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The Collectors Newsletter #939--September 18th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #939--September 18th, 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
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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!
Every month TIAS compiles a list of the top fixed price sales. This month the top six categories were: Clothing/Vintage/Womens, Memorabilia/Civil War Era, Textiles/Hankies, Photographica/Photographic
Images/CDV, Jewelry/Costume/Vintage/Signed, and Religious/Christian. TIAS has Pinterest boards that correlate to each of these categories. You can see those boards here:
Memorabilia/Civil War Era:
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!
Also, remember that you can 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 we are going to keep last week's topic going for another week. We thought that some of the responses that we received were so interesting and we'd love to hear from more of you about your collections: "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 :) Here are a few responses from people with some very unusual collections :)
"I was in an antique mall in Hickory, NC, when someone came in asking if they had any hog scrapers (tool to scrape hair off butchered hog). After a moment of stunned silence, the clerk said no. Thought that was a pretty unusual item to collect. Snooky"
"I bought an apple green canning jar with it's lid at a sale about 40 years ago. It sat around for a few weeks on the kitchen counter and the cats kept rubbing against it. I was afraid that it would get broken. Then I found a cat whisker on the counter top and for some reason I put it in the jar. Another whisker was found on the floor and it too went into the canning jar. That jar is now full of our cat's whiskers and this strange collection draws stares and comments from visitors. You know some of those whiskers are now the only things other than our memories, that we have of our precious fur babies. Some people apparently think that we are really strange to have kept the whiskers and others start talking about their pets. Guess you just have to have fur babies to understand why we kept the whiskers and that jar is now kept in a small display cabinet along with some other collectibles so they shouldn't get broken. I sure am glad that they are safe. Linda at Relics"
"Hi Phil, You asked about unusual collections. My father-in-law collects weather vanes. He must have at least 40 of them. To some that might not seem to be that unusual but he put every single one of them up on the various roofs of his house, garage and barn. When he ran out of room on those buildings he started putting them up on his shed and his chicken coop! We wonder what he will do when the space on those structures runs out! Jack R."
Thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
In response to a question from two weeks ago which asked about an item invoking powerful memories, we received another response:
"....My "story" is about my Grandma Moore. In the 1980's when potpourri was so popular, shops and boutiques sprang up selling "mix your own". You could choose from the different bins and create your own special "scent". I was just browsing and stopped in front of a bin and suddenly tears started running down my face as if a faucet was turned on!!! There was no conscious thought of anything. When I looked at the label, it was lavender. My grandma used to make "sachets" from squares of cloth, tied with a ribbon which were put in drawers to scent them. I used to open the drawers and sniff the "sachets". Grandma Moore had been gone for over 30 years at the time! Linda 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, I have this set of four little bowls that were made in the USSR. They are about 4" wide and 2" high. I'm not sure when they were bought, but I am going to take a guess that it was in the 70's. I'm wondering if anyone would know anything about them or if they are worth anything. Thank you, Mary H." You can see photos of Mary's bowls here:
Another request for identification: ""Hi Phil, this lamp was in my room when I was a little girl in the early 60's so I know it is at least 50 years old, if not older. I have always loved it but I know nothing about it. There's no marking on it anywhere. When you put a light source behind it you can see through the blue glass dots that are on it. The flowers look, to me, to be hand painted but I'm not sure if they really are. In the photos of the bottom (underside) of the lamp, when there is no light behind it, it appears solid blue but if there is light behind it I was able to see the flowers that are on the other side of the base. The lamp stands about 10" high-I measured from the base to just to the top of the white/blue part and before the spot where the on/off switch mechanism attaches. The base is 4" wide. If anyone has any information at all about it, I'd be very appreciative. Thank you, Tara G."" You can see10 photos of Tara's lamp here:
Do you have an item in your collection that you need help identifying or just would like to share with our readers? Drop us 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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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 OCTOBER MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW TO SHOWCASE THE FINEST IN ANTIQUES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
2. Estate treasures abound in Stephenson’s Sept. 20 Antiques & Decorative Arts Auction
3. Skinner Provides Special Support for Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Exhibitions
4. Rago Seeks Consignments of Bucks County, PA Impressionist and Modernist Art for Its Fine Art Auction
5. Asian antiques will be sold alongside Western culture items at Converse's "East Meets West" auction
6. Philanthropic Auctioneer Brings Medal Glory Home to Wales
7. Fine paintings, sculptures, Asian antiques to headline Cottone Auctions' Oct. 4-5 multi-estate sale
8. The Arielle Collection of Colonial Coins Debuts at Coinex
9. American Marble Auctions will hold its first-ever online-only auction September 20th-29th
10. Galerie Golconda Uses The Curator's Eye Technology To Expand Reach
11. Sebastian Clarke Joins Rago Arts and Auction Center as Director of Estate Services
12. Skinner Fine Art Auction Features The Robert Bunting Dance Collection
13. Victorian rosewood half tester bed attributed to Prudent Mallard brings $24,780 at Ahlers & Ogletree
14. World Coins and Medals to Strike the High Notes
15. The Final Part of a Landmark Collection of Coins of British India to be Sold During Coinex Week.
16. Mid-20th century Marc Lalique signed cactus table to headline Gallery 95 Auction's Sept. 21-22 sale
17. Rago’s Unreserved and Great Estates Auctions Jumpstart the Fall Season, Over 2000 Lots, Sept. 20-22
18. Shocking Artifact of Film History, Hidden for Decades, Emerges at Rago Auctions to Tell Its Story
19. Wonderful Winnteka Antique and Modernism Show October 18-20th
20. Early 20th century Native American Kiowa cradleboard climbs to $103,500 at Allard Auctions Aug. 9-10
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:
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday September 18th, 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 email@example.com and we may publish it here.
" When my kids were little I always made a big deal out of trying to get a nice photo for our yearly Christmas card. Honestly, I drove them crazy by always saying "just a few more pictures" after already taking about one hundred of them. It became a running joke in our house and now, many years later, we all still laugh about it. One afternoon, when my kids were about 10, 9 and 7 years old, we had a painter painting the outside of the house while I took the kids outside to take "a few" photos. Unbeknownst to me, my kids decided that at a certain point they would all get up and run down the street to get away from me. As I was left standing there with no one to take a photo of, the painter came over to me and commented on how it looked like the kids were having so much fun running down the street. Peggy K."
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 Cindy who was looking for a "Mock Pecan Pie" for her husband, who can't eat nuts. Thank you to Randi and Marilin G. who submitted the following recipe:
"Hi Phil, Here's one version of Mock Pecan Pie your reader requested with no nuts, no coconut ... AND ... it's as "Easy as Pie" to make!"
1 unbaked pie crust (9")
2/3 c. melted butter or margarine
2 eggs, beat lightly first, then add
2/3 c. light golden corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. rolled oats (regular, not quick oats)
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine wet ingredients. Combine dry ingredients & add & mix together.
Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, then 350 for 45 -50 mins.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"My 50 year old sister-in-law was visiting with my brother from California last November. We talked food, recipes, etc. She remembered "Pie Crust Cookies" her Polish mother made during the holidays. "They were scrumptious. She rolled them up and sliced and baked them." Does this ring a bell with anyone? "
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 .....
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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