi truck which he also brought home. At that time, they were going for a lot of money on Ebay. (As with everything, going price is much lower now) But, I was so proud of him for doing that, I will probably just continue to display my husband's one and only collectible."
From an unknown responder: "An old singer sewing machine table that I now use as a TV stand!" You can see a photo of this repurposed antique on our facebook page by copying and pasting this link into your browser:
Two weeks ago we asked for an ingenious way that an estate was divided up among family members.
Here is another response that we received, this one from Harry H.:
"My aunt and uncle lived on the West Coast, a great distance from most of their relatives in the Midwest, and they had no children. Some of their nieces and nephews visited them often, while others had never bothered to visit. After my uncle passed away, my aunt wanted her entire estate liquidated, and all the proceeds were to be distributed evenly among her nieces and nephews. An executor was appointed to do that. The executor held a silent auction by mail among all nieces and nephews. Any niece or nephew who wanted anything from the house was invited to place a bid, telling what item(s) they wanted, and how much they wanted to bid for it in the silent auction. The auction would go through four rounds of bidding, with only the executor knowing who was bidding on what items, and how much they were bidding. After each round of bidding, each person who placed a bid was notified by mail of his bid, and if he or she had been out-bid. But nothing else. After the fourth and final round of silent bidding, the person having the highest bid won that item. And the cost of their bids was deducted from their share of the estate. The beauty of this was that those who had visited my aunt and uncle when they had been alive knew what was in the house, and they had an advantage over those who had never bothered to visit them. So they knew what items they wanted, while those who had never visited my aunt and uncle did not know what was in their house. Some persons wanted nothing from the house, so they got their full share of the estate in a check. The auction generated no income for the estate, since the cost of the winning bids was deducted from the winners' cash share of the estate. And the only expense to the estate was for postage, for four rounds of bidding. There were a few items in the house that more than one person wanted, mostly for sentimental reasons. But it was only after the auction had ended that they learned whom they had been bidding against. In the end, everyone was happy. And especially the probate judge, who had to approve this auction process and the estate dispersal. Harry"
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 -- Many people collect things because of the memories inspired by those objects. All of us have deep memories within us. Sometimes they are triggered by a smell or a phrase, but many times they are brought alive by a simple object from our past. To collect these things is to hold onto something dear and precious from the past. How about you? Tell us your story of some small vintage item that you remember from your past that has strong memories. Send your story to Phil@BigNews.biz and maybe we will run your story in an upcoming newsletter.
A request for identification:
"Hi Phil, LOVE the newsletter!!! I was wondering if any of the readers could possibly help me identify my figurines or refer me to someone that could. I found these in an old abandoned house probably about 45 years ago. Three of the figurines are made out of metal but one of the small ones is made out of some sort of material that is cracking as it ages. They appear to be all hand painted and that's all I know about them. Thanks in advance. The two (2) larger sized ones are approximately 4" each in height; the one that is not metal is approximately 3" in height and the smallest is approximately 2-1/2" in height. Please let me know. Cindy, OH" You can see a photo of Cindy's figurines by copying and pasting this link into your browser:
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.RARE Autographed Photos: Herman Munster-Rocky Marciano-John Wayne-Houdini
2. Stellar 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Featured at Russo and Steele’s Highly Anticipated Newport Beach auction, June 20 – 22.
3. George Hutcheson’s Famed “Stone Age Man” AA/FD Top Fuel Dragster One of the Featured Automobiles at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
4. From Rustic to Retro – Affordable Furniture at Gray’s Spring Warehouse Auction
5. Baldwin's to Auction The Horus Collection of Important Islamic Coins
6. Garth’s Adds Firearms & European Decorative Arts Specialist
7. Rare Chinese Vase From Chester Beatty Collection In Sale At The Canterbury Auction Galleries
8. The Curator's Eye Features Rare American Books and Manuscripts
9. USPAP Compliant Online Appraisal Management Company
10. Over 200 antique bottles and flasks will be sold in Heckler's online auction, May 13-22
11. Grand National horseracing memorabilia up for auction
12. Janet Rady To Hold Inaugural Auction Of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art At The Auction Room This Sum
13. The Canterbury Auction Galleries To Stage Studio Sale Of The Works Of Colin Colahan (1897-1987)
14. Morton & Eden To Sell Coins From The Dawn Of Islam
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 English Royalty Items Specialists
Several New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Antique French Limoges HP Signed Tray
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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 Saturday April 13th 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 email@example.com and we may run it in an upcoming issue.
We live on a side street that doesn't get much traffic and when my kids were growing up I always stressed how they still had to always look both ways before they were to cross the street, even though we lived on a "slow" street (meaning not a lot of cars). Well, when my youngest started kindergarten, I always thought he knew our address but I got a note home from the teacher that said : Dear Mrs C, I was testing each child in the class today to make sure that they all know their home phone number and home address. When I asked Brendan what his address is he said "I live at 22 Slow Street". I knew that wasn't your address and when I corrected him, he was adamant that you always say you live on a "Slow Street" and I thought you would get a laugh out of this". Needless to say that night I made sure that he knew our correct address. Love the newsletter! Melissa C."
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Marjorie K asked : "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."
Joan replied: "I remember having those stewed pears too! Especially in the winter, my mother would give them to us after we came in from playing outside in the cold weather. I think this is the recipe":
1 No. 2 1/2 can Pears
Cornflakes or Rice Krispies
Butter and Brown Sugar
Crush cereal and roll drained Pears in it. Place cut side up in a baking dish. Fill center with brown sugar and dot with butter. Add enough pear syrup to keep from burning. Bake at 375° F. until browned. Serve warm or chilled — plain or with cream.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Growing up in North Carolina my best friend's mom used to make the most delicious chocolate filled angel food cake. The filling was my favorite part and she would even frost the outside of the cake. The filling was mousse-like. Even if I were to try and make my own filling, I have no idea how she filled it the way she did. So if this sounds familiar to anyone, and if they could tell me how to fill the cake I would love to try and make it. Thanks so much! Beverly J."
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 email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Gallery doors are open, welcome! Our inventory includes glass, ceramics, bisque, advertising, cookie jars, porcelain, and coins to name a few.
Come inside and see a Beautiful eclectic mix of Antiques, Books, Collectibles, Pottery and much more.
Welcome to ABC Antiques online store. I have been a dealer for over 30 years. My specialty areas are glassware of all kinds with an emphasis on Depression Glass and Elegant Glass, China and Dinnerware, Porcelain, Advertising and Postcards.
An eclectic selection of antiques, collectibles and vintage memorabilia ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous!
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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.
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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