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The Collectors Newsletter #1001 --May 4, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1001 --May 4, 2015
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1. It's been 20 years online and 1000+ issues of The Collector's Newsletter with TIAS.com!
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. We are celebrating 20 years of selling antiques & collectibles online! TIAS.com the web's oldest antiques & collectibles mall celebrated our 20th anniversary online April 20th 2015.
Do you like antiques & collectibles ? Tell us about it and you might get a very cool gift. For details see:
Remember, 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.
May Birthstone: Emerald
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.
Hate to do laundry? Take a look at the "Laundry Day - Old School" Pinterest items here:
and you might not think our laundry days are so bad!
These are examples of the many vintage jewelry items available:
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!
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4. Stories for our 1000th+ newsletter !!!
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.
The Sewing Machine
I had a beautiful White Sewing Machine black with gold lettering, very
heavy. It was in my detached garage. I was camping with my boys and my
upstairs tenant used my Smoker to cook while I was gone for the weekend.
Before he left to go golfing, he dumped the ashes that he thought were
cold into a garbage can and left. Within seconds my garage caught on
fire, everything burned to the ground with my beautiful antique sewing
machine in it. I lost everything and had to rebuild. The only thing I
could not bear to throw away is the sewing machine which was severely
damaged, but it is now a yard decoration and sits amongst my flowers. I
get a lot of comments and compliments on it.
The Shoe Collection
I have a miniature shoe collection which was started in 1949 when I was 13 years old. We lived in Kansas and every summer we would go to Calif. to visit my dad's family. On one of the places where we had stopped to eat, it had a gift shop attached next to the dining room. My brother and I ate in a hurry and went to look at all the stuff in the gift shop. I spotted the darling little shoe for 49 cents. I went in to ask dad if I could have 50 cents. He asked me what for. I told him and he told me he'd think about it. After he paid the bill for our meal he followed me to the gift shop to look at what I wanted. He told me I didn't need it. I was crushed and went out to the car. Mom, dad and my brother followed me. After we got in the car my dad said, "I suppose I'd better go use the restroom before we take off". He went back in and came out a few minutes later carrying a little bag and handed it to me. Bless his heart, he had planned this all along as a surprise, he had bought that little shoe for me. I almost cried. That was 66 years ago and I will never forget that first shoe. Now I have well over 100 little shoes that friends and other family members have given me. They are all displayed in a glass corner what-not shelf. (Seven glass shelves with mirrors on the inside walls.) I love my collection. Win a blue ribbon at the fair one year when I displayed part of them.
Green Glass Collection
--- I had my glass and foxes, my brother had his Antique/Fancy grill electric fans. We were checking out a store in Wells on the Post Road and I picked up some beautiful glassware. It was clear soft green with swirls in the glass and what I thought was a British pound sign on the bottom [ £ }. During the years I looked for more and drifted away from pretty New England to find myself near Charleston, SC. I again was living near my other brother who collects license plates. We were junkin’ when I found 4 MORE of the glasses, only bigger! I was then told that the ‘L’ on the bottom was for Libby’s. I was ecstatic! I now could search for more Libby’s glasses and get a whole set. I still get excited seeing clear green glass, whether its sea glass or lamps. I have all my glass collection in a lighted corner cupboard in our library. But those have a special place in my heart as I found them with my 2 brothers in a younger time that will never come again.
More stories and winners next week!
These writers of these stories are all winning one of these:
Submit a story about your favorite antique or collectible to email@example.com today and you may win one as well !
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5. This week's Antique News
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1. Over 800 lots of rare U.S. and worldwide banknotes, plus scripophily, will be sold Thursday, May 7th
2. Whyte's Auctioneers - Drive the way with fully Linked Digital Flipbooks Linking each Lot
3. Chinese late Qing Dynasty carved multi-color jadeite figural cabbage vase brings $59,520 at auction
4. The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair
5. Original pastel and mixed media on paper drawing by Willem de Kooning could fetch $700,000-$900,000
6. Important Works by Preston Dickinson, Marguerite Zorach Featured in Rago’s May 7 Fine Art Auctions
7. Newly Discovered Asian Treasures
8. Art Dealer and Consultant Gary Snyder Discusses "The Five Paintings I Would Buy if I Had Your Money"
9. Rare antique Peters Ammunition poster with bear graphic claws its way to $12,540 at Showtime Auction
10. Antique Estates Auction - Items from Past to the Future
11. Rago to Auction WWII Aviation Art on Bidsquare May 12-20, 2015
12. Painting by Grandma Moses sells for $78,000 at Nadeau's Auction Gallery April 11th in Windsor, Conn.
13. John Moran Auctioneers Rustles Up Excitement With May 30th American West Auction
14. XCNTRIC CHICAGO ESTATE SALE SERVICES | CHICAGO AREA ORLAND PARK ESTATE SALE MAY 7-9
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!
Several Lot Sets of China Dinnereware Replacements
Indiana Glass Vintage at Dinnerware Replacements
Flintridge China Vintage
4.08 CARATS DIAMONDS CLASSIC ETERNITY RING IN 14K GOLD
Studio Nova Attitudes at Dinnerware Replacements
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 a reader asked for a receipt for butterscotch for ice cream. Here are three sent in by our readers. As always, thank you for helping!
Hi - the request for homemade butterscotch sauce reminded me of the ice cream socials a local group used to hold years ago when I was a member. I dug through my vintage cookbooks looking for the recipe for butterscotch sauce I used back then, it's super simple and very good, and I found it! This is from the 1954 (!) edition of Betty Crocker's Good & Easy Cook Book. It makes one cup of sauce; I used to double the recipe for the socials.
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup white corn syrup
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Mix brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in cream and vanilla. Can be served warm or cooled.
Lynn in Florida
Homemade Butterscotch Sauce
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt (regular sea salt)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan (not non-stick) over medium heat.
Add the brown sugar, salt and heavy cream and stir the mixture with a rubber spatula until it's well blended. Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping down the sides occasionally, and boil it for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Transfer the butterscotch sauce to a container to cool.
Carol T, Cullman, AL
1 cup butter---do NOT use margarine.
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Melt the butter and brown sugar together. Then stir in the heavy cream and cook about 10 to 12 minutes until it is thick.
stir in the vanilla and add a pinch of salt.
This is the sauce we used for bread pudding, ice cream, and apple pie and apple dumplings. the recipe makes about 6 cups.
I don't know which of the older relatives it came from, but all of my German immigrant family used it. I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and have lived here all of my life.
Nancy K. N.
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 this week
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:
Shoppy's General Mercantile
Welcome to Shoppy’s General Mercantile. Come on in, have a seat, and enjoy browsing my collection. I have been in business for over fifteen years and offer a variety of Antique Vintage Photographs, Print Ads, Sewing Patterns, and other items.
A Vintage Addiction
At a Vintage Addiction we help you get hooked on the treasures of the past. We provide as much maker and owner history as we know. The pieces we offer are functional and beautiful, time tested and classic.Then and Now. That's A Vintage Addiction.
LULU AND DELILAH
Welcome! I have always been fascinated by things beautiful and unusual, and now I hope to share them with you. I'll do the searching, so you don't have to. I hope you find something you love!
The Vintage Jewelry Chick
Welcome to my shop! I'm a horse riding beach girl who loves vintage jewelry. Here in my shop you'll find Indian Jewelry, Navajo, Turquoise, Zuni, Mexican Silver, Sterling Silver, Victorian, Gold & gemstones rings bracelets in the Boho style.
Welcome to my on-line store! I have a small shop in Franklin, NC where I sell, buy, appraise, personal shop and do consignments. Come see me if you are ever in the beautiful North Carolina Smokey Mountains.
Welcome to Glass Alchemy! We specialize in Fine Antiques and Quality Collectibles. With over 15 years experience selling on line, we look forward to offering quality merchandise at reasonable prices with prompt and professional customer service.
Welcome to Mistervintage a UK based seller specializing in good quality products and excellent service. Offers welcome. We offer Free International Postage for items that are less than 2 kg & size less than 20cm high, 20cm length and 15cm wide.
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) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at:
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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