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The Collectors Newsletter #1022 -- November 20, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1022 -- November 20, 2015
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1. There's still time to open a store in time for holiday sales!
2. Christmas Countdown!
3. Do you know what day it is?
4. Pinterest: Visit the Christmas boards!
5. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
6. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
7. This Week's Antique News
8. Your Classifieds
9. Newly listed items
10. Vintage Recipes
11. First annual TIAS.com virtual holiday cookie bake
12. New On line Merchants
13. Did you know?
14. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. There is still time to start a store to take advantage of holiday sales!
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 email@example.com.
2. Some of you probably rolled your eyes when we started our Christmas countdown but time flies!!! Only 34 days until Christmas! This is getting serious :-) If you haven't started your online shopping, it's time to get started! Our dealers are not seasonal merchants, but they sure are loading up their stores with goodies for the holidays! They offer all kinds of antiques and collectibles, making shopping easier than ever. Vintage holiday decorations are a must these days! Visit
and use our search to shop, or shop by categories, listed on the far left of the page.
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:
3. Do you know what day it is? Just to show you how versatile the inventory presented by our hundreds of sellers can be, we've been researching little-known national and world-wide "holidays" that most people aren't familiar with, and matching them up with items for sale on TIAS.com. Yesterday was Play Monopoly Day - TIAS.com sellers have a variety of vintage and collectible monopoly games, as well as novelty items such as earrings, glassware and ornaments relating to the game.
Visit us on Facebook
to read about some of the interesting and sometimes amusing "holidays"! You don't need to have a Facebook account to view that page!
4. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest! Visit our board dedicated to Thanksgiving here:
We have quite a few relating to the holidays, including vintage Christmas Postcards (awesome graphics from the past!), ornaments, decorations, jewelry, and a Hanukkah board!
Also visit the page for November Birthstones: Topaz and Citrine
Topaz and citrine are appropriate birthstones for November birthdays. Topaz: gemstone in a rich rainbow of colors. Prized for several thousand years in antiquity, all yellow gems in antiquity were called topaz. Citrine, the other birthstone for November is known as the "healing quartz", said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy warmth within the wearer. Citrine can be found in a many shades from pastel yellow to dark brownish orange.
for more examples of the various birthstones available.
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.
5. 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!
6. 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 sellers specializes in out-of-print sewing machine manuals. It's amazing how many vintage and antique machines there are out there, and having the manual is really helpful if it needs repairs, or if you just want to use it and can't figure out how to use all it's features, or even how to thread it. The store is called Relics and the URL to the site is:
Linda, the owner, was kind enough to submit this informative article for TIAS.com to share:
Did you know that many of the older machines were called badged sewing machines? They usually were made in the Orient or in the US or even arrived for sale in the USA without model names on them so the seller could put whatever name on them that they wanted to and could even put their name and address or location on the manual. This happens today and also happened much earlier in the last century and has gone on for decades. In other words, the name on your machine might even stand for the name of a variety, dry-goods or even a store chain. All kinds of businesses resold sewing machines they bought from manufacturers and resold them under their own names. There are thousands of examples of this even including Kenmore.
To help you find the manual for your machine, go to the URL listed above and go through the categories listed there and compare the manuals to your machine. If you click on the image to the left of the items description in our site a details page for that item will open. The images in that left hand column will enlarge if they are clicked on. When you are looking for the correct manual you need to ask yourself if the machine you are seeing in the illustrations from that manual, on my site, looks mechanically like your machine. It doesn’t matter what decorations are on it or what cabinet or case they are in--it's more important how it is operated--like by a treadle or with electricity and with a foot or a knee controller, etc. They were options. Again, it is the mechanics of the head which matter when you are looking for the correct manual. You see, the exterior/body may have had cosmetic changes made to it as the production continued and different options were made for them like how it is powered, if it is in a cabinet or case, etc. and they simply don’t matter when you are looking for the right manual.
If your machine says “deluxe or super”, it is just flash labeling like calling it super duper. You can also try selecting the "Unknown" categories in the site. Perhaps one of those manuals will be mechanically like your machine.
Thanks for your article, Linda!
7. 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. The Origins of Art Deco are Charted in "The Triumph of Design" - A Talk at Rago Auctions on Dec. 2
2. Warhol Art, Monumental Bertoia Sculpture lead Palm Beach Modern Auctions Nov. 21-22 Auction
3. Rare Dr. R. Parker western medicine bottle finishes at $23,100 at American Bottle Auctions Nov. 6-15
4. Ewbank's Auction of Meteorites Is Out Of This World
5. UK Auctioneer To Offer Unique 1920s Cinema Organ
6. Lester Ramsey Auctions Presents Exquisite Chinese Works of Art with 'Dream Provenance' in Dec 6 sale
7. New Castle Winter Antique Show 2016
8. Sweden-based auction aggregator Barnebys, already huge in Europe, will launch in the U.S. early 2016
MANY more stories are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
8. 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!
Doll Houses VINTAGE at Dinnerware Replacements
Christmas China Patterns at Dinnerware Replacements
Christmas Glassware Crystal at Dinnerware Replacements
Doll House Furniture at Dinnerware Replacements
Extra Dinner Plates for Season Dinnerware Replacements
Doll House Dolls at Dinnerware Replacements
The Bombay Company China at Dinnerware Replacements
Epoch Holiday Joy
Sango Sangria Canisters at Dinnerware Replacements
Lots of Cookie Jars 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. Place your ad today at:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
9. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
10. 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.
Here's a recipe from an early 1900s pamphlet printed by Hershey Chocolate Company, titled "A Cookery Expert's New Recipes"
Hot Cocoa Fudge Sauce for Ice Cream and Sundaes
1 1/2 cupfuls brown sugar
1 tablespoonful butter
1 cupful milk
1 teaspoonful vanilla
4 tablespoonfuls Hershey's cocoa
Mix cocoa to a paste with part of the milk, add the butter, sugar and rest of the milk and cook until creamy and thick, remove from the fire, beat for a few moments, add vanilla and serve at once. For variety tear six marshmallows into small pieces and add while beating the sauce, or a dozen chopped pecan meats may be used as preferred.
11.We' having our own TIAS.com virtual cookie bake this year! Send us your favorite holiday cookie recipe and we'll feature it here!
Here's one submitted by Barb M, from Toronto Canada:
CHOCOLATE CHERRY COOKIES
1 1/2 CUPS FLOUR
1/2 CUP UNSWEETENED COCOA
1/4 TSP SALT
1/4 TSP BAKING POWDER
1/4 TSP BAKING SODA
1/2 CUP BUTTER OR MARGARINE
1 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
1 1/2 TSP VANILLA
1 – 10 OZ BOTTLE MARACHINO CHERRIES DRAINED, RESERVE JUICE
1/2 CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1/4 CUP CONDENSED MILK
Note – icing is put on cookie before baking.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl.
In large bowl beat margarine and sugar until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla beating well.
Add dry ingredients to egg mixture beating thoroughly.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and flatten slightly on ungreased cookie sheet.
Push down centre of each cookie with thumb.
Place a cherry into indent.
Place chocolate chips and condensed milk in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until chips melt.
Add 4 tsp of cherry juice.
Spread a teaspoon of icing onto each cookie.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes
Here are two from Betty H:
AUNT DEE’S FRUIT COOKIES
1 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
3 1.2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups or more Pecans, chopped
2 Cups or more Candied Fruits
2 Cups or more Dates, chopped
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, buttermilk.
Sift together the flour, soda, salt. Add to first mixture and mix in the pecans, fruit, and dates.
Chill at least one hour and drop by rounded teaspoonful on a lightly greased baking sheet, 2” a part.
Place a pecan half on each cookie, if desired.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until set (when touched with finger, almost no imprint remains)
Yield: 6 dozen cookies
The bakery at Mississippi State University has a delicious cookie available in its bakery on campus. The recipe for these cookies is as follows:
MSU TURKISH MACROONS
Ingredients for 50 Dozen:
4 Lbs. Dates, Chopped
4 Lbs. Egg Whites
4 Lbs. Ground Pecans
6 Lbs. Macaroon-style Coconut
16 Lbs. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
3 Tbs. Vanilla
Ingredients for 6 Dozen:
1 10 Ounce Can Dates (Chopped)
1 Cup Egg Whites
2 Cups Pecans
1 10 Ounce Can Macaroon-style Coconut (Flaked)
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
Beat egg whites until stiff peak stage.
Pulverize the dates, pecans, coconut in a food processor.
Fold the dates, pecans, and coconut and the remaining ingredients into the egg whites.
Drop by teaspoon size on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake until lightly brown
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:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share or if you're looking for a recipe!
12. 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:
Berenice Denton's Cottage
I've been a dealer for over 40 wonderful years. My inventory includes antiques, collectibles, furnishings and fine art. Your satisfaction is my top priority. I hope you find a lovely addition to compliment your home.
Antiques at Nellie's
Offering a variety of Vintage. Specializing in finding the best Antiques & Collectibles at affordable prices from Nellie's.
Our treasures are sourced everywhere along the coast from Historic St. Augustine through the Florida Keys, as well as some very special, sweet, secret spots we can't divulge! We hope to inspire you to live green, embracing treasures from the past.
Back In Time
I'm glad you chose to visit my store. I have a collection of vintage items that are sure to interest you. Sterling silver, china, and oriental rugs are my specialty but look for other antiques here also.
Welcome to SKAntiques! My inventory consists of cut glass and crystal, tea pots and tea cups, plates, brass, china, books, costume jewelry, vinyl records, and much, much more. I hope you'll find that special something to compliment your collection!
Timeless Art LLC
Welcome to our website of Timeless Art!! We have been Designers for Interior and Exterior Design for Many Years and Pride ourselves in finding the most Unique and hard to find Art Elements for your Designs, including Garden Elements.
Thierrysmith Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome and thank you for visiting our shop. We hope you find something you love and visit often. As you browse our inventory of china and dinnerware, please know that your satisfaction is important to us.
Family company that is specialized in some of the most beautiful antique around. We buy and sell our items worldwide and have had acquired a very happy clientele over the past 40 years of being in this beautiful business.
Times Past Jewelry
Welcome to Times Past Jewelry. We specialize in vintage costume jewelry with over 30 years experience in the antique and collectible trade. We quarantee satisfaction or your money back.
13. Did you know . . . . this about TIAS.com?
You can shop by category! On the left side of any screen on TIAS.com (including the individual stores), you'll find a list of Categories.
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!
14. 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:
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