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The Collectors Newsletter #808 -- June 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #808 -- 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.
Art Glass Discussion Group
Are you an art glass collector? Interested in art glass but want to know more? An advanced collector looking to discuss the market with other collectors around the globe? If so, join the Art Glass Discussion Group, Sponsored by TIAS. Great bunch of people sharing information, auction tips, newsletter news, book reviews, buying, selling, trading, etc... everything you want to know about art glass from antique to contemporary.
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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
I just read Paul's letter about the chamber pot, which brought back a myriad of memories for me. Yes, most chamber pots did have but one handle, but some were made of heavy crockery and after a night of sleeping upstairs (without a bathroom) it was extremely tricky to carry that container down all those stairs with only one handle to a place where it was to be emptied. Each person was responsible for his/her own disposal, except for the little children. The pots should have had two handles for balance, but how in the world would one distinguish the pot from the soup tureen? A real puzzle. Glad we don't have to go through that any more! Memphis Mae (by the way, I have an antique child's grey granite one-handled pot (pottie) that I keep in the bathroom holding an extra roll of toilet paper). Dorothy
I enjoy going to garage sales and I agree that most people either want to get rid of the stuff so they sell it cheap or they price it higher if they are not quite sure if they really want to get rid of it!!! I went to a garage sale and the lady was selling this table looking thing and wanted $45 for it and I countered $40 and got it - now my daughter in law and I put it in the back of the pickup and got pretty dirty from it as the lady did not clean it up and let's just say the birds liked it! When I got home I tried to see what this table even was and it turned out to be the bottom of a bakers cabinet with sow belly drawers and all! My husband found a kit for the top and that's my challenge this summer to get the bottom cleaned and ready!! I have a spot in the kitchen for it! Betsy from Nebraska
Hi Phil: I am also glad to see the return of section for returning item to family members. I am a longtime collector and dealer.I have a marriage license for, Mr. John harry seether? of Detroit ,Mi.and miss Hannah emily z-something. (cant make out her last name) ..marriage took place in Detroit mi. on the 23rd day of August 1911 at the lutheren St. Pauls church and was witnessed by William perrey? and Gertrude Gabelieance?, certified by pastor Frederick w.abieht ? I know this is a problem but the last names are quite hard to read so, if someone can match up the dates, and the church, with the pastor of the St. Pauls church in 1911 maybe I can get this document back to a loved one .I can be reached at the following email add. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks again!! P.S. This is more then a standard license. It is 16" by 20" and designed to be put in a picture frame.Also bordered by roses and hymns ..
My husband and I travel from Fla. to Georgia a lot just looking for antiques. Buyer beware I can't name the shop but we counted at least 10 fake Roseville pieces. They didn't have
them priced very high, that was the first clue and next when we looked at the pieces they were very poorly colored they looked like something someone would do in a ceramic class for the first time. Someone that doesn't know very well about collecting can really get burned, excited at the price and not looking at it good you would wind up with a bad buy. I just wanted to send this out so people will really look good, and buy books to see how pieces are signed or marked. But normally we have a great time I look for McCoy and old things that I remember my grandmother used to have it is really fun and enjoyable. We even find out what things are that we already own like a piece I have from my mom I thought it was a vase for flowers come to find out it is called a celery vase to what else hold celery back when!!!! they didn't just throw the celery on a plate. Have fun shopping. Bonnie and Louie
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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
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. The Inkwell Autograph Gallery
2. The Michael Hall Collection of Medallic
Portraits - Part 2
3. LATE CAPT RENKER'S ANTIQUES FROM
AROUND THE WORLD AT AUCTION ON
4. GERMAN DRAWING SOARS AT GROGAN'S
5. Festive and Facebook Filled Americana
Auction at Garth's
6. AntiquesYes.com to Auction the “Turkey Dinner”
7. ASIAN WORKS OF ART TO BE OFFERED BY
SKINNER, JUNE 25TH & 26TH
8. Post Sale Report on the sale of The Bishop's
9. Just Launched - SwapVintage.com - An online
10. Calling All Ugly Betty Fans! Nye & Company
presents ABC Studios Official Set & Prop Sale
11. Artfact Live! May Auction Results Roundup
12. Winchester Advertising, Memorabilia and
Sporting Goods and Tools Auction Goes Online
13. BillionaireXchange gets Exclusive Rights to
Auction Ancient Persian Necklace / Holy Symbol
14. Antique Tea Caddies - Their Story and History
15. CollectibleDetective.Com, The Largest Antique
Directory on the Web, Is For Sale
16. Ironstone takes the #5 position in the top 10
antiques & collectibles for May 2010
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.
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4) Your Classifieds...
Here are your classifieds...
Authentic Twilight - New Moon - Eclipse Signed Photos
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists
Limoges Tankard Artist Scotty
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:
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday June 11, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may run it in the next issue.
Back when our grandson was 9 yrs. old , I had returned home with him from the sandy beach nearby..we had relatives visiting that included two high school girls..they were sitting on the deck enjoying lemonaid..well, my wife (gramma) started to hose the sand off of him before he went into the house...told him to shed his trunks ..he did not want to in front of the girls...they said go ahead cuz they had seen him back when they babysat him...well, he bellowed " not since I've gotten HUGE " !!!!! Randy , Arlington, Wa.
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: British and Canadian postcards wanted
WANTED: George C. Scott movie
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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 Beatrice requested a recipe for "good snacks for a beach party" we received the following...
This is a traditional recipe from Newfoundland,Canada and is often taken for lunches while fishing. Good warm or cold.
3 cups flour 2 beaten eggs
1 tsp salt 6 tbsp sour cream
3 tbs sugar 1pkg yeast
1 cup butter or margarine 1/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar
Mix as you would pie dough and place in fridge for 2 hrs or overnight
Roll dough 1/4 inch or less thick. Cut into2 or 3 inch squares and fill with filling mixture. make into a ball and let rise for 1/2 hr. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
1 lb hamburger meat
1 onion chopped
1/3 head of cabbage chopped
1/3 stalk of celery
salt and pepper to taste
Fry all together, drain and cool thoroughly before putting in dough
Margaret from Saskatchewan
Good snacks to load into the picnic basket
almonds, peanuts, raisins, and craisins, fresh berries, melons, and fruits
Vegetables trays, popcorn, pita chips, whole grain crackers, pretzels
cheese sticks,homemade muffins,fruit yogurt
2 (16-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained
2 (11-ounce) cans white shoepeg corn, drained
2 (11-ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
2 large green bell peppers, chopped
12 small green onions, chopped
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 (16-ounce) large Italian dressing
Scoop-style corn chips
Combine all ingredients except dressing in a bowl, blending well. Pour dressing over all and toss well to coat. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with corn chips.
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'm sure there are some bakers out there who can help me. I'm looking for a recipe for a cake my mother used to make that was made in one big rectangular pan, and it was mixed in the pan. She put dry ingredients in, then made three "wells" and added wet ingredients. I seem to recall one of the wet ingredients was vinegar. Oh, and the cake was chocolate. The frosting was soooo good! It was almost like a layer of chocolate fudge on top! A very moist, super good cake, but no recipe! Heelllppp!!! Kathy Adams, Indiana
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.
Welcome to Allen's Alley, deep in the heart of California Gold Country. Our family has been racing for 50 years from jalopies to winged Sprint cars, so come take a stroll with us through our treasure-filled backstreet.
David's Collectibles and Antiques
Welcome to our store! We carry a wide range of antiques and collectibles, as well as collectible kitchenware.
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
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:
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