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The Collectors Newsletter #631 -- August 2008
The Collectors Newsletter #631 -- August 2008

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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

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

Four Seasons Bottle Collectors Club

The Four Seasons Bottle Collectors Club was founded in 1976 to provide a forum for collectors to meet one another and share their excitement for the hobby. The club has a number of regular activities including digs, museum tours, a Christmas party, summer BBQ and of course our regular monthly meetings. Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the club was the start of the Toronto Bottle & Nostalgia Lovers Show & Sale in 1992. This show has grown to be one of the premier bottle shows in Canada with over 100 sales tables and an audience of 500 plus.
For more information, Click Here: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=1264&listByKey=1264&groupKey=1
Are you interested in Bottle Collecting? Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Glass/Bottles/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.

I enjoy your news letter immensely. The first things I read in the letter are the stories and then I begin to absorb the rest of it. My computer was down 4 weeks and I am just now getting to the news letters. The one about the grave stones made me remember one that I read and seen in southern Indiana it said on the mans side "COME ON DOWN I AM HAVING A GOOD TIME"--On her side it reads 'COME ON UP I AM HAVING A BETTER TIME'. I don't think this marriage was the ideal one. Mike--Indiana

--Another Story--

Hi! First I love the newsletter and look forward to it every month.

This is in response to Maria, Puerto Rico regarding eBay. I both buy and sell on eBay, and I too have had good and bad experiences. I paid for something and never received. Even after numerous emails to the seller and eBay - nothing. I purchased a purse that the seller swore was not a fake. She's no longer selling on eBay - all of her items were fakes. And then my PayPal account was billed for items I didn't purchase. PayPal is alot faster at clearing up problems then eBay. Now as seller. I treat each and every sale as my first. As soon as the item sells, the buyer receives a personal email congratulating them and thanking them for bidding on our auction. I send another email when the package ships. I keep my buyers updated through every step of the sale until the package arrives at their door/mailbox. The most important
thing, I feel that I do, is every buyer receives in their shipment a hand written thank you, personalized for the item that they purchased. eBay is a great place to shop, if you're looking for something specifically that you want. The down side is the sellers on eBay that just RIP YOU OFF ROYAL with outrageous shipping charges. Before you buy anything do your homework. Look at what other sellers are selling for and their shipping costs. Some sellers will only ship one way (i.e. Priority, UPS etc.) which is usually the most expensive. They list the item for dirt cheap making you think you're getting a deal, when in actuality they get the price they want by making it up in the shipping costs. You can check out shipping costs at the USPS website, as well as at the UPS and Federal Express websites. Set a limit also that you are willing to pay for the item - same as you would if you were attending a live auction. Hope this helps. Cindy, Bedford Ohio

--Another Story--

My mother in law has a set of silverware that I have always loved, Oneida Coronation. Every time we would use it, I just loved the look and the feel of the pieces. So eventually, I started buying pieces on EBay. I had collected probably 100 pieces when I showed my mother my collection. She looked a little puzzled and then called my grandmother. It seems that my great grandmother had a set of the exact pattern that was stored somewhere in my grandmother’s house! She found the box and I am proud to say that I now own them! I often wonder if I had seen these as a child, and that is why I had been drawn to this pattern, but my grandmother never used them… I guess some things are meant to be a mystery…Karla B.

--Another Story--

My husband and I have found many items on ebay, but through the years we have discovered that a lot of the items can be found cheaper else were online. After 911 the American Flag in lights was a very popular item. We wanted a couple for an annual light parade that we have for the fire department of our town. We found people had them for sale with prices go well over 30 dollars. The funny thing was that you could order them for the World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas for the cost of shipping $5. People were getting them free and resellng them on ebay. I felt that was unethical to say the least.

I always check elsewhere before bidding. I like the lady with the dolls still enjoy the stores and fairs so that I can have physical contact with the item. Because some of the items that I and my husband want are not available locally, ebay and tias are the best sources to find them. Janet

--Another Story--

My husband and I love to go to the smalltown auction where we live. Several years ago I dropped him off one Saturday morning as I had a few errands to run. When I got back he was so excited. He had bought a huge box of empty jars with lids for 50 cents thinking I could use them for canning. (like mayonnaise jars), When we got home, I was taking the jars out and when I got to the bottom of the box there was a rattling noise. On the bottom of the box was a jar with 31 round clay indian game pieces (used for games as well as counting) along with two perfect arrowheads. We are only about 35 miles from an Indian Burial Mounds tourist site. We took them to the Mounds office and was pleased to know that the arrowheads were worth around $40 to $50 each and the game pieces were worth about $3 each. We now have them displayed in our living room. It just goes to show you that you never know what is in the bottom of a 50 cent box. That's the best 50 cents he ever spent at an auction! Alice
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
TIAS.com ( http://www.tias.com ) the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall released their monthly "Hot List" of Antiques & Collectibles. The TIAS "Hot List" has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly "Hot Lists" are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites in the month of July 2008.

Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific item that they have in their possession.

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

1. Cookie Jar - No Movement, 2. Bird (related Collectibles - No Movement, 3. Brass (items made of brass) - Up from #4, 4. Teapots - Up from #6, 5. Transferware - No movement, 6. Carnival Glass - Not listed last month, 7. Stamps - Up from #10, 8. Avon - Not listed last month, 9. Roseville - Not listed last month, 10. Candlesticks - Not listed last month

"No Movement" means the item has not changed position since the previous months list. "Down from #.." indicates that the item has dropped on our list since the previous list was published. "Up from #.." indicates that the item has risen on our list since the previous list was published. "Not listed last month" means that this item was not in the previous top 10 list.

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

1. Tables - Up from #5, 2. Singer - No movement, 3. Nippon - No movement, 4. Limoges - Down from #1, 5. Transferware - Not listed last month, 6. Staffordshire - Up from #7, 7. Chairs - Down from #6, 8. Mirrors - Down from #4, 9. Tiffany - Down from #8, 10. Desks - Not listed last month

Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at http://www.tias.com/newsletter
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from http://www.News-Antique.com
1. 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Large Note Sells for $16,100 at Leonard Auction
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784784&keys=coins-currency-auction-chicago

2. Dollhouse collectables launches unique Celerity Dollhouse kits
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784785&keys=dollhouse-dollhouse-dollhouse-dollhouse

Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784786&keys=Medals-Militaria-Battles-Collecting

4. A New Year Round Flea Market is Coming to Gardner MA in September
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784787&keys=fleamarket-antiques-collectibles-show

5. Philanthropy, Vision, Success, and Madness- Historic Ely estate coming to auction
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784788&keys=Farkas-Ely-Lorain-Antique

6. Asselmeier & May 2 Day Antique Estate Auction
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784790&keys=furniture-hummels-quilts-clothing

7. Appraiser Workshops Blog
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784795&keys=Appraisal-Appraiser-Blog-workshops

Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784800&keys=Antique-Victorian-chairs-Clothing

9. Morphy Auctions prepares for its best Fall sale ever - Sept. 11-13, 2008
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784802&keys=Moser-auction-antique-toy

Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784806&keys=caneauction-walkingstickauction-canes-walkingsticks

11. Kitsch-N-Stuff Announces The Most Popular Kitchen & Cottage Collectibles of the Summer 2008
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784807&keys=collectibles-vintage-retro-cottage

12. Baltimore Bankers Unique Coin Sparks Reward Search
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784809&keys=Kagin-coins-gold-Baltimore

13. Larger then Life: Abe Lincoln - James Stewart - Dillinger - Babe Ruth
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784810&keys=autographs-Hollywood-sports-paintings

14. Oz Art Auction Crisis - artmarketblog.com
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784811&keys=artist-art-news-market

15. Affordable Investment Art August 08 - artmarketblog.com
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784812&keys=art-artist-market-news

16. Rago Auctions - 19th and 20th C. Art -September 13, 2008 at Noon
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=784815&keys=Impressionist-Sculpture-Art-European
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...

Nokia N95 8gb Black Unlocked Slider Wifi Gps Phone

xbox 360 elite Bundle

Unlocked Nokia n96 16gb

Apple iPhone 3G 16GB No Contract

Unlocked 3G Apple iPhone 16GB

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://tinyurl.com/39eulu

Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at: http://tinyurl.com/8xqyw

5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday August 5, 2008 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.
My best friend had many nieces and nephews, but the best story comes from one feisty niece. When she was bout 3, she was being reprimanded by her mother to "Behave!". Her answer? "I AM being-have!"
Judy, NJ


During the mid seventies, my first grade son came home via the big yellow school bus. As usual, I inquired how his day at school had gone. He replied in the usual manner until he began relating what had been served in the lunch room that day. "Oh Mom", he shouted, "we had the best lunch ever today!" Whatever did you have", I replied. "We had English beans and helping hands". "You had what?" I chuckled! "English beans and helping hands" he stated again. After many questions and trying to understand his imagination, I discovered he had been served 'English peas' and 'hamburger helper'. Our family has had many good laughs about this down through the years.
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?
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 17,000 people who get this newsletter. 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/cgi-bin/submitClassified.cgi

9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at: http://www.tias.com/newsletter/topics/A%20Vintage%20Recipe.html Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.

In our last issue Luccia requested a recipe for "pork/liver sausage". We had several responses.
Jaternice Sausage

A pork sausage common in Czechoslovakia that is made in the manner of
traditional meats produced from this country. Also referred to as white
jets, liver sausage or ring pudding sausage, a Jaternice Sausage is
typically made from pork liver, pork snouts and/or jowls that are ground
together with spices and cereal. White or wild rice may be added in
addition to cereal as a filler and flavoring. Jaternice Sausage is a
popular food with Bohemians which is often prepared for a dinner item that
may be accompanied with sauerkraut or potatoes and various vegetables.

JATERNICE recipe from cooks.com

1 hog head
Tongue, heart, pork hocks can be used
2 loaves dry bread
6 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. salt
1 lb. liver
1 tbsp. ground marjoram
1 tbsp. pepper

Boil the meat with salt and water to cover until meat is soft. Blanch the
liver in hot water. Grind all coarsely after it is cooked and cooled. Soak
the bread and then squeeze until almost dry. Add the meat and spices and
enough of the broth to make a mixture which would almost pour. Stuff
cleaned casings and tie. Boil in rest of strained broth which has been
cooled and fat skimmed off. Boil until Jaternice rise to the top, stirring
occasionally with a ladle. Take out and put in cold water and place on
paper to dry. Roast before serving. May be frozen.

Hope that Helps, C.Grasser Castle Rock WA

--Another Recipe--

For Luccia, hope this is what you're looking for:


1 hog head
Tongue, heart, pork hocks can be used
2 loaves dry bread
6 cloves garlic
3 tbsp. salt
1 lb. liver
1 tbsp. ground marjoram
1 tbsp. pepper

Thoroughly clean the hog head. Boil all meats (except the liver) with salt and water to cover until meat is soft. Blanch the liver in hot water. Grind all coarsely after it is cooked and cooled. Soak the bread and then squeeze until almost dry. Add the meat and spices and enough of the broth to make a mixture which would almost pour. Stuff cleaned casings and tie. Boil in rest of strained broth which has been cooled and fat skimmed off. Boil until Jaternice rise to the top, stirring occasionally with a ladle. Take out and put in cold water and place on paper to dry. May be frozen (up to two months).

NOTE: Some people use several cups of cooked white rice as a filler instead of the bread.

To serve Jaternice, roast them in a shallow pan in the oven until golden, or fry with very little grease. Goood served with sauerkraut or other vegetables.

--Another Recipe--

Hello, My parents never used a recipe to make liver sausage (or any other sausage) while I was growing up on a farm in Iowa. They would take the whole, cleaned pork liver from a newly butchered hog. This was placed in a pot, covered with water, and one chopped onion was added, plus salt and pepper to taste. Once the liver was done, the bread cubes (from home made bread or a purchased loaf) were soaked in the broth. The liver was run through our grinder. Then the spices (my father forbid the use of garlic) were added. Sometimes more chopped onions, white pepper, Old Bay Sausage spice if we had it, thyme, and or sage. The entire mixture was then put through the grinder again using a smaller plate on the front. If the texture wasn't correct, they would add more broth and use the grinder again.

Mother, of course, did this all by taste. Frankly, I've never liked the liver sausage sold in stores. It does not compare in taste. Yours truly, Marilyn Collier
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage 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.
Back in the 60's I found a recipe in Better Homes & Garden for a salad made with cooked green beans, tomatoes, in , if I remember right, sour cream with some other minor ingredients. I have searched the Internet including BH&G to no avail. I am hoping that someone out there might come to my rescue. Love the news letter Bea
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.
Avenue Antiques
Welcome to Avenue Antiques Online. We offer a large selection of antiques, porcelain, glassware, costume jewelry,etc. We are a brick and mortar antique shop located in the historic Milk & Honey Building in Canton, Ohio. Stop in sometime :)

Cottage Heirlooms
Cottage Heirlooms specializes in fine antique linens and lace, collectibles, quality costume jewelry and gifts. What else will you find? Victorian Roses, cottage charm in every selection of home décor, pottery, porcelain and much, much more!

Back Door Antiques & Collectibles
I offer a variety of antiques & collectibles, specializing in the 1950's era. A simpler time when loving families enjoyed each others company and decorated their homes with pride, resulting in an abundance of beautiful and unique antiques & collectibles.

Pattycake's Plunder
We Specialize in Vintage Jewelry and Fashion Accessories like Vanity items such as lipstick holders, compacts, handkerchiefs, Dresses, Purses, Shoes and Perfume Bottles.
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 160,000 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 ©1995-2008 TIAS.com Inc.

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