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The Collectors Newsletter #679 -- February 2009

The Collectors Newsletter #679 -- February 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

See TIAS on TV
Later this month or early in March, TIAS.com will be running a TV spot before and after PBS's "The Antiques Roadshow" on WLIW in New York. This is one of the largest TV markets for the Roadshow. To see a preview of our 30 second spot, take a quick look at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap-5_BriHf0

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

Lionel Collectors Club of America

Members of the Lionel Collectors Club of America enjoy collecting and operating Lionel model trains. If Lionel electric trains were part of your childhood experience, you may be wondering what they may be worth today. Click here for more information: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=2145&listByKey=2145&groupKey=1

Are you interested in Lionel Trains? Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Toys/Trains/Lionel/1.html

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.
Editors Note:
A NEW TOPIC for the next issue ---Tell us about the very first thing you ever acquired for a collection. This can be as a child or an adult. It can be about a collection that started by accident, or one that was carefully planned. Just tell us about that first item and why you picked it or rather why it picked you :-) . Email your story to phil@tias.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.

A few years ago, the porch on the 1870 house I was living in needed repair. My father and uncle were digging under the porch to reinforce the posts and my uncle said,"Hey, look here". He held out a little child's pitcher, made of tin, I think and a little squashed. Then he found a little dish, also tin and in good shape. In addition, he found a small brown bottle, a broken glass stirring stick and a broken plaque that says "Mother" (I think). I did a little research on the house and back around 1910-1912 the family that lived in the house had a little girl and they were candy makers (thus the stirring stick). Needless to say, I was thrilled. As a footnote, my neighbors came over to see and told me when they were fixing their porch, they found a gun under it! Julie in Indiana

--Another Story--

I look forward to getting the newsletter and devour it all THANK YOU. In the late 70's I was doing work remodeling homes and the sort. I was doing a full basement for a gentleman when I was doing the preparation work to put up paneling on the walls when I came to a place in the foundation there was an old butter mold{Wood with a flower in it} and a green depression lamp. When the man came home for lunch I took them up and gave them to him.. He looked at them and said where did you find them. I told him the story and he said that butter mold was his mothers and I didn't know where it went to. He kept the butter mold and gave me the lamp as he didn't want it. It was of the taller size I put an old burner I had and chimney. Took it to an auction and got $90.00 for it. One of my best finds. Keep up the news letters also I find the web page a good place to compare prices. I use it all the time and tell all my friends about it. Again thank you. Mike in NC

--Another Story--

Mary, after reading your post about the lovely "silver" necklace you found upstairs when you and your family were moving; I was thinking that I would definitely take it to a reliable jeweler and have at least a verbal appraisal done on it. It could be costume jewelry or the "real thing". The tiny pearls sound like seed pearls - the blue stones could be most anything. But, for me, the curiosity would simple get the better of me if I didn't take it and learn more about it. Even if you would never consider selling it - it's always nice to know the value. God Bless, js

--Another Story--

My husband and I have lived in an old Victorian farmhouse in Xenia, Ohio since 2000, and have found some interesting items. First we found a large ice tongs(the kind that was used to pick up a large chunk of ice for old ice boxes) on top of a heating duct. And then we found two partial tombstones. The first one was found under a sidewalk. This one has the name broken off, and a verse from Isaiah "All thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children." The second tombstone was found underneath our outhouse. It is just broken corner of the original stone and reads "F infant child of A&E Co". The original owners of our farm were the Collins family, so this makes sense. Did I mention that we have ghosts? Wonder why! Nancy

--Another Story--

Hi there, I am wondering if your readers can help. I am researching and doing some work on methods of reading and early memories of favorite childhood books. Would your readers be interested in sharing their stories of their favorite books (who read them, family life at the time etc.) and what impact they had and what reading and learning to read meant to them as a child....stories could be emailed to bwhereyouare@gmail.com Thank you! .. Gloria (Be sure to cc phil@tias.com so that we can share these stories with the group)
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
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 http://www.News-Antique.com
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 http://www.News-Antique.com
1. Fine Art from the William Randolph Hearst Collection at Kaminski
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786205

2. One Year Anniversary Sale at Dinnerware Replacements
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786204

3. BECOME AN APPRAISER - June 2009 Baltimore Course Offering
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786199

4. TIAS.com launches TV campaign to reach out to collectors that watch Roadshow
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786198

DIFFERENCE? Find out at TLC Antiques
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786196

6. The incomparable Donald Kaufman antique toy collection in the
spotlight at Bertoia's, March 19-21
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786195

7. Nuremberg Trials Revisited at LiveAuctionTalk.com
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786194

8. The Fiddlers Antique Show
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786191

9. Kate Robinson estate to be sold March 14-15 in Illinois
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786190

10. Vasa Murrhina by Fenton
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786189
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
YES! you can put the latest DAILY news about antiques and collectibles on your Web site.
It's easy to do. Go to: http://javafeed.news-antique.com/ to get the code.

4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...

Amber Etched Console Bowl w/Candle Holders

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: http://tinyurl.com/39eulu

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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday February 09, 2009 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.
Back in about 1948 or 49 when my sis was about 4 or 5, we were hauling hay and it was a blistering hot day. We were standing on the hillside by the barn, having just finished bringing in the last load of hay. We were all complaining about the heat. Mom came out to us with a tray of lemonade and glasses. Soon after, my little sis also came out - dressed in her heavy wool snowsuit. Someone asked her why she had put it on and she said that she thought that it would cool her off because that's what she would wear when it was cold in the winter. We laughed so hard because as you can imagine, she must have been even hotter wearing it. Such are the associations of little minds. When you think about it, it sort of makes sense. Janie, a Farmer's Daughter in Minnesota.

--Another Story--

I have a family funny to share with you all. Years ago, Our cousin Jeff was coming to visit. My older sister, Jo, decided to bake him an apple pie. For what seemed all day, she bustled in the kitchen getting the pie ready for him and finally with much anticipation, Jeff arrived and my sister Jo, presented him with a thick slice of Apple pie. It just looked delicious and smelled heavenly. Jeff started eating it and this look of "What is this?" came over his face. My sister was rambling on in the back of how she was gonna make a cherry pie next and maybe a pumpkin after that. At this point, Jeff stopped eating and looked at Jo and said " When you do make the cherry pie, remember that you don't have to peel the cherries." In all of her preparation of the Apple pie, my sister had forgotten to peel the apples. Sadly, she never again prepared another pie that I know of and this is going back 20 plus years. Chris - Albuquerque
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 15,000 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 16,000 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 Ethel requested recipes for "Honey Parmesan salad dressing" We had one reply.

2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 each anchovy fillets
0.5 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
40 grams Parmesan, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated
100 grams yogurt, plain bio low-fat plain

Place the garlic, anchovies, ground pepper, lemon juice, mustard, honey, Parmesan and yogurt in a blender and process till smooth.
Chill for at least two hours.
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.
Does anyone know how to make "Thunder Bay's Persian Pastry" I had this once in Ontario and it was lovely. Cindy
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.
King Charles Spaniels Forever
You will definitely want to visit my store as I have a wide variety of items from costume jewelry, pottery, carnival & depression glass & many other highly collectible goodies. I add items weekly & sometimes daily.

Jody's Dusty Attic
We sell Roseville, Rookwood, Weller, McCoy, Shawnee, Metlox, Minton, Moorcroft and other pottery and porcelain. We also sell other antique and vintage items.

BJ Leilani Treasures
Welcome and visit us whenever you can. Our inventory may begin small, but we have interesting items to add that will hold your interest for a long time to come. There will be fine shopping for all! See you soon.

Rivermill Antique Mall
Welcome! Come on in and check out our great selection of quality antiques and collectibles. Lots of pottery, glassware, and much, much more.

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.
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 ©1995-2009 TIAS.com Inc.

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