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The Collectors Newsletter #969--August 23, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #969--August 23, 2014
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1. Recycle and Repurpose! Specials 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. Special sales going on now at TIAS.com! Why buy new? We've always know that collectors are the original recyclers and repurposers! 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.
To view the most recently added items by all TIAS Merchants, please visit:
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!
We update these boards daily, and recently added a new board for Coins. Please visit
Be sure to check out the board for August Birthstones - Peridot!! If you're not familiar with this lovely green stone, it is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. Some beautiful things displayed on this page:
And soon we'll be highlighting September's stone: Sapphires!
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 email@example.com 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!
If you don't have access to FaceBook, but wish to comment, feel free to send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a store from Pat H. about one of her great finds!
"My husband and I decided to do some garage sales one Saturday and we came upon one out of the blue. We went inside, but they had under 20 items. We spotted a blue vase with flowers on front but no markings. I am always trying to deal so instead of $2, I bought it for $1. Later on, we spotted it in our Roseville book and it appeared to be Azurean Roseville. We took it to the Roadshow and was told that it was worth about $1,000. Wowee!"
Here's a contribution from Marie in Idaho with her thoughts on what to do with family heirlooms.
"As the eldest sibling in a family of 5, ranging in age from 21 years younger, I fussed over the disposal of our family's cherished heirlooms which I have guarded for years (the youngest was a toddler when I inherited this caretaker job). When I started mentioning recently that I would like to give some to this sibling or that child of a sibling, lo and behold they had no interest whatsoever!
We five siblings have been waiting for years for grandchildren from our own 10 children. Now that we 2 elder children are in 70's and 60's the grand-babies are starting to arrive (three in the past two years born to children in their late 30's). Those children who are new parents (and formerly were disinterested) may suddenly have an awakening interest in family heirlooms, but maybe their children will be THE ones to preserve their history and beauty.
I would suggest to make sure the family knows your concern about keeping things in the family and what the history of each item is (written down and maybe attached to the item, or put into a book). Then make out your will to include all blood related persons who by the time we die, could be remotely interested in preserving history of the family. Suggest that after you are gone, priority should be given to the most interested parties who would preserve them as curators.
Since we will be deceased, it will no longer be our concern when that time comes, on whether they want to sell them and keep the money, or have the youngest members who maybe inherited our collector-genes, have them. Just let them know your desires now, and make sure they have the history easily available, so they can make an informed decision."
One of our followers on FaceBook sent us images of a unique bottle stopper and wanted to know if anyone can tell her something about it:
"Hi Phil. I've attached two pictures of an item I've spent hours trying to research. This wine bottle stopper is approximately 5" tall including cork and is heavy, weighs around 12 oz. The figure is a jolly man sitting in a wine barrell playing the violin AND he has wings!. He doesn't look like an angel and I can't find any fairies that are anything like him. I think he is made of chalkware, based on texture and details. There are no identifying marks. I'll put his picture on facebook and hopefully you or some readers can shed some light on this happy little guy. Thank you, Glenda"
If you'd like to see the images, please visit our FaceBook page here:
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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
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1. SHORT NOTICE ON-SITE PUBLIC AUCTION
Widow has sold home overnight we must empty all personal property at this auction.
2. Classic cars offer superb investment opportunity says collectibles expert Paul Fraser
3. Garth's Marks the Symbolic End of Summer with Annual Labor Day Sale
4. Rago to Auction 2400+ Lots of Estate and Unreserved Property on September 12, 13, 14
5. Coin-ops, music-related items, gaming lots and more will all be sold at Fontaine's Sept. 13 auction
Coin-ops, music-related items, gaming lots and more will all be sold at Fontaine's Sept. 13 auction
6. 19th century American and French furniture will lead Ahlers & Ogletree's Oct. 4-5 auction in Atlanta
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 Indiana Tiara Pieces at Dinnerware Replacements
Storewide Sale with coupon code
Astronaut Dome Lunch Box Thermos Vintage Metal Lunchbox
Dinnerware Replacements Time 4 Moms - School Back On
Collectibles Sale at Tennessee Antique Shack
Crate & Barrel at Dinnerware Replacements
Beat the dog days of summer with these cool-downs
14K Scottie Dog w/ 1/4 Carat Diamond Pin Brooch
Berkey and Gay dining room set
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:
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. A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
Last week we wondered if anyone had taken an old "on the back of the box" recipe and updated it successfully to make it a little healthier by today's standards. Here's one from Carol T. It's for a Sweet Potato Cassarole her grandmother used from the back of a can of sweet potatoes. Carol reduced both the white and brown sugars, the butter and the amount of evaporated milk without having impact on the taste. Thanks Carol!
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups sweet potatoes (mashed up)
3/4 stick butter
1 small can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together & bake at 425 for 30-45 minutes.
1 cup finely crushed corn flakes
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 stick butter
Melt butter, stir in all ingredients spread evenly on top & bake 15-20 minutes at 375.
*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.
Does anyone else have a not-so-healthy vintage recipe that they've updated?
"There was no response a while ago when I asked, but maybe someone new is looking today??.....There was a recipe in one of the early Country Wife or Farm Wife News in the 60's or 70's, I believe, the "newspaper style" one, for Pot de Creme. A very simple recipe, maybe cream, heated, chocolate chips, and something else? Would anyone have that? Tired and REtired Sandi"
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.
Japanasia Antiques Collectible Contemporary
We specialized in Japanese antiques, collectible and also vintage from around the world. Our products are not only pleasing to our customer's eye but inspiring to the heart.
Little Bear's Treasures
Welcome to Little Bear's Treasures. I have been buying and selling vintage and antique jewelry for the past 15 years. I hope to bring you lots of gorgeous vintage and antique jewelry including 18 carat gold French jewelry.
75+ Antique Dealers, Re-Discoveries Upscale Ladies Consignment Boutique and Jewelry Center in 15,000 sq ft 901 Montauk Hgwy Oakdale, NY 11769
Stacie's Store of Gifts and More
Welcome to my store. I have been selling on-line since 1999. My Inventory consists of retired Christmas Ornaments, Antique Religious items, and a wide variety of collectables.
The Melange Mezzanine
I sincerely welcome you to my shop. I do offer China, Porcelain, Glassware, Pottery, Lucite items, Linens, Vintage material, Vintage jewelry, Artisan created jewelry and so much more just for you.
Hello Friends and Welcome to my world of Memorabilia and Collectables which I have amassed over the last 25 or so years. Feel free to make a reasonable offer on something that you might want to purchase. So take your time and browse around.
Original Spanish Antiques
Original Spanish antiques 16th to 19th century. Furnitures, religious objects, art, etc.
I have always love selling anything. I can remember as a little girl my mother always taking me with her on weekend garage sales where she would find some of everything - that's how I got by my start.
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.
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.
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!
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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