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The Collectors Newsletter #987--January 10, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #987--January 10, 2015
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1. Happy New Year!
2. Pinterest: We've added new boards!
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. Vintage Recipes
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. Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you have happiness and good health in the new year!
Our sellers are offering many specials such as discounts on pricing or shipping, and have been loading up their stores with fresh inventory for the new year!
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've added two new boards here:
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 January's Birthstone - the garnet!
Garnet signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
One of our readers sent us the following email. He's looking for help finding discharge papers sold from a TIAS store in 2001 (which he found during a search on the internet, listed on Worthpoint). Without a site name or item number, TIAS has no way of tracing who sold this item that long ago. Can anyone who may have sold this or purchased it from a TIAS dealer please let us know by emailing email@example.com? We'll forward your email to our reader.
"I am enlisting the help of all you readers out there; to help me locate an Artilleryman’s Discharge from my GG Grandfather John W Turner.
John W. Turner, enlisted from Knox County, Maine, on the 9th day of November, 1861, to serve three years or during the war, and was mustered into the United States Service at Augusta, Maine, on the 30th day of November, 1861, as a Private of Captain Davis Tillson´s Second Mounted Battery, Maine Volunteer Light Artillery, which later became the 2nd Battery of the First Regiment Maine Volunteer Mounted Artillery, Colonel Freeman McCilvery commanding the Regiment.
He was Honorably Discharged at Washington, D.C. on the 30th day of December, 1863 in the field, by reason of his re-enlisting the same day as a veteran, and Sergeant in the same Battery, Captain Albert F. Thomas at that time in command of the Battery.
John W. Turner was slightly wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and for conspicuous bravery and soldierly conduct was promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant of his Battery. He received a final Honorable Discharge at Augusta, Maine on the 6th day of June, 1865, by reason of General Order #31, and the close of the war.
John was born at Rockland ,Maine on the 19th day of November, 1839, and was united in marriage to Flavilla V. Ingraham, at Rockland on the 7th day of February, 1864. He was a member of Edwin Libby Post # 16, Department of Maine, Grand Army of the Republic, and his wife was a member of the Womans Relief corps. Four of his cousins also served in the Civil war, Franklin P., and Ordway Witham Turner in the same Battery as himself, William A. Ratcliffe in the 12th Maine, and William Henry Fogler, who was Colonel of the 19th Maine.
John is buried in Townsend, Ma, with his wife and daughter Clara Turner. Clara married Harry Curtis Felch, their daughter Marion married Maurice Hamel, their daughter married Rene Fortin, their son- Me, Bruce is looking for this Discharge.
Bruce Fortin the Great Great Grandson of John W Turner, born in Feb. 1959. Joined the army in Aug 1979 and currently holds the rank of Master Sergeant. MSG Fortin served in Central America during the conflict in Nicaragua, Panama and was sent to train the Honduran Soldiers and build airstrips. MSG Fortin also served in the Gulf War from Dec 1990 to May 1991 in the 3rd of the 2nd Armored Cavalry stationed in Germany at the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1993 MSG Fortin left the military and remained in Germany for 15 years.
In Jan 2001 re-enlisting as a Sergeant in the Army Reserves in Germany worked full time as supply NCO for the 1172nd Transportation Company in Bamberg Germany. In Feb 2003 the unit was activated and served in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for 18 months. It was in Germany MSG Fortin became a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) on December 7th 1998. Currently serving as the Camp Commander Camp1 Fort Duffield and Senior Vice Commander, SUVCW Department of KY and a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.(MOLLUS)"
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5. This week's Antique News
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1. The massive lifetime collections of Tim Donahue will be sold on-site, Jan. 25th, in Plymouth, Conn.
2. Estate Antiques Headline Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches’ Jan. 12 Major Winter Estates Auction
3. January Bibliophile Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions
4. Rago Modern Design Auction Sets Up (Temporary) Shop at Museum of Art and Design
5. The estate of Mrs. Gertrude Sanders plus other prominent collections will be sold Jan. 17th in Miss.
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!
Promote your store online, or sell one or two items with a Newsletter Ad for only $25!
Tracy Porter Octavia Hill at Dinnerware Replacements
Captain Huck's Booty closing after 14 years online!
Dank Mesa Stoneware at Dinnerware Replacements
Wanted: Old Guitars
Faria & Bento Les Fruits Gold Dinnerware Replacements
Estee Lauder Tea Set at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Franciscan Jamoca China at Dinnerware Replacements
4 Tested Bakelite Yellow Bangles Bracelets Vintage
222 Fifth Gold Leaves China at Dinnerware Replacements
Sango China at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Franciscan Ridgewood China at Dinnerware Replacements
Dansk Available at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
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. Vintage Recipes
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a recipe.
Last week Cindy from KS requested a recipe for Better Batter Muffin Bread. Here are two responses:
I found this recipe online and thought it may be what Cindy, KS was looking for. Hope this is the one. Dee. MD
The Pillsbury Cookbook.
English Muffin Batter Bread
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: The Pillsbury Cookbook
Easy yet rich English Muffin Batter Bread.
Cornmeal for dusting
4- 4 and 1/2 All-Purpose Flour
1/4 c. Sugar
2 Teaspoons Salt
2 Pkg Active Dry Yeast
1 and 1/4 c. Water
1/2 c. Oil
Grease two 8×4 loaf pans and dust with cornmeal.
In a large bowl, combine 1 and 1/2 c flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
In a small saucepan , heat the water and oil until very warm (120 degrees or so). Add the warm liquid to the dry mixture and blend at low speed until moistened. Then beat 2 minutes on medium speed.
By hand, stir in 3 cups flour to create dough ball. Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, around 50 minutes.
Stir the batter vigorously for 30 seconds the spoon into loaf pans. Cover and let rise for another 40 minutes or so until dough doubles in size.
Meanwhile preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 20-30 minutes until all loaves sound hollow when tapped.
Remove pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
Better Batter is a gluten free flour. I'm sending you a link for
their breads and muffins. Maybe Cindy in KS will be able to find a
muffin bread similar to what her mother-in-law used to make.
Jaci B. in Virginia
Amy was looking for a recipe for Cheese Dumplings served at a hotel in the Catskills many years ago. Here are two responses from our readers. Thanks to all who responded to both requests!
I googled Grossinger's Cheese Dumplings and found a recipe that sounds exactly what Amy is looking for at NatashasKitchen.com/2013/02/17cheese-dumplings-recipe. See below. Hope this is of help.
Cheese Dumplings Recipe
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Total time 20 mins
Traditional Ukrainian dumplings are made with Tvorog; a homemade farmers cheese. This is an even lazier (I mean easier) version. The ricotta cheese is inexpensive and simple, but I do have the recipe for home made farmers cheese posted.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $4-$5
15 oz Ricotta cheese or farmers cheese
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt + ½ Tbsp of salt for water
1½ cup all purpose flour + more to dust
4 Tbsp butter, soft or melted
In a medium size bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 3 Tbsp of sugar, ½ tsp salt and 15 oz of Ricotta cheese just until well blended.
Use a spatula to mix in 1½ cups of flour, add more flour if needed just until you can form a ball. Don't overmix or dough can become tough. The less you mix the dough the softer it will be.
Dust a cutting board with flour, divide the dough ball into quarters and roll each section into a ½" thick strip. Cut each strip into ¼ to ½-inch pieces on the diagonal (only because they are prettier at an angle).
Bring a pot of water with ½ Tbsp salt to a boil. Carefully drop in the dumplings (try to keep them close to the level of the water when dropping them in or they may splash).
Lightly boil for about 2 minutes without stirring until dumplings float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon into a colander and lightly rinse with cold water to remove excess starch. Toss/swirl with melted or softened butter. I boiled it in two batches using the same water, but you could probably boil them all at once.
Serve with sour cream. We love to sauté dumplings afterwards until they are golden brown; especially leftovers. Oh yum.
Farmer Cheese Dumplings
2 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup lukewarm water
15 oz farmer cheese (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup sour cream (10 oz)
2 large eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons fine fresh bread crumbs
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Stir together flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in flour mixture and add egg, oil, and water, then gently beat with a fork, gradually incorporating shallow scrapings from inside flour wall to form a dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface, adding just enough flour to prevent dough from sticking, until dough is smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.
Rinse a 2-quart bowl with hot water and dry it, then invert over dough. Let dough stand, covered, 30 to 60 minutes.
Make cheese filling:
Stir together farmer cheese, sour cream, egg yolks, salt, and 1 tablespoon bread crumbs in a bowl. Beat egg whites in another bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until they just hold stiff peaks. Fold whites into cheese mixture gently but thoroughly.
Roll and fill dough:
Bring an 8- to 10-quart pot of salted water (see Tips, page 141) to a boil.
Meanwhile, cover table with tablecloth, allowing cloth to hang over edges, and dust cloth lightly with flour (it isn't necessary to dust overhang). Lightly flour dough and roll out on cloth with rolling pin, as evenly as possible, into a 24- by 20-inch rectangle, so that a long side of rectangle is nearest you. Dough should be thin enough for you to see any pattern on tablecloth.
Gently brush dough with 2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle with parsley and remaining 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Divide cheese filling into 2 mounds on dough on left and right sides. Spread filling into 2 side-by-side 18- by 10-inch rectangles (with a short side of each cheese rectangle nearest you), leaving a 2-inch space between rectangles and a 1-inch border around outer edges.
Holding tablecloth edge nearest you tautly, lift up cloth to make dough roll over on itself (away from you). Continue rolling, lifting tablecloth and pulling it toward you until dough is completely rolled (there is no need to use your hands to roll the dough). Cut into 2 rolls through 2-inch space between fillings.
Carefully transfer 1 roll using a metal spatula onto center of 1 piece of cheesecloth. Fold cheesecloth over roll to cover top and wrap roll, then twist ends of cheesecloth and tie with kitchen string about 1 inch from each end. (Excess cloth on ends helps in lifting roll when boiled.) Wrap second roll in same manner.
Cook rolls in boiling water (rolls will float), partially covered, 15 minutes. Transfer with a large slotted spoon or skimmer to a shallow baking pan and cool 3 minutes. Cut off kitchen string and unwrap cheesecloth, then transfer rolls to a platter with a metal spatula. Trim off and discard ends of rolls, then drizzle rolls with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Cut into 1 1/2-inch-thick slices.
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:
Big Jim's Vintage Collectibles
Welcome to Big Jims Vintage Collectibles. My wife Cheryl and I have been collecting Unique items for 30yrs. We are sharing some of our finds and new finds in our store. Browse thru and let us know what you think. Thank You Jim & Cheryl Zabatta
Stroll around Nightingale Square for a selection of vintage vanity items, costume jewelry and more that will delight you to use or to display. Visit often as we are always adding new stock. Plus, we offer Free Worldwide Shipping for all of our items.
Aunt Violet's Cottage
Welcome to my cottage. I am a returning dealer to Tias and over the years I have had many satisfied costumers with the products I have sold. My inventory is vintage and antique china and dinnerware, with many various patterns and makers.
The Bohemian Custom House
The Bohemian Custom House magically takes us to primitive days we hold close to heart. Grandma's dishes, vinyl records, trendy clothes, etc. We are sure you will find treasures you will want to take from our house and cherish in your home.
Galaxy of Gems
We are Second generation family-owned and operated, we provide the result of knowledge and expertise, in an environment of integrity, education, service, and personal attention. Galaxy of Gems is the online home of all your jewelry needs
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.
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!
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.
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 use 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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