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The Collectors Newsletter #926--May 4th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #926--May 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 MOTHER'S DAY 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're always adding new items to our current Pinterest boards and this week we've added three new boards. One is dedicated to Great Gatsby inspired/1920's Clothing, Fashion, Jewelry, and Home Decor. With the upcoming release of the new Great Gatsby movie, we thought it would be fun to show everyone that many TIAS merchants have really cool things from that era. Another new board is in honor of all of you with May birthdays who are lucky to have the emerald as your birthstone. We've also created a board dedicated to various types of porcelain. We have 173 boards dedicated to antiques and collectibles so you might want to stop by to check them out. We hope there's something that interests everyone! You can check out all of our boards here:
and please "Follow" us!
Here is a link to the new Gatsby inspired board:
May Birthstone: Emerald
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. 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: Grossly Under Priced: You see someone selling their things because they need the money. You spot several items that are way under priced. What is your obligation as a buyer, to a novice seller who is selling an item way below market value? What do you do? We received this response from Maya in NJ:
"In reference to seeing a person selling things for a lot less than their value- My neighbor was having a garage sale. I stopped by and noticed that she was selling, what I thought to be, an unmarked RS Prussia bowl. This was about 10 years ago when Prussia was really going for good money. She had the piece marked as $2.50. I thought, if it was RS Prussia, it was worth at least $250.00 (if not more) and I told her. She seemed kind of shocked that it might be worth that much. Before she had the chance to change the price, a gentleman walked up and picked up the vase. He looked at the price and said "I'll take this". My friend looked at me and without batting an eye she said "I'm sorry, the tag was written incorrectly. It is supposed to say $250.00 and not $2.50" The man didn't question her, he took out his wallet and paid her $250 in cash. We have no idea what the bowl was actually worth, and we suspected it might have been worth even more since he didn't try and haggle with her, but she got $247.50 more than she would have and that was good enough for her. Maya G."
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: This is the same topic as last week's topic, but with an example of how one person felt about "getting a deal." (We ran this many years ago). What do you think about it?
A popular hunting magazine ran an article written by a gun collector. He was so proud of himself for buying a shotgun from a elderly man who was closing out his home and having an estate sale. While asking $100.00 on a particular shotgun the buyer talked the elderly man down to $50.00. The buyer proudly stated how the gun was later sold for $150,000.00 and he was not in the least bit concerned with "taking" the elderly man for all it was worth. If the buyer had offered the elderly man $1000.00, 10 times the amount he was asking, do you think that would have been fair? Is it the buyer's responsibility to "come clean" or is it the seller's responsibility to do the proper research before selling an item?
Send your story to: Phil@bignews.biz
If you have an opinion in reference to the above topic, we'd love to hear from you! Please send it to: Phil@BigNews.biz and maybe we will run your opinion in an upcoming newsletter.
(Editor's note: We are rerunning the next two requests for identification due to an error in last week's newsletter)
A request for identification:
"This child’s coat was my great aunt’s from the very early 1900’s. The material is like that of an old teddy bear and the buttons have bears on them. Was this a style from back then or something my great great grandmother came up with on her own? Does it have value (other than sentimental)? Thanks, Ginny" You can see Ginny's coat on our facebook page if you copy and paste this link into your browser:
Next request for identification help:
"I came across this in a box of things that was packed away by my mother decades ago. I haven't any idea what it is or what it might be worth. I've tried researching the company, but all I have been enable to find is information on knives.
Could you please tell me what this is and what it's worth might be. Steve M." You can see photos of Steve's item on our facebook page. Here is the link:
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. Skinner to Host Auction of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets
2. Storage Wars stars' new venture: June 29 Yard Sale & Flea Market Expo in LA
3. C/B a la Spirite corset display with mannequin fetches $17,100 at Showtime Auction Services
4. Rago Auction's May 16 Open House Features Artist Peter Paone on Collecting Prints
5. Impressive Paintings Prevail at Gray’s May Auction
6. Iconic “23-Window” Volkswagens Set to Provide Timeless California Flair at Upcoming Auction
7. INVESTMENT LEVEL WORKS FROM THE MASTERS OF DESIGN AT CLARS MAY 2013 DECORATIVE ARTS AND FURNISHINGS
8. Exquisite Jadeite and Works by Paula Crevoshay to Highlight Clars May 2013 Fine Jewelry Sale
9. SPECTACULAR WORKS BY GAY, GILE, NEIMAN, LARSSON AND MORE TO HIGHLIGHT CLARS MAY 19, 2013 FINE ART SALE
10. Rago’s Fine Art Auctions on May 18 Featuring Property from the Collection of Joshua Smith
11. Huge multi-estate auction planned for May 18-19 by Crescent City in New Orleans
12. Early 20th century South African 20-Pound banknote realizes $10,620 at auction, April 16th
13. Ferrari’s 1966 Turin Show Car to Headline at Newport Beach Auction Event
14. Americana and Ohio Valley Auction Marks Springtime in Ohio
15. The 10 Best Collectible Investments of All Time
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:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Saturday May 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.
"I teach 16 four year olds in a pre kindergarten class. I feel like I could write a book with all of the adorable things that they say. Everything is in bloom here in the northeast and I have been sneezing a bit due to allergies. It led to another discussion about allergies (we talked about them in the beginning of the school year because of a child in the class with a severe peanut allergy). I told the class that I was sneezing because I am allergic to pollen that comes from some of the trees and plants that are blooming. With that, one of the little girls in class shouted out "I'm allergic to my Daddy's feet because they make me have to hold my nose." When her father came to pick her up later that afternoon I couldn't help but smile. Thanks for the great newsletter, I look forward to it each week! Nancy T."
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 Sue asked for a recipe for "Hot Bread." Below is a response received from Geri:
I wonder if this is the exact recipe that Sue was looking for. I found it online so I can't say that it is good or not, but it sounds good!
Sunday Hot Bread (1930′s-1940′s)
3/4 C. sugar
2 T. butter
2/3 C. milk
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 C. flour
3 t. baking powder
3 t. lemon extract
Cream butter and sugar, add egg mixed with milk and extract, then flour and baking powder. Spread in 2 large cake tins, sprinkle with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Bake 20-25 minutes in a quick oven (400 degrees). Serve preferably hot for Sunday night supper.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"I wish I could remember the name of this dish but since I can't, maybe someone else will know it so I can search the internet for it, or maybe they will have the recipe. My mother used to make an absolutely delicious weekend breakfast for us when we were growing up in Chicago. I remember that there was bacon and sausage, I think there was tomato and they sat on top of a biscuit. I've tried to remake it but it's just not right and I don't know what I'm missing. I remember that, as you bit into it, you would taste the bacon and sausage first, but then there was a sweet flavor somewhere in the mix..I'd love to make it for my kids. Thanks to anyone who might have an idea! Tara G."
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 .....
BUYING FOR YOU
Porcelain, glassware, jewelry and much more!
Welcome to my shop on Tias.com! I have been a dealer for almost 20 years. My inventory includes porcelain, glassware, jewelry, and much more. I respond to orders quickly and accept payments by Paypal and money order with a money back guarantee!
Welcome to Southwestconnection-Memorabilia! We have been offering authentic sports autographed memorabilia online for over 10 years. Our inventory includes collectibles from MLB, NFL, NHL, Nascar & More.
AVID VINTAGE-Collectibles from the Heartland
Welcome to Avid Vintage, offering vintage collectibles from the heartland. I offer a wide assortment of ephemera, sewing patterns, housewares, and kitchen collectibles. Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and browse my shop. Glad you're here!
Hello People, Come on in and browse thru our inventory. We have gift items for everyone you know. Our prices make it comfortable for our customers to come back to visit our store. Make an Offer. All items are Negotiable. New items added weekly.
The Gallery doors are open, welcome! Our inventory includes glass, ceramics, bisque, advertisings, cookie jars, porcelian, 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.
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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