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The Collectors Newsletter #938--September 11, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #938--September 11, 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.
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2. We're always adding new items to our current Pinterest boards. We have 178 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!
It's the beginning of a new month so we made sure to put our September birthstone (sapphire) board at the top of our Pinterest page.
Do you have any suggestions for a new Antique/Collectible/Vintage Pinterest board that you'd like to see us add? Drop us an email with your suggestions to Phil@BigNews.biz
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 had some major server problems and were unable to receive any emails for quite some time within the last two weeks If you sent us an email, and we didn't respond, could you please resend it? We'd hate to miss out on the interesting things that we receive. Please resend your email to email@example.com . Thank you!
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, One of our readers wrote to us with a few "topic" suggestions. Here is one of his suggestions: "What is a strange or odd thing that you collect?" We'd love to know about it. Is it strange to everyone who sees it? Do you display it proudly? Why do you collect it? Tell us about it. 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!
In response to last week's question which asked about an item invoking powerful memories, we received the following responses:
"Hi Phil, My grandfather passed away when I was 14 years old (40 years ago) He was the most wonderful man, always joking with us, teasing us, and teaching me things about his garden. He always wore plaid shirts. In the winter they were flannel and in the summer they were cotton. Tucked away in a drawer in my bedroom are two of those shirts. I am actually tearing up as I write this because those shirts make me feel as though he is still here. I loved him so! Maureen S."
"In response to items that invoke powerful memories I have a ceramic bowl that was my grandfather's. He lived with us for a very long time before he passed away and we all knew that that ceramic bowl was his, whether it was for ice cream or soup. I keep that bowl on a shelf in my kitchen and whenever I look at it, it makes me smile just thinking about him. Jen M?"
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 Phil, This little tray/dish?? was found in the bottom of a box that I found in my Mom's house. It's small, about 5"x3" and the rim is about 1/4 inch high. The little white curlycues are raised and bumpy. The ring around the edge is gold in color. There are absolutely no markings on the back of it. The box had other things that I know my Mom bought an estate sale in the 70's and some of those things were from the turn of the century. I was hoping that someone might know a little more about it. Thanks! Katherine" You can see a photo of Katherine's item here:
Another request for identification:
"I am hoping your readers will be able to help me identify who made these 2 glass pieces. The first is an 8" tall vase that has a 4 1/4" diameter at the scalloped top. The outside is covered in raised circles and groves. Next is an 8" tall wood textured vase that has a 2" diameter. Any help would be appreciated! Lara H." You can see five photos of Lara's glass 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. The Arielle Collection of Colonial Coins Debuts at Coinex
2. American Marble Auctions will hold its first-ever online-only auction September 20th-29th
3. Galerie Golconda Uses The Curator's Eye Technology To Expand Reach
4. Sebastian Clarke Joins Rago Arts and Auction Center as Director of Estate Services
5. Skinner Fine Art Auction Features The Robert Bunting Dance Collection
6. Victorian rosewood half tester bed attributed to Prudent Mallard brings $24,780 at Ahlers & Ogletree
7. World Coins and Medals to Strike the High Notes
8. The Final Part of a Landmark Collection of Coins of British India to be Sold During Coinex Week.
9. Mid-20th century Marc Lalique signed cactus table to headline Gallery 95 Auction's Sept. 21-22 sale
10. Rago’s Unreserved and Great Estates Auctions Jumpstart the Fall Season, Over 2000 Lots, Sept. 20-22
11. Shocking Artifact of Film History, Hidden for Decades, Emerges at Rago Auctions to Tell Its Story
12. Wonderful Winnteka Antique and Modernism Show October 18-20th
13. Early 20th century Native American Kiowa cradleboard climbs to $103,500 at Allard Auctions Aug. 9-10
14. Wintethur (Look of Love Eye Miniatures Collection)
15. 1916 Harley-Davidson single-sided cardboard sign in great shape brings $8,800 at Matthews Auctions
16. SKINNER REPORTS EXCELLENT RESULTS FROM AMERICANA AUCTION: SALE GROSSES $1.5M
17. On-Site Estate Auction Saturday Sept. 14, 2013
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Many New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Summer is Almost Over Dinnerware Replacements BARGAINS
Wallace Sterling Flat Tomato Server-Sir Christopher
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items 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 Wednesday September 11th, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Funny stories
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.
"The fishing story reminded me of my own grandson when he was about 2 ˝. My daughter and her family had come home for Easter and the people who own the house behind us (who are much lower than our house) and no fence between us had one big puddle on grass from the melting of snow. Jake wanted to go fishing so my husband got a stick and made a fishing pole with a small lure with no hook. Jake went over and stood in the water half way up his rubber boots. He ” fished” for about 20 minutes and then came into the house. His Mother asked if he had caught any fish and he said “No but I had a bite” Grandma C"
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.
Our most recent request came from Janet C. who was looking for a "sandwich cake" recipe. We received the following from Lana:
"Hi, I saw Janet's request about a recipe for a sandwich cake. My mother made something similar but I hadn't thought about it for years. I looked on food.com and found this one. I hope it helps!"
1 lb frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed
1/4 lb thinly sliced roast beef
1/4 lb thinly sliced turkey
1/4 lb thinly sliced ham
1/4 lb thinly sliced provolone cheese
1/4 lb thinly sliced swiss cheese
1/4 lb thinly sliced cheddar cheese
1 (6 ounce) jar roasted red peppers
1/2 cup radish sprouts or 1/2 cup bean sprouts
4 -5 leaves leaf lettuce
4 tablespoons butter, softened
4 tablespoons prepared horseradish
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 tablespoons honey mustard
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
green olives, for garnish (optional)
1. You will also need: 1 8-inch round cake pan, 3" deep.
2. Spray 8 inch cake pan with non stick spray.
3.Form the thawed dough into an 8-inch round loaf and press into cake pan.
4.Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped.
5.Cool 5 minutes and then remove from pan and cool thoroughly.
6.Once cooled cut the loaf horizontally into 4 equal slices, (these will be the"cake" layers).
7.To assemble the"cake", line the same baking pan with enough plastic wrap to hang over all sides 8 inches.
8.Spread bottom slice of bread with 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of horseradish.
9.Top with roast beef, provolone& roasted red peppers.
10.Spread second slice of bread with remaining butter& horseradish and place it horseradish side down on top of roast beef layer.
11.Spread the top of the second bread slice with 2 tbsp mayonnaise and then top with turkey, swiss cheese and sprouts.
12.Spread third slice of bread with remaining mayonnaise and place mayo side down on top of turkey layer.
13.Spread top of third bread layer with 2 tbsp honey mustard and top with lettuce, ham and cheddar cheese.
14.Spread cut side of loaf top (fourth layer) with remaining honey mustard and place mustard side down on top of ham layer.
15.Place assembled"cake" in plastic lined pan and bring plastic wrap around cake to cover.
16.Refrigerate 4 hours, (to make the cake more compact and easier to"ice" place a large pan on top of the cake and weigh down with heavy object such as canned food while refrigerating).
17.To ice the"cake", beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light& fluffy.
18.Carefully remove cake from 8 in pan, unwrap and place on cake serving platter.
19.Using an offset spatula neatly spread the top and sides of the"cake" with cream cheese.
20.Using a#21 tip, pipe remaining cream cheese along bottom to make shell border and then garnish with olives at every second shell.
21.Refrigerate until ready to serve.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Hi. Hope some one can help me. As my husband cannot eat nuts due to a medical condition, I'm looking for a "mock pecan pie" recipe that does not contain coconut. Seems to me I've seen one before that uses rolled oats. Can anyone help me find this recipe? Thank you in advance, Cindy"
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 .....
RJ COLLECTIONS & ESTATE SALES
Welcome to our shop! We specialize in vintage treasures. Our inventory ranges from glassware to Civil War Era items. We research each item to give a buyer the story behind it. We accept Visa, MasterCard via PayPal. Thanks for checking us out!
SMALL TOWN TREASURES
Thank you for choosing my site here on the web. I have had much luck with selling antiques and collectibles for the last ten years. I strive to find what my customers have asked for. Therefore, if you don't see it on here, you are welcome to ask me.
WEDUNDIDIT ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Welcome to Wedundidit Antiques and Collectibles. We have been in our brick and mortar store for thirteen years. Hope you enjoy browsing and take a moment to reminiscence.
RED RIVER ANTIQUES-country, victorian, mid century and more
Welcome! Selling antiques, primitives and vintage treasures in the Dakota Territories for 25 years, including country, Victorian, tins, toys, folk art, pottery, photographs, linens, stoneware, advertising, stoneware, glassware, Mid Century and more.
HIDDEN TREASURES OF EAST TEXAS
We specialize finding treasures from the past. We focus on furniture (Victorian - Retro), Pottery, Glass, Paper Collectibles, Jewelry, Dinnerware and old books.
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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