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The Collectors Newsletter #516 -- April 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #516 -- April 2007

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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
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 On line Merchants
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
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1) Featured Collectors Club
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Highlighting Clubs of Unusual Focus or Interest

International Sand Collectors Society
http://www.sandcollectors.org/

- While exploring our site you will learn some of the basics of What Sand Is and How to Become a Collector.
- You will find information on How To Join the society, about our Sand Discovery Kits and how to order them and you'll learn what current Projects & Studies we have taken on.
- You can then view our Picture Gallery and experience what wonders lie under your feet.
- We hope you will find our site informative, educational, entertaining, and easy to navigate. We invite you to come and explore who we are, what we do, and why we do it.
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Find YOUR club!
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Horology?
Pocillovy?
Cartography?
Vexillology?
Vecturology?
Campanology?
Psammology?
- Whats YOUR collecting interest? *

No matter what you are interested in, you re sure to find others who share your interest if you use the new feature to find collectors clubs: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi
Is your favorite club listed? If not, simply click here to submit it for consideration by our editors: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?add=1&groupKey=1
The benefits of listing your club are many. New members will easily be able to find your organization plus:

a) To welcome you to our classified ad service, you ll get a coupon good for $25 (one free ad). Your ad will also run in our newsletter and be viewed by a quarter of a million readers.

b) If your club would like to publish a newsletter on your topic of interest or (if you have a publication already, to offer it to our mailing list), we have an emailing list of approximately a quarter of a million collectors and we will assist you in soliciting subscribers and publishing to this list.

c) If you have a website and you'd like to raise money for your club, you can join our affiliate program, place a search box on your site and earn a generous commission on the sales that arise from clickthroughs. For more information, click here: http://www.tias.com/affiliates/

d) To announce events, trade shows and notices of interest in our general newsletter, please email: phil@tias.com

* clocks, egg cups, maps, flags, transit tokens, bell ringing, sand collecting
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2) 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.
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When my 82 year old mother was a small child, her house sat next to a large undeveloped area filled with trees, grass and a small stream running through it. She played there often, as it was her backyard. By the time I was growing up, houses had filled the area and my parents had purchased one of them in order to be close to my mother’s parents (who still lived in the same house). One day I was digging in our small backyard as children often do and I dug up a large copper key with horses galloping on the top (it looked like a “key to the city” type of large decorative key). I was so excited and thought I had discovered a pirate’s treasure. Imagine my surprise when I ran to show my mother and she told me how she had buried that very key next to the stream when she was about my age! I still have it and I am now 51 years old. Barbara from St. Louis

--Another Story--

While bottle hunting years ago on Vancouver Island I dug up an old marble. It was a little larger than most modern ones I had seen and was very pretty, once I got the dirt off it. However it appeared to be chipped. I put it in the can with our old coins and there it sat for many years.
Along came Ebay, the Internet and a huge world of information. Well one day I got to thinking about that marble so I retrieved the coin can and dug it out.
Turns out those chips were actually pontil marks and it was a handmade marble from Germany from the late 1800's, an opaque swirled Lutz to be exact.
My husband thought I was crazy when I offered it up for online auctioning. He said," no one is going to buy an old marble". Well $140.00 dollars later and my marble had a new home with a California collector and my husband was eating crow!. Debbie

--Another Story--

Last year I had sent in a story about an emerald ring my mother found sticking out of the ground while hanging clothes on the line. I still wear it all the time.

My oldest son was obsessed with Native Americans and arrowheads when he was 7 years old. Our neighborhood was near the Cumberland River near Nashville and artifacts and grave sites had been found nearby. We had a huge oak tree in our backyard and my son decided he was going to dig for arrowheads around it. I was speechless when he came in an hour into his "dig" and announced that he had found a big one. What he found was an almost perfect 4" long spearhead buried beneath the oak tree. It is still his favorite and he is now 29. Sharon in TN

--Another Story--

Hello, I enjoy receiving your newsletter. One of my favorite finds was along my walk leading down the front of my home to my driveway. I was pulling up some random weeds and thought I saw a coin. When I looked closer I was right. It's a 1 1/2 cent coin. Very early can't even see the year. I can't imagine spending a penny any longer since all the penny candy is now 5 or 10 cents a pc. Wonder what this bought? Another favorite were the arrow heads my children used to find on our property. At one time Mohegan Indians lived all around here, now they own my property since I thought it only fitting it went back to them. A huge casino is now where my back yard used to be! P.Taylor, New London, CT.

--Another Story--

My story of dug up items are really a collection! Every time we would do yard work, we would find some treasure it seemed. First of all, I had a fascination for this as a young woman I dated a guy in Denver that had a antique shop in the mountains and he taught me how to "dig" for antiques. First you start by finding tomato seeds, as this will tell you where the outhouse was, as tomato seeds do not digest. He said they threw or dropped everything down them. We dug bottles, doll heads, all kinds of goodies. Then also in Denver one of my favorite treasures was a spoon engraved with The Brown Palace Hotel, a very famous & old hotel in Denver. We also found a ceramic marble. Then coming to Indiana the tradition continues, we were again doing yard work and found a piano tuner instrument with the company name engraved of a long gone piano company here in town. It still is a great fascination for me! Thanks Kim
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SEND US YOUR VINTAGE STORIES! send them to newsletter@tias.com
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Comments, thoughts? Write to us: newsletter@tias.com 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
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3) Antique News
Here is that latest news about antiques, art and collectibles from http://www.News-Antique.com .
1. Christie's sale of Russian Paintings & Works of Art today totaled $19,265,160 . Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782415&keys=christie-art-russian-paintings

2. Sale Results from Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Works of Art. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782414&keys=european-art-sotheby-record-century

3. Antique carousel in Pottstown, Pa., will include likeness of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. Click here: Antique carousel in Pottstown, Pa., will include likeness of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro

4. A major San Francisco Pottery auction is coming on the block. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782412&keys=Pottery-Clars

5. Stellar Day for Antiques and Estate Auctioneers. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782411&keys=farkas

6. Ohio Valley China collectors Convention. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782410&keys=china-convention-pottery

7. $1.35 Million+ Heritage Entertainment Auction Results! Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782409&keys=heritage-entertainment-elvis-guitar-auction-results

8. Christie's to offer skeletons and fossils which will be showcased alongside other wonders. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782407&keys=christie-fossil-skeleton-cabinet-sale-curiosities

9. JUAN GRIS AND PAUL SIGNAC SET TO BREAK RECORDS AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK. Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782406&keys=christie-impressionist-Paul-Signac-Modern-Art
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3) Your Classifieds...
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 225,000 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

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4) Lost and Found
We have a new email address for lost and found comments and requests! Send them to -- LostAndFound@tias.com

We accept two types of Lost and found submissions for publication in this newsletter.

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.

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.
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Thank You!
Oh my gosh!! The response I received with help finding "Phil" Anderson (collectors newsletter #514) has been overwhelming!! I will definitely let you all know how this works out. You all are so awesome!! Thank you so very much. Jean Trull - glassnutt2@yahoo.com
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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 LostAndFound@tias.com
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5) NEWS FROM THE KOVELS
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You can find actual retail prices-gathered from shops, shows, sales, auctions, and the Internet-for these and more than 75,000 antiques and collectibles in these four Kovels' price books:
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6) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday April 20, 2007 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
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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 newsletter@tias.com and we may run it in the next issue.
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I love your newsletter. I chuckled while reading the story of the 'Milk Duds' taken by the unknowing husband, and subsequently 'Ex-Lax' taken by the children. It reminded me of a past family reunion, during which my two older daughters informed me, for the first time, that they once convinced my two younger daughters that if Pepto-Bismol liquid was chewed, it would turn into bubblegum. We were all hysterical when told the two youngsters sat in the bedroom closet for hours trying to chew the pink stuff! Keep up the good work. Kathleen Hartman, Crescent City, CA
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Do you have a funny family story 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.
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8) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?

WANTED: OLD GUITARS
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/1355837/PictPage/1923088429.html
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Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 220,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to: http://www.tias.com/classifieds
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our NEW! vintage recipe archive online at: http://www.tias.com/newsletter/topics/A%20Vintage%20Recipe.html Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.

A reader requested a recipe for " Puffy white rolls" We received this response...
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Fluffy Rolls
Dissolve 1 T dry yeast and 1 cup sugar in 2 1/4 cups warm water.

Add: 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup melted butter and 6 beaten eggs. Mix.

Stir in: 7 cups of flour (2 cups may be whole wheat flour). Knead. Add up to an additional 2 cups of flour (9 total cups of flour) until you have a very soft dough.

Divide into quarters. Roll each quarter into a 12" x 16" rectangle. Brush with butter. Cut into 16 triangles for crescent rolls. Roll each triangle from edge to point to make a crescent shape. Place on well buttered pan. Cover and let rise about 2 hours. Bake at 350 degrees F, 8-10 minutes. (Shared by Leann) from http://listorganizer.com/recipes.htm
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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

Vintage Kitchen items are practical and collectible. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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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 had this recipe.
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I'm tired of spending money at the mall for those large soft pretzels. There must be a way to make these at home. Does anyone have a recipe they could share? Debbie
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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.
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Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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Ephemera, Vintage Ads and Books
http://tias.com/stores/vaab
Thousands of original period advertising consisting of petroleum, automobilia, bicycle, real estate, mining, movie, commercial bakery, clothing, ice cream, and more! Also medical books, signed 1st editions, art, yearbooks, maps, postcards, steel engraving prints, technical manuals, architecture, and more!

ralphiesgoodstuff
http://tias.com/stores/ralgs
Jewelry, books, comics, collectibles, pottery, paper goods. Over 40 years in sales.
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This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. 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 225,000 customers visit us on an average day. It costs you nothing to get started. Take a look at: http://www.makeashop.com
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi

2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at http://www.kovels.com

3. Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to http://www.tias.com/affiliates/

4. Looking for prices for antiques and collectibles? PriceMiner.com has millions of them. Most items listed include color photos as well. Sign up today at: http://tinyurl.com/c6oqc (Not affiliated with Kovels.com)

5. 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)

6. The Latest News regarding Antiques & Collectibles Take a look at http://www.news-antique.com
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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 ©1995-2007 TIAS.com Inc.

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