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The Collectors Newsletter #767 -- January 2010

The Collectors Newsletter #767 -- January 2010

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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.

Young Stamp Collectors of America
Young Stamp Collectors of America is a club for collectors, under 18. Whether you are new to the hobby or have collected postage stamps for several years, the YSCA offers a variety of ways to make your collecting more fun.
For more information, click here: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=2328&listByKey=2328&groupKey=1

Are you interested in collecting stamps? See: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Stamps/1.html

2) We are in desperate need of some new stories to start out the new year. Do you have any stories related to your adventures collecting? Share them with us. Put together a few choice words and email them to me at Phil@TIAS.com
I had asked readers to write in and tell us about antiques and collectibles they use every day. We got some great responses. We'll run more in upcoming issues, so if if you want to contribute a story, we definitely want to hear from you. Send your story to phil@newsphoto.com

For years I was looking for a wooden ship's wheel and people told me to go to an old ship yard to find one, but I never could find any.
Stores didn't carry what I was looking for.

In 1992 I had gone to a small gift shop that carried shells and glass globes and novelties, but it also carried authentic boat items. My daughter and I looked outside in the yard and there were about 6 or 7 ship wheels covered in dirt and sand and not in good shape.
Since they were kind of pricey, I picked one that was smaller, and I felt that I settled for something not quite what I wanted.
The store owner said that he would clean it and varnish it and I was to pick it up in a week. When I went back to the shop, the owner said he had several offers which were 3 times what I paid for it. It turned out the wheel had smooth green jade spaced around the steering wheel that no one noticed because it was covered in sand.
It was more than I could have asked for.

I also found a Grand Father's clock or shall I say it found me.
I searched for a clock but never found what I wanted. I didn't want anything new. I wanted something that had style and history.
Never could find one. About 3 years ago a woman was moving out of the apartment building I live in and had a 7' cherry wood clock that was given to her son from his grand parents who lived in Germany. She sold the clock to me because she couldn't take it with her.
The clock is tall and beautiful with a pendulum that has a beautiful etched drawing of the castle in Germany.
I call the clock Mr. Julian after her son.

I hope these stories are nice to hear. Goes to show when you really love something, it finds you... Sincerely, Carolyn

--Another Story--

As a foreigner - I'm French- I feel this pleasure is even increased by acknowledging new words and items.
After an opportunity of early retiring, I am a "new-born student" in History of Art. Last month, I had to take mid-year exams, when I realized I had no working watch at home (I use my cell phone or computer clocks and of course they had to be off). The first watch I found was a old 1710 silver double cased one ! As I know it works fairly well, I took it and used it during the exams. I guess some of the young students around me were astonished ! Let me end with a question : which up-to-date apparatus we use nowadays will still prove helpful to somebody in 2310 ??? Best wishes to you and your readers...Pierre-Henri (France)

--Another Story--

I was born in 1958, the youngest of four girls. My next oldest sister was 6 years older. When cooking Mom and Jo had to keep me busy to keep me out of the way. My job when making quick breads or brownies was to grind the nuts in a hand crank grinder. Glass jar with a metal lid embedded with the grinder. Mother has passed, but I favor the nut grinder over the food processor every time. Can't wait for my granddaughter to be the next nut grinder....Jane

--Another Story--

As a wedding gift 25 years ago, my husband and I received a pickle dish from a woman whose mother was my first Sunday School teacher when I was about 5 years old. I can remember going to this teacher's home with my parents and seeing that pretty dish always filled with her sweet pickles. Along with the dish came the recipe for these delicious pickles and many memories. This gift meant more than any of our other wedding gifts and whenever we have a nice dinner, you can be sure this pickle dish is on the table and still brings back the memories of the best sweet pickles this side of Heaven! Mary
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
TIAS.com ( http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique & collectible mall, today released their annual reports listing the most frequently purchased antiques and collectibles online in 2009. The data was gathered from tens of thousands of transactions at TIAS.com. AntiqueArts.com and CollectorOnline.com, representing millions of dollars in online sales of antiques & collectibles during the year 2009.

Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles purchased online by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web sites that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc. in 2009. This first list ranks popular categories based on the volume of items purchased within each category. As an example, a higher quantity of china and dinnerware were sold online than glass antiques & collectibles, in 2009.

Note that the list also compares 2009 rank to 2008

1) China & Dinnerware - No movement since 2008
2) Glass - No movement since 2008
3) Jewelry - No movement since 2008
4) Coins and Currency - No movement since 2008
5) Holiday & Seasonal - Up from #6 in 2008
6) Kitchen Collectibles - Up from #9 in 2008
7) Vintage Sewing - Up from #10 in 2008
8) Paper & Ephemera - Down from #5 in 2008
9) Miscellaneous - Down from #7 in 2008
10) Advertising - Down from #8 in 2008
11) Resources & Supplies - Up from #14 in 2008
12) Porcelain & Pottery - Down from #11 in 2008
13) Vintage Clothing - Up from #15 in 2008
14) Toys - Down from #13 in 2008
15) Figurines - Up from #17 in 2008
16) Dolls - Up from #18 in 2008
17) Books - Down from #16 in 2008
18) Memorabilia - Up from #19 in 2008
19) Photographica - Not listed in 2008
20) Textiles - No movement since 2008

To view the 2008 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786157
To view the 2007 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783489
To view the 2006 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782085

Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles sold online in 2009, based on dollar volume. The following list is based on how much money was spent by customers who bought antiques and collectibles over the past year. As an example, more money was spent by customers buying Jewelry than Porcelain & Pottery in 2009.

Note that the list also compares 2009 rank to 2008

1) Jewelry - No movement since 2008
2) Glass - Up from #3 in 2008
3) Porcelain & Pottery - Down from #2 in 2008
4) China & Dinnerware - No movement since 2008
5) Vintage Clothing - Up from #6 in 2008
6) Books -Up from #7 in 2008
7) Kitchen Collectibles - Up from #8 in 2008
8) Paper & Ephemera - Not listed in 2008
9) Holiday & Seasonal - Up from #11 in 2008
10) Memorabilia - Not listed in 2008
11) Textiles - Up from #12 in 2008
12) Dolls - Up from #13 in 2008
13) Resources and Supplies - Up from #19 in 2008
14) Vintage Sewing - Up from #18 in 2008
15) Furniture & Accessories - Down from #5 in 2008
16) Autographs - Up from #20 in 2008
17) Figurines - No movement since 2008
18) Militaria - Down from #9 in 2008
19) Photographica - Not listed in 2008
20) Miscellaneous - Down from #14 in 2008

To view the 2007 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786157
To view the 2007 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783489
To view the 2006 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782085

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. Einstein trove at Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills
offers insight into the great genius, Feb. 1--12
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790198

Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790197

- FEBRUARY 12 & 13, 2010
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790196

4. Noonmark Antiques Joins the Original York
Antiques Show for Americana
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790188

5. Where did online buyers of antiques & collectibles
come from in 2009?
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790186

6. Daryle Laqmbert's Antique and Collectibles Club
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790185

7. Flag Carried to Moon and Rare NASA Memorabilia
at Auction Jan. 23
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790184

8. Opera Star Beverly Sills Words of Wisdom This
Week At LiveAuctionTalk.com
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790183

9. BEATLES Autographs Featured in Pop Culture
Auction Jan. 23 in NY
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790180

10. Joseph Ives mirror clock hits $9,200 at Converse sale
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790179

11. Breweriana! Beer stuff!!
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790178

12. Kaminski’s January Estates Auction Fit For A King
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790177

13. I.M. Chait January 24 Auction: Rich in Han and Tang
Dynasty Pottery, Carved Jades and Important Ivor
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790176

14. 1913 Liberty Nickel brings $3.73 million at Heritage
Auctions January FUN U.S. Coin auction
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790175

15. Garths January Auction and the Economy of a
New Market: Variety. Variety, Variety!
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790174

16. Estate antiques, art from affluent Naples, Fla.,
featured in Auctions Neapolitan's Jan. 23 sale
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790173

17. January 16, 2010 - Leland Little Estate Treasures
Auction - 4:00 P.M.
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790171

18. BOOK REVIEW: "Appraising Personal Property:
Principles and Methodology - 3rd Ed."
Click here: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790168
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...


Edwardian German Silver Calling Card Case Purse

Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists

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 Friday January 15, 2010 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS.com - 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.
A couple of months ago, my husband, Bob, was in the hospital. Our son called to see how he was doing. Our grandson Nicholas (4) wanted to talk to "PapaBob". Bob said hello to him. Nick said "What are you doing?" Bob replied, "I'm in the hospital". Nick responded with "Why are you in the hospital...are you dead???" When Bob recounted the conversation to me, I cracked up. He told his nurse when she came in, and afterward I could hear her laughing as she walked down the hall...Well, WE think it is funny. I hope you do, too! Mary
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?
WANTED: Tish-U-Knit Sweater or Ad
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 a reader requested a recipe for “rice pudding” we had two replies...
My Grandmother was born about 1909 in Jenny Lind, Arkansas. Her parents moved to Picher, OK where her mother opened a boarding house for miners working in the lead and zinc mines there. Grandma worked with her Mom and learned a lot of old-fashioned cooking use "some" as a measurement. I loved her rice pudding and watched her make it so that I could, too. Here is the recipe she taught me for using up leftover cooked rice. You may need to experiment a bit with the quantity of the ingredients to get the taste and consistency that you want.

Take about 1 1/2-2 cups of cooked rice (measured after its been cooked, not before) and spread it in a buttered 9x13 pan.

Beat 3-4 eggs (depends upon how much rice you have) add about 2 - 2 1/2 cups of milk, about 1 cup sugar (to taste) and vanilla to taste, add 1/2 cup raisins if desired. Pour over rice in prepared pan and stir a little to mix the rice in. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Bake at 400 until firm but not browned. Chill. Enjoy! Rita

--Another Recipe--

When I was little, and an only child, in the early 40's, we had very little money for food. BUT, I was truly fortunate in that we lived on a small farm in Iowa. Having a few cows and lots of chickens, (eggs were our main money-maker) we ate LOTS of puddings of all kinds. Milk, cream and lots of cracked (un-sellable) eggs meant never being hungry. Thirty years later, married and living in a small town, it broke my heart to have to pay money for eggs, GOOD ones, at that!, and break them open to use for cooking!! Our diet varied in it's main dish, (seldom any meat), from potatoes to noodles (made with the cracked eggs, of course) to rice. Of course, when there was something left over, Mom made it into something else.

Hence, our rice pudding. She used a basic custard recipe to start with:
For every Cup of milk (skim to whole, your choice), use one egg and from 1 to 3 Tablespoons of sugar. Scald the milk and stir a bit into the beaten egg, add sugar and stir into the rest of the scalded milk. The more sugar used, the waterier (is that a word? :) ) the custard will be, but that only affects look, not taste. In fact my Dad liked to have some 'sweet water' at the end of his dish to drink! So, at times, she'd add leftover rice, and that can be in varying amounts, the more rice, the thicker the bottom rice layer and less custard or flan layer. Make it to suit yourself. Sometimes she added a few raisins, maybe a finely chopped dried apricot or two, or a couple of prunes or dates, finely chopped. It didn't take much to change flavor, and we thought we had something really new and fabulous! Using cinnamon one time and nutmeg the next also varied the taste, and it made a difference, too, whether she stirred it in to the whole dish or just sprinkled it on top, sometimes in a design or initial to make it REALLY special. This isn't an exact recipe like many of today's cooks want, but it's how we did (and I still do) cook.

I'd be interested to know if the lady tries this and what she thinks - if it's close to what she remembers or not. -- Tired and REtired Sandi
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 good recipe for churros. I'd love to make some for my kids.,,, Becky
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.
Modern Vintage
Modern vintage collectables from the early century 1900 to 1940’s for textiles and mid century 1940 to 1960s for china.

Misty Oaks Collectibles
Welcome! I find antiques and collectibles from around the Midwest, and am very happy to have you come on in and look around my store.

Retro kitsch to elegant antiques find an eclectic variety of porcelains, vintage linens, mid century modern, 40's, 50's, 60's Vintage Japan, California and West German pottery, kitchenalia and so much more!

We offer Vintage Jewelry and Collectibles for every Passion! All my Items are Hand Picked for Quality & Condition!! Our Professional Service, Competitive Prices, and Quality Items are why our customers keep returning. We look forward to serving you.
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. 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)

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 ©1995-2010 TIAS.com Inc.

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