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The Collectors Newsletter #970--August 29, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #970--August 29, 2014
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1. Recycle and Repurpose! Special Labor Day 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.
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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!
We update these boards daily, and recently added a new board for Coins. Please visit
Be sure to check out the board for September Birthstones - Sapphires. 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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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 email@example.com.
Cathy sent these comments:
"In W. Colorado there is an issue of persons who appear to have more
money than brains coming in to the area. In the past few years, they have
purchased historic property, ( home steds on which the area one room school
had been placed, & recenlty a "Centennial farm") A "Centennial Farm" is one
which is owned by the same family for 100 years or more. In the case of the
home steded farm in which the local one room school had been placed, the new
owner bulldozed & then torched all the structures. In 2010 my uncle,( my
father's kid brother had my grand parents farm declared a centennial farm.
There was a plack noting this distinction on the gate. Recently my uncle,
sold my grandparents farm to some one who had no appreciation for the
history of the area or the fact that there is need for housing in the area.
The new owner had a "skip loader taken to my grand parents home, which had
been remolded in 1995 as well as the house that had been built for my
parents in 1948, & then torched every structure on the farm, including the
huge drive through potato cellar, & the sturdy granary. There is a large museum
about 5 miles away that is collecting older buildings, from the area, but
persons from out side the area continue to destroy the history of the area.
For years, there are persons in many parts of the United States who have
moved housed which are in the way of freeway & other construction to new
locations & restored them to comfortable homes. Your readers who are in
possession of family heirlooms should not be surprised when family members
show no interest in what we collectors consider memorable voluble
possessions. However, there are others of us who do enjoy & treasure these
Here's a great story from Laurie:
"In the late 1970's to early 1980's, I lived with my Grandparents. In their basement was a treadle sewing machine. It's belt was missing and the actual machine was under a cover that we dared not remove. But to three little girls, it's treadle base was everything from a rocket taking off to a time machine. We loved it not for what it was but what we thought it was. Amazing!!
My Grandparents had both passed away by 2000, my Aunts were cleaning out the house we all loved and grew up in. It was an incredibly sad time for us all. They asked if I wanted the old Treadle machine. By that time I knew it had been my Grandfather's Mother, Maude's, sewing machine. She had died when my Grandfather was very young and if was one of the few things he had of hers. My Aunts had learned to sew on it. At that point, I loved it for who it belonged to at what that meant to me. Family!!
However, years of being in a damp basement had taken a toll on it. It was rusting, the machine cover was broken, drawers were missing, veneer was ruined and separated all over. I took it home with no idea what to do with it. I had my own children and was actually afraid they would hurt it or themselves so it was tucked away. Years passed. When we moved and it went with us. It was always it too poor of condition to use or even have in the open. It was Ugly!!
After my Mother died, I started a project of finding out about our ancestry. I made a tree and spent countless hours researching. I found out all I could about who Maude was and her mother, Keziah, and her Mother, Juliana. People who I had never met or even heard of but felt intensely for. Generations of Mothers!! When I had done all I could on my family tree, my mind returned to the old Treadle Machine in the basement all but forgotten for another 14 years....waiting for it's time to come. So as a tribute to all the Mothers in my Tree, I started trying to figure out what to do with this forgotten relic. I asked all over Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania for estimates. No one would touch it. Yes, it is that bad!!
So, I decided it was up to me and I couldn't make it any worse. I started with finding out it was an Eldredge Treadle Machine built around 1890. Maude was born in 1889 so was it Keziah's or Juliana's machine first? I scoured the internet for information and pictures of what it should have looked like. My husband offered to buy me a "new" one or to buy a whole machine and raid it for the parts I needed but I couldn't bare to part with this machine or ruin another machine raiding it for parts. I would find what I needed with out doing either!!
I began looking for parts. I had one loose drawer with a flower and leaf motif. I decided I had waited this long, I would wait for the exact parts.....nothing else would do. But I didn't have to wait more than a week! To my amazement, I found a set of 3 drawers with the same motif in Washington state. It had all the brackets and parts to reattach them to the top. It was a complete set except one of the three drawers were broken. It was the very drawer I had.....Can you believe it??? I had them shipped to Maryland.
I found someone else parting out a Boyle display of vintage sewing machine needles, bobbins, and shuttles in Indiana. They were brand new in their original wooden packaging with prices still marked on them in amazingly perfect condition. I found an original key and oil cover in Ohio. I found plates in Pennsylvania. One thing after the next.....Unbelievable luck!! Packages arrived everyday for a week. I have everything I need except the belt but that will be easy to find. I just need to figure out the right diameter.
This is where I am now. This winter, during the off season, my husband will redo the metal base. Did I mention he paints bridges? He works with metal all day long. He does amazing work for other people during his off season. So my turn is coming soon.
The wood top and cover leaves me slightly concerned but I am researching how to replace veneer. I feel confidant that I can do it. A friend said it was originally done in Chestnut. Sadly, Chestnut is unavailable now so I will have to choose a different wood veneer. So wish me luck!! If anyone has any advise before I actually begin. Please feel free to send me a note. firstname.lastname@example.org
When it's finished, I will send another email detailing the project with pictures of the finished Sewing machine. "
You can view her pictures here:
Laurie, be sure to send pictures when you're done!
And thank you, Carmen, for this sweet note. We're so happy that you enjoy our Newsletter, and we wish you the best!
" HI KIDDO.. I WANTED TO TELL YOU.. JUST SO YOU WOULD KNOW..... I HAVEN'T
BEEN ON A LOT, I LOST MY BELOVED HUSBAND IN DECEMBER.. AND I JUST CAN'T DO
LOTS A THINGS LIKE BEFORE... I DON'T HAVE THE HEART.. BUT... I AM SLOWLY
COMING AROUND.. AND I ALWAYS READ YOUR NEWS LETTERS.... THANKS FOR KEEPING.
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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
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
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1. RARE Three Stooges
2. Over 300 lots of fine Asian carvings and works of art will be sold by Elite Decorative Arts Sept. 20
3. Baldwin’s Hong Kong Coin Auction Achieves US$2,513,400
4. Tiffany Poppy lamp and stained glass window expected to lead Cottone Auctions' big Sept. 26-27 sale
5. Roseberys to offer 23 bronze sculptures by Frederick Kenett
6. 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...
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
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 "Tired and REtired Sandi" wondered if anyone had a recipe for Pots de Creme.
Sue B. suggested that "The Pioneer Woman" has a recipe on her website.
Carol A sent in this recipe:
Quick Pots de Crème
Place 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional) in a blender or food processor and pulse until finely ground.
Add 1 large egg and pulse just until the mixture is smooth.
Heat 1 cup heavy cream to just below a boil, with small bubbles forming around the edge of the saucepan. Turn on the blender or processor, and slowly add the cream. Scrape down the sides of the container if necessary.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pulse to blend.
Divide among 6 individual serving cups, about 1/3 cup crème in each. Cover with plastic wrap, not touching the surface. I put the six ramekins in a 9″ x 13″ pan, then covered the pan with plastic wrap; consolidating them made it easier to move the crèmes around.
OK, here comes the not-so-fast part: Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
The crèmes will become quite solid; firmer than pudding, somewhere between the texture of thick Greek yogurt and cream cheese.
Serve with whipped cream or simply garnish with a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar.
*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 have a not-so-healthy vintage recipe that they've updated?
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.
Welcome to my web store! I find treasures from around the world to make you happy! Please visit with me often!
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.
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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