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The Collectors Newsletter #1030 -- February 5, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1030 -- February 5, 2016

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1. Open your own online store!
2. Spring Countdown and last call for Valentine's Day!
3. Do you know what day it is?
4. Pinterest: Visit the huge variety of boards we have posted!
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. New On line Merchants
12. Did you know?
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1. 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 http://www.MakeAShop.com and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, email us at support@tias.com.
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2. Only 43 days until Spring but first there are some holidays we need to celebrate. Last call for buying at TIAS.com for Valentine's Day! Didn't that fly by?!? Our dealers offer all kinds of antiques and collectibles that would be appropriate for a Valentine's Day gift.

Here's a link to all things Valentine: http://www.tias.com/holiday-and-seasonal/valentine/

Visit http://www.tias.com 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: http://www.tias.com/newly-listed-antiques
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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.

Today is Bubble Gum Day - only for the young or those without crowns ;-) http://www.tias.com/simple_search/bubble%20gum/

You can view the FaceBook post here:
https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques/posts/10153927035103656

Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques to read about some of the interesting and sometimes amusing "holidays"! You don't need to have a Facebook account to view that page!
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4. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/

Visit the page for the February Birthstone-Amethyst
https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/february-birthstone-amethyst/

The gemstone Amethyst is the Birthstone for February. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Pisces. Amethyst is associated with spirituality, wisdom, sobriety, and security. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone. Although it must always be purple to be amethyst, it can and does have a wide range of purple shades. Go to www.tias.com to see more amethyst pieces!

There's also a nice Valentine's Day board here:
https://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/valentine-s-day/

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.
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5. TIAS.com is on Twitter! Click here and be sure to follow us! https://twitter.com/TIASdotCOM

We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too! http://instagram.com/tiasdotcom
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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 newsletter@tias.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 newsletter@tias.com so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
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Remember that you can check out our Facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques 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 http://www.tias.com 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!
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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 http://www.News-Antique.com

1. Life's about to get a whole lot easier for collectors shopping online as Barnebys.com launches in US
http://news-antique.com/?id=809918&keys=barnebys-auction-aggregator-swedish

2. Dollar bill signed by Bonnie and Clyde is being sold in an online-only auction that ends March 1st
http://news-antique.com/?id=809919&keys=bonnie-clyde-dollar-bill

3. Now Available: Feb. 3, 2016 Antique Trader Digital Edition
http://news-antique.com/?id=809921&keys=railroad-antiques-autographs-collectibles

4. AUCTION! R.S. Prussia, Royal Bayreuth Collections on Sat, April 30th by WoodyAuction.com
http://news-antique.com/?id=809922&keys=WoodyAuction-RS-Prussia-RoyalBayreuthSanta

5. Art Glass Auction Saturday, March 19, 2016 at WoodyAuction.com
http://news-antique.com/?id=809923&keys=woody-auction-art-glass

6. Cottone Auctions is celebrating 30 years in the business with a major auction on Saturday, March 19
http://news-antique.com/?id=809924&keys=lichtenstein-calder-albers-tiffany

7. Work by Evans, Nakashima, Tiffany, Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s February 26-28 Auctions
http://news-antique.com/?id=809927&keys=rago-auction-modern-art

8. ANTIQUE & APPRAISAL SCHOOL REACHES MILESTONE...
http://news-antique.com/?id=809928&keys=antiques-shows-study-appraising

9. Go West: The Changing Shape of the Chinese Art Market
http://news-antique.com/?id=809931&keys=china-chinese-art-market

10. Asian objects, items from the Western culture at Converse & Company's East Meets West sale, Feb. 19
http://news-antique.com/?id=809932&keys=cartier-dasburg-jade-boyer

MANY more stories are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at: http://www.news-antique.com
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8. Your Classifieds...

Here's a link to the newest Classifies: http://www.tiasexchange.com/

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/3924196527.html

Doulton Forsyth MINT China Dinnerware Replacements
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/3924196183.html

Stoneware/China Patterns at Dinnerware Replacements
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/3924195128.html

Miscellaneous China Patterns at Dinnerware Replacements
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/3924195127.html

Preserve Your Memories in Stained Glass
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/1920890906.html

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/3924140254.html

Antique Biscuit Jar
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/3924136616.html

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: http://tinyurl.com/39eulu

Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at: http://tinyurl.com/8xqyw

We're about to roll out an entirely new Classified section. Hopefully we will be announcing it in next week's newsletter!
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9. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS.com - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6
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10. Vintage Recipes

Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at: http://bit.ly/1vDXn6h. Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email recipes@tias.com if you would like to submit a recipe.

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 recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.
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Last week, Rita R. sent a request for a recipe from the mid-60s for popcorn balls, using mini marshmallows. Thanks to all who sent recipes! Hopefully one of these is what Rita has been searching for!
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Sent by Jaci B:
Popcorn Balls

20 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups sugar
7 ounces marshmallow creme
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring

Container: medium saucepan, large roasting pan
Directions
Put popped popcorn in a large roasting pan.
Place corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat until boiling, stirring continually. Remove pan from heat.
Stir in marshmallow creme, butter and vanilla until combined. Add a few drops of food coloring until you get the color you would like.
Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn. Stir until evenly coated. Allow to cool until mixture can be handled easily.
Grease hands lightly with butter to prevent popcorn mixture from sticking. Press into balls of desired size. Place balls on a sheet of greased, waxed paper and allow to dry.
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Also from Jaci B:

Martha Stewart's Popcorn Balls

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for hands
1 bag (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3 quarts popped popcorn
1 cup candy-coated chocolates (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside. Melt the butter in a large heavy-bottom pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and brown sugar; stir until melted and combined. Remove from heat.

Add popcorn, and candies if desired; toss until well combined. With buttered hands, shape into 2 1/2-inch balls. Let harden slightly on lined baking sheet.
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From Darlene F:

Jello Popcorn Balls with Mini Marshmallows

Any flavor of Jello will do, but my favorites are Strawberry, Orange and Lime. If you don't have mini-marshmallows, large ones cut into fourths work pretty well too.

Author: Maria
Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients

1 small package Strawberry Jello, or flavor of your choice
1/2 cup sugar
6 tbsp butter
1/4 cup Karo Syrup
1 tsp water
2 cups Mini Marshmallows
9 cups popped pop corn

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine popcorn and minimarshmallows and set aside
Prepare a sheet of wax paper to place formed balls on
In a small sauce pan, combine Strawberry Jello, sugar, butter, karo syrup and 1 tsp water.
Cook on medium high heat until mixture comes to a full boil
Turn burner to medium low (make sure mixture keeps boiling at this temp or turn it up a little) and cook for 1.5-2 minutes. I go the full two minutes.
Quickly pour mixture over popcorn and mini marshmallows and stir with a wooden spoon until popcorn is evenly coated.
with buttered hands, form popcorn into 12 round balls with your hands. Set formed popcorn balls on to wax paper and allow to cool. I like to put each ball in a fold over sandwich bag once they are cooled to help them stay fresh.

Good luck!
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From Carol T:

Popcorn Balls

1 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light corn syrup
2 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon water
5 quarts plain popped popcorn

Directions:
1. Combine marshmallows, butter, corn syrup, confectioners’ sugar and water in a sauce pan and heat over medium low heat until mixture starts to boil.
2. Put the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the mixture over the popcorn and carefully combine coating every kernel.
3. When the mixture is just slightly warm roll popcorn balls into desired sizes and then cool.
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From Marie B:
I was going to reply, but all the lady needs to do is enter into Bing search engine (at the library if not available at home) "recipe popcorn balls, marshmallows 1960s" and dozens of recipes will come up. If she reads those, she may recognized the ingredients from the lost recipe and narrow down her search to just one or two.
Marie B
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From Mary G:
Popcorn balls
1 cup of clear corn syrup
12 Large marshmallows ( 10 miniatures = 1 )
1 and 2/3 cup of granulated sugar
6 to 8 quarts of popcorn
food coloring if you want to color them

Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, till sugar dissolves
and comes to rolling boil.
Turn heat to low, add marshmallow and stir till melted
Pour over the popcorn and mix.

Enjoy!
Mary G. North Dakota
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TIAS.com merchants have thousands of cookbooks for sale! You can see them here: http://www.tias.com/books/cooking/

Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html

Email recipes@tias.com if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share or if you're looking for a recipe!
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11. 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: http://www.tias.com/new-merchants
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Brenda's Jewelry Box
http://tias.com/stores/bjewelbox/
Welcome to my jewelry store. I have been in business with my husband for over 20 years and we decided to separate our jewelry business from our other TIAS stores. We have many satisfied customers. My inventory includes costume and fine jewelry.

Dobson Antique Hardware And Collectibles Of Eugenia's
http://tias.com/stores/dobson/
Eugenia's is a family owned business for over 40 years. We specialize in antique door and furniture hardware, antique lighting and bath accessories. We also deal in various collectibles. Our "brick and mortar" store Eugenia's Authenic Antique Hardware is located at 5370 Peachtree Rd. Chamblee, GA, 30341 is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Tin Lizzy Treasures
http://tias.com/stores/tinliz/
Welcome to Tin Lizzy Treasures. Our shop truly is the home of 100's of one of a kind memories. From art glass to farm antiques to Automobilia. We have a little of everything. Please visit us often as our inventory changes frequently. Thank you!

Berenice Denton's Cottage
https://www.tias.com/stores/bdentonscottage/
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.

Gallery 954
https://www.tias.com/stores/gallerysouthfl/
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
http://www.tias.com/stores/shophere/
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.

SK Antiques
http://www.tias.com/stores/skantiques/
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
http://www.tias.com/stores/boldhearted/
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.

Times Past Jewelry
https://www.tias.com/stores/timespastjewelry/
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.
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12. 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.
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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:
http://www.tias.com/search.php
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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: http://www.tias.com/cards/
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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: http://bit.ly/1BN65Sl
If you head up an antiques and collectibles club, feel free to register it today!
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13. Helpful Resources:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi
b) What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com
c) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at: http://www.MakeAShop.com
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