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The Collectors Newsletter #896 -- June 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #895 -- June 2012
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1. WE NEED YOUR HELP!.
2. Some new fun photo albums for you!
3. This Week's Question & Answers
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. Funny Old Stuff
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
9. A Vintage Recipe
10. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
11. New On line Merchants
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
TIAS.com is applying for a grant from "Mission Small Business" (MSB) and we need your help.
Part of the grant process is getting 250 people to vote for TIAS.com on the MSB Web site within the next two days.
We could do wonderful things for you and our merchants with this grant.
It takes about 30 seconds to submit your vote. Please go to :
and click on the blue button in the lower right corner of the page that says [Log In & Support] you will be prompted to login or register. Once you are logged in, Scroll down the screen that says "Vote Local" and do a search for TIAS.com. Once the search results come up, you can place one vote for us.
If you know of anyone else who would be interested in supporting TIAS, please pass this email on to them. Voting closes June 30th. Many thanks for your help....Phil
2. Some new FUN photo albums for you!
We've put together some more photo albums containing a wide variety of fun & interesting vintage items and posted them to Pinterest.com . These hand picked photo albums include incredible teacups, gorgeous dolls, Art Deco, fancy teapots, carnival glass, depression glass, vintage clothing, postcards, civil war photos, hobnail, toys, furniture, handbags and a huge jewelry selection. Take a look at:
3. This Week's Story
Every week we post stories, comments and survey results from our readers
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This weeks request was to tell us your favorite story about how you acquired one item in your collection. Half the fun of collecting is finding the items you collect and every item in every collection has a story about how it was found. So what we were looking for from you, is the most interesting story you have about one item in your collection.
Here is what we received this week...
Hi my husband has 7 siblings. He also does "our town auction " once a year so when both folks passed away , we put small things in box lots and held a family auction at the house. It all went very well . Everyone had looked at the box lots and furniture ahead so things moved well and all got what they wanted. There was active bidding on an old oak table and the loser was sorry they didn't get it but knew they could have continued bidding. Everyone was happy and felt it was a fair distribution. Oh yes the money generated went into the estate so who could argue. Peace in the family !
Here is how my Grandma divided up her "treasures." While my Mom and Aunt went to make the funeral arrangements, my cousins and I were walking around the house looking at her treasures, when one of the great grand kids picked up a crystal vase. We quickly snatched it from her before she could break it. Upon further investigation, I noticed a piece of paper inside. Grandma had written a name on it, so that person got it. Looking at the rest of her things, we noticed she had names taped to EVERYTHING. Then we found a book with items and names to coincide with her belongings. That's how her things we're divided up and no one was upset about the way she left things. She knew what everyone's taste was and left things according to each persons interest. Hope this helps. Cindy, from Kansas
I'm an only child so this isn't a worry for me. But I've experienced two completely different philosophies from my grandparents. On one side, my grandparents moved frequently and sold antiques to by "modern" in the 1950s and 1960s... So by the time my grandmother passed away in 2006 at 96, she didn't have a huge collection compared to other families. She had 4 children and had a philosophy of writing down who wanted particular items on a list that she kept for the last 20 some years of her life. My family wasn't really big into having her write things down for us. (We had two things on the list...a salt and pepper set that my father loved using, and a doll that she had in childhood. I was the only family member that collected dolls, so it made sense to ask for it, because it would be sold by the other relatives.) My aunts and uncles had the habit of getting her to write down things more frequently, but when the time came, we discovered that she had balanced things out and changed items to match who would maintain and keep them within the family. So we didn't have to sort through everything, but there were some things that were specifically saved for specific children and or grandchildren. So her final apartment was divided up by the aunts, my mother, and it turned out by myself. (My cousins were not included, but their mothers choose items for them, and one uncle's personal choice was that he didn't want anything, so items were chosen for him and his daughter, so that she would have some special mementos of her grandparents.) I was allowed to participated mainly because my mother knew that in the end, I was the one in our family who would be the keeper. (I had spend hours making copies of historical documents trying to make sure that I would have genealogy information if my aunt chose to divide up the scrapbooks.) In the end, they decided to keep all of the albums together and left them in the custody of my father...the baby of the family with the understanding that I would be the keeper because I had the interest in it. The other side has not moved in over a century...literally! So my family has been given some heirlooms, but nothing really divided.... Beth from PA
We had in our family a similar situation, 5 children and antiques of varying value. And we did have us pick one each, and then another round of one each. But, rather than have the oldest go first and the youngest last, we decided to change the order. We wrote #1- #5 on slips of paper, put them in a hat, and then had oldest-to-youngest pick a # from the hat. The numbers, rather than the age of the participants, determined the order of selecting the wanted items. (This also gets the executor 'off the hook'!) Laura
If you have a story to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and if we include it in an upcoming issue and you include your postal address, we'll send you one of these
4. 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
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 16,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to
1. Outstanding Antique Period, Country, Victorian & Oak Furniture. Country Primitives, & Misc. Collectibles. Asselmeier & May
2. Rare Eliot Ness Credentials Offered in Central Mass Auctions September 2012 Sale
3. Skinner to Host Auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts
4. Grand prize-winning 1904 grandfather clock chimes on time for $17,825
5. COWAN’S AUCTIONS, INC. EXCEEDS $697,000 IN JUNE 21 AMERICAN HISTORY AUCTION
6. Christopher Forbes Will Auction His Collection of American Arts and Crafts at Rago’s
7. John Moran Auctioneers Smashes World Record for Navajo Textile - 1.8 MILLION!
8. Flagstaff Summer Antique Showcase
9. The Curator's Eye Expands European Presence
10. Len Dawson Super Bowl IV MVP jersey brings $34,500 at Philip Weiss Auctions
11. Vintage fireworks collection pops at Morphy's June 22-23 auction, earns $438K
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5, Your Classifieds...
Fenton Art Glass
A Time Remembered
Beautiful Dinnerware in Many Patterns & Makers
Do you have antiques or collectibles you are just itching to sell? A simple classified ad in this newsletter might just be your answer. Over 16,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able to help you out. Place your ad today at:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday June 28, 2012 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7, Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous family stories and comments that are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share, please send it to email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
My father was hungry and opened the fridge to see what was left over.
Overjoyed, he found a dish of cold meatloaf and "woofed" it down.
When he saw my mother later, he complimented on how good her meatloaf was.
"Yes! In the blue bowl."
"That was the dog food!"
It must run in the family, since I used to share Milk Bones with our Airedale.... M.L.CARR
Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here.
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
WANTED: Large Cobalt blue serving plate
WANTED: Images of USA legal executions; regular killers, etc,
WANTED: Antique Wood Artists Box of Watercolor Paints
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
9. A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
One of our readers "Debra" requested a formula for "Danish Pastry Apple Bars" We received the following...
Danish Pastry Apple Bars
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1 egg yolk
1 cup cornflakes
8 to 10 tart cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (8 cups)
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 cup powdered sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
1. In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a liquid measuring cup, beat egg yolk lightly. Add enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid. Stir well to combine. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture with a fork until combined (dough will be slightly sticky). Divide mixture in half.
2. On a well-floured surface, roll half of the dough to a 17x12-inch rectangle. Fold dough crosswise into thirds. Transfer to a 15x10x1-inch baking pan and unfold dough, pressing to fit into the bottom and sides of the pan. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Top evenly with apples. In a small bowl combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Roll remaining dough to a 15x10-inch rectangle. Fold dough crosswise into thirds. Place atop apples and unfold dough. Crimp edges or use the tines of a fork to seal. Cut slits in the top. Brush top with beaten egg white.
3. Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 50 minutes or until golden and apples are tender, covering with foil after the first 25 minutes of baking time to prevent overbrowning.
4. In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and 2 to 3 teaspoons milk to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm bars. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader
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.
My mother made little tiny cheesecakes about the size of a small cupcake. They had an orange flavor to them and a graham cracker crust. They were fantastic. Does anyone have a recipe? Bill
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
11. New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants that just opened store at TIAS.com .....
Nana's Vintage Home
Welcome! You can find mid-century china, depression glass, vintage linens, prints, vintage books and more. Your satisfaction is important to me. Items ship within 2 business days of payment receipt.
Past and Presents
Welcome to our Store. We have a Huge Selection of Canadian Pottery and Art Glass. Our inventory is always changing, so be sure to check back often! Thanks for Stopping By.
Nicky's Unique Items
My store will sell many unique items - whatever I find at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores habitat etc. Many patterns of Corning Ware. I only sell vintage Corning Ware - no Made in China Corning Ware
A Grandma's Collection-Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to Grandma’s Collection, my collecting started because of my grandmothers, some items I have collected, have been passed thru 4 generations. I treasure these memories and hope you will too. Please check often, I am always treasure hunting!
Good Ole Tom's
Good Ole Tom has been a dealer of estate jewelry, and collectibles for nearly 50 years. We want our customers to be happy with their shopping experience. Check us out to see what treasures you can find at Good Ole Tom's.
Welcome to our internet selling site! We bring to you over fifty years experience buying and selling antiques and collectibles. Our inventory includes a variety of vintage Sterling Silver items, Jewelry, Flatware, Art, and porcelain.
Garryannie Classy Glass & Collectibles
At Garryannie, we offer an eclectic mix of vintage to contemporary glass, pottery, home decor and giftware, updated every week and specially selected for quality and uniqueness. Shop with us for free shipping on every order and great customer service!
Now and Again Antiques and Collectibles
Now and Again Antiques and Collectibles is a well known dealer of antiques, autographs, and modern collectibles. We strive for complete customer satisfaction so if its not right, let us know, and we will make it right!
12. Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
3. Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to
4. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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