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The Collectors Newsletter #274 November 2004
The Collectors Newsletter #274 November 2004

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In this issue, you will read about....
1. The Mirror
2. The "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles
3. Your Classifieds
4. Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
5. Lost and Found
6. News from the Kovels
7. Newly listed items
8. Funny Old Stuff
9. Wanted ads. Can you help?
10. A Vintage Recipe
11. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
12. New Online Merchants
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors

Christmas and Holiday shopping
TIAS has been selling online for almost 10 years.
Remember that all TIAS merchants offer a 7 day return policy on
all your online purchases. Buy your Holiday gifts with confidence
at TIAS.com. Here are some great (under $5) gift ideas and unusual
stocking stuffers. http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/gifts.fcgi?rn=0

1) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your
story to newsletter@tias.com and we may publish it here . We want to
hear any interesting or unusual stories you would like to share with us
that are related to collecting or anything vintage.
The Mirror
In the 1980`s I decided to purchase a home in a historic town in Virginia.
The home was built in l898 and I decided to furnish it in furniture and
dishes,etc from l870 to l890. One of my purchases was a mirror in a
beautiful guild frame that I planned to hang somewhere in the house...
While I was deciding where to hang it, I had it leaning against the wall in
my bedroom...I had many restless nights and finally decided it was
because of the energy from that mirror...I put it in one of the other
(unoccupied) bedrooms while I still decided where it should go...One
weekend I was away and a friend stayed at the house to watch my dogs...
Upon returning, I asked her, "How was the weekend?" She reported that
she was unable to sleep and had two restless nights...I asked her which
bedroom she slept in (there were three). She had slept in the bedroom
with the mirror.....I then moved the mirror down to the living room (parlor)
and hung it over the fireplace....there was no problem after that....when I
sold the house, I left the mirror where it was and told the new owners of
the story. Diane R.
Comments, thoughts? Post them online at:
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 newsletter@tias.com .

2) The "Hot List" of Antiques and Collectibles
The new "Hot List" of antiques and collectibles Last month's (October)
"Hot" antiques & Collectibles These top ten lists are based on hundreds
of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at
the indicated Web sites.

Here are the top ten search words used at http://www.TIAS.com .
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and

Avon -- http://tinyurl.com/dw9q
Depression Glass - http://tinyurl.com/g9ti
Milk Glass -- http://tinyurl.com/46oao
Cookie Jars -- http://tinyurl.com/dw9e
Carnival Glass -- http://tinyurl.com/dw9v
Fenton -- http://tinyurl.com/dwau
Roseville -- http://tinyurl.com/dw9m
Fire King -- http://tinyurl.com/4ow44
Pyrex -- http://tinyurl.com/dw9z
McCoy -- http://tinyurl.com/dwa3

Here are the top ten search words used at http://www.AntiqueArts.com .
This site specialized in "high end" Antique and Art

Chairs -- http://tinyurl.com/dwbc
Mirrors -- http://tinyurl.com/dwba
Desks -- http://tinyurl.com/dwb0
Transferware -- http://tinyurl.com/dwbn
Limoges -- http://tinyurl.com/dwb1
Staffordshire -- http://tinyurl.com/dwbj
Tiffany -- http://tinyurl.com/dwbe
Nippon -- http://tinyurl.com/dwbg
Tables -- http://tinyurl.com/dwb6

Here are the top ten search words used at http://www.Kovels.com .
This site is a free online price guide to antiques and collectibles.

China (dinnerware)

Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter
archives, just search for "Hot List" at http://www.tias.com/newsletter

3) Your Classifieds...
Are you looking for a special collectible for your collection? 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 300,000
readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at: http://www.tias.com/classifieds

Here are today's classifieds......

Vintage Compact: Mondaine Red Leather Book w/ Lady

The Forest has Eyes - Bev Doolittle print

Sandy's Fancy Pants Antiques and Collectibles

Over 100 vintage Cookbooks for sale!

Vintage Italian Silver Filigree Parure-Hearts

Visit Pizazz for Powder Compacts and Costume Jewelry

Blue and White
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:

4) Managing your Collection (sponsors message)
Do you have a record of everything in your collection? Have you written
down all the stories about how you found each piece? It can actually be fun
to put an inventory list together if you have the right software. Don't put it off
anymore. Do it now....

Order a Free 30 day trial version of Collectify or you can even download
it from the Web. If you decide to keep it, as a newsletter reader you can
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5) Lost and Found
We accept three types of Lost and found submissions for publication in this

1. You have a vintage item in hand and you are trying to find relatives of
the original owner(s). This could be an old photo album, baby book, diploma,
Family Bible, or other vintage items that can be linked to a specific person
or family.

2. You are looking for a fairly common vintage item that has deep personal
meaning for you or someone you know. I'm sorry, but we do not post
requests for "one of a kind items" that have been lost or stolen.

3. If you have a friend or relative that has been lost for at least 10 years,
maybe our readers can help you.

Remember to include as many details about the item(s) as you can. For
your story to run in this section, you must include your email address and
allow us to publish it. If this service helps you eventually track down the
relatives or find an item, please tell us about it in a follow-up story.
Item needs a home
In an antique shop in Bradenton, FL, I found a little Prayerbook about 5" x 3".
The outside cover is ivory colored plastic (I think) like mother of pearl. It's
called My Bridal Prayerbook, 1950, made in Belgium. There is a marriage
certificate in the front for Dorothy J. Smith and Elmer C. Shaw on May 2,
1953, Pastor Paul Hollis, Sacred Heart Church, witnesses Kathryn Conniff
and Michael Potomic. Inside the back cover is the inscription From Mrs.
Cark Haipt, April 17, 1953 To Dorothy for her wedding day. It's a beautiful
little book in great condition. I would be happy to return it to the family.
How about you? Do you have some special vintage item that is in need of
its owner or are you looking for a special item or person? Maybe we can
help. Send us info at newsletter@tias.com

6) News from the Kovels
America's most trusted and reliable price guide to antiques, is now in your
you the insider's edge you need to buy and sell like an expert in today's
antiques and collectibles marketplace. The 37th edition features:

*More than 50,000 actual retail prices. No estimated prices. And the
Kovels have reviewed every price for accuracy.
*Color and black & white photos of vintage collectibles and classic antiques
*Exclusive report on unusual sales of the year
*Hundreds of identifying marks and logos of artists and manufacturers

SPECIAL OFFER-Order online and the Kovels will send you this year's new
16-page leaflet, "Fakes, Fantasies & Reproductions No. 6," FREE!

For more information and to order- click here:

7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
November 9, 2004 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS - 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

8) Funny Old Stuff
This is our humor section. These are humorous stories and jokes that
are sent in by readers. If you have a submission you would like to share,
please send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
Years ago I worked with a war bride from England. She had no experience
in the kitchen so her new mother-in-law told her a good rule of thumb was
to cook until you could pierce with a fork easily. She cooked corn on the
cob all day and needless to say it was not served for dinner....Martha
Do you have a funny story or joke you would like to share? Make someone
feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to newsletter@tias.com and we may
publish it here.

9) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can
you help someone out? To place an ad of your own take a look at:

WANTED: Wanted - Round Milk Bottles from All 50 States

WANTED: Victorian Belle July Bell



Wanted To Buy: Old Guitars and Amplifiers

Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over
319,000 subscribers. It's easy, go to: http://www.tiasExchange.com

10) A Vintage Recipe
In the last issue Rose S. requested a recipe for a "Brown Bread in a Jar"
Here are two of the responses. If you have a variation of this recipe that
you would like to share with our readers, please post it to:
Be sure to check out this weeks recipe request, below.
Banana Nut Bread Baked in a Jar
This makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. Also great for Christmas
Bazaar item. Decorate with pretty label and a circle of Christmas fabric
under the jar ring. Using the same basic recipe you can substitute different
fruits and vegetables to make other varieties.
Yields: 8 pint jars
* 2/3 cup shortening
* 2 2/3 cups white sugar
* 4 eggs
* 2 cups bananas, mashed
* 2/3 cup water
* 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground cloves
* 2/3 cup chopped pecans
1. Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs, bananas, and water. 2. Sift
together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to
banana mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour mixture into greased WIDE MOUTH pint
jars, filling 1/2 full of batter. Do NOT put lids on jars for baking. 3. Bake at
325 degrees F (165 degrees C) about 45 minutes. 4. When done, remove
one jar at a time from the oven. Clean sealing edge with paper towel or cloth
and screw lid on firmly. The heat will vacuum seal the jar and make it keep
one year.

Substitutes for banana:
2 cups shredded apples or carrots; 1 bag whole fresh cranberries, ground;
1 can whole cranberry sauce; 1 3/4 cups applesauce plus 1/4 cup pineapple;
1 3/4 cups applesauce plus 1/4 cup raisins; 2 cups canned pumpkin; 2 cups
apricots; 2 cups zucchini.
Did you know TIAS merchants have over 1000 vintage
cookbooks for sale online? They make great gifts. Take a
look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks

11) 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 the geographical region where
you had this recipe.
My Grandmother passed away in 1984. She was known for
her great cooking, especially sweets. She would make
what she called "Applesauce Pie". The filling was
made from applesauce, firm enough to slice, not like a
cobbler and had a meringue topping. I have searched
for years. This was my Mom's favorite & now that she
is suffering from Alzheiners, I am hoping one of your
readers can help me to be able to give her back a
memory from her past. Angie D...Greenwood South Carolina
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to
recipes@tias.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to
recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:

12) New Online Merchants
These merchants just opened shop online. Stop by and check out their
fresh inventory for Holiday shoppers.

Blythe Spirit
I stock many different collectibles my specialty being vintage powder
compacts and vanity items.

Kate's Place
Kate's Place - featuring Eclectica - invites you to our unique shop of the
"ridiculous to the divine". It's our motto to make you take that second look
of surprise or pleasure - and sometimes laugh. We want to reach your
inner senses.

Welcome to SECOND TIME AROUND.Please come on in and check us
out.My inventory will include books,glass,porcelain,sports memorabilia,
stamps and comics.We offer customers satisfaction with a 7-day money
back guarantee.

Vintage Paper
Unique Rare Antique Paper-Ephemera- Postcards, Photos, Antique Prints,
Ads, Valentines, Dogs & Cats I am selling unique and rare vintage-antique
paper items for framing, gifts, scrapbooks, personal collections and more.

Finer With Age
Finer With Age specializes in items from the past. Items that represent
another period in time, a quieter time, a more romantic time.

Ivory Investments
We offer exquisitely hand carved ivory sculptures - both netsukes and
okimonos. These masterpieces were carved from either elephant or
mammoth ivory in either China or Japan and each carving is unique. We
offer both antique and contemporary carvings.

Teardrop Memories
Devoted to exploring the myriad of mourning mementos and mysteries. Fine
funeral fancies, exit strategies and vintage tangible aids to the grieving process
abound. Rare cemetery memorial ornaments, antiquarian books and
photographic images post mortem.
Sell with us
If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
http://www.tiasexchange.com. If you have more than a few items to sell, open
your own store at TIAS. It's easy and fun. Over 170,000 customers visit us
on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at:

13) Helpful Resources:
1. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 300,000
antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com

2. Looking for an expert to help you with repairs, or an appraisal?
Or just some help finding an auction house or a collectors club? Try this
free service at http://www.tias.com/stores/kovelsyellow/

3. Get an online appraisal
For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
http://www.whatsitworthtoyou.com/tias.htm (Not affiliated with Kovels.com)

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
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