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The Collectors Newsletter #948--March 28th, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #948--March 28th, 2014
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1. Checkout the Spring and Easter sales going on now
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 Spring and Easter sales going on now
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're working on a Military Items/Militaria board right now! We have over 180 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!
Of course you can always go to www.TIAS.com to look for even more Spring and Easter themed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Every day, we post a "This Date In History" story, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. Check it out!
Check out this story and pictures from Kathy from Moline, IL
I've collected American Dinnerware for over 30 years and have over 300 pieces in my collection. The pieces I like are cream-colored with a wide variety of decals, and even though they were produced by a variety of companies like Harker Pottery, Homer Laughlin, and Universal, and what ties the collection together is that they are all lined with red trim. I started with just one pretty cake lifter..." Click here to finish reading Kathy's story:
Here's another from Kristijan B from Slovenia:
"Hello. I have a 140 years old or more sewing machine. It has sign like: PATENT Johann Jax and sign and picture of CHRISTOPH COLUMBUS. I am sending you some pictures. I am from Slovenia. Are you interesting and what is it value? Thank you for answer.With regards,Kristijan B" Click here to see pictures:
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO email@example.com.
If you do, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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. On The Right Track Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Transport Sale
2. Artworks by Picasso, Calder, Renoir, Warhol, others to be sold March 30th by A. B. Levy's in Florida
3. Pop Culture Expo Fan Convention in Boston Memorial Day Weekend
4. A Rare Copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendary Book The Hobbit Goes Under the Hammer
5. Coins Mapping the History of Modern Europe
6. A ‘White Glove’ Auction - Books from the Ecclesiastical Collection of Joseph Mendham
7. Freeman's, the Philadelphia-based auction house, continues its expansion with three new employees
8. Morton & Eden Bring Rare Islamic Coin To Auction For First Time
9. Rago's March 22 Great Estates Auction Tops High Estimate at $1.3 Million
10. XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sale Professionals | Chicago Area Estate Sale Services
11. MAR 29th AUCTION: FINE ANTIQUES, ARTWORK & JEWELRY
12. TIMESAVERS IS NOW ACCREDITED
13. Artworks by Clementine Hunter, 19th century Russian icons headline Crescent City's April 12-13 sale
14. Asselmeier & May
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
Easter Calvin Klein New/Discontinued Dinnerware
Peggy Karr Glass Bunny Tray
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. 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 email@example.com and we may publish it here. Here's one from one of our readers:
"I live in the northeast where we have had a very cold and snowy winter.
Last week we had a 45 degree sunny day so I took my class of 4 year olds
outside so we could look for some signs of spring. We found crocuses that
were about to bloom, some buds on trees and even heard a cardinal that was
chirping away. As we were walking back toward the door of the school, we
saw a little sparrow sitting on the roof, right above a birdhouse that was
hung outside the door. As I gathered my students at the doorway the
sparrow began to chirp loudly and constantly, as though he was yelling at
us, so I told my class that we had better get inside because the sparrow
was telling us that it wanted to go back into its birdhouse. With that,
one of the little boys in my class looked up at me and quizzically
asked....."You talk bird?" Sheila from the Northeast US
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Expert Broker Seeks Tiffany Lamps To Sell For Owners
WANTED: OBER Lathe N0 1
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, Margo P. in Cleveland, OH. was looking for a vintage cake recipe with fruit cocktail. We received quite a number of responses, most of which nearly the same! Thank you to Mary Ann L. (who says this is called a "dump" cake), Kay E., and Susan M. for their submissions. This recipe is from Barbara E, who says "This is the recipe that I used to make when we were first married in the 50's." Thanks again to all who responded!
Fruit Cocktail Cake
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 #303 can fruit cocktail
1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1. Mix all dry ingredients. Beat egg then add dry ingredients and drained fruit cocktail. When draining fruit cocktail, leave some juice to moisten the batter. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan or a cookie sheet, which makes the cake about an inch high.
2. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over cake batter. Let set a few minutes to get the brown sugar wet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream on top.
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Does anyone have a good (preferably vintage) recipe for sloppy joes? I can't seem to find one that tastes like what I ate as a kid in the 50s. I seem to remember it having a small amount of rice in it, but I can't believe my mom would boil rice just to add to sloppy joes." Jennie from CA
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. and please don't forget the rest of our merchants. Your support goes a long way in helping our merchants.
Willows and Magnolias
Our store specializes in unique antique and vintage estate finds. We offer a 7 day money back guarantee and accept Paypal.
From the Past Antiques
Welcome, please browse some. I'm based in history rich Southern New England and attend many interested buying sources as possible for variety and your shopping pleasure. I always try to describe and picture honestly and price for good value.
In our store we carry range of Antiques, Paintings, Collectibles, Furniture, Jewelry and Persian and Chinese Rugs. Dealers are welcome. Antiques-Furniture-Persian Rugs-Estates-Liquidations Bought and Sold.
All Things Country
Welcome to All Things Country I specialize in glassware, books, linens, jewelry and much more. I enjoy selling antique and collectibles. I attend many estate sales in our area and find unique treasures for my shop. FREE U.S. SHIPPING.
Jade of LIfe
Our quality is recognized and we have quality assurance card. All items are authentic, natural pearls. You can feel confident buying from us. We also sell Jade, Shoushan stone, wood, porcelain, folk arts and crafts.
Baubles and Bling
My inventory consists of vintage costume jewelry from the 40's, 50's, and 60's as well as contemporary jewelry. I carry such designers as DeLizza & Elster, Florenza, Schreiner of New York and many others.
Estate Jewelry & Collectables
Welcome to our inner sanctum, browse our many items that will capture your intrigue. The beauty that vintage items hold is the rarity and exclusivity, as well as the fact they will only increase in value over time.
Specializing in American furniture, 1810 - 1845, we also offer period lighting, appropriate decorative accessories and 19th - 21st century fine art, as well as furniture restoration and conservation services.
113 Main St. Antiques
We deal in everything from venerable to vintage. Decorative, architectural, furniture, collectibles and occasionally unique new items.
Specializing in Victorian/Edwardian era art & ephemera, period frames,scraps & ornaments. Yard Longs, Paul de Longpre, Helena Maguire, Victorian Cats, Animals & Victorian Florals. Hand picked paper pretties for the discerning collector.
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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