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The Collectors Newsletter #1089 -- May 26, 2017
The Collectors Newsletter #1089 -- May 26, 2017
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1. Special offers, sales and other news!
2. Open your own online store or place a Classified Ad!
3. Supporting small independent merchants.
4. Do you know what day it is?
5. Pinterest: Visit the huge variety of boards we have posted!
6. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
7. This Week's Stories, Requests for Help, and sometimes a blast from the past
8. Facebook Updates
9. This Week's Antique News
10. Newly listed items
11. Vintage Recipes
12. New On line Merchants
13. Did you know?
14. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. 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:
Anticus Antiques (
posted this press release: "Just added: Beautiful pietra dura "rose" brooch, bronze weathered Ganesh the Elephant god figurine, brass telescope, Swedish vintage folk doll etc."
2. 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 have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't have enough inventory for a store, and have only one or two items, or a set of something to sell, please visit:
Click on the Sell Now button at the top of the page to get started. If you have any questions, email 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:
4. 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 Wig Out Day
Blonde Curls Wig For 3.5-5 In. Doll Heads, 7-10 In. Dolls
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!
5. Be sure to visit our boards on Pinterest!
Visit our board for the May birthstone board - Emerald. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Cancer. Emerald gemstones are associated with patience, understanding, and foresight.
We just started a new board for Father's Day Gift Ideas! More to be pinned there soon!
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.
6. 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.
7. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help/Blast from the past
Please share your story about collecting with us, and we will publish it here. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a reprint from the Collectors Newsletter published August 2002:
Cannonballs. Things are not always as they appear to be. As this reader
discovered. -- Sometime during the 1950s my grandparents and their
children bought 2 lots of property from an old local farmer in Northwestern
Pennsylvania, around Pymatuning Lake. My father was probably about 10
years old at the time. They worked to clear the lots and they built by hand a
small summer cottage to escape to from the city. Over the years my
grandmother dug holes around the yard to put gardens in and landscape.
While digging these holes she found two completely round, heavy stones
that were very unnatural and not like any other stones she came across in
the ground. They were the same size (about 5 inches across) and they fit
in her hand. She washed them off and kept them as door stops of sorts. She
called them her "cannonballs" and she thought they were from the civil war
era. However, when my grandparents passed away the balls ended up in the
shed until my father rediscovered them and gave them to me. They were too
odd to toss back in the yard. I took digital pictures of them and decided to try
and settle the mystery once and for all. I emailed the photos to a local
archeologist/Native American historian to see if he recognized them. Turns
out they are from a pre-historical era (AD 1000 to 1600) and were used by
the Native American tribe living in the area in a game called "Chunkey." My
grandmother's "cannon balls" turned out to be something very interesting
besides doorstops! ....Jennifer B., Western PA
Do you have an interesting story to tell? Send your story to email@example.com and we may publish it here.
8. 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.
9. 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
Mining collectibles, old bottles, postal history, coins, currency all do well at Holabird's auction
R. S. Prussia collectors need to mark their calendars for Saturday, July 22nd, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
MANY other announcements are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
10. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
11. 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:
SOFT NO KNEAD Dinner Rolls
1 tbsp dry yeast
1/4 cup white sugar (You can reduce it to 2 tablespoons of sugar.)
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup milk, lukewarm, whole or low fat,
4 cups bread flour + extra for dusting
1 1/2 tsp salt
3.5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs, at room temperature, beaten with fork
1 tbsp butter, melted
Place the yeast and 2 teaspoons of the sugar in a medium bowl, then pour in water. Leave for 5 minutes until it froths.
Place flour, remaining sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix to combine.
Make a well in the center. Add remaining ingredients and pour in the yeast liquid, including all froth.
Mix until combined with wooden spoon - it will be like a thick muffin batter. Not pourable, but thick and sticky.
Leave dough in the bowl, cover with a wet (clean) tea towel and place in a warm place (25C/77F+) to rise for around 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until almost tripled in volume. See Note 4 for how I do this (you will laugh - but it works every time!). Dough surface should be bubbly.
Line a 31.5 x 23.5 cm / 9 x 13" tray with baking paper with overhang.
Remove tea towel and punch dough to deflate, then mix briefly in the bowl to get rid of the bubbles in the dough.
Dust work surface with flour, scrape dough on work surface. Dust top of dough then shape into a log. Cut log into 4 pieces, then cut each piece into 3 pieces (12 in total).
Take one piece and press down with palm, then use your fingers to gather into a ball, flip (so smooth side is up) then roll the dough briefly to form a ball. This stretches the dough on one side and that's how I get a nice smooth surface on my roll.
Place the ball with the smooth side up on the tray. Repeat with remaining dough. Line them up 3 x 4.
Rise # 2:
Spray surface of rolls (or cling wrap) with oil (any), then place cling wrap over the tray.
Return tray to warm place and leave for 30 - 45 min, until the dough has risen by about 75% (less than double in size).
Partway through Rise #2, preheat oven to 200C/390F (standard) or 180C/350F (fan/convection).
Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until the surface is a golden brown and the roll in the centre sounds hollow when tapped. The surface colour is the best test for this recipe.
Remove rolls from oven. Brush with melted butter.
Use overhang to lift rolls onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool to warm before serving.
Carol T, Cullman,AL
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
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:
American Antiques And Collectibles
Welcome to my virtual booth. Please feel free to use the Contact link to contact me with any questions about my items. Please buy with confidence as I stand behind all my merchandise.
Welcome to my shop on the web! Selling on the internet 20 years. My inventory includes a lot of railroad collectibles, plus vintage documents, books and magazines, toys, black americanna, postcards, military, boxing, photos, advertising and more.
The JJ Today collection captures the history & beauty of our past. Each of our featured collectibles have experienced meaning with some one at some place in time. All have value & are recognized as cherished keepsakes of our humanity.
Welcome to our Store! We stock a wide range of unique items ranging from high end to very affordable. Your favorite piece of antique or unique furniture is here, household curiosities, or simply your favorite book! Something precious for everyone!
Welcome to Bella's Place an online store offering rare finds, antiques, collectibles and other items you might not find elsewhere. We are very dedicated to helping our customers with any questions, information and/or guidance they might need. CIAO!
At Memory Lane
At Memory Lane, everyone is entitled to a piece of the past. You will find antiques and vintage in my shop. I am a small seller, but have been selling online for about ten years. Currently, my stash includes old milk glass & collectible glass.
Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles
Welcome to my shop. I have been a dealer for 20 years and online since 2002. Vintage glass, porcelain, dolls, kitsch and so much more. Memories and heirlooms to treasure is my goal for my customers.
Vintage Paper 'n' Stuff
Welcome to Vintage Paper 'N' Stuff! We strive to provide a unique shopping experience offering an eclectic collection of vintage ephemera and collectibles. We pick up a piece here a collection there and offer it to you at affordable prices. ENJOY!
Welcome to my place on the web! You will find high quality french antiques and vintage jewelry in my shop. I've been a dealer for over 20 years and I have many satisfied customers.
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
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' 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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