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The Collectors Newsletter #927--May 21st, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #927--May 21st, 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 Tuesday's 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're always adding new items to our current Pinterest boards. 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!
Father's Day is next month. Here are some boards that are filled with items that dear old Dad might enjoy :)
US Civil War Artifacts:
Photography and Cameras
Vintage Transistors, radios, fans and phones
Sports Related Vintage and Modern Collectibles
Vintage Space Stuff That is Cool
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.
In our last newsletter we asked how you felt about the following example: 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?
Here's what some of you had to say:
From Gail B.: "If I had knowledge about the value of things and saw something I knew to be vastly underpriced, I would have to speak up and at least tell the seller and let them make up their mind how they wanted to handle it. If they indicated they didn't care or weren't worried about it, then I might buy it, knowing I at least tried to warn them of the true value of the item, and that they were selling at a price that was too low."
Another reader says: "If I am buying from a dealer a dirt cheap price is good for me, since they should have known better. But if I get way more for something I've bought from a yard sale or house sale, I go back and split the profit with the seller. Karma is a bitch and I dont want to run up against her"
From "Little Dipper" : "I live in a small town and everyone knows I like old things and collect clocks and furniture. When an elderly man asked me if I wanted to buy his grandfather clock I went to his house to see it. He told me it had been his Grandfathers who was” a tea merchant” in Scotland and it had been passed down to his uncle Willie and had then been shipped to him when Uncle Willie had died and he had received it from Scotland in 1938. I felt it should stay in his family and said I would not buy it until he asked his family if any of them wanted it. He later phoned me and said he had asked and no one wanted it but if I gave him 100.00 for each of his children (he had 6) I could have it. 600 .00 was a lot for us at that time but my husband said I would never have such a chance again and would always get that money again and I should buy it. I did and broke my usual habit of giving the seller more than he asked for an article I was offered. Now some of his grandchildren would love to have it but I feel I was “fair and square” and this year it goes to my youngest daughter who grew up friends with his grandchildren. I know nearly all of the people who’s stuff I buy and always give them more than they ask That way everyone is happy and I feel I am therefore buying in good faith."
From Carol S. "I think the real telling factor in this story was the haggle down to $50.00. You find a super bargain your lucky day, you haggle down after that, it is kicking someone to the floor and then pouring salt on the wound. But to that kind of person there would never be anything you could say to make them ashamed of what they had done. But life given time always makes the what comes around goes around theory show up."
From M. Gebro: "If I would have purchased this gun and it was worth that much, I would go back to him, and give him more money. At least 10 times more. I could not take advantage of someone so I would come clean with him. No doubt an elderly person can always use more money! If I would sell it and get $150,000 for it I would even give him more".
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: One of the news items that is posted in this newsletter under: "This Week's Antique News" is announcing that one of Lady Gaga's fingernails is up for auction. Really? A fingernail? How do you feel about things like fingernnails or underware or a celebrity's hair being put up for auction? Would you want a piece of your favorite movie star or celebrity? Let us know what you think about these collections.
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.
A request for identification:
"Hi, Phil – I have a lamp that I need help identifying if you could, please. We’ve had it as long as I can remember – I believe it came from my dad’s family, who all passed away many, many years ago, so I have no one to ask about its history.
Is there any way you can tell me anything about it from the attached photos? Who made it, when, what the original shade (don’t have) might have looked like, value, etc? ANY info. to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
I look forward to hopefully finding out the history behind this lamp! Regards, Beth S." You can see photos of Beth's lamp by copying and pasting this link into your browser:
Next request for identification help:
"Dear Phil, I am hoping someone will be able to identify some jewelry pieces I have. First is an aluminum bracelet that says "I Signed Up For America" with a flag that says 76, no other markings on this. I have tried searching the internet for
information with no luck. Next are 2 mexican sterling silver rings. The first of these is a large domed ring size 6 marked Mexico 925 TO-(?)V 3/8". It has an 1 1/4" wide band with the domed part measuring 3/4" x 1/2". It weighs 10.6g
The second ring is a shell inlay ring size 8. It is marked 925 Taxco Mexico BMR stamped face mark. It weighs 8.1g. If anyone has any information on these, I would greatly appreciate it! Lara H"
Take a look at Lara's jewelry by copying and pasting these links into your browser (We have two separate links, one for the bracelet and one for the rings): Rings:
Or you can just go to our facebook page here:
and check out everything else that we've posted
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. LADY GAGA'S FINGER NAIL HEADS TO AUCTION
2. Skinner, Inc. Launches New Website Featuring Enhanced Online Bidding
3. Design Classics with Gatsby Flair Set the Stage for a Swank 5/25 Sale at Palm Beach Modern Auctions
4. St. Drake's Plantation Bitters bottle could fetch $20,000-$40,000 at American Bottle Auctions
5. LiveAuctioneers Publishes Free Digital Arts Magazine ‘Live2012’ to Commemorate Company’s 10th Anniversary
6. First annual Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet will be held June 27-30 in Bouckville, N.Y.
7. XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators Chicago Area Orland Park Estate Sale May 23-25, 2013
8. Prices for California & American Fine Art Gain Momentum at John Moran Auctioneers’ April 23rd Auction
9. NDGA Convention - Wellington, Kansas, July 13-14, 2013
10. The Military Sale - A Fresh Format
11. Work by Paul Evans, George Nakashima, and George Ohr Among Highlights of Rago’s June 8th-9th Auction
12. Coin and Currency to be Sold at Leonard Auction
13. Skinner Auction to Feature Antique Dolls, Vintage Toys, Furnishings and Decorative Objects
14. Bentley Sets The New Gold Standard For Sovereigns
15. Magnificent multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, May 25th, by Stevens in Aberdeen, Miss.
16. Lark Mason and Associates’ Asian, Ancient, & Ethnographic Works of Art Auction Achieves Over $2.75M
17. RARE CONEY ISLAND SHOOTING GALLERY SOARS AT GROGAN AUCTION
18. Jewels in Bloom at John Moran Auctioneers’ May 21st HQ Jewelry Auction
19. Large oil painting by Childe Hassam hammers for $288,000 at Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, April 25
20. British Indian Coins to Make Numismatic History
21. Multiple Show-Winning, Extremely Rare 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Convertible Heads to Auction
22. Crossing Categories: Diverse and Wonderful Objects Featured by The Curator’s Eye
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
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Several New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
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 Tuesday, May 21st, 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 daughter graduated from college last Saturday. That morning, as we were about to walk over to the graduation ceremony, from my daughter's apartment, I noticed that my Mom wasn't thrilled with how my outfit looked and when I asked her about it she sheepishly said it looked a bit too tight and wasn't as flattering as some of my other clothes. I've put on a lot of weight and wasn't feeling particularly good about it either but it was the only clothes that I had brought with me. I wasn't thrilled about posing for family photos either but I knew I had to be in them. When my daughter saw me after the ceremony I could tell that she wasn't loving my outfit either but she politely didn't say anything. A few hours later, after all of the photos had been taken and we were all sitting around talking, I realized how uncomfortable my shirt had been all day. I casually looked down to discover that I had it on backwards! (After I corrected it, both my Mom and daughter commented on how nice it looked!) Patti 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 Tara G. asked for a recipe for a breakfast made with bacon and sausage on a biscuit.
Here's a recipe that sounds like it might be what she was looking for:
Pork Sausage Croutes
Cooking time: 15 mins.
Preparation time: few mins
Main cooking utensils: skillet, broiler pan, or toaster
For 6 people you need:
12 pork sausages
3 slices bacon
2 dessert apples
6 rounds bread
1. Prick and fry the sausages until golden brown – they should be friend without extra fat.
2. When cooked put onto a hot dish and keep warm.
3. Cut each bacon slice into halves, roll and secure with a wooden toothpick and fry with little or no shortening until crisp, put with the sausages.
4. Slice the tomatoes – do not cook.
5. Fry the cored, sliced apples in the hot fat until golden brown on either side.
6. Toast the bread (or fry if preferred).
7. Put the sausages on top of the bread, then rings of apple and tomato; garnish with parsley.
8 Arrange bacon rolls around dish.
TO SERVE: Hot with baked beans or mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.
TO VARY: Spread the bread with a little mustard or chutney after toasting.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Hi Phil, Do you think any of your readers have a great recipe for lemon bars? I've tried the newer recipes but I was wondering if anyone had an old family recipe that might be really special. My husband loves them and I thought it would be nice to make them for him for Father's Day. Thanks so much! Amanda L. "
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 a store at TIAS.com .....
BOOKS GALORE COLLECTOR RECYCLED & MORE
Welcome to our new bookstore. We have been in mail order book business since 1993 and have many satisfied customers. We specialize in collectible books on many topics. We guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee.
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
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