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The Collectors Newsletter #997--March 23, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #997--March 23, 2015
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1. Happy Spring!
2. Pinterest: Spruced up for spring!
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. What a long winter! Hopefully spring has finally arrived where you live! Be sure to stop in at
- you can shop online 24/7 because our doors never close! Our sellers offer such a wide variety of items, sure to appeal to any collector's interest and budget!
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've spruced up our 190 Pinterest boards to reflect our hope that Spring is here! All the boards are 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.
Be sure to check out the board for March's Birthstone - Aquamarine or Bloodstone!
Aquamarine is derived from Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. The 2nd birthstone for March is bloodstone, dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide. This ancient stone was used by Babylonians to make seals and amulets.
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!
We have four new followers!
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!
One of our readers, Amy, sent this email. She's asking for help identifying a pattern of silverware from her grandparents:
"The silver pattern in the attached pictures belonged to my grandparents. I believe it to be 800 silver from Germany but I do not know the manufacturer or the pattern name. The set we have is incomplete and identifying the pattern and maker would help in finding additional pieces. Any ideas?"
The images can be viewed here:
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. Artworks from the Belle Epoque era to the mid-20th century headline Mayo Auction's online-only sale
Artworks from the Belle Epoque era to the mid-20th century headline Mayo Auction's online-only sale
2. Lalique creations and original works of art lead the way at A. B. Levy's estates auction, Feb. 19th
3. 15th-Century Chinese Bodhisattva could top million-dollar mark at March 22 I.M. Chait auction
4. The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair at Blenheim Palace
5. Diverse offerings foment exciting sales results at Moran’s February Decorative Art Auction
6. Big Top Vibe at Garth's April 3rd Eclectic Auction
7. Circa 1900 Sioux dentalium (tooth shell) and tradecloth dress realizes $7,475 at Big Spring Phoenix
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!
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Currier and Ives Set of Dishes
New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Outer Banks Plus Corelle at Dinnerware Replacements
Corelle at Dinnerware Replacements
VINTAGE Fjord at Dinnerware Replacements
Boleslawiec & Baum Bro China at Dinnerware Replacements
Intrinsic Collectibles Vintage Stemware Specialists
International China at Dinnerware Replacements
Sakura Really Neat China at Dinnerware Replacements
Tracy Porter Octavia Hill at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items 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 Pearl requested a recipe from S.H.Kress store lunch counter for their coconut pie. We have a few submissions. We hope one of these work for you, Pearl!
Hi: The reader who was looking for a vintage recipe for coconut pie made by the Kress Company can
find it online by typing in Coach's Coconut Pie. It looks good and easy to make.
Santa Cruz, CA
1 pie crust
1 can (13 1/2 oz.) coconut milk, shaken well
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sweetened shredded or flaked coconut, toasted
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 large egg yolks
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into four pieces
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, well chilled
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sweetened shredded or flaked coconut, toasted
Heat oven to 450°F.
Brush a small amount of coconut milk onto pie crust (just enough to moisten it). Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of the toasted coconut evenly on dough, then press it lightly into dough, just enough to make it stick.
Prick bottom and side with fork. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool.
Heat the remaining coconut milk, the whole milk, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, vanilla, 1/3 cup of the sugar and the salt to a simmer in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes to dissolve sugar.
In a separate large bowl, with whisk, beat the egg yolks, remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the cornstarch until well combined. Gradually beat the simmering liquid into the yolk mixture to temper it, then return the entire mixture to saucepan, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Heat the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, beating constantly with whisk, 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Remove from heat; beat in the coconut extract and butter. Pour into the cooled crust; press a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling and refrigerate until the filling is cold and firm, at least 3 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, beat the cream and sugar in a chilled bowl using electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Add the rum and continue to beat until slightly stiff peaks are formed. Spread or pipe the whipped cream over the chilled filling. Sprinkle 1/4 cup toasted coconut. Store in refrigerator.
Carol T—Cullman, AL
I looked over my Mom's (Eva May F.) recipes, found this one from her early days in Charleston, South Carolina. I hope this helps:
Cathy (Lynn’s friend) 350° for 40 min.
4 eggs beaten
½ t salt
2 cups milk
½ cup flour
½ t vanilla
1 ¾ Cups sugar
1 ¼ Cups coconut
½ cube butter or oleo
½ t baking powder
Mix all together w/mixer for one minute.
Pour into pie pan.
Makes its own crush filling & top.
Hope this is what you're looking for. Good luck and Enjoy!
Eva & Darlene F.
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.
We don't have any requests this week for vintage recipes. 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:
A Flash From The Past
Welcome to PB Treasures “A Flash from the Past” I've been selling online since 2007. My specialty is vintage and artisan jewelry, I also sell many collectibles. I consider all offers and combine shipping. Your satisfaction guaranteed.
R Birdies Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to R Birdie's Antiques on the web! I've spent almost 30 years dealing with both retail and antique.My inventory consists of memorabilia, vintage jewelry, books, porcelain, and furniture & many unique items that are easily shipped.
Treasure Trove NYC
Antique, vintage, designer to modern jewelry and accessories curated by it's owner Bruce Snell, a 3rd generation antique dealer. Based in New York City.
Bottom Dollar Deals
Welcome to our store. Take advantage of our 40+ years in the antique and collectible business. We strive to offer you the best products at the best prices. Continually shop at our store as we are always adding new merchandise. We accept checks, MOs, and PayPal and will consider all reasonable offers. We offer antiques and collectibles from vintage cups and saucers to Confederate Currency, from vintage costume and fine jewelry to vintage US Coins and Currency. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with a 7 day no questions asked return policy.
I have been in this jewelry business for over 20 years, collecting and selling vintage and antique jewelry in shops. Now that my husband has retired, I wish to spend more time with him and am offering my collection to you.
Welcome! We sell the must have stuff you didn't know you needed! Our antique and vintage collectibles include costume jewelry, kitchenware, bakeware, porcelain, pottery, fun mid century retro stuff, glassware, china, dinnerware replacements, more !
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.
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!
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.
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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