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The Collectors Newsletter #1045 -- May 27, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1045 -- May 27, 2016
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1. Memorial Day
2. Dads and Grads
3. Open your own online store!
4. Supporting small independent merchants
5. Do you know what day it is?
6. Pinterest: Visit the huge variety of boards we have posted!
7. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
8. This Week's Stories, Requests for Help, and old stories revisited
9. Facebook Updates
10 This Week's Antique News
11. Newly listed items
12. Vintage Recipes
13. New On line Merchants
14. Did you know?
15. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. We at TIAS.com honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country.
2. Time to start thinking about gifts for Father's Day, as well as the graduate in the family! TIAS.com sellers have a wide variety of items any Dad or Grad would love! We've been sending newsletter with items handpicked by our dealers. Here are a few suggestions:
Pipe or cigar humidor:
Vintage wrist watch:
Vintage pen and pencil sets:
3. 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.
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:
5. 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 Cellophane Tape Day. There are a number of items relating to cellophane tape, most associated with Scotch. Here's something a little different:
Old Minnesota Mining Cellophane Tape
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!
6. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest!
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.
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.
7. 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!
8. 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. 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.
Have you ever tracked down the original owner of a vintage item that you found? Tell us about it send an email to email@example.com
9. Facebook Updates
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!
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.
10. 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
1. St. Louis Antique Festival
2. Prostitute's box, Meissen figures, Trodoux bronze will headline Crescent City's June 4th-5th auction
3. Vintage clocks and watches, Americana, Belle Epoque items, more at John Mcinnis' three-day auction
4. Now Available: May 25, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader
5. Cowans Auctions June 10
6. John Moran Auctioneers to Offer a Diverse Selection of Fine and Decorative Art at June 18th Decoration
MANY other announcements are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
11. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
12. 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.
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 thousands of 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!
This recipe was submitted by Laura M:
Here's a recipe that's nice for a hot weather dessert - no stovetop or oven use (except baking the pie shell - use a prepared graham crust if you don't want to turn on the oven). I think my mom found this on a package of instant pudding, then tweaked it as she always does. I copied it just as she wrote it a couple of years ago.
Mom's Coconut Cream Pie
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked [Pillsbury premade, then baked and cooled according to directions on pkg]
2 two small packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups of whole milk
2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut hard to find but sweetened is too sweet here! reserve about 1/4 cup and toast in 325 oven on cookie sheet lined with parchment or foil – just a couple of minutes – it burns quickly (I burned 3 batches this morning) so watch carefully, then cool after toasting
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk until the pudding mixture thickens. Fold in coconut and half of the nondairy whipped topping into the pudding. Pour the combination into the prepared pie crust.
Spread the remainder of the nondairy whipped topping on top of the pie. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Refrigerate, and serve chilled.
For chocolate cream pie, I just sub’d 2 packages instant chocolate pudding, reducing the milk by about 1/2 cup since there’s no coconut to soak up and thicken it. I thought it was too thick so maybe use the entire three cups. I used a bar of semi sweet chocolate, shaved with a veggie peeler, to add to the top, but I also threw in a couple of tablespoons of the shaved chocolate to the mixture to add a little texture.
13. 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:
Welcome to ISoldMyTreasures! We specialize in fine crystal, dinnerware and elegant and depression glass wares. We have been in business since 1998 and look forward to serving you!
Welcome to Countryside Collectibles, We have been dealing in collectibles and antiques for well over 30 years and have a reputation for fair and honest dealings. We offer mid-century and earlier collectible. We offer 7 day refunds. We accept Paypal.
Allie's Vintage Alley
I have been buying, selling and trading antique and collectibles for 30 years. I sell a variety of great finds. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee, and I accept Visa and MasterCard (via PayPal), Checks and Money Orders!
Welcome to LP Antiques. Our mission is to find loving homes for the antique and vintage treasures we find. Our goal is your complete satisfaction and we hope you find as much joy in browsing our store as we do in finding these interesting and diverse objects.
Hello, Welcome to Judy's Closet! I have been a collector, dealer, flea marketer, and just an all around antique addict my whole life. I mainly sell glass, china, figurines, pottery, and art. But, you never know what might show up.
Aberdeen Art Glass
Hello and thank you for visiting my spot on the web! My name is Edward Larson, the items listed in my TIAS shop are all available for free local pick up at our physical location
Brenda's Jewelry Box
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
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
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!
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!
14. 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!
15. 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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