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The Collectors Newsletter #806 -- June 2010

The Collectors Newsletter #806 -- June 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.

Antiques & Collectibles National Association
The Antiques & Collectibles National Association (ACNA) was established with the founding of The Antiques & Collectibles Dealers Association (ACDA) in 1991 by Jim & Yvonne Tucker. After 25 years in corporate insurance and 15 years of collecting, the Tuckers decided to go into the antiques business full time. Upon doing so, they found that there was no insurance available to protect them and there was no association in existence to help develop an insurance program and other benefit programs they felt were needed by the industry. With the encouragement of other dealers the concept of ACDA was born. Thus began what is now the largest dealer association in the world today.

For more information, click here: http://tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=95&listByKey=95&groupKey=1
Are you interested in being an online antique dealer? See: http://www.MakeAShop.com

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
I too have attended many auctions over the years and in my opinion, I don't believe that there are any honest ones remaining! Sounds harsh, I know, but I have seen so much dishonesty. I guess when it comes to money and profit, there are so many greedy auctioneers. For example, there are the auctioneers that are pole bidders...you, the pole, you, the pole. Obviously, this drives up the price. If the pole wins the bid, then the auctioneer will just put this item back up on the block in the future. I have seen where "a friend" of the auctioneer will sit in the front row and when the auctioneer starts selling the item (and they don't get too much for the item), they say "hey so and so, did you see this item". That person will jump in and drive up the price. This "friend" is usually the person who consigned the item with the auctioneer. Another time...I went to an auction early when the door opened and noticed/over heard that a person had to leave,
so they provided the auctioneer with an absentee bid of $65.00 for a large marble. When the item went up for sale, a person in the audience started bidding and even though the auctioneer was supposed to stop at $65.00, they continued to $90.00 and the person in the audience won the bid at $95.00. He could have purchased this item at a lower price. If the auctioneer lost the bid, they would still have charged the absentee the $65.00. Either way the auctioneer won! My advice is to bid on some items that you don't want and bail out early. This way when something comes up that you realy want, the auctioneer will think that you will bail out and they (or their friends) will usually stop early, so that they won't get stuck with that item and have to resell it.
I have also seen a cash auction where you have to pay for the item as soon as it is sold to you. I don't think that these are around too much anymore. Anyway, in this case, I observed an item being sold for $3.00, but auctioneer wrote down $1.00 for his records. He makes $2.00 and then his commission from the $1.00 (usually 30%).
There is so much of this anymore, it makes it difficult for people to purchase anything at a resonable price.
One last story...I went to an auction where the auctioneer was selling a cast iron Heinz puppy. I was able to purchase this at a remarkable $5.00. I was able to resell this on eBay for $75.00. Soon after, I saw the auctineer and informed him of my great purchase and resale. He stated to me "that puppy was a repro"! I was so angry, because he NEVER stated at auction time, that this item was in fact a repro. Now I know why I was able to purchase this for such a small amount. Needless to say, I contacted the person to whom I sold this and informed them (returning their money to include shipping costs). I have never gone back to this auctioneer and I DO tell everyone about this story. The auctioneer is still around, but his auctions are too far and between.
It's a shame, auctions used to be fun. You just have to be smart and do your research. Still reading the news letters, Mr. S.

--Another Story--

I sent a copy of Dave's response to an auctioneer friend of mine, and below is part of his response. Thought it was interesting, hope others will, too....Jerry

"As an agent of another persons property our first priority is to the seller, not to the buyer. We have a responsibility to protect the assets of our clients. If the room is cold in bidding then as an auctioneer we will bid as an agent for our seller, so that they don't lose money on their investment in us.

The most important thing to understand regarding this is the laws of the state. In Texas and Louisiana, (I'm licensed in both), it is within the boundaries of the law as an auctioneer to bid on behalf of the seller, if permission has been given, the auction has not been advertised as absolute, and if stated in auction opening statements. In Texas, it is perfectly legal, as an auctioneer, to bid on your own merchandise. You can't do this in Loiusiana though. Each state has different laws. But in Texas, every issue David mentioned has been addressed in classroom training and continuing education courses held by state authorized institutions. The state of Texas in its laws says that an auctioneer reserves the right to protect his sellers assets if the auction is with reserve."

--Another Story--

First let me thank you for the good stories you print I have enjoyed all since #345. Thank you again.
In answer to the letters in your last stories. I had an auction in 1975 with the local auctioneer. Come to find out about half way in the sale that card holder #1 was working with the auctioneer. Never used him again.
I attend an auction every Friday night {Tommy Tutten-Johnie Pendland} in Asheville, NC. This auction is run on the up and up. Mr. Pendland spends about the first 15 min. Telling them what to expect at this auction it is a no reserve, no hold back no one in his or Tommys family will be bidding on anything in the auction. This is the fairest auction in the city I think. If you do not want to comply to the rules there is the door. No one leaves. Thank you again for letting me vent about a good auction. Mike, NC
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
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at http://www.News-Antique.com
1. Multi-estate sale slated for June 19 by Leland
Little Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792835

2. Abraham Lincoln Heirlooms from Last Male
Descendant To be Auctioned at Cowan's
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3. Kentucky Latonia Racetrack Painting is Top
Seller in Cowan's Inaugural American Scene
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4. World War II Items Lead Cowan's Inaugural
World at War Auction
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5. Kate @ Decotique Lecture Series
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6. California & American Paintings from John
Moran Auctioneers
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7. Fine Jewelry & Watches from Freeman's
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8. Fine American & European Paintings &
Sculpture from Freeman's Auctioneers
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9. Guns and Coins from Ken Farmer Auctions
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12. Gene Shapiro Auctions LLC announces a
new space for Russian Art in New York City
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14. iCollector.com Presents The Rogallery Modern
& Contemporary Art Auction
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15. iCollector.com Presents The Fine Paintings
and Graphics Auction
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16. Krause Publications Announces “Reach for
the Stars” Sweepstakes
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17. The Modern Fine Art Paintings & Original
Prints Auction
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18. Three-Day Estate & Collection Auction from
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=792803

19. Fine and Decorative Art Auction from Alderfer
Auction & Appraisal
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20. John Moran Auctioneers Presents June 15th
California and American Art Auction
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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...

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Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists

Limoges Tankard Artist Scotty

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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 called a friend, and her 4 year old daughter answered the Phone. I said Hi Honey how are you? She said, Biscuit die. ( Their old dog) I said,, Oh I'm sorry Honey, well he is up in Heaven with Jesus, trying to give her some comfort. She said Plain and simple. "No We Buried him with DIRT !!' OMG I nearly choked, trying not to laugh.
kids,, they just say, it plain and simple..you have to love them. Lola the garage sale Queen
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: George C. Scott movie

WANTED: Wanted: Ceramic Arts Studio

WANTED: Ceramic Arts Studio Accordion Boy and Bass Viol Boy
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 Sal requested a recipe for "Tiramisu". We received the following...

* 48 NILLA Wafers, divided
* 1/4 cup brewed strong MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee, cooled, divided
* 4 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
* 1 1/2 cups cold milk
* 1 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
* 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
* 1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, grated


1. Arrange 36 of the wafers on bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp. of the coffee.
2. Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix. Beat on low speed 1 min. Gently stir in COOL WHIP. Spread half of the pudding mixture over wafers on bottom of crust; top with layers of half of the chocolate and the remaining wafers. Drizzle with remaining coffee. Cover with remaining pudding mixture and remaining chocolate.
3. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
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
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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 favorite version of Lemon-Poppyseed cupcakes? Brett
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.
David's Collectibles and Antiques
Welcome to our store! We carry a wide range of antiques and collectibles, as well as collectible kitchenware.

Mooncat Antiques
We just hung our flag, making the iced tea on the porch & the potatoes are on a boil for the potato salad. Have a GREAT and SAFE Memorial Day weekend. Mooncat Antiques - Specializing in the lovely must have items.

Good O' Days
In my store you you may find a mixture of items from Sterling Silver, Early Porcelains, figurines, perfume bottle, vintage jewelry, dolls, crystal and glass, and many other antique/vintage items.
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
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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)

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