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The Collectors Newsletter #749-- November 2009
The Collectors Newsletter #749-- November 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
Safe shopping for gifts at TIAS.com
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With the Holiday shopping season quickly approaching, now is the time to open an online store with TIAS.com .Let TIAS.com show you how to turn your collecting hobby into an online business you can run from your home. This is our 15th year selling online. Put our expertise to work for you. We are one of the oldest and the largest online antiques and collectibles malls . There are no start-up fees to join us and you can even test building a store to see how you like it. To get started, go to
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1) Featured Collectors Club
Highlighting clubs of interest to collectors.
Toy Car Collectors Association
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to toasters - yes, that's correct, the kitchen appliance.
The Toy Car Collectors Association (TCCA) is an international association devoted to the collecting, preservation and enjoyment of die-cast, white metal, pressed steel, tinplate, cast iron, and other transportation toys and models.
The TCCA began in May 1993 as the Majorette Diecast Toy Collectors Association, but was quickly changed, under the threat from Majorette of France of corporate control and licensing fees, to the more generic North American Diecast Toy Collectors Association, founded November 1993 by Mr. Dana Johnson of Bend, Oregon. The club name was eventually shortened to the Diecast Toy Collectors Association (DTCA) to reflect the club's growing international interest.
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2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
Dear Phil, the following incident is something that happened with my elderly grandmother - I would like to have it published in the hopes that others will keep an "eye" on their parents/grandparents so this doesn't happen. And I've heard of other elderly people who's done the same thing. After hearing about all of the older readers who struggle with what to do with their treasures. I hope to prevent someone doing what my grandmother did. Here's the story:
My elderly grandmother lived "out in the country" in rural Georgia with only one close neighbor. Grannie was in her 80's and my grandfather was already in a nursing home. Over the year or so before, sadly, her turn came to go to the same nursing home - she began to give away family "treasures". Each time I would visit - she would hand me a little bunch of her oldest family photos because she knew I treasured them. The PROBLEM came when people came by to visit her who were NOT close family or even extended family. Some were vaguely related but certainly did not have any right to our family heirlooms. But, my grandmother would apparently give them anything they happened to "admire" and it seems that word must have gotten around. Who would stoop to that?? When it came time to close up the house and disperse the family treasures among her daughters - many very valuable, family pieces were gone!!! Her daughters visited her as often as possible but since all but one lived in other cities - they were not there every week and the one daughter who was - did not always notice what was missing if they didn't go in that particular room. The beautiful old portrait of her first baby (1924) that was in a lovely frame with convex glass, her treadle sewing machine which probably belonged to her mother was gone. The daughters found many things missing but thought that another of her sisters had probably gotten it. Sadly, after checking, this proved not to be the case. We have no idea who got most of the things her daughters treasured most. So, please don't hesitate to let your elderly loved ones know what you like. You don't have to come right out and ask - but make sure they don't give it away to some friend who takes advantage of the situation. Her "family" would probably have taken the furniture if they could have gotten away with it. We were heartbroken at the loss of some of these pieces and will never know who took them - Grannie didn't remember. In the same situation - I would never have taken family pieces without the knowledge of immediate family. God Bless, Judy, Jacksonville, Fl.
Since the conversation is on dealers, I thought I’d pass along an experience (actually more than one, but they were all similar) about a dealer that used to be in my hometown. This was about 25 years ago, but the experience has stuck with me all these years. I have been an avid garage / estate / rummage saler for years. There was a dealer that would go into estate sales with sheets of his own “sold” stickers and put them on everything that he wanted. Then he’d argue about the prices trying to get a better deal. Eventually, the professionally run sales wouldn’t even let him in the door. He was very rude. It eventually got to the point that he couldn’t buy anything and he left the area.
I’ve met a number of dealers that are very nice and would go out of their way to help you, but it only takes one to ruin it. I’ll never forget this guy and what he tried to do. Scott
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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
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Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from
1. Massive 3-session auction at Fontaine's Sat.,
2. Sloans & Kenyon presents Three Days of Auctions
on Artfact Live! November 13th to November 15th
3. Garth’s Upcoming Thanksgiving Auction Shows
Great Breadth and Fine Details
4. November 7, 2009 - Estate Treasures Auction -
5. Kaminski’s Annual Thanksgiving Auction November
6. ALLMAN PROMOTIONS ACQUIRES FLORIDA’S
WEST COAST SHOWS FROM ANTIQUE SHOWS
7. Artfact Live! Presents Illustration Art from Alderfer
Auction & Appraisal
8. Artfact Live! Presents Holiday Extravaganza from
Abercrombie Auctions International
9. Artfact Live! Presents Designer Fashions &
Accessories Auction from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
10. Artfact Live! Presents Fine Art, Antiques, Jewelry
& Coins from Winter Associates
11. Artfact Live! Presents American, Asian &
Ethnographic Auction from Pacific Galleries
12. Grand Opening New Store for Cat Lady Kate's
Elegant and Depression Glass
13. Online Bidders Come Out in Force for Lehman
14. Sleight-of-Hand at Auction
15. Highlights of November, 2009 Auctions on iGavel.com
16. Winterthur's Brock Jobe to Lecture at Garth's Auctions
17. Land Park Estate Sale
18. Antique Rugs and Carpets Lead Kaminski’s October
19. A Large Number of Ansel Adams and Edward
Weston Highlight Photography Sale at Bonhams New York
20. Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Club
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...
Blenko Glass at Muddy Creek Antiques
Discount Holiday Shopping at Doris Stephan's Antiques
Over 2500 postcards at Numismattica.com
Large Collection of Fine Art and Antiques For Sale
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 Friday November 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Many years ago my friend's daughter who was about 4 years old was watching as Daddy repaired the leg of a broken chair. He ended up having to kneel down on the floor. As he did so his little girl who had never seen him in that position before was able to see the top of his head. She looked and excitedly exclaimed " Oh Daddy your head is growing through hair" We all got a big laugh out of that and still remind her of it... Dorothy
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 email@example.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 GUITARS
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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 the last issue Denver requested recipes for “eggnog with a hint of Cinnamon, Vanilla and Nutmeg ” here a response that we received.
Hello! Someone from Denver asked for an eggnog recipe. This is not your eggnog, but in case that you want to try it, go ahead. It is delicious, is a puertorrican “eggnog” recipe….
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of condensed milk
1 can of Coco Lopez or a can of coconut milk (if you want it less sweet.)
Vanilla (to taste)
Cinnamon (to taste)
˝ cup of Liquor 43 or puertorrican rum (Bacardí)
Blend everything and Enjoy!
It is delicious!
María from Carolina, Puerto Rico
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.
My Dad worked at a restaurant in Lake Tahoe about 60 years ago. He thinks it was called The Olander Restaurant. It was a restaurant that was up in the mountains. His friend Roy Olander used to work there the same time that he did. After you ate your meal you could walk outside and by the door was this GREEN drink. He said that you would just scoop up the drink in a glass and went and sat down to drink it. He said that there was alcohol in it and little bubbles came up. He said that is tasted really good and he would love to get the recipe. The family was Swedish. It was a Scandinavia Restaurant. He also said that they had the best cheesecake. He said the texture was like a custurd. He would love this recipe also. I imagine the recipes came from Sweden. If anyone has heard of these recipes and knows how to make them....we would love the recipes. Thanks! Heber City, Utah
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a vintage recipe request send it to email@example.com 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.
I appreciate your business very much and try to keep an array of fine quality pieces on hand, check back frequently for good bargains. My inventory includes glass, porcelain, vintage,costume jewelry, and my specialty - primitives.
AUNT MINNIES MARVELS
We offer affordable pricing on all of the MARVELOUS items in our store which includes: Vintage and Antique jewelry, pottery, art, china, glass, kitchen collectibles, furniture, figurines, crystal, old bottles, postcards, books and much, much MORE!
Little Rapids Hillside Treasures
Oh say can you see....Savings here are on me...With the holiday season near...You'll find lots of gifts for your Dear...oh say can that little rapids banner give way.. Pottery, porcelain,art, glass,postcards..
The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff features unique jaw dropping items to make your family and friends stop, look and admire your collections! Some are pricey, some not. But trust me, all are hand picked because of their rarity, uniqueness and detail.
We sell vintage costume jewelry, dolls, doll houses, glass, kitchenware, hair accessories, Mid Century Modern, home decor , china dinnerware replacements, pottery, porcelain, cookie jars, the rare and hard to find! We look forward to doing business with you!
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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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