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The Collectors Newsletter #675 -- January 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #675 -- January 2009
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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
TIAS IS HAVING A BIG YARD SALE THIS MONTH!
Check out the latest listed items at :
Do you want to list an item in our yard sale?
Here is a special $9 off coupon code for the TIAS classifieds. Coupon Code: YARDSALE122908 . This coupon code will allow you to post a FOR SALE classified ad on TIAS in January for just $1. To access the TIAS classifieds and post your ad, go to:
You can list any antiques or collectibles you would like to sell. Your ad will appear in our online classifieds, on the TIAS Web site and on Google shopping for 1 month. This is a great opportunity for you to clear out your old stuff and bring in some cash as well. So check out your basement and your attic and lets have some fun. We'll feature some of the goodies that are posted in this newsletter as well.
1) 1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Kennedy Political Items Collectors
The KPIC is now approaching its thirty-third year of service to Kennedy collectors around the world. Membership currently extends across the U.S. and Canada to England, Europe, even as far away as Australia. In addition to our bi-monthly Hyannisporter newsletter, we offer two auction catalogs per year (spring and fall), contact with other Kennedy collectors all over the world, and the opportunity to actively participate in your hobby among people with the same special interests. The newsletter offers history, trivia, collector information, Kennedy-related auction and market prices, newly discovered and unlisted materials, and more.. Click here for more info:
Are you interested in Kennedy Collectibles? Take a look at:
2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Everyone seems to love these found item stories so we are STILL looking for stories about antiques and collectibles you have found in the attic, basement, barn, shed or even the walls of an old house. We are also looking for stories about childhood memories of your favorite toys. Send your story to me and we'll publish them in the next newsletter. Email email@example.com
When I was just about 6 years old, my family moved from Bellflower to Norwalk, California. The home was new and not yet landscaped. While the gardeners were working to prepare for seeding a lawn, I was “helping” them and unearthed a brass metal like token with a hole at the top and about the size of a half-dollar. One side reads, “Walkers Club of America” and shows a silhouette of a male figure walking. The back side says, “City Hall to Coney Island, Feb. 22, 1919.” Now in my 60’s, I have recently retired and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada and came across this long time possession. While on a trip to Northern Nevada in 2006 I spoke with the proprietor of a military memorabilia store and related the story. He suggested I contact an historical society for New York City or Coney Island. I have tried several times, but never received a response. It is slightly tarnished, but I have never tried to clean it. I would like it to go to a meaningful place if I could ever find one. Do any readers have suggestions? Thank you, Roberta in Las Vegas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My father always wore a really handsome ruby and diamond ring that my mother gave to him early in their marriage. Sometime in the 1970's he lost the ring and always thought it fell off his finger somewhere in our 1-acre yard. We looked for it and my brother even used a metal detector, but we never found the ring. Dad died in 1986 and mother in 1996. After her death, my husband and I bought the family home from my siblings. One Sunday morning in 2006, I decided to plant some iris bulbs that my neighbor had given me, in a flower bed we had dug a year earlier. I was spading the ground about 8 inches deep when I dug up what appeared to be an old bottle cap, covered with dirt. I almost didn't pick it up but decided to anyway. Lo and behold, it was dad's ring! The entire family was delighted to have it back in our family. To this day we can't figure why the ring was buried so deep, in that particular part of the yard, but I feel close to my dad every time I look at those irises!
Lulu in Texas
It's been about 12 years ago that I started my career as a Real Estate agent. I found myself in the neighborhood I grew up in selling homes. I had moved away from the neighborhood I grew up in and moved to an adjoining city when I returned to the area. It was the second home I'd written an offer on and the home inspector was telling the buyers and I stories of all the strange things he had discovered in homes he had inspected. He had found wood working tools in a hidden room in a home over 100 years old. So he goes up in the attic of the home which was about 60 years old and comes down with an old newspaper. He sits it down and it was dated 1957 we opened it up and there on the second page was a photo and story of the new President of the fraternal Order of Police. It was my dear uncle! He was in hospice care at the time. Much as I wanted to keep the newspaper for myself, I gave it to my cousins. I had been raised part of my life by my aunt and uncle. What an awesome find. Joan Revell - Virginia Beach, VA
I just wanted to give Leanne a shout and say thanks so much for the story about Christmas in Australia and especially for the link on YouTube. That was fantastic! I live in East Wakefield, New Hampshire and we lost our power for three days about a week before Christmas due to snow and ice in 2008. So under those conditions it's very hard to imagine someone who has never seen snow on Christmas! I loved the YouTube about the boomers and after watching that one proceeded to spend almost an hour watching some of the other ones about Australia. I laughed and laughed and now I'm sending the links to my kids. In case someone missed it and would like to see it the link is:
-Thanks again and Happy New Year. Snowbound Pat in NH
This is a story about the time we lived in California in a little town called Auberry, located in the beautiful Sierra mountains. I had a friend who knew someone who was joining a religious order and decided to rid herself of everything she didn't need. She cleared out her house over a 3 month period and I happily took all the stuff my friend didn't want. One day she gave me a box of vases, mostly stuff from flower shops I thought. I left it in the back of my truck with all the vases banging together till I decided I couldn't stand the racket anymore. I decided to just donate them to a local charity. When I finally got the box out and really looked I noticed what looked like a Fiesta vase! OH NO!! surely it was broken or cracked!!! But it wasn't! It was in one beautiful 8 inch piece and the book value was $ 700.00!! I sold it to a friend who collects Fiesta Ware for a very good price and she is leaving it to me in her will. Sandi S.- Ocean Springs, MS
WE NEED YOUR STORY. DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@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 email@example.com
3) Antique News - YES, YOU CAN GET SOMETHING OF GREAT VALUE FOR NOTHING.....
If you want to tell the world about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event
related to the antiques and collectibles trade, you can post it for free at
the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and
will also appear in this newsletter so that 15,000 people can read it. WHAT A BARGAIN !
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles newsletter, Feb 2009, with prices, photos and market reports.
2. "REMEMBER WHEN " ANTIQUE SHOW
3. Keith Spurgeon launches new auction house, Mosby & Co.
4. Mastro Auctions’ February Sale Rings in New Year of Collecting
5. Dinnerware Replacements Still Has Great Gifts in Stock
6. Rockport Art Association Annual Art Auction 2009
7. TribalWorks Offers Online Exhibit of Yoruba oshe Shangos
8. End of January Sale on all Jewelry and Antiques
9. Autograph Store Charity Fund raising teams up with American
Heart Association for 2009 Heart Ball
10. ANDERSON'S RESTORATIONS to be at NC STATE
11. Unusual and original 1936 Hignett UK dog card set.
12. Sotheby’s to Offer Carpets from The Barbara Zidell Sedlin Family
13. Triceratops skull leads $1.5M Natural History Auction at Heritage
14. Sotheby’s to Sell Historic Weathervane in January 2009
Sale of Important Americana
15. American Craftsmanship:
16. AutographPros.com announces "Charity Works"
17. The Silver and Furniture Collection
18. The Property of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III
19. Sotheby’s Americana Week 2009
20. Sotheby’s 2008 Worldwide Wine Sales
21. Leila Dunbar departs Sotheby's to launch consulting/appraisal firm
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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It's easy to do. Go to:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Some interesting items from the TIAS.com "Yard Sale"......
Music & Celebrity Autographs with VIDEO PROOF & COA
Quaint Fireplace Clock by United
Celebrity Autographs and Autographed Guitars with VIDEO
1920 Georg Jensen Sterling Brooch
CATALOG PLATE BOOKS OF FRUIT/PLANTS/FLOWERS/TREES
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 15,000 readers subscribe to this newsletter. One of them just might be able
to help you out. Place your ad today at:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday January 27, 2009 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Years ago when my baby sister was only 3 or four years old my family was very poor. Needless to say we wore old clothes and many had holes. these were worn out in her eyes. One day while traveling, we stopped along the road to eat. Mom got out the bread and lunch meat for sandwiches. My baby sister looked at her bread which had a hole in it and said "I don't want this old worn out bread". We still get a real bang out of that one. Terry
My parents came to visit me and my 7 year old son the other day. He was acting up and not doing what I told him so I put him in his room for a "time-out". He really did not want to have a time out, so when I closed the door he yelled "You'll hear from my lawyer!"
My mom laughed so hard, I thought she was going to hurt herself!..Jennifer C. Harrisburg, PA
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Buying Good Quality Antiques and Collectibles
WANTED: POSTCARDS. BUYING POSTCARDS, OLD PAPER ITEMS. CASINO ??
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
Looking for something? Place a "Wanted" ad in this newsletter. Over 16,000 subscribers will see it. It's easy, go to:
9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In our last issue Stephanie requested recipes for "Hot Fudge Sunday Cake" We had several folks write in with the same recipe.
(Special thanks to Barb F. and Pam P. who also sent in this recipe)
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
This is the original recipe from the Gold Medal flour bag.
Yield: 9 servings
1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
¾ c. granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ c. milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1¾ c. very hot water
1 pint vanilla ice cream*
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In ungreased 9-inch square pan, stir together flour, sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla with fork until smooth. Stir in nuts.
Spread evenly in pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and ¼ cup cocoa powder. Pour hot water gently over batter. Bake 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and stand 15 minutes; cut into squares. Invert each square onto dessert plate. Top with ice cream and spoon sauce over each serving.
* Serve with any flavor ice cream. I like it especially well with coffee ice cream -- Linda in Maine
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here:
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.
Anyone have a good recipe for Quinces? I'd like to do a dessert with them, but if you have other ideas, let me know. Bonnie
(What's a Quince? See:
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to email@example.com . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
11) New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
Egg Palace Antiques
Welcome shoppers! Our store will be having a great variety of items for you. We hope that you enjoy browsing and visit us often. More items will be added on a regular basis with many new categories.
W & W Postcards
Vintage post cards from the United States. Nothing later than 1955. We specialize in RPPC, US views, greeting, humor and animal topical postcards. Many well known illustrator cards. A 7-day money back satisfaction guaranteed.
Aunt Giuliana's Estate Sale
We have a wide selection of vintage costume jewelery and wonderful exquisite items. If you see something you like...please feel free to MAKE AN OFFER!
Antique Collectible Treasures
My inventory includes glass, porcelain, silverplate, pottery, and collectibles of all sorts!! My store is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is over 1,000 sq. feet.
Upstairs Downstairs Fine Antiques & Collectibles Galleria
Florida's finest antiques, arts & collectibles at discount prices always at least 20%-60% below book value. So what's the catch? There is no catch!! We've searched the world to find the best of the best at the lowest prices.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
3. Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to
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:
(Not affiliated with Kovels.com)
5. Get an online appraisal. For just $9.95 from "What's It Worth To You?"
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