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The Collectors Newsletter #942--October 23rd, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #942--October 23rd, 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 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!
We've left our Halloween boards at the top of our TIAS Pinterest page but we've moved a Thanksgiving board and a November birthstone board up to the top as well.
Looking for a beautiful turkey platter to complete your Thanksgiving table? How about a salt and pepper shakers in the shape of turkeys? a vintage Thanksgiving postcard? You can see them all here:
November is just around the corner. To those of you born in November we have a special board just for you that features topaz, your birthstone. Check out the beautiful necklaces, rings, bracelets or earrings that are made with topaz.
Of course you can always go to www.TIAS.com to look for even more Thanksgiving or topaz items that our merchants are currently offering.
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 looking for interesting stories about collecting. When you are buying something do you always ask the dealer for a better price? As a dealer, how do you feel when someone asks for a lower price, even on a $10.00 item? Tell us about your best find, unusual collection, bizarre collectible. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. Let's keep the newsletter interesting and thought provoking. Send your story to Phil@Bignews.biz
In our last newsletter we asked: Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, do you use vintage items to add to your costume? Here are some responses that we received:
"Hi Phil, Last year my son wanted to dress up as "Carl" the older gentleman from the movie "Up". I went on to TIAS and I purchased an old pair of thick black eyeglass frames, a tweed jacket, a vintage bow tie and an old walker. We were going to get a bunch of helium balloons and attach them to the walker. The costume would have been great but we got hit terribly by Super-storm Sandy and no one trick or treated, and the schools were closed for over two weeks. This year he changed his mind and is going as something different, but I'm holding on to the items that I bought...just in case :) Terry B."
"Hi, in response to using vintage items for a costume. My husband and I (we are in our early 30's) decided to dress up as an old man and old lady for Halloween two years ago. I had so much fun finding vintage clothes and accessories for our costumes. I even bought a couple of things from some of your dealers! The only "new" things that we used were a grey wig for me and a "bald" head for my husband. Everything else was vintage. I even used an old cane and some vintage eyeglasses and fake pearls. No one recognized us! Joanne N."
"A few years ago I decided to host a Halloween party. I dressed up as a flapper and found a vintage dress that was appropriate. I bought a new feather boa but the dress was the hit of the party. Margie L."
editor's note-we are so happy to hear that TIAS was an integral part of creating some of these costumes. :)
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@BIGNEWS.BIZ
If you do, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to Phil@BigNews.biz so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
Thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
A request for identification:
"Please could you tell me the name of the artist.and anything about it have had this since 1929 and never found anyone who could read the signature. was given as a gift in 1929/ Thank you....R.Whitman"
You can see a photo of the artwork, and a photo of the signature here:
Another request for identification:
We received the following info from Gerald. "Friends-This glass is 3.5" high and 3" wide at top. Very slightly tapered. Gerald G." Does anyone know the maker of this glass so he can know what to search for as he tries to find more of them? You can see Gerald'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 us an email with a photo attached, including all dimensions of the item and any other pertinent information, 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 MILITARY SALE Historically Important World Medals and Militaria Go Under the Hammer in London
2. Bid on Proxibid for Handwritten Letter by Lee Harvey Oswald in Philip Weiss Auctionsí Oct. 24 Sale
3. Prepared to be Spirited Away
4. Palm Beach Modern's Nov. 2 auction features select modern & decorative art, sculptural design
5. A STAIRWAY TO INTERIORS HEAVEN
6. Authentic Union cannon from the Battle of Gettysburg hits the mark for $86,250 at Oct. 12th auction
7. Modern and Contemporary Art And Design Flourish On The Curatorís Eye With Site Redesign
8. Sands of Time Antiquities Embraces Technology, Incorporates The Curatorís Eye
9. Monumental street art by Twist a top entry in Palm Beach Modernís Nov. 2 auction
10. Fine art glass, Royal Bayreuth, French cameo, antiques at Woody Auction, Nov. 8th-9th in Missouri
11. Spectacular pair of antique Meissen urns realizes $201,250 at Cottone Auctions' Oct. 4-5 fall sale
12. Work by Noguchi, Evans, Powell, Castle and Bertoia among Highlights of Rago's October 26/27 Auctions
13. Rago Open House/Talk on October 24: "Isamu Noguchi and 'My Arizona'"
14. Sterling Associates to auction estate of beloved N.J. political figure John B. McDonald
15. British Colonial Coins Exceed Expectations at Official Coinex Auction
16. Still life by William Harnett (Am., 1848-1892) could fetch $200,000-$300,000 at Shannon's, Oct. 24th
17. Coin-ops, music-related items, gaming lots and more all do well at Fontaine's September 21st auction
18. The Top 20 Antiques & Collectibles in Sept. 2013
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Fall is Here - So is Dinnerware Replacements!
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Many New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Summer is Almost Over Dinnerware Replacements BARGAINS
Wallace Sterling Flat Tomato Server-Sir Christopher
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 October 23rd, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Funny stories
Do you have a funny 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.
"My funny story happened just the other day. I went in to my 12 year old daughter's bedroom to get her up for school. Her bed is normally against the wall, yet on this morning, her bed was in the middle of the room. As she was waking up I asked her why her bed was in the middle of the room. She looked at me with a quizzical expression, like "Mom, you're crazy, what are you talking about?" As she became more awake she too realized that she was sitting in her bed, in the middle of the room. Then it was like a light went off in her head and she said 'Oh my gosh Mom, I had a dream I was a furniture mover and I was moving a bed!" Pat W."
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, from Melissa N., asked for vintage recipes that can be served at a "vintage" Halloween party where everyone was dressing up in costumes from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's.
We received the following recipe:
"Hi Phil, this isn't a recipe per se, but my Mom used to do this for us every Halloween. She'd take cooked frankfurters and break them in half (she wouldn't cut them, she'd break them so they'd have a bit of a shredded end). Then, I think, she'd use a knife to make them look like severed fingers-she'd cut out where the nail bed would be and then cut little lines for the knuckles. Then she'd lay them on a plate with ketchup in a puddle at the end of each jagged end to make it look like blood. Kim P."
"Here is a recipe for a Halloween sangria. If it comes out right it will look like a hand is floating in the sangria
3 Latex gloves
Filtered water (enough to fill latex gloves)
3 cups Sparkling water
2 bottles Dry red wine
3 cups orange juice
3 oz Brandy
3 tbsp Brown sugar
2 Fresh oranges, thinly sliced
2 Fresh pink grapefruit, thinly sliced
2 Fresh lemons, thinly sliced
2 Fresh limes, thinly sliced
1 cup natural sour cherries in syrup
The night before the party, fill the latex gloves with some filtered water and put a rubber band around the end so the water can't escape and then put them in the freezer to freeze overnight. Before the party begins, combine all of the ingredients (except for the latex gloves and filtered water) in a large punchbowl. Take the latex glove off of the "ice hand" and lay it in the punchbowl so it looks like a hand is floating. Dory"
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Hi Phil, My husband's mother used to make homemade mayonnaise but he lost the recipe during the many moves he made while in the Air Force. The ones we've tried from cookbooks just aren't what he remembers. Would your readers have any vintage recipe(s) that may work for him? Thanks much, Carol A. Green Valley Az."
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to email@example.com .
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 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. and please don't forget the rest of our merchants. Your support goes a long way in helping our dealers.
THREE DIVAS VINTAGE
The Three Diva's specializes in discovering and providing the finest most exquisite antiques, & collectables, from the early 18th & 19th centuries and EAPG for the most discriminating buyers. Satisfaction guaranteed with a 7-day money back.
DOE RUN ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Welcome to our place on the web! Our inventory includes Glass, Porcelain, Early American Pottery, and vintage unique collectibles!
ALLEY CAT FINDS LLC
Welcome to Alley Cat Finds. A place where you can find that unique gift for any occasion. Here you can find beautiful and affordable antique and vintage pieces, new and retired collectibles, fine and costume jewelry, and beautiful artwork.
Our collection includes: depression glass, crystal, crackle glass, milk glass, figurines, oriental items, metalware, collectibles i.e., Precious Moments, Barbies, jewelry, artworks, retired dinnerware and glassware.
CHRISTIAS ECLECTIC ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Bringing the past to your present
Welcome to Christias Eclectic Antiques & Collectibles. We have been bringing antiques and collectibles from out of the past for over 15 years. Your satisfaction is one of our primary objectives as we strive to have you visit us again and again!
HALLDER VILLAGE: Welcome to the past
Welcome to my shop! I have been an antique seller for a few years now always with many satisfied customers. I deal in every category of antiques: Porcelain, clocks, jewelry, electronics. We accept Visa at Paypal!
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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