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The Collectors Newsletter #1124--April 6, 2018

The Collectors Newsletter #1124--April 6, 2018

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1. Start a store now or place a Classified Ad!
2. Special Offers from TIAS.com sellers
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. More shared stores and more to come! Send us your story about collecting and be eligible for a free gift
8. Identification assistance and Facebook updates
9. Newly listed items
10. Vintage Recipes
11. New On line Merchants
12. Did you know?
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors

1. Start a store on TIAS.com or place a Classified Ad!
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 http://www.MakeAShop.com and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you have questions, email us at support@tias.com.

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: https://www.tias.com/classifieds. Click on the Sell Now button at the top of the page to get started. If you have any questions, email support@tias.com.
Here are some examples of recently published Classifieds:

1926 Schematic of Theatres in Chicago

GB Lewis Shipping boxes

1891 First Edition Pilgrims Progress

Authentic Michael Jordan Original Autographed Wheaties Box--1990--BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!!!

RARE 1934 FLIGHT LOG For Goodyear Airship Reliance

2. Special Offers from TIAS.com sellers

Every day we publish "press releases" from our sellers who are offering special sales, discounts on shipping, promoting special items, etc. Visit http://www.tias.com/special-offers to see the latest. Hovering over the image displays the message from that particular store. Come see what you can find!

Here are a few of the most recent press releases:

Victorian Grace Art-Antiques-Collectible Jewelry
Coupon: SPRING $10 off orders of $99. Antique vintage Catholic Medals,Prayer Lockets. Designer signed 14k gold rings, Sterling Silver Gemstone jewelry, Art Deco & Edwardian prints, magazines; Crystals, Minerals.

Silversnow Antiques and More
Spring Finds:Enamel Dragonfly & Waterlily Vase, Celluloid Cat Baby Rattle, Luggage Labels, Metal Scottie Box, Cracker Jack, Barbie As Little Bo Peep, Frame Metal Rose & Bow Design, Cookie Cutters

Interesting Items - Vintage Collectibles & Folk Art
Featuring a French Canadian Wooden Folk Art Couple with their dog. Check out our varied folk art offerings.

Midwest Emporium
Just Added: Ribbed Clear Glass Bell Light Shade with Beaded Rim. Lighting Replacement Lampshade for Antique, Vintage, Retro or Contemporary Ceiling Fan, Chandelier or Wall Sconce Light Fixtures

Randall Antiques & Fine Art
Enormous Spring Sales: 25% off listed prices ALL Art(Japanese Woodblock/other prints, watercolors, oils); 30% off ALL Flow Blue and cloisonne. Featuring rare paperweights, American/European artglass vases, pottery. Layaways!!

3. Supporting small independent merchants

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.

Visit http://www.tias.com and use our search to shop, or shop by categories, listed on the far left of the page.

To view the most recently added items by all TIAS Merchants, please visit: http://www.tias.com/newly-listed-antiques

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 Siamese Cat Day
1960s Josef Original Sitting Siamese Cat

Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques 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 examples of the April Birthstone: Diamond

As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift. They also make up traditional engagement rings. Diamonds in shades of yellow, red, pink, blue, and green range in intensity from faint to vivid. The more saturated the color usually means higher value.

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! https://twitter.com/TIASdotCOM

We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too! http://instagram.com/tiasdotcom We recently added quite a number of really unique items there!We now have a Instagram button at the top of the page at http://www.tias.com, along with the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons.

7. Share your story about collecting and be eligible for a free gift!

Do you have an interesting story to tell? Send your story to newsletter@tias.com and we may publish it here. If we use your story, we'll send you a handy-dandy TIAS pocket tape measure & magnifier.
Here's are two nice stories from Barbara in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her tape measure is going in the mail!

I purchased a set of old German China Canisters at a rummage sale. I was headed home from going to sales not finding much when I came upon a rummage sale selling a set of canisters. They were so beautiful. They are white with cobalt and golf trim. I had always wanted some but they were way out of the price range I could afford. I asked how much they were. I almost fainted when the lady said 5 dollars. She carefully packed them up for me and home I went. I had a big smile on my face.

When I got home I realized that I forgot to pay the lady. I use a scooter so because it was low on battery power. I sent my neighbor back with the money. She asked the lady with the sale if I had paid her. She did not remember and would not take the money. I still have the set and they are one of my favorite things I have found over the years.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love going to garage sales. I was at one once where they were selling a wicker Baby Buggy. It was in very nice condition but did not have a price. I asked the girl selling at the sale how much it was. She called someone to ask the price. She told me 150 so I gave her one dollar and 50 cents and off I went dragging it home me driving my scooter. Later on as I was thinking about it I bet that they meant $150.00. I still have it. I could not remember which house. I did feel kind of bad. It is in a very nice condition and I love it.
If you have an interesting story about a hidden treasures or collecting in general, send your story to newsletter@tias.com and we may publish it here. If we use your story, we'll send you the TIAS pocket tape measure & magnifier.

Please be sure to include your name and postal mailing address when sending in your story. (Valid for US addresses only)

Watch for more stories next week! We have several more to publish.

8. Identification assistance and Facebook updates

If you need help identifying an object, send in-focus images to support@tias.com (no appraisals) Please include description including size, material and any markings and we'll post it to our Facebook page for help.

Remember that you can check out our Facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques

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 http://www.tias.com 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!

9. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS.com - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6

10. Vintage Recipes

Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at: http://bit.ly/1vDXn6h. Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email recipes@tias.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 recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.

Here's a request from Pat in Buenos Aires:

Hi. I wonder if anybody has a foolproof recipe for Austrian knödel, which my mother made when I was I child. I think there were two kinds: bread and potatoes. Boiled, in soup or baked, I can´t remember. I have tried some recipes , but unsuccessfully. Can anybody help me? Pat, Buenos Aires.

and another from Julie:
I am looking for a recipe for Merryfield Apple Cake. I first found it in about 1975 in a cookbook from either Good Housekeeping or Better Homes and Gardens. My book was lost and I cannot find a replacement. This was a favorite of mine and would sure love to have it back. Thanks so much!

TIAS.com merchants have thousands of cookbooks for sale! You can see them here: http://www.tias.com/books/cooking/

Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html

Shirley's request for a recipe for green beans with a sweet/sour mix was answered by "Tired and REtired Sandi!

Again, I have no actual recipe, but we also made sweet sour beans. We cooked fresh green or yellow beans with onion, and when nearly done, added milk and flour/water thickening, along with equal parts vinegar and sugar. I would probably start with a 1 t/1 t and go from there. The amount of v/s added, would of course depend on your individual taste. Experiment with amount till it's what you like, but always equal amounts.

I'm sorry I rarely have actual recipes. I did have an excellent Home Economics teacher in HS and wonderful 4H leaders, who taught WITH RECIPES, but Mom and Grandma didn't, and it must be in the genes, cuz that's mostly how I cook, too. However, I have rooms full of cookbooks, recipe magazines, that I love to read. Just kind of go off on my own to cook, though.

Tired and REtired Sandi

Lynn's request for a recipe for "egg rubs" resulted in a few recipes. Thanks to everyone who shared. Lynn, apparently this isn't such an odd request!

This might be an odd request, but worth a try – when I was a kid, my mother would make what she called “egg rubs” that she would add to potato soup and some other creamed dishes. She put raw egg yolk in a saucer and rubbed flour into it with her fingers to make small bean-sized dumplings that she would drop into the soup or sauce while cooking. She might have seasoned the flour with salt and pepper. I was born after my family moved to Florida, but she was originally from Indiana, where my grandparents raised chickens. I’ve tried to duplicate these chewy little morsels without success (mine turn out like pebbles). Does anyone know how to make them, and is there another name for them?
Many thanks,
Lynn in Florida
My mom, also made "lumpydigs", which were added to peeled potatoes, which were cut in small pieces, before cooking. (no recipe, of course, so I'll try to recreate as best I can. She always added chopped onions, too, to the cooking potatoes, but, of course that is optional. Her "lumpydigs" were made by beating an egg or two, adding a bit (maybe a t. or so for each egg used) of farm cream, s&p and a pinch of baking powder, then enough flour to make a very thick 'pudding' consistency. When the spuds were tender, she scooped most of them out into a dish and using the potato water, kind of dribbled the egg mixture in, while stirring the bubbling water. This created the "lumpydigs"! Make sure to keep water moving by stirring, or you'll end up with a large, hard 'pancake' on the bottom of the pan! Then, of course, put the cooked potatoes back into the 'lumpydig' pot. This supper was especially good on a cold, snowy night after doing milking/barn chores. Sometimes she would add a bit of flour or cornstarch (mixed with a little water) to thicken the dish more, and sometimes not. Once in a while, if there had been a few green or yellow beans, peas, corn or carrots left (surely you would NEVER throw a dab out!) from an earlier meal, that went in, too. It was a way to make a "new Meal" with "the same old stuff"

Thanks for the memory - I'll have to try it again myself now.
Tired and REtired Sandi

From Glenda:
Lynn asked how to make “egg rubs” to drop into potato soup.....my Mom called them dumplettes and made them by mixing an egg in a cup or small bowl and adding a cup of flour and seasoning. Stir them a little with a fork and then ‘crumble’ them with your fingers until they are about ‘pea size’. Drop into hot potato soup and cook until done. It took me a while to master them but I have, and love them.
From Sandy C
This is for Lynn in Florida. This sounds like what you requested.
Ribbles { for soup}.
1 whole egg 2 cups flour

Beat egg until light. Sift flour over the beaten egg and work between the fingers until fine Ribbles are obtained. Just 10 minutes before serving the soup, add as many Ribbles as will thicken the soup nicely. If any are leftover, they will keep nicely in a covered jar for a few days for future use.
This is from Favorite Recipes, 1953

11. 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: http://www.tias.com/new-merchants
Mid City Vintage
Welcome to Mid City Vintage. We offer superior quality collectible and antique art glass and glassware made from the late-19th century through the 1980s. Our inventory represents glass artists and glass manufacturers from around the world.

Sedona Treasures
Welcome to Sedona Treasures! I have delighted in many superb collectibles over the years. Each item means something special to me, and I hope they will to you too. Inventory is ever changing so visit often and enjoy browsing my eclectic shop.

Uncommon Finds & Creations
Looking for an uncommon vintage item for yourself or as a gift? We travel across New England to find antique and vintage tools and hard to find memorabilia. Please take a look around - and reach out if you have any questions or requests. Thank you!

Mae's Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to Mae's Antiques & Collectibles. I have been a dealer for over 25 years, having gone to the World's Longest Garage Sale six times. My inventory includes glass, porcelain, pottery, jewelry, Art, books, vintage comic books, metalware, paintings and vintage clothes. We accept credit cards through Paypal.

RM Collectibles
WELCOME to RM COLLECTIBLES! We were established in 1972 with millions of satisfied patrons worldwide! We offer collector vinyl LPs / CDs / cassettes; magazines, video, collectibles in sports, books, film, vintage & more! Please check back regularly

Tricia's Treasure Trove
Welcome to Tricia's Treasure Trove! I've been a dealer and collector for over 20 years. My tastes as a collector are numerous and you just never know what you may find in my treasure trove! Thank you for stopping by!

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.

Precious Pieces
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!

12. 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: http://www.tias.com/cards/
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: http://bit.ly/1BN65Sl
If you head up an antiques and collectibles club, feel free to register it today!

13. Helpful Resources:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi
b) What's it worth? Try Kovels' online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com
c) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at: http://www.MakeAShop.com
d) Here's a link to the page where you can research backstamps/marks on the back of your item.

Thanks for reading. Feel free to forward this to a friend. To subscribe to this newsletter go to: http://www.tias.com/subscribe Please note that stories and recipes from readers are not checked for accuracy. They may be edited prior to publication. For questions or comments, you can reach us at support@TIAS.com ©1995-2018 TIAS.com

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