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The Collectors Newsletter #1100-- September 8, 2017
The Collectors Newsletter #1100-- September 8, 2017
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1. Special offers, sales and other news!
2. Time to get ready for the upcoming holiday shoppers! 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. Newly listed items
10. This week's Antique News
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:
More Than McCoy (
posted this press release: "Shop till you drop sales & new inventory! Manly & Feminine gift categories for ideas on unique gifts, plus thousands of vintage collectibles for decorating and collecting!"
2. Time to get ready for the upcoming holiday season! It's really not too early to get started. Once the holiday shoppers start spending, you will have your store ready to go! Start today - 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, you can take out a Classified Ad. 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 Pledge of Allegiance Day
American Flag With Pledge Allegiance Post Card
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 September birthstone board - Sapphires
We recently added a board for Tobacciana. You'll find it here:
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
Do you have an interesting story to tell? Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here. If we use your story, we'll send you a handy-dandy TIAS pocket tape measure & magnifier
Please be sure to include your name and postal mailing address. (Valid for US addresses only)
Here's a reprint from 2/28/2002:
Proof that collecting is genetic. This reader found that the collecting bug is indeed something that can be passed on from generation to generation. I know a lot of people collect postcards, but I think that this is a new one. My mom traveled a lot for work, so I started a collection of postcards from all of the places she traveled when I was a kid. I also asked everyone I knew to pick some up for me on their travels. I have collected over 2,000 in my 30 years. About a month after my grandfather died in 1999 my grandmother gave me two big metal boxes. I opened them up to find some smaller WW II ammunition type boxes inside. I thought that the boxes were great, but she said to keep looking. Inside those boxes was the collection that of postcards that my grandfather had been collecting since he was a kid! The second big box was even better. Inside were more ammo boxes, this time, they were from WWI! These boxes were the collection that my Great Grandfather had started as a kid! I never had any idea that the postcard thing was in the blood!......Gwen S
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. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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
25 limited edition prints signed and numbered by Bob Dylan will be auctioned online September 20th
Trove of documents pertaining to Alexander Hamilton will be exhibited in New York City, September 10
11. Vintage Recipes
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Two weeks ago, Margaret requested a recipe for a fresh apple cake. We published three receips last week, and here's another.
From Sue and Walt N:
Not exactly as requested but guaranteed delicious.
Chopped Apple Cake
2 sticks margarine
2 cups sugar (or a little less - like 1 1/2 cups - especially if
apples are sweet)
2 cups flour
2 tsp each baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla
4 tsp lemon juice (which you can put on the apples as you cut them
up to keep them from discoloring)
4 cups finely chopped, peeled eating apples
(about 6 medium)
Combine first 3 ingredients and beat one minute. Mix dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture about one third at a time. Batter will be very stiff. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 pan and bake at 350 for one hour.
Stays fresh; can be frozen.
Here's a recipe from one of our regular contributors:
Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes
Mashed Potatoes 2 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 green onions, chopped
1 large egg
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
3 to 4 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying
Chopped green onions
Combine the mashed potatoes, both cheeses, crumble bacon, flour, garlic powder, onions and egg in a large bowl and stir to combine. Chill the mixture, covered, for about 15 minutes, up to 24 hours.
Use an ice cream scoop with a trigger release handle to scoop potato mixture into small 2 inch rounds. Shape the rounds into 1/3 inch thick patties using your hands. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and coat potato patties on both sides with breadcrumbs.
Lightly oil the bottom of a cast iron or non-stick pan with the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cook the potato patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until golden brown, and then place on a paper towel lined plate. Let cool slightly before enjoying. Dip in either sour cream or ranch dressing.
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:
We have 30 years of selling antique and Designer Gold Silver Jewelry
Mid-century (1930s-1970s) Vintage Jewelry, Glass, Furniture, Housewares & Oddities
Elegance at a Glance
Hi, we offer a wonderful selection of vintage costume jewelry to new costume jewelry, signed or unsigned, fine jewelry as well as collectibles. This is a great site with some great items worth checking out! Thank you for visiting, come back often.
Hello and welcome! I am Angel. I sell Glass, China, Potteries, Postcards, Vintage motorcycle magazines and books and Kitchen items. Please have fun browsing and feel free to ask questions. I accept Visa, MasterCard through PayPal. Thank you!
Ye Olde Daze Shoppe
Welcome to Ye Olde Daze Shoppe where we specialize in all things collectible! Inventory includes artwork, antiques, collectibles and so much more! PayPal is accepted
Certified Fitness Specialist who loves vintage items and has been providing excellent service products for over 10 years.I guarantee your satisfaction. We accept PayPal.Shipping is Free.Shipping Excludes Alaska/Hawaii,US Protectorates,apo fpo,PO Box
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!
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.
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!
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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