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The Collectors Newsletter #935--August 2nd, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #935--August 2nd, 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 today's 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 177 boards dedicated to antiques and collectibles so you might want to stop by to check them out. Here is the link to our Pinterest boards:
Feel free to stop by and check out all of our boards and while you're there, please "follow" us! Our newest board features Peridot which is the birthstone for all of you who were born in August. Here is the link to that board and happy birthday to all of you who celebrate this month!
August Birthstone: Peridot
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.
For next week's issue: Tell us about a time when you stumbled upon something (valuable, or just interesting) in an unusual place. Were you doing work on a house and did you open a wall up to find something? Were you cleaning out a closet, or did you open up a box or reach into a pocket of an old jacket, and find something tucked away?
Send an email with your response to Phil@BigNews.biz Your feedback helps us to keep the newsletter interesting :)
And thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
We received these responses about toys that are missed or bring back specific memories:
"Hello. You asked the question about a toy from our childhood that brought back memories. This is my story. I grew up a tomboy, so I played with trucks and sports equipment and toy guns. I was in an antique store about two months ago and saw a silver toy gun with white handle and the cowboy holster to carry it. I had forgotten the great times I had with something just like it. I bought it for my son. Now I get to watch him play with it. -Patrice J. Richmond, VA "
"Amazing how an item from the past can spark a flame within the mind and make one smile. I am an advid collector and seller. One item I would not part with is a cast iron large door stop frog. With old green paint circa: 1920, the heavy frog was located behind the door in my parents summer home on Shawnee Lake. My grandfather formed a corporation and built Shawnee Lake and the Summer Homes around the Lake. I can remember vividly as a child talking to the frog and saying you will always be with me. In 1995 my parents sold the summer home. After Items in the home were gathered to be sold at auction, I went there to say goodbye to the home and surroundings of a lake and mountains too embed visual memories. Located in the corner behind the door was the frog. I gathered the frog and brought to my home. I placed the frog in my bathroom on top of a small cabinet. I wanted the frog not on the floor as a door stop but an honored place to look at everyday. I smile and think of a young child cherishing the frog for years which spurs visual memories of the lake and my fortunate way of growing up. This large cast iron door stop frog sparks memories of an era so long ago. Anonymous"
If you have an opinion, or a story, in reference to any of the above topic, or any of our recent topics, we'd love to hear from you! Please send it to: Phil@BigNews.biz and maybe we will run it in an upcoming newsletter.
A request for identification:
Hi, I bought this lovely glass vase at an estate sale and would love to learn the name of the artist. The piece is signed and date, but I can't decipher the name. Perhaps one of your followers may be able to help identify the artist.
I've attached a couple photos, one of the signature and another of the piece itself. Though the photo of the vase doesn't do it justice. Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Karyn H. You can see photos of Karyn's vase here:
Another request for identification:
Hello Phil, I was given this ceramic doll years about 40 years ago and am wondering if you or any of the readers of your newsletter might know anything about it? The doll is 26" long. I know the artsy shop it was purchased from back then as I was a frequent purchaser of neat items there... It was a shop owned by two folks who traveled the world for several months every year, collecting very interesting eastern culture items. I purchased a few boho-style lambs-wool coats there for instance. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this doll is worth now? Take care, Janis K. You can see photos of Janis's doll 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
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1. Set of five 1970s-era United Arab Emirates banknotes hits $29,500 at Archives International Auctions
2. ITíS ANTIQUES ROADSHOW EUROPEAN-STYLE: SIZZLING FINDS AND TAX-FREE SHOPPING ON TAP FOR FALL TRIP
3. Antique Traderís 5th Annual Favorite Finds contest awarding grand prize of $500 auction credit
4. Skinner Americana Auction Adds Online-only Section to the Traditional August Event
5. Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com: Nye & Companyís Summer Fine & Decorative Arts Auction
6. Charity Fundraising Packages Benefit Auction Ideas Includes Celebrity Artwork
7. The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
8. 1541 English Great Bible Realizes $9,500 in Cordierís Spring Auction
9. Items from the estate of a Count and Countess from Sweden will be sold Saturday, Aug. 10, in Florida
10. Asselmeier & May
11. THREE-DAY ESTATE & COLLECTION AUCTION
12. C. Lee mahogany bed, R.J. Horner grandfather clock headline auction at Green Gables June 29 in Tenn.
13. Harley-Davidson and other motorcycle memorabilia will headline Aug. 28 auction in Davenport, Iowa
14. Hand Pickin Emporium
15. The Final Chapter of Twice Read Booksí Story
16. World War I airplane insignia and pilot archive soars to $13,200 at Mohawk Arms auction #69 June 8-9
17. Native American Kiowa cradleboard could realize $20,000-$40,000 at Allard Auctions, Aug. 9th-10th
18. Chinese white jade sculpture fetches $40,120 at Elite Decorative Arts' July 13th auction in Florida
19. Fall 2013 Education Schedule announced by the International Society of Appraisers
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
Brand New, Never Used Items at Dinnerware Replacements
Limited Edition "Operation Iraqi Freedom" Stein
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 Thursday August, 2nd, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Funny Old Stuff
"Hi Phil, maybe you can use this for your humor section of the newsletter . I have a small piece of property but enjoy feeding the birds, especially in the winter. Because I get so many different birds my yard has also become a place for the local red tailed hawk to pay a visit when he is hungry. One day I looked out the window just as the hawk landed on the branch of a tree in the middle of my backyard. All of the birds who had been eating flew away when the hawk arrived. I stood at my backdoor watching him as he sat very still in the tree. A few minutes later a pair of unsuspecting mourning doves landed on my patio, right in front of my back door. The hawk turned his head and zeroed in on the two doves and I could tell that he was getting ready to pounce on them. I put my hand on the door handle so I could open the door and try and scare the doves before they became dinner for the hawk. In a split second the hawk was flying right at the doves and I flew open the door to scare them. There was a huge poof of feathers as the hawk swooped in and I screamed so loud that my husband, who was in the other room, came running in with my little dog following behind him. I had no idea if the hawk got the doves until my dog started barking at something in my kitchen. And there they were in the corner of my kitchen...both doves must have flown into my kitchen to escape the hawk as I had opened the door. I never saw them because there were so many feathers and it happened in an instant. Thankfully the hawk didn't follow them inside too! Sheila D."
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? These stories can bring a smile to someone's face and in this day and age, can't we all use a smile? 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 Pat asked: "Hi Phil, I grew up in Middle Village, NY. When it got really hot in the summertime, my mother would use elbow macaroni and whip up some tasty cold pasta salads that we would eat for lunch or dinner. Sometimes she would add shrimp, sometimes she'd add chicken, and I remember some having mayo, but others without mayo (I guess it was easier to keep the ones without mayo when it was really, really hot!). Since it seems to be hot in almost every part of the country, (and who feels like eating a hot meal in this weather???), I thought I'd ask if anyone has some vintage elbow macaroni salads, without mayo."
Anne W. sent in this recipe for DOíS PASTA SALAD
2 c. cooked small shell pasta
1 c. diced yellow pepper
1 1/2 c. grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 c. Kalamata olives, chopped
2 c. steamed asparagus
2 T. capers
1/4 c. sliced green onions
1/3 c. orange juice
3 T. white wine vinegar
2 T. water
1 T. olive oil
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
Cook pasta. Toss with vegetables. Toss with dressing. Serves 6 This is really good and you can use whatever vegetables you prefer. Sometimes I use broccoli or green peas in place of the asparagus.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Hi Phil, Can you ask your readers if any of them have a recipe for Sloppy Joes that includes brown sugar or some ingredient that is on the sweet side? I remember that my best friend's mom always made them and they were a little bit sweet so I'm assuming it had brown sugar, but I might be wrong so if any of your readers have any suggestions I'd love to try it. Thanks so much and I love the newsletter! Lydia 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 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 a store at TIAS.com .....
MORE OF THE RIGHT STUFF
I'm new to TIAS & will work harder to earn your business! Please come & visit. Specialties include books, limited edition plates, pewter gifts, snow globes, music boxes and much more! 14 day money back guarantee, Paypal, VISA & Mastercard.
We present an interesting selection of antiques, collectibles and decorator items for almost any taste. We have almost 30 years experience in the industry, so please look around and enjoy your visit with us.
Eclectic pieces from the late 1800's-modern era.
Welcome to My Shop. I have been an antique and vintage jewelry dealer online for nearly 15 years. I guarantee complete customer satisfaction with my 7 day return policy. Thank You for Shopping!!
Artistic Accents boasts a collection of beautiful objects to please those blessed with a "discriminating eye" for the finer things in life - jewelry, handbags, ceramics, books, and other rarities - all to beautifully accent you and your home.
DEBBIE'S DEALS LLC
Welcome to Debbie's Deals LLC! I am CAGA certified, with over 15 years of experience and many satisfied customers. My inventory includes art, jewelry, porcelain, glass, antiques and collectibles
MELODY MEADOW MUSIC BOXES
We are the largest dealer in the World of Animated Enesco Music Boxes We also have a very large selection of vintage music boxes. We do music box repair.
DIANA'S CHIC BOUTIQUE
Diana's Chic Boutique is the best place to find, high end designer vintage jewelry, handbags, clothing, and accessories, carefully selected for you!
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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