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The Collectors Newsletter #741 -- October 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #741 -- October 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
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
The James Bond 007 Fan Club & Archive
Join us as we celebrate the adventures of Ian Fleming's James Bond 007, from the first book, Casino Royale in 1953 and the first film, Dr.No, 1962 through to Daniel Craig, the 6th actor to play 007 in the 2006 film Casino Royale. For more information, click here:
Are you interested in James Bond 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.
Thank You! to everyone that has been sending in stories. If you've been waiting for the right time to send us your antiques & collectibles story, now is the time. Email your story to email@example.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
This is in response to Wendy from Ohio, who asked WHEN does one start to downsize when one's children will not want the collections? I'm almost exactly the same age, with a similar situation, and only one child (and no grandchildren) to pick up the slack, plus a few nephews and a niece, all thousands of miles away.
I'm using three tactics, one used by my grandfather: if someone wants a particular item -- be it relative or friend -- I'm making a note of that on a list AND on the item back or bottom whenever possible. Second, if I get tired of something, find someone who loves it as much as I do, or believe someone else needs it more AND I can part with it, I do. Good causes particularly help me loosen the emotional ties. Third, I've written in my advice letter to my son (not in the will itself) the names of those friends who should be given a chance to have something of mine, reputable antiques dealers and a list of valuable items which should be sold if not claimed by someone close, plus a list of those charities I'd like the rest to go to. Having cleaned out the homes of my parents, my husband's parents and one set of grandparents, I know this is manageable in a surprisingly short period of time -- even the biggest house took just about 4 days, including getting the moving van in for those items going back with me to CA from the south.If the kids drag out the process, which they probably will if they live nearby, that's their choice. Best of all, this way you can still enjoy all your lovely things as long as you like! Beth in Northridge
Like most of you, I have dozens of different types of treasures. My husband does'nt think much of it and my daughter is not interested in my "old stuff". I love it all and would hate to see it thrown away when I'm gone. After a medical scare this year I began to look up the ( final sold) prices for my treasures on ebay and am attaching what I know about who made the item and a general value in hopes they won't go in the trash and someone else can enjoy them like I have. My house is really small but is stuffed full and I have a large storage building and a room in my barn also full. It's just so much fun to search for these treasures that I can't quit. By reading your newsletter at least I know I'm not the only one with this problem. Love the newsletter! Jackie in Dayton, Texas
Not a story but just a comment on the ladies needing/wanting to downsize. Take a photo of everything, Looking at those will bring the memories back and they are much easier to pack. I did not do it for my mothers house and regret it, but since have been taking shots of all my 'stuff' and especially the stuff I sell on Ebay or locally. It's really the memories that are so important, not having the item. Connie
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Antique News
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. This month's list includes August and September of 2009. This will also allow you to see how categories have shifted position from month to month.
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
This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
5. Cookie Jars
6. Die Cut
4. Die Cut
6. Cookie Jars
Here are the top ten search words used at
. This site specialized in "high end" Antiques and Art:
9. White Ironstone
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for "Hot List" at
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. To post a release, go to
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Antique transferware makes the TIAS top 10 antiques
& Collectibles list for Sept.
2. AUCTIONS AND ECONOMY - FLORIDA AUCTIONEER
C. FUDGE SAYS IT'S A BUYER'S MARKET
3. Global Audience Drives Strong Results at John Moran’s
September 29th Estates Auction
4. Royal Antiques Sold For A Pittance...
5. Artfact Live! Presents Modern Art & Glass, Mid-Cent.
& Contemp Furnishings from Pacific Galleries
6. Artfact Live! Presents Musical Instruments & Jazz
Collection from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
7. Artfact Live! Presents Major Fine Arts And Antiques
Auction from Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches
8. SKINNER TO AUCTION ASIAN WORKS OF ART
OCTOBER 17th and 18th IN BOSTON
9. California Auctioneers presents American Legends
Auction on Artfact Live!
10. Skinner Discovery Auction October 14th & 15th in
11. Rich Penn Auctions Selects Proxibid to Bring its
Two-Day Fall Auction Live, Online
12. Annie Oakley Alive and Well This Week at
13. MORRISTOWN ARMORY ANTIQUES SHOW TO
OFFER THE FINEST IN ANTIQUES FROM OVER 100
14. Stevens Auction Co. has estate sales Oct. 17, Oct. 31
15. Rare Lenny Bruce Memorabilia Up For Auction
16. Gray's Auctioneers 24th Fine Art, Antique and
17. Artfact Live! Presents Fine And Decorative Arts from
Abercrombie Auctions International
18. Mind’s Eye Fine Art Moving and Storage Sponsors
the 13th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show
19. Rare 1936 Ford Sedan Convertible up for Auction
20. HAUNTED VICTORIAN MANSION & ANTIQUE
SHOP CONTENTS TO BE AUCTIONED SATURDAY,
OCT 3 10AM OCALA
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Centennial Walnut George Jones Regulator clock
Mary's Memories - Vintage Porcelain, Pottery, Pewter
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
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday October 6, 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 email@example.com and we may run it in the next issue.
My husband passed away about three years ago. Soon after my oldest daughter went to church with me. While we were standing and singing a hymn she leaned over and whispered to me..I wish Daddy was here. I was puzzled by this and asked her why, and she replied that he was the only person who could sing worse than she did. We still laugh about that and she what she said was true, my husband couldn't sing at all.
Norma from Georgia
Tell us some funny, family related stories and we'll share them with our readers. Send them to Phil@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 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?
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 15,000 people who get this newsletter. Go to
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9) A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
In the last issue Peggy requested an easy recipe for “glazed bran muffins” here are some of the responses that we received.
HONEY GLAZED BRAN MUFFINS
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
5 tbsp. honey
3 c. raisins, dates or prunes, pureed in food processor
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. oil
3 lg. eggs
2 c. buttermilk
1 c. Miller's bran
3 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in honey and 3 tablespoons boiling water. With brush, coat bottom and sides of muffin tins.
MUFFINS: Mix fruit puree, honey and oil until smooth. Beat in eggs, then buttermilk and bran. Sift flour, baking soda and salt and add to mixture. Beat until just combined. Fill tins 3/4 full.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes until springy to the touch. Let muffins cool for 2 minutes and invert on rack to cool completely. Carol Thomas---Cullman,AL
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.
I hope you can help me find this recipe. Back in the 60's, Hough Bakery in Cleveland made a gingerbread/spice cake that had a white frosting. It was so good, we bought them whenever we shopped at the O'Neil's department store in Akron (they had a Hough's bakery in the store). I would love to make this for my family. Hope someone has it. Thank you, Jan
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.
Vic's Antique Shop
A collection of odds and ends that made us happy, could now be yours!
Yesterdays Treasures Antiques and Collectibles
Welcome to our store. We offer a wide variety of merchandise emphasizing vintage and retro. Look for glassware, fine china, kitchenware, books, toys and unique items. Enjoy your visit and have a nice day.
RARE EARTH COLLECTIBLES
Porcelain, Serving Dishes, Jewelry, Art Deco Designs and other Art Work. We strive to bring a selection that stands apart from the ordinary.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
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