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The Collectors Newsletter #276 November 2004

The Collectors Newsletter #276 November 2004

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In this issue, you will read about....
1. The Frame
2. Fun Holiday Gift Ideas
3. Your Classifieds
4. The Perfect Holiday Gift (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

Shop with Confidence at TIAS
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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 wonderful jewelry ideas for your
Holiday gift giving.

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 Frame
This is a true story. About 31 years ago, newly married we bought our
first home which was a old stately looking home. We decided to find
some old pieces to go in it before closing. At a auction in a remote area
we found some interesting items. A very large frame came up for bid.
We figured it would sell for a lot of money. We bid $5.00 and nobody
else bid. We couldn't believe it! Took it home and leaned it against wall
in our apartment until the move. Once in our new home with hung the
picture. The man in the picture was very stern looking. We figured that
was normal because in the 1800's that's the way most pictures were.
Then we decided to take his picture out and put a picture of my wife in
the frame that I had painted while in the service. Since his picture was
so old I hung it in the basement. Then it started.........First we heard
someone walking around late at night. Then when our first child was
born we heard steps. I thought the baby was up. On checking on him,
I found the door closed. You couldn't close that door easily because
of the carpet. I opened it and the room for COLD. The baby was
sleeping. My wife or I didn't close the door. Then everytime I wanted
to redo the upstairs hallway, where the picture was hanging, something
would happen. Then one morning I said , That's it! The hall gets
completed TODAY. The next day I hang the frame back up on the wall.
We were sitting in the living room when we heard this crash. I ran
upstairs. There leaning against the wall was the frame. The heavy wire
was still attached to frame. The frame was not damaged at all. The very
large hook was still in the wall..... This could not of jumped over the
hook. The frame must weight over 20 lbs. I said that's it.... I went to the
basement, got his picture put it back in the frame and hung it back on
the wall. To this day....... he is happy...... Not a single thing has
happened. At the holiday's I put garland and lights on the frame and
we have a great story to tell friends. Thanks for taking time to read my
story. Joe in Cicero, N.Y.
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) Fun Holiday Gift Ideas
We have a fun tool that allows you to shop just for antiques and collectibles
in the $25 range. Every page is different and there are thousands of
fascinating items to look at. Take a look at:

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......

Russian Lustreware & Porcelain Figurine

Shelley Fine Vintage English Bone China

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Eastlake Settee

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
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4) The Perfect Holiday Gift (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 found
In issue #275 Clara was look for a book for her sister. "Ameliaranne and the
Magic Ring" this book was published in 1933 by McKay Publishing written by
Eleanor Farjeon; It appears that buriedantiques.com has the book available.
She can contact them directly by going to their website Buriedantiques.com
for more information. Thanks Linda
Looking for a person
My grandfather was married to a lady in Delaware and they traveled to
Nebraska to homestead. She became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter
but she died. Grandfather was a man alone in that wilderness and knew
nothing of taking care of a baby so he made the trip back to Delaware and
asked his late wife's family to care for his daughter. He then returned and
farmed and later moved to North Dakota where after several years, he
remarried and had more children. He could not find his daughter and died
never seeing her again. No one in the family knows anything about her but I
would dearly love to find her children or grandchildren so I can have all the
pieces to my family puzzle.I traced this back to a church in Delaware but it
has burned and all records of marriages, etc were lost. Can anyone help? I
do not know her family's name but my grandfather was William C. Tomlinson.
This would have been in the 1800's. Thank you for any help.
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
ANTIQUE DOLLS-Collectors call dolls with glazed porcelain heads
"china-head" dolls to distinguish them from dolls with bisque (unglazed
porcelain) heads. The November issue of Kovels on Antiques and
Collectibles newsletter reports that china- or bisque-head dolls, even those
with elaborate molded hairdos and muslin or kid bodies, are not particularly
rare, so their prices are respectable but not astounding. For more
information on the Kovels' newsletter, click

7) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday
November 16, 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.
OK, now I don't feel my husband's experience was that unique. Before
reading your newsletter, we thought he was the only one who tried to make
gravy with powered sugar! It was quite humiliating for him though, since he
was at deer camp and trying to feed several hungry guys. When his 'gravy'
wouldn't thicken no matter how much 'flour' he added, another camper
offered to take over. He gratefully relinquished the job, but cook #2 didn't
have any success either. Finally, someone tasted it and they realized the
problem. I think the next option for breakfast was rice. Deb - Arkansas
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: Encaustic Jet ware

Wanted Colored Greentown Glass

WANTED: Wanted - Round Milk Bottles from All 50 States

WANTED: Victorian Belle July Bell


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 Maggie L. requested a recipe for a "Vinegar Fudge"
Here is one 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.
HI! Here is a Recipe for Vinegar Fudge requested by Maggie L.,
hope it works for her, I have never tried it. I sure will now!!
3 c. sugar
3/4 c. can cream
1 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. syrup
2 tbsp. butter
2 oz. baking chocolate or 3 tbsp. Hershey's cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
Put vinegar, syrup and butter in skillet, bring to a boil. Add cream,
sugar, and Chocolate. Boil to a soft ball in cold water. Beat and pour.
Add nuts if desired.
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.
While at Brimfield I visited a booth full of beautiful antique pickle jars for
serving what was in Victorian times a special treat....got to talking with
the dealer who said her grandmother made wonderful green bean pickles
that always won the blue ribbon but she no longer had the recipe. I
compete in our local fair ...does anyone out there have a winner of a
green bean pickle recipe? Kim H.
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.

Art's Antiques and Collectibles
Specializing in car magazines, VW toys, VW collectibles, rock and roll 33
vinyl albums, 45 records, 8 track tapes, model car kits, women’s clothing,
books, stamps and antique collectibles and furniture.

Nancy & Bob's Attic Treasures
Welcome! Come visit us and enjoy the wonders of Auctions and Estate
Sales. We are often rewarded with unusual items. Bookmark our store
and stop often to see what’s new. We look forward to meeting you.
Nancy & Bob.

Court Square Antiques & Collectibles
Our store is located in a 4,000 sq. ft. building,our focus is on quality
antiques and collectibles. We specialize in furniture, pottery, porcelains,
silver, silverplate and glass but include objects of art, primitives and
specialty items.

Pure Country Treasures
Our store will be listing anything old that we feel is something that may
bring a smile or warm feeling of the past. Memories are some of our
greatest treasures so stop by often and see what treasures we have.

V For Vintage
Offering British and European china, Art Deco, vintage walking sticks,
crested china, vintage books, Royal memorabilia and sports collectables
from our home in an English village. Come by to shop, browse or we
could help you find that elusive collectable.
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
newsletter@TIAS.com ©1995-2004 TIAS.com Inc.

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