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The Collectors Newsletter #759 -- December 2009

The Collectors Newsletter #759 -- December 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

Holiday Shopping SALES at TIAS.com
TONS of SALES see.... http://tias.com/news/indexHoliday.shtml
When you buy online from a TIAS merchant, you've got TIAS to back you up. All of our merchants offer at least a 7 day return policy if you need to return your purchase for any reason. With over 650,000 antiques and collectibles available online, you can trust a TIAS merchant when buying great antique & collectible gifts for your friends and family.
For today's sales and special offer see: http://tias.com/news/indexHoliday.shtml

Send Vintage Virtual Holiday Cards to Friends and Family
We've got a HUGE selection of free vintage virtual Christmas and Chanukah cards for you to send to friends and family. Send your virtual cards today at:

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

Vintage Radio and Phonograph Society, Inc
In the fall of 1974 a handful of dedicated collectors met to form the Southwest Vintage Radio and Phonograph Society. The expressed purpose of the organization was to preserve and restore the history and historical items of early wireless, radios, phonographs, telegraphs, tubes and related items. From that small group of individuals with a common bond in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, the society blossomed and has grown to almost 500 members worldwide. To reflect the worldwide membership base, the word "Southwest" was dropped from the official organization in 1978.For more information, click here: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=1521&listByKey=1521&groupKey=1

Are you interested in Vintage Radios? http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Memorabilia/Radio/1.html

2) After you read these stories, tell us your interesting story. Send your story to phil@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.
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 phil@tias.com and we'll run it in an upcoming issue.
I was executress of my Mother’s estate after she passed away in Feb. 2004. At Christmas time following her death, as part of closing out the estate and bank accounts, I decided to purchase US Savings Bonds for each of her three grandchildren (my nieces and nephew) as a final Christmas gift from her. On Christmas day as the kids were opening their gifts, my nephew who was 6 years old at that time opened his gift card and read “Merry Christmas, from Nan’s bank account”. He then turned to his Mother and in a very loud whisper asked “How did she do that?” We all got a good laugh out of it and still talk about it at Christmas time! Karen, Scott Depot, WV

--Another Story--

I have always loved transferware - reds, blues, and the grape transferware which is more difficult to find in rich shades of purple. About 15 years ago, my husband and I attended the auction of a well-known collector in this area, of nearly everything! He collected all kinds of paper - old Valentine cards, journals, diaries, leather bound law books and just about anything you could imagine, he collected it! He had such a vast collection that his belongings were separated into 6 different lots which were sent to other areas of the country, and sold.

The auction we went to was for his less valuable belongings and was held at his home. My husband and I went, poking around in the many boxes that were outside and I noticed a grape transferware plate, in mint condition, in the box along with other old plates, none of which looked valuable. I told my husband to bid on that box because I felt that someone did not know the value of that nice, grape colored transferware plate that had a transfer of the White House, without the wings on the side, which helped to date it. We got the box of plates for less than $20.00. Eventually, because I could not find matching plates or much grape transferware to build a collection, I had a friend sell the plate on e-bay and it brought nearly $300.00!! The other plates all totaled brought maybe $100.00 so that was a $20.00 well spent for that box of plates! I have a nice collection of the red transferware so I am happy with what I have collected through the years. Dee in OH
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. To post a release, go to http://www.News-Antique.com
Here are the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles from http://www.News-Antique.com
1. J. Levine Auction and Appraisal presents New
Year's Day Premier Auction on Artfact Live!
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789742

2. Estate Sale For KittyWits Adoptions Charity
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789741

3. Antiques.com to syndicate Collectibles Corner TV!
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789740

4. Turning “junk” into clearing debts through online
valuation service
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789739

5. Vintage Homes & Houses
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789733

6. Palm Beach Appraisers Association - Free Trial
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789731

7. Two Day Sale December 13th and 14th
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789730

8. 1/3 OFF Listing Fees On The Vintage List!
Happy Holidays!
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789729

9. Morphy's Nov. 13-14 sale of Japanese superhero
toys draws international audience
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789723

Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789722

11. Antiques, Fine Art, Jewelry & Decorative Art from
Kodner Galleries
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789721

12. Artfact Live! Presents Decorative Arts from
Uniques & Antiques
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789720

13. Artfact Live! Presents Holiday Decorative Arts
Sale from Freeman's
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789719

14. a Fine Art, Jewelry And Decorations from Gray's
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789718

15. an Antique Estate Auction from Constantine & Pletcher
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789717

Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789715

17. Taylor Swift at Music Valley and Tailgate Shows in
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789713

18. Marble Sarcophagus Relief Formerly Belonging
to Émile Zola
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789689

19. Important 20th Century Design and Tiffany Sale
17 December 2009 in New York
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789688

20. Sotheby’s to sell 17th Century Dutch Masterpiece
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=789687
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...

Shiny BriteTeardrop Indent Christmas Ornaments

Stunning Hand Painted Nippon Biscuit / Cracker Jar

WHOLESALE: Antique Vintage Jewelry Collection 400+ pcs.

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

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 Tuesday December 15, 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.
I have a sophisticated career driven daughter. She recently spent a fortune getting braces to fix her teeth. Well, one day she called while driving her car just to chat with me. During the conversation she mentioned she had "Blue Tooth." I quickly replied "did something go wrong with your dentist's work? LOL Rosemary
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 the last issue Laurie requested recipe for “Amish sour cream fudge” we had one reply.
Amish Sour Cream Fudge

2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1.Butter an 8 inch square baking dish, and set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, sour cream, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil; cover and cook one minute. Stir until well blended. Remove the lid, and without stirring, heat to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.

2.Remove from the heat, and add the chocolate and vanilla. Do not stir. Set the pan over a wire rack until the mixture cools to about 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). This should take about 15 minutes.

3.Beat the fudge with a wooden spoon until it thickens and loses its gloss. Stir in walnuts, and pour into the buttered dish. Spread evenly, then set aside to cool. Cut into small squares. 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: 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 have a recipe for a Chinese dessert called Sa Chi Ma ? I had it once at a restaurant many years ago and it was quite good. I'd like to make it for my children to try. Sue
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.
Cottonwood antique mall
We have been in the antique business for 13 years and have many fine quality antiques and collectibles.Our inventory includes glassware, porcelain, jewelry, postcards, books and furniture.

Roads End Antiques
This is a collection of antiques and collectibles spanning 60 yrs of collecting. Glass, ceramics, post cards, furniture, oil lamps, and many more. I want to make this a pleasant experience for all customers and have fun in the process.

Flatwater Agency Paper & Collectibles
Specializing in pinup blotters, automotive magazine ads and manuals, travel miscellaneous paper and collectible china.

I am sophistomax. Surround yourself with Beauty. Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles, Porcelain, Sculpture, Art, Jewelry, Glass, The Unusual and Unique. I hope you enjoy shopping with me.

Aunt Pitty Pat's China Closet
Offering early Americana pattern glass, pressed glass, depression glass, Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey and other elegant glassware companies. Also offering china, porcelain and pottery.
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at http://classifieds.tias.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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