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The Collectors Newsletter #958--June 6, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #958--June 6, 2014
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1. Last Call for Father's Day Gifts!
3. This Week's Stories
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. A Vintage Recipe
8. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
9. New On line Merchants
10. Helpful Resources For Collectors
11. Come sell with TIAS.com!
1. Father's Day is June 15, 2014! Our dealers are having special sales on everything relating to gift ideas for Father's Day, but time is running out! See what our TIAS.com sellers are offering!
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 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!
Be sure to check out the board for June Birthstones! Some beautiful things displayed there! We also have a board with gift suggestions for Dads and Grads! What could be better than an antique or vintage gift!
Of course you can always go to
to look over all the various 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 we'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!
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.
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. Check it out!
Follow up: Robert M. found what looks to be a brass charm of an old gumball machine, with a metal detector in the Los Angeles area recently. We had many comments from fellow collectors on our Facebook page. Robert posted this on Wednesday: " I sent an email to Oak Mfg and they told me it is a medallion reproduction of a machine they made in the 70's. Mystery is now solved." To see a picture of this item, please visit:
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO email@example.com.
If you have a story you'd like to share, 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. Early experimental works by Grayson Perry to be auctioned in London
2. The contents of Somerset, an extraordinary country estate manor, will be sold by Fontaine's June 21
3. RARE AMERICAN SAMPLER FEATURED AT GROGAN AND COMPANY
4. Significant WWII collection hits the auction block in Kansas City
5. Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.
6. St. Louis Antique Festival
7. Sarcophagus with passport leads Artemis Gallery LIVE's June 13 ancient art auction
8. Moorish bronze jeweled fire screen attributed to Tiffany Studios brings $60,000 at S & S Auction
9. More than 200 Works of Fine Art Including Warhol, Hockney Available for Bid by Santa Monica Auction
10. Rare, handsome 1940s men's Longines wristwatch soars to $50,600 at Cottone Auctions May 31
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Newest classifieds are listed here:
Collectibles Sale at Tennessee Antique Shack
Spode from Dinnerware Replacements
25% off anything in the store on orders $50 or more at Neema's Curios
Father's Day/Graduation Gifts - Dinnerware Replacements
Treasured Sentiments Music Jewelry Box - Roses
Antique Biscuit Jar
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. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
Last week Carol S. requested a recipe: "I would like a recipe for a Peanut Butter Cream Pie. This is not the type that is cold or made with cream cheese or whipping cream. It is like a cooked cream pie but I can not find a recipe anywhere on line that looks even similar. We used to go to an auction down in Tennessee and the church women ran the lunch stand. Every sale they all ways had these pies. It was so well liked that you had to reserve a piece if you wanted it for lunch! Please can someone help?"
We had two responses. Thank you for your submissions!
AMISH PEANUT BUTTER CREAM PIE
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
1/2 cup Smooth peanut butter
1 cup Sugar -- divided
3 cups Milk -- divided
3 Eggs -- separated
6 tablespoons Cornstarch -- divided
3 tablespoons Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Butter
2 teaspoons Vanilla -- divided
1 Pie shell -- baked
1/4 teaspoon Cream of tartar
1. Beat together the powdered sugar and peanut butter until the mixture is crumbly; set aside.
2. In a large, heavy saucepan, combine 2/3 c sugar and 2 c milk; heat to scalding or until bubbles start to form on the bottom. Do not let it boil.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks to mix; blend in 3 T cornstarch, flour and salt. Stire to make a paste.
4.Whisk in the remaining 1 c cold milk, whisking until the mixture is smooth.
5. Pour in some of the hot milk mixture, stirring to combine.
6. Add mixture in bowl to the milk in the saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture bubbles up in the center.
7. Add the butter and 1 t vanilla. Remove from heat and let custard cool.
8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
9. Sprinkle 2/3 of the crumbly peanut butter mixture in the bottom of the baked (and cooled) pastry shell. Pour the cooled custard mixture over the top.
10. In a large mixer bowl, place the egg whites, cream of tartar and remaining 1 t vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form.
11. Gradually, while beating, add the 4 T remaining sugar and 3 T remaining cornstarch. Continue beating until whites are very think and glossy.
12. Spread on top of pie; sprinkle the remaining peanut butter mixture on top. Bake for 1- to 15 minutes; watching carefully, or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool.
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Pam L., Paxton, IL.
Peanut Butter Cream Pie made with cream cheese
1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2.Combine 1 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup butter; press into
a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
3.In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon
butter, and vanilla until smooth. Whip the cream, and fold into the peanut butter
4.Gently spoon filing into crust. Garnish pie with chocolate or cookie crumbs if
desired. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
*Note - the recipes are submitted by fellow Collectors Newsletter readers and are not checked for accuracy or tested by the TIAS staff. Keep in mind that many of these recipes were created at a time when there were no worries about such things as raw eggs, for example - so modern kitchen safety should prevail.
8. 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.
There were no responses to Susan O's request for a chicken and rice recipe. Judy G is also looking for this recipe, so we're reposting the original request:
"I had--and lost--a recipe a friend gave me in the early '70s. She called it Chicken and Pilaf or Chicken and Rice Pilaf. She got the recipe from her mother who lived in the San Diego area. She said she thought her mom got the recipe from a magazine. I remember a lot, but not enough. You sautéed rice and broken vermicelli briefly; I seem to recall seasonings added to that sauté. The slightly browned rice and vermicelli then went into a casserole dish and topped with raw chicken pieces (I used beasts). The recipe called for cream of mushroom soup and (maybe) cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup. Some of the soup was poured over the ingredients in the casserole which was then baked. The rest of the soup was cooked on stovetop with seasonings and a bit of sherry. The stovetop sauce was served on the side. The sauce was brownish, but I can't remember what gave it that deeper color. I hope one of your readers can supply the recipe. Thanks, all. Susan O
If you have a vintage recipe request send it to email@example.com and we might just publish it here.
TIAS.com merchants have well over 4,000 cookbooks for sale! You can see them here:
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
9. 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.
My Ricka's Attic
From bisque dolls to Princess Diana dolls, you can find here. We have items from Africa, Asia, Germany, Russia and from right here at home. Come, browse, and choose something to add to your collection.
We have a wide variety of collectibles and antiques. Look for vintage glass, porcelain, radios, cameras and unique items. We're out of the ordinary and a little unique. Sit back, relax, and take a peek.
Cindy's Corner Cupboard
We specialize in glassware, dinnerware and china, vintage costume jewelry, vintage kitchen items, vintage buttons and more! We love vintage!
Dandria's Heavenly Treasures
Come on in and check it out. From Paper Collectibles, Books, Comics, Glass, Kitchen, Cast Iron, Christmas and Holiday Items, Toys, Linen, Crafts Supplies, Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Floral and Greenery and so much more to choose from.
Time is lost in a bottle- bottles have changed shapes sizes and the cures from yesterday no longer exist. I will be bringing several hundred bottles of all types to the store and collectibles of yesterday
Priscilla's Plethora of Paper
Priscilla's Plethora of Paper offers a wide selection of antique and vintage ephemera including postcards, valentines and trade cards! All items carefully researched and guaranteed to your satisfaction.
Diamond Violet Co, Inc.
Fine Antique & Vintage Dealers for over 25 years! GIA/EGL Certified Diamonds. Great customer service and best value!
Antiques, Art, Porcelains, Collectables, costume Jewelry, And Misc. Vintage items, collected from estates, and shops all over New Orleans by all walks of life... these items were salvaged over many years and saved for you today.
Vintage Sewing and Craft Supplies 1950's to 1990's. Inventory includes Sewing and Craft Supplies including patterns, fabric, kits and other accessories.
Ken Frank Collectibles
With over 50 years of combined experience, we sell antiques, vintage clothing, miscellaneous items for both the serious and whimsical collector, jewelry both fine and costume, and a diverse selection of unique accessories for home decor.
Willows and Magnolias
Our store specializes in unique antique and vintage estate finds. We offer a 7 day money back guarantee and accept Paypal.
10. 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
11. COME AND SELL WITH US!
It's easy to open your very own online antique shop with TIAS.com! There are no setup or listing fees, and we'll even help you with a custom logo and banner at no charge! For more information, take a look at
and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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