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The Collectors Newsletter #962--July 7, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #962--July 7, 2014
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1. Summer Specials and Sales at TIAS.com!
3. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
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. Summer Sales and other Specials going on now at TIAS.com! Many sellers offering discounts and free shipping.
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.
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2. 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 July Birthstones - Rubies!! Some beautiful things displayed on this page:
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 and Requests for Help
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!
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that relates to the event. Check it out!
If you don't have access to FaceBook, but wish to comment, feel free to send your comments to email@example.com.
Can anyone help identify this item for one of our readers? "I work in a house museum, and we are in the process of cataloging all of the items in the house. The attached pictures show an item which was found in a kitchen drawer. Could you please ask your readers if anyone knows what this item was used for. We suspect it might have been used in canning but are not sure and would like to have a more definitive answer. Thanks, Gerald B"
One of our readers sent a picture of a sectioned plate with matching cup and what appeared to be a spot for a cigarette. Most commenters seemed to agree that this was actually to place the chop sticks. Back in the day, many lunch plate sets with cups also had a built in ash tray, so it's easy to see why Amanda might have thought that's what it was for. One reader suggested it was pink or red willow. Barbara S. wrote: "The dish with the cup and the section for a cig or chopsticks looks like the kind of luncheon plates used during the 1950/1960ís that we had in the USA. In America the ladies used them when they had bridge club or a lunch affair. I had a few sets that were glass hobnail and milk glass." To see the image and comments, visit:
to view the image Amanda provided and see the comments.
Another reader from the Netherlands sent us pictures of a pin created from $1 gold coins. One reader suggested: "All 3 are American $1 gold coins but the value as coins is totally gone since they are severely defaced. This brooch will be near impossible to sell for anything greater than it's melt/bullion worth as determined by it's weight." To see the images and comments, please visit
Ryan E. sent pictures of a lighter from with Pearl Harbor on it, and gave a patent number and pictures. Karen Molanare was kind enough to do some very thorough research: "I did some research.. Same Patent number but different War Logos and Condition I'm seeing $50-70. The History I found from the Logo "Pearl Harbor USS UTE ATF 76" .... The Ship was launched 6/24/42 as the "USS UTE AT 76" and on 12/13/42 was common..." Thank you Karen! This was very interesting to read! To see the pictures and comments, please visit:
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Thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
4. This week's Antique News
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1. WWII flight ace signed photo collection up for bid
2. Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest kicks off July 1
3. Bristol silver case is King of the Castle-Top
4. Original Chalk Drawings of Lost Artwork by Benjamin West
5. Auction Zero Offers 100+ Lots of Superb, Signed Designer Jewelry, July 17
6. Moranís presents impressive decorative and fine art items, the majority
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:
Vintage China in Several Makers at Dinnerware Replacements
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
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.
Here's an easy cake recipe, perfect for a summer dessert. We've published this before, but it's worth repeating. It's even easier if you purchase a ready-made angel food cake!
-One angle food cake, cooled (or ready-made)
-One small package of instant vanilla pudding mix and one small package
of instant chocolate pudding mix, prepared following "pie" instructions (using
less milk) and chilled.
-One container of Cool Whip, thawed
With a sharp, serrated knife, slice the cake into three layers. Spread the
chocolate pudding on the bottom slice, place the middle section of cake
on top of the chocolate frosted layer, and then spread the vanilla pudding
on the middle layer, then replace the top section. "Frost" the entire thing
with the cool whip, as you would regular frosting, and keep refrigerated
until served. Slice gently, using a sawing motion, with a serrated knife, or
a vintage cake "breaker" (like those found here:
You can use any flavor of pudding combinations, and Cool Whip also comes
in a chocolate flavor!
*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.
If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
I must have been 17 when I discovered my first antiques in America, using a pitchfork as a probe. In Europe, surrounded by history, I continued collecting. Now, after deciding to focus on one area, I am parting with collectables from different ages.
Welcome to Brownstead Antiques! From humble beginnings in upstate New York in an old green barn to the vast expanse of the internet, we bring you an eclectic selection of fine primitive treasures. Second generation antique dealer.
Classic Cameras & More
Welcome to Classic Cameras & More-place where you can find vintage film cameras and other collectables. We are buying & selling classic cameras for over 20 years and we are committed to providing excellent customer service on our online store.
Laura's Antiques and Collectibles
Our store is dedicated to finding interesting antiques and collectibles that others will enjoy! Come browse our inventory of glassware, paperweights, salt and pepper shakers, art glass, and other collectibles.
Bill's Vintage Treasures
Vintage and Antiques Collectibles for All. You will find an array of vintage items spanning many collections.
Doe Run Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to our place on the web! We've been dealers for over 25 years and we have many satisfied customers. We currently offer Early American Pottery, Glass and other Unique Antiques and Collectibles.
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.
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.
Diamond Violet Co, Inc.
Fine Antique & Vintage Dealers for over 25 years! GIA/EGL Certified Diamonds. Great customer service and best value!
Priscilla's Plethora of Paper
Welcome to Priscilla's Plethora of Paper! I have been a dealer for over 39 years and have collected paper of all types since I was in my 30's. All of my paper is guaranteed authentic. Satisfied purchase with a right to return for 7 days!
Vintage Sewing and Craft Supplies 1950's to 1990's. Inventory includes Sewing and Craft Supplies including patterns, fabric, kits and other accessories.
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 email@example.com.
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