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The Collectors Newsletter #785 -- March 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #785 -- March 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.
American Philatelic Society
With nearly 44,000+ members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, nonprofit society in the world for stamp collectors.
Whether you are a beginning collector or have years of philatelic experience, the American Philatelic Society offers you a number of services and educational opportunities to broaden your personal collection and enhance your special collecting interests!
It is supported entirely by membership dues, gifts, and the sale of its publications and services. Founded in 1886, the APS is now in its second century of service to stamp collectors and postal historians.
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2) We want your stories. 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
Phil this is in response to PAS on his comment about Pickers I totally disagree!
First let's hope the American public really understand what we in the industry call a "Picker". They must buy it as low as possible as they are out there looking for items for antique dealers to sell, not to sell themselves at retail. They must go to their sources and be able to make enough money for themselves while still keeping it low enough that an antique dealer has room to make a profit. But when you're talking about going into someone's home to buy privately, I would hope all reputable, fair pickers/dealers who know the true value of a piece would not totally rip off a person. I myself have offered more to someone for a piece then they asked for it when I know there was still more room than needed to make a profit. Oh and I'm not being paid by TV, I'm just a decent human being that can sleep well at night. It's those dealers that offer next to nothing for items of great value that have given the rest of us a bad name and made people afraid to do business with us. TLC Antiques. Linda C.
I always loved things made of glass; the sparkle, the colors, the smoothness of the touch. When I was a little girl, I had an uncle who would take us down to 42nd street in NYC every Sunday to see a movie...this was back in the early fifties. Then we would head to a little hole-in-the-wall glass shop on a corner where a glass maker would fashion small animals out of glass, spun right there in the shop. My uncle would buy us one we picked out. Sad to say, I didn't manage to save any of those glass animals, they were either broken or lost during the following years.
Some time around 1979 and early 1980's, I vacationed every summer on Fire Island in NY. We had a small boat and would cruise the Great South Bay that lies between Fire Island and Long Island, fishing or just enjoying the water. One day, we came upon a sand bar jutting out from the Fire Island side and heard a strange sound. It was a soft tinkling kind of sound, one that a wind chime might make. There was no one on the water near us at all and the part of Fire Island shore we were near was not inhabited so we were all perplexed at what could be causing that sound. We put the small boat on the sandbar and proceeded to walk it towards the sandy shore. As we neared the tiny beach, the tinkling sound became louder. Well, thank goodness we all had sneakers on, for in the clear shallow water that brushed up against the beach were many pieces of glass gently swaying in the water, all the way up to the shore and some on the shore. A lot were half-buried in the sand. What a find! Old ink bottles, milk bottles, old rusted pocket watches, iodine bottles and other bits and pieces of glass. Most were broken, but we all had a fine haul that day. And that was the day I began to again collect glass. I favor inkwells and crackle glass mostly, and small pieces, but the excitement and wonder of that first day on the tiny beach is always with me and impels me to keep looking for that piece that I will love. We later found out that during the early 1900's, the thrown away glass was dumped somewhere in the middle of the bay on a routine basis. Well, other people's castaways, became my treasures. Eileen Novotny - South Carolina
Hi! I had a note posted in your February, #779 issue that had two replies in the March, #780 issue. I needed help identifying a set of dishes from my childhood and received two very helpful (and fast!) replies.
Kathy in Maine is correct but Nancy S. in Indiana is extremely close! Both the 'Break O Day' TS&T (1960) and the 'Honey Hen' Harmony House (1963) have the same rooster/hen pattern. However, the TS&T 'Break o Day' cups are brown inside and the Harmony House cups are not making 'Break o Day' the pattern from my childhood. Thanks to both Kathy and Nancy for their help, I appreciate it greatly. It was very exciting to read this newsletter and see the answer to a question I never expected I'd find! And I would still be wondering if it weren't for The Collectors Newsletter and it's thoughtful readers! Kathy Mathews - Birmingham, AL
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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
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
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at
1. John Moran Auctioneers Achieves Strong Results
in First Estate Sale of Spring; Announces Spring Sale
2. John Moran to Offer Large Selection of Jewelry and
Fine Art at April 27th Antiques Auction
3. Important Private Maritime Collection at Bonhams NY
4. Rock Island's April Sale to Offer Condition and Rarity
to Firearms Collectors
5. Wedgwood University of Virginia Bicentennial Plates
6. The 18th Annual Convention of the Casino Chip &
Gaming Token Collectors Club, Inc.
7. A visit to Havre de Grace is like traveling thru time!
8. Celebrating 10th Anniversary with Sales
9. Vintage Wristwatches by Reyne Haines
10. Antique Estates Auction - Chein Toys, Breweriana, etc.
11. Legendary Michael Jackson Glove Takes Hold at
12. Dale Gabel collection to be sold April 9-10 in
13. Artfact Live! Presents Annual Spring Asian Auction
from Nadeau's Auction Gallery
14. Artfact Live! Presents Americana from Castner's
Auction & Appraisal Service
15. Artfact Live! Presents Estate Auction from
Constantine & Pletcher
16. Spring Fine Art & Antique Auction from Cleveland
17. A Hudson Valley Collection from Stair Galleries
18. Inuit Art from Alderfer Auction & Appraisal
19. Estate Auction from Braswell Galleries
20. 20th Century Design Auction With Russian Space
Artifacts from Waddington's
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...
Antique Carved Giltwood Chippendale Cartel Clock c.1760
US Glass Delaware Tankard Jug Green with Gold Gilt
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 March 23, 2010 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.
When my daughter was about 4 years old, one of her favorite activities was to stand behind her grandmother and "fix" grandma's hair. One day I saw my daughter put the comb in her mouth. I told her not to put the comb in her mouth, that it was "dirty". Her response was that "my mouth's not dirty!." Grandma collapsed in laugher! A Fan in Oregon
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?
WANTED: Wanted: Greentown Glass
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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 a reader requested a recipe for "sunflowers minus the seeds". We received the following...
Sunflower Sprout Salad with Cashew Dressing (serves 12; approx. $1.38/serving)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bulb green garlic
2/3 cup Lemony Vegetable Broth (or other stock or broth, the original called for chicken)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons smooth cashew butter
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
2 9-oz packages fresh Chinese-style noodles (I like Nasoya brand.)
2 packages sunflower sprouts
6 scallions, thinly sliced
1 cup (2/3 bunch) cilantro, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sesame oil
* Large saucepan
* Mini-prep food processor
1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in the mini-prep and process to a sauce-type consistency.
2. Fill the saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse well with very cold water.
3. Put the noodles in the serving bowl.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well.
5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well again. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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 watch a lot of cooking shows. On one the chef was making bread with a grape starter. I have looked for this starter on the chef's web-site with no luck. Does anyone have this starter with the grapes? Thanks, Elaine B. - Las Vegas.
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.
Bullseye Collectibles and Antiques
Bullseye Collectibles and Antiques welcomes you to our store. We appreciate your business and look forward to years of quality customer service. We have been in business for 18 years and offer a variety of merchandise. Check back often!
Autographs and More
Our autographs range from history to silent films with current entertainers and sports figures included. True authenticity can only be guaranteed if obtained in person, we will always stand behind any sale. Purchase with confidence. Inventory Changes Frequently - Visit Often!
Specializing in postcards, vintage toys and the simply must have items!
Glad to meet you here at Auntie G's! We offer 'original owner' items acquired over time. Starting with Avon Glass Decanters and Salt and Pepper Shakers, we'll be be adding more items and hope you visit us often!
This year, open your own online Antique & Collectible Shop. If you have one or a few items to sell, try our classifieds at
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:
12) Helpful Resources:
1. Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
2. What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
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