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The Collectors Newsletter #983--December 7, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #983--December 7, 2014
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1. Holiday shopping at TIAS.com!
2. Pinterest: We're all decked out for the holidays!
3. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
4. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
5. This Week's Antique News
6. Your Classifieds
7. Newly listed items
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
10. New On line Merchants
11. Did you know?
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
13. Come sell with TIAS.com!
1. Our sellers are offering many specials such as discounts on pricing or shipping, and have been loading up their stores with fresh inventory for your holiday shopping!
You can shop online 24/7 because our doors never close! TIAS.com sellers offer such a wide variety of items, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list - and maybe even a little treat for yourself!
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:
We're all decked out for the holidays! We offer boards for everything for the holidays! Some great gift ideas, and awesome vintage decorations!
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.
Be sure to check out the board for December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon
Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon are the birthstones for people born during the month of December. Tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color and is found in Tanzania.
Of course you can always go to
to look over all the various items that our merchants are currently offering.
3. TIAS.com is on Twitter! Click here and be sure to follow us!
We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too!
4. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Please share your story about what you collect and what got you started collecting. We *love* to hear your stories! 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 email@example.com so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
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. You don't need a Facebook account to visit our page. If you do have a facebook account please "Like" us!
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story on our Facebook page, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. We're also highlighting one item each day that we find particularly interesting - something that's very unusual! Check it out!
Thanks to those of you who have responded in the past! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
It's always fun to see what other people own and treasure! Although we can't put the pictures in this newsletter, please visit our Facebook page to view the images and learn about those items. Please let us know if you'd like us to highlight one of your favorite collectibles!
Jacque E. From VA sent us this email. It's not quite a recipe request, so we thought this would be a good place to post it.
Not sure if this qualifies as a "recipe request" but -- back in the 1930's, after losing everything they owned, my grandparents and their 4 children rented an old farm. My aunt was a teenager and she made wonderful scrapbooks during those years for 4-H and church activities. She cut pictures out of magazines and put them in groups to illustrate the information - how to choose clothing styles, or health issues. When I found them a couple years ago, I was impressed by her creativity
One thing really has me mystified - what did she use for glue? Today in the hobby of scrapbooking one of the most important factors is using acid-free paper, ink, and glue or adhesives. I have pages in my 4-H record book from the 1960's with newspaper clippings about activities and swatches of fabric or yarn used in my projects. Many of the attachments are dark brown now - but some are okay. I think the brown ones were attached with rubber cement - the okay ones may be Elmer's glue?
I doubt my aunt had much money to buy glue but I might be wrong. Does anyone know what kind of glue (or paste?) was available to buy back then, in Illinois? Is there a recipe for a home-made adhesive? The pages she glued things on not only haven't had the paper deteriorate but they are also very flat and smooth, no lumps or ridges. Wish she was still alive to ask. She was the oldest and my father was much younger. He's the only one still alive and he has no idea what she used for glue. If anyone can help with this mystery I will really appreciate it!!
5. 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. Christmas Sparkle - Antique Diamonds from Roseberys London
2. Artemis Gallery Shines Spotlight with Premier 500-lot Ancient Ethnographic Art Holiday Auction, Dec
3. A Stellar Lineup of Sports Treasures in Grey Flannel’s Dec. 17 Holiday Auction
4. Antique Trader Unveils Favorite Finds 2014 Edition
5. Dreweatts’ Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Pens sale achieves £1,200,000 in London
6. An Eclectic Selection - Roseberys December Paintings and Prints Auction
7. Collection of Los Angeles Philanthropist William M. Keck II To Be Offered At Bonhams
8. The Rosemary Verey Collection - A Gardener’s Library
9. An E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock soars to a record $356,950
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
6. Your Classifieds...
Newest classifieds are listed here:
NEW: The Classifieds are now set up to accept PayPal as a payment option. Visit this page for more information:
WANTED classifieds are only $10 and will be listed for 30 days, and also be included here in the newsletter!
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Christmas Dinnerware at Dinnerware Replacements
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Franciscan Jamoca China at Dinnerware Replacements
4 Tested Bakelite Yellow Bangles Bracelets Vintage
Estee Lauder Tea Set at Dinnerware Replacements
Holiday Shopping at Tennessee Antique Shack
222 Fifth Gold Leaves China at Dinnerware Replacements
Beautiful Glasses 4 Holidays at Dinnerware Replacements
Sango China at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Franciscan Ridgewood China at Dinnerware Replacements
Storewide Sale of at Dinnerware Replacements
Collection of Antique type-writers
Continued Sale of 40% Off at Dinnerware Replacements
Dansk Available at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Denby Available at Dinnerware Replacements
Aritimino RARE Pattern at Dinnerware Replacements
Astronaut Dome Lunch Box Thermos Vintage Metal Lunchbox
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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7. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
8. A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Anybody care to share their recipe for their favorite holiday dish? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a recipe.
Cindy R. requested a recipe for a thin crust pizza from her local restaurant. Here are some responses. Hope one of these works for you, Cindy!
From Carol T, AL
Thin "cracker" crust pizza
1 pound bread flour
2/3 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
Using stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add water to the mixing bowl and add yeast. Run mixer for several minutes to dissolve yeast. Meanwhile, in another mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt. After yeast is dissolved, add flour mixture to water and set mixer to speed "2". Run mixer for about 10 minutes using a rubber spatula to scrape any dry flour from side of mixing bowl into the path of the dough hook. After 10 minutes, add vegetable oil and mix for 2 additional minutes using spatula to keep everything in the path of the dough hook. When finished, the dough will appear very scrappy and rough. Pick up the dough scraps and press them into a ball by squeezing them together with your hands. Place dough into a plastic bucket, seal, and and allow to rise at room temperature for 24 hours.
When ready to make pizza, turn dough out onto floured work surface. Using a large rolling pin, roll dough out very thin. Drape dough over an oiled cutter pan, press into place, and trim off excess with the rolling pin. Dock the dough; add sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake at 500 degrees F. on the lowest rack in the oven (the cutter pan should only be inches from the heating element). I open the oven door frequently to allow the heat to escape... this causes the thermostat to kick on which keeps the bottom heating element on. This superheats the pan making the crust cook and become crispy. When the bottom is golden brown and crisp, remove from oven. Slide pizza out of pan onto a wire cooling rack. Allow to cool 5 to 10 minutes before placing in a serving tray and slicing.
Thin-Crust Pizza Sauce
28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes in heavy puree
1 teaspoon fresh yellow onion, finely chopped
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes (do not allow the sauce to boil). Allow to cool to room temperature before using.
Pat, Buenos Aires, Argentina submitted this:
I´ve been making this pizza for over 30 years and it´s always been a success.You have to put 4 cups of lukewarm water in a bowl,together with 4 tablespoonfuls of corn or sunflower oil, 25 gr of yeast and mix. Then add a pinch of salt and 1 kilo of flour.Leave it in a warm place but not near the hot cooker. When it has doubled its size, divide it into 4 and knead it for a few minutes.Roll it on a flat surface it, giving it a round shape and place it on an ovenproof pan and bake it for 15 minutes. Then add the topping and bake it for another fifteen minutes or less.I hope it is what your reader wanted. Pat, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Anne W sent in this suggestion:
I bought a thin crust at Dollar Tree not long ago and it was delicious after being topped with what we wanted. It would be good too with just cheese and the price was certainly right.
9. 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.
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:
10. 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. You can see them all here:
Old Vintage Tool Man
Welcome to Old Vintage Tool Man's Store. I have been selling tools for 25 years and I have many satisfied customers. I have electrical, plumbing, woodworking, misc. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee and accept Pay Pal.
At Heirloom Attic we don’t just sell stuff, we help customers share memories from their past. We focus on items that you might find in your grandparents attic. So, as you browse our selection, feel free to take the time to stop and “remember when”.
Cowart Estate Antiques and Collectables
Our Dad collected for years: planes, old carpenter tools, pottery, discontinued china, a few other odds and ends, and you have a barn full. Look around, it's all for sale. You will always get a square deal in our barn.
Chai Antiques and Fine Arts
Hi! My name is Chaim and I deal in Antiques and Fine Arts. I learned mostly from older collectors...and then opened my eBay Store, now with 1,000 feedbacks 100% Positive. And my foremost obligation - is to Reliability! Welcome to my TIAS Store!
Sugarcreek Too Inc
Sugarcreek Too located in historic Dade City Florida. An eclectic variety of new, old, vintage and repurposed! You never know what you might find!
Eva's Jewelry & Collectables
Welcome! I been selling vintage for over 15 Years. I will do my best to have many satisfied Customers. I guarantee your satisfaction and 7-day money back guarantee.
Cleoras Vintage Costume & Fine Jewelry
WELCOME to Cleora's online jewelry store. I was a vintage jewelry dealer in antique malls in Austin, TX from 1986 to 1998. I search for unique and collectible costume and vintage jewelry and accessory items. We accept Credit Cards using PayPal.
Twice Loved Boutique
Welcome to Twice Loved Boutique! With over a decade of experience in antiques and vintage items, we have numerous pieces to choose from.We specialize in ceramics & porcelain of all kinds.
AuctionPros welcomes you to our store! We have been in business for over 10 years providing estate sale services. We provide quality antique pieces at reasonable prices! We package carefully and fully insure all of our shipments.
Welcome to Annie's Antics where you will find a wide variety of vintage and antique items. Please enjoy browsing our shop. If you cannot find that perfect item please contact us as we will search the world to help you find it.
Welcome to our web store! This is the site to find all sorts of vintage goods and collectibles. Our inventory ranges from sports memorabilia to comics and everything in between. We find gems from all over and bring them here to you.
Welcome to my store on the web! Buying, bartering & selling for over ten years now with over 2000 + selling feed backs on another site. Satisfaction guaranteed 7-day money back rule applies here. Paypal accepted as well as checks & money orders.
Up In The Attic
Up In The Attic. That is where people put things that they feel they have no use for anymore. We have found that many of these antiquated treasures don't deserve such a fate. We go up in the attic and bring these beautiful things out to be found by someone who will give them the respect and reverence they so richly deserve. Please come in and look around. You never know what cool things you will find.
We carry a unique inventory mix of old and new. We carry a large assortment of figurines and collector plates. Our used collectible treasures includes Sheet Music and Glassware. We also carry unique and animated artwork.
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.
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.
11. Did you know . . . . this about TIAS.com?
TIAS.com has an "Advanced Search" feature to help narrow down your search results. Just until the SEARCH box at the top of any TIAS.com page, you'll see a link to "Advanced search", or bookmark this link for easy access:
TIAS.com has a page available so that you can send emailed vintage postcard messages to friends and family. Take a look at our selection here:
TIAS.com provides a directory which lists over 2300 clubs related to Antiques and Collectibles? You can search by name, website name, type or description, as well as alphabetically. Take a look here:
If you head up an antiques and collectibles club, feel free to register it today!
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
13. 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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