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The Collectors Newsletter #1071 -- December 16, 2016
The Collectors Newsletter #1071 -- December 16, 2016
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1. Christmas Coundown: the clock is ticking for ordering holiday gifts online!
2. Special offers, sales and other news!
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. Christmas Countdown: There are only 8 days left until Christmas! According to usps.com, here are the holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for U.S. destinations:
Dec. 20 Ė First-Class Mail
Dec. 21 Ė Priority Mail
Dec. 23 Ė Priority Mail Express
2. Special offers, sales and other news - Every day we publish "press releases" from our sellers who are offering special sales, discounts on shipping, promoting special items, etc. Visit
to see the latest. Hovering over the image displays the message from that particular store. Come see what you can find! Here's an example: More Than McCoy (
posted this press release: "End of Year Deep Discounts & New Inventory includes: Antique Stoneware & Glass; Kitchen Collectibles; Music Boxes; Porcelain; Teacups; Linens; Recipe Boxes; Tins; Primitives; Majolica; Baskets; Tools; Art Pottery, etc."
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 email@example.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:
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 National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Pretty sure this qualifies
Vintage Ugly Christmas Sweater Cardigan
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!
We've dressed them up for the holidays!
December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon
Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon are the birthstones for people born during the month of December. Tanzanite exhibits a rich violet-blue color and is found in Tanzania.
Here is a link to the Pinterest board featuring many beautiful examples of Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon:
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!
We recently added quite a number of really unique items there!We now have a Instagram button at the top of the page at
along with the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons.
8. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help/Blast from the past
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a reprint of a Christmas story published December 2006:
Every year at Christmas I think of when I was eight years old and wanted
a bike for Christmas ( that was 47years ago). We didnít have a lot but
there was always Christmas, my parents operated a gas station /
convenience store as they are called today. We had many regular
customers and my mom must have told one of the regulars that I wanted a
bike for Christmas and he said he had one for $10.00. It was Christmas
Eve when he brought it to my parents and they were in total shock but
did not want to hurt his feelings and no time to purchase a bike they
brought it home anyway. Christmas morning I remember being so
excited and came downstairs to see and there was my bike. My mom
said she just held her breath. My exact words were ďI got a new bike!
But itís a used one. It needed paint, the bracket to hold a light on the
front fender was there but the light was missing and the seat needed to
be replaced. I can still see it. However after the opening our other gift
I was into warm clothes and boots (we live in Minnesota) outside I went
with my new used bike. I know my parents felt really bad about the
bike but I donít remember every complaining about it because I got a
bike and was happy as can be and my neighbor friends and I road all
over town for many years until it wasnít cool anymore. Something else
that comes to mind is not one neighbor friend ever made fun of my bike,
I guess back then name brands and newest didnít really mean that much
we were happy with what we received with love. Thank you for allowing
this warm and fuzzy memory. Merry Christmas from Brenda S.
Comments, thoughts? We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with collecting. We may publish it here. Send your story 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
Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter. To post a release, go to
More than 500 lots of props and costumes from film and TV will be sold by Premiere Props, Dec. 17th
$1 MILLION EMERALD SPARKS GREEN FIRE IN RAGOíS DECEMBER JEWELRY AUCTION
MAGNIFICENT RS Prussia pieces, children's items at Woody Auction
Converse Auctions saying farewell to 2016 with a new name, a new owner and a big auction Dec. 30th
John Pye Luxury Assets celebrates first year in Bond Street
Two major collections will headline American Bottle Auctions' Auction #63, Feb. 10-18 and March 3-11
Nearly 700 quality lots in many categories will come up for bid on New Year's Day at Nadeau's Jan. 1
MANY other announcements are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
12. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
13. 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!
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:
Cottonwood Antique Mall
The Cottonwood Antique Mall is a multi dealer mall located in the heart of the midwest with thousands of vintage items ranging from primitives to fine glassware. Shop our site for that unique treasure and tour our store on TIAS.
Wanting More Collectibles Shop
Welcome to my shop on the web Ya'll~ From a small town, Murfreesboro, NC where I bought a drugstore(built in 1936)which I turn into a vintage collectible shop ~ I sold a large variety of everything ~ Visit my shop often in search for that one item ~
DownHome Antiques and Collectibles
Welcome to our Tias Store bringing you the best in selection and pricing honest descriptions and honest shipping.
Welcome to Vintage Variety! I am so pleased to offer my favorite things on Tias for your enjoyment. Visit our store often for new items! I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7 day money back guarantee. We accept payments through Paypal.
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.
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.
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!
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
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' online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
c) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at:
d) Here's a link to the page where you can research backstamps/marks on the back of your item.
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