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The Collectors Newsletter #578 -- December 2007
The Collectors Newsletter #578 -- December 2007

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1. Featured Collectors Club
2. Stories From our Readers
3. Antique News
4. Your Classifieds
5. Newly listed items
6. Funny Old Stuff
7. Wanted ads. Can you help?
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors

End of Year Clearance Sales at TIAS.com
Stop by and check out all of the sales at http://www.tias.com . Now is that time to get the perfect gift for yourself.

1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.

Brewery Collectibles Club of America
People just love to collect stuff. Any stuff. Never has the adage "one man's trash is another's treasure" rung so true. It's no wonder, then, that beer drinkers have long enjoyed collecting just about everything with a brewery name or brand on it — what we call breweriana today. For more information, Click Here:

Are you interested in brewery collectibles? Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Breweriana/1.html

If you are a member of a collectors club or you are looking for collectors with similar collecting interests, check out our new Collectors Club Directory at: http://cache.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi

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.
Hi...My sister recently lost an old-time friend. Her daughter gave my Sister a huge bag of trash to dispose of....and inside was a very old doll...she has some damage but she has a beautiful face and a crier on the back. When I first saw her, the crier didn't work but as I move her around, the crier is beginning to work again. The original plans were to sell her on ebay....I have since fallen in love with this doll and named her "Emily"...no ebay for this doll...she will remain with me...she has captured a special place in my heart. My Sister is so happy that I decided to keep the doll.....her late friend would have been very happy as well to find a new home for her lovely doll....what a unexpected treasure! Emily lives on! Barb :o)

--Another Story--

I really enjoy reading all of your stories and experiences.
I am afraid to use most of my vintage items, particularly the kitchen collectibles. I would be so upset if I broke something so I leave most of them sitting in their displays. I had to really think about whether I did in fact use any old things. The main vintage item that I use is my grandmother's rolling pin. My mother used it for many years after my grandmother had passed away and when she passed I brought it home and I use it whenever I make pie crust or need to crush crackers, etc. Whenever I use it I can't help but think of both of them and memories from years gone by. Shanna in Colorado.

--Another Story--

I enjoy reading these many letters. There is a wealth of information in them. I also enjoy the funny stuff also. What I wanted to relate to your readers is this. My mother gave me a celery dish or pickle dish It is about 7 inches long and looks like a boat, It is RS Prusha{Spel}. She gave it to me in the 70's it belonged to her mother my grandmother. I have had it displayed in a cabinet for some years. One day I was at an auction which was for my mothers cousin he had deceased and his wife was going to an assisted living home. At the auction I didn't see anything that I wanted as most was picked over by their son. I did look on a wagon in the front yard and seen another dish almost like mine. I went ahead and looked around and was about to leave and I thought I am going back and look at that dish again. To my surprise I turned it over to see if it was RS Prusha. On the bottom of the dish was a piece of masking tape with the words on it{This is the only thing we have from Alberts Grandmother Ada Davidson}who died in 1949 which was my great grand mother. I stayed and out bid a local Antique dealer for it. I would have payed $50.00 if necessary. I now have my Grandmothers dish and my great grandmothers also displayed side by side. I remember my grandmother using this when I was only about 8-9 years old. She would have vegetable soup and bacon for supper every Friday night. She would fry the bacon in long strips and put them in this dish and put the grease on top they lived to be in their late 80's so bacon grease is good for you{HA} I also am a collector of Carnival glass and other good elegant glass. Keep up the good newsletter. Michael. Swayzee, Mills River, N.C.

--Another Story--

As a nostalgic sort, the numerous letters about antiques still in use around the house have been particularly fascinating. Our house is full of antique items, family hand-me-downs and items we have collected over the years, there are several things in every room both decorative and functional. But the Christmas season is when the passing decades really become apparent. We have a pair of cast lead reindeer and several glass ornaments that my grandparents brought from Bohemia in 1911, a paper tree top angel with a glass fiber aura from the 1920s, an early plastic snowman, birds, reindeer and Santa from the late 1940s, bubble lights from the 1950s, wood ornaments from the 1960s and 70s, and dated items from the more recent years. Among our favorites is a winter landscape snow-globe that plays Silent Night that my Grandmother acquired the 1930s and a 30 year-old battery powered Santa who rings a bell, shuffles along and sings choppy traditional Christmas Carols. Sadly, each year it seems something is broken or stops working and another memory fades away. I could go on and on, but I'm sure other readers have interesting antique Christmas items that make their annual appearance. Thanks for all the memories and Happy Holidays to you and your readers.
Joe in Whitehall, PA

--Another Story--

I have been an advertiser for old guitars on TIAS for several years. About two years ago, I received a call from an elderly gentleman in my town asking if I bought old Fender guitars. He was interested in selling it so I said I would be glad to come over and take a look. He said a friend had offered him $200 for it and we both laughed, knowing it was worth much more. Anyway, I drove to the bank, to take out a considerable amount of cash, and drove to his home. When I walked in he had the old Fender guitar displayed in the original case with the original strap next to the original Fender amp he bought it with in 1954. He saw my face and explained that he had arthritis and could no longer play and would like the guitar to go to someone who would love it as he did. I told him I was a lifelong musician and would be honored to own his guitar. We agreed on a price (much, much more than $200) and I went home with the guitar. I like to think this was karma - he was very glad the old guitar would continue to play music and not hide under a bed and I played the guitar on my last CD - the voice of that old guitar was heard again after many, many years! Thanks, Kevin R.
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

3) Antique News
Here is the latest news about antiques and collectibles from http://www.News-Antique.com

1. Sands-o-Time Estates and Antiques moves to Ruby Lane
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783467&keys=Estate-Jewelry-Vintage-Costume

2. $825,000 Postage Stamp Helps Wall St. Exec Fulfill Dream
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783466&keys=stamps-inverted-jenny-Heritage

3. Comfortable new venue set the stage for spirited bidding at Old Town's Nov. 16-18 Fall sale
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783465&keys=auction-antique-toy-Harley

4. “AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Century” April 3-6 2008
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783463&keys=Modern-Art-Deco-Show

5. Art Market Blog - The Wall Wizard No. 1
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783461&keys=art-market-news-artist

6. Sotheby's London Contemporary Art Week -- February, 2008
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783460&keys=Sothebys-Impressionist-Modern-ARt
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at http://www.news-antique.com
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4) Your Classifieds...

Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists

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 17,000 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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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday, December 28, 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

6) 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.
Years ago there was a TV ad that often ran, advertising "Pearl Cream". A beautiful lady with a flawless complexion would attest to the wonderful results of using this cream. As we sat on the porch together one day, my little grandson turned to me and said, "Grandma, you should get some Pearl Cream!" It was so hard not to laugh, but we've had many chuckles since. Winn, VT
We need stories for our humor section. Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to newsletter@tias.com
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.

7) Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?

WANTED: Old postcards wanted

If you are looking for something, let us help you find it! Our wanted ads are affordable and they work! go to: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 17,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to: http://www.tias.com/classifieds

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.

In the last issue, Irene requested a recipe for "Tupperware sugar cookie". Here are the responses that were sent in.
Classic Sugar Cookies
with Egg Yolk Paint

1 ½ cups confectioner's sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. almond extract
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
Colored sprinkles and/or egg yolk paint (recipe follows)

Cream sugar and butter with a mixer until fluffy. Add egg and flavorings and mix well.
Sift dry ingredients together and stir into creamed mixture. Cover in a Tupperware bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375º.
Divide dough in half. Roll out on surface lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets covered with a silicone baking sheet for easy removal. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until cookies begin turning a light brown at the edges. Cool, then decorate with egg yolk paint.

1 egg yolk, beaten
¼ tsp. water
Food coloring

Prepare one recipe of egg yolk paint for every 2 colors desired. Combine egg yolk and water and mix well. Divide into 2 small Tupperware containers, custard cups or paper cups. Stir in food coloring. Keep tightly covered until ready for use. If paint thickens, add a few drops of water. Paint as desired for a colored glaze, and add colored sprinkles.
This recipe appeared in a Tupperware® Booklet included in the past with cookie cutters. For best results, use Tupperware® products as indicated.
I love your newsletter! Look forward to it being among my emails!! Thanks for all the hard work you do to get it out to us! Mitzi C
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy an old cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cookbooks
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/kitchen

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.
I was wondering if anyone had a recipe for a traditional danish holiday cookie.. All I can remember is that it is hallow in the middle and of course very tasty. Thank you Terrie
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: http://www.tias.com/kitchen

11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Grate Things
Items in this store are collected locally at auctions and yard sales throughout the bluegrass region. Several different items are listed, but the main focus is ceramics or glass.

Old Time Five and Dime
Many of the items that we sell in our store were originally purchased in a dime store. Items for sale include: toys, banks, candy containers, vintage decorations, linens, music boxes, doll house furniture and other odds and ends.
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

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

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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