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The Collectors Newsletter #810 -- June 2010
The Collectors Newsletter #810 -- 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.
ASCAS - Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver
This is a free association between collectors and lovers of antique silver. We have two aims: to promote friendship between our members and to spread knowledge of antique silver items, their hallmarks and their workmanship techniques.
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Are you interested in the Antique Silver? See:
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
In regard to the show Pawn Stars - I am just curious and would like to know if the person's item was appraised high like that young man's on the show ( for about 30,000 and sold for 12,000) how much do you think they would net if they take to an auction house. The auction house gets a percentage of the sale. I believe it is between 15 to 20 %. Also when you sell at an auction house you have to pay taxes to IRS. In a perfect world and the item sold for 30,000 after you pay the auction house and the IRS you would have about 18,000 to 20,000. In the meantime you could be waiting for up to 6 months or more before you get your money. Greg & paulette
I had never seen Pawn Stars or even heard of American Pickers before I read about both shows here. I since then have watched both shows. I have also been reading all the comments about the shows here. My personal opinion is this, on Pawn Stars, if the person who is selling an item (or pawning) I do agree its up to them to find out the value before going to the shop. I disagree that the shop owners take advantage of people - they are out to make money - bottom line. I have some items of my own I would love to sell, but since I am not sure of the value, I will wait until I can research it and get the value. But don't forget, no matter what someone has to sell, if its worth $100 or $10,000, they will never get what its worth as the buyer would need to make a profit on reselling the item.
About American Pickers, geez people, leave them alone. Its a SHOW - yes, they go out before hand to get permission from the land owners, they also have to make sure they won't get shot on someone's land (for trespassing). The expenses may not be covered by the History channel - I found out that most shows (especially on the DYI network, TLC and so-on) will only pay for the people that help fix your rooms, house, garden, etc. The material expense is up to the homeowners. So American Pickers may be the same, the guys may have to cough up the $$ for gas, food, lodging, etc. They also have to pay for the items that they are picking. Don't forget the overhead on their building. Just because someone has a show on TV that doesn't mean that they don't pay for anything. Oh sure, they must get some kind of compensation, but I doubt that they are making millions on the show alone. Also, if you watch carefully at the end of a pick, they will show the item(s) picked with what they paid and the "value" of the item, that doesn't mean that is what they will or can sell it for - just means the value.
Thanks for all of your info on antiques, collectible and shows. This newsletter is so informational and its great that so many people all over have such different ideas and views on a number of things. Cheryl - Rochester, NY
I’m sorry, but you people that think a pawn broker is going to have any long scruples about buying a valuable item for precious little money if he can, are suckers just waiting to be taken. You can’t put your morality on a pawn broker, or any other antique dealer for that matter. You might as well tattoo a lollipop on your forehead!
You can expect certain accommodations between friends and mutually respected professionals maybe, but to think that total strangers doing picking or pawning or any other cash conversion process for items of greatly varying values due to age or rarity or both, are in for a big surprise in the really high dollar market. There are no polite scruples when the dollar amount approaches your lifetime earnings.
Stop living in the fairy wonderland. Buyer beware, and also the seller. It’s your responsibility to know what you are doing with regard to your interests in the value of your valuables, not your opposing trading partner’s. His concern is only in his best interest. Stop whining about it. Gene
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3) Antique News
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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
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1. A Historic Toy, Doll & Advertising, Two Day
Sale from James D. Julia
2. Canadian & International Works Of Art from
Westbridge Fine Art Auction House
3. International Fine Arts from I.M. Chait
4. Books And Ephemera-Art, Film, Photography,
Etc. from National Book Auctions
5. Hennessey Cognac Tops List of May Searches
on WorthPoint’s Worthopedia
6. Antiques & Collectibles from Constantine &
7. Ancient Art, Antiquities & Curiosities from
8. Chinese Painting, Calligraphy And Ceramics
from Hong Kong Auction Gallery
9. Estates And Fine Antiques from Northgate
10. The Collection of Douglas S. Cramer and
Hugh S. Bush from Stair Galleries
11. Signature Arms & Militaria from Heritage
12. Guns from Constantine & Pletcher
13. Fine Quality Antiques from J. S. Dill Auctions
14. Period Furniture, Baseball Cards + Arcade
Games @ Central Mass Auctions 6/24/2010
15. iCollector.com Presents The Native and
Western Art, Estate Jewelry Auction
16. The Western Cowboy & Fine Indian Auction
17. The Native American Art, Cowboy and
Mexican Memorabilia Auction
18. The Antiques, Fine Art And Chinese Auction
19. A Multi Estate Fine Art And Antiques Auction
from Point Pleasant Galleries
20. The Classic Hollywood Memorabilia and
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:
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4) Your Classifieds...
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Authentic 'Twilight Saga - Eclipse' Cast Signed Photos
Authentic Twilight - New Moon - Eclipse Signed Photos
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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday June 18, 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 I was in the fifth grade in the mid 60’s, our physical education classes included square dancing. For most of us this was our first physical encounter with the opposite sex. On the first day, the instructor told us to take off our shoes and socks so as not to scratch up the gym floor. I burst out with, “Everything?” and the whole place just erupted in laughter! I don’t remember the rest of that first square dancing class, but I will never forget the embarrassment of that day! Robin in Colorado
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: British and Canadian postcards wanted
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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 Lisa requested a recipe for "recipes for a snack mix" we received the following...
To make a simple and not-so-expensive snack mix, I just buy individual containers of roasted peanuts, small M&Ms, raisins, and mixed nuts. Just mix it all together and store in tupperware or a sealable plastic bag. Great for road trips or for TV watching. Can use whatever nuts you like or swap M&Ms for Reese’s pieces. Best to avoid chocolate covered snacks as they can melt. Happy snacking!
I have made snack mix all my life but anymore the margarine turns it to mush. I received this recipe that has no margarine and isn't baked (how easy is that?)
BUGLES SNACK MIX.
1 package (12 ounces) pretzels
1 package (12 ounces) Bugles
1 can of mixed nuts or cashews
I package (6 ounces) Goldfish or another small snack crackers
1 envelope Dry Ranch dressing mix.
3/4 cup vegetable oil.
I add a good dash of Accent, Lemon Pepper and Dry Parsley.
In large bowl combine the snacks. Sprinkle the dry dressing and other seasonings over stir gently to combine. Drizzle with oil and toss until coated. Store in airtight containers. This is soooooo good, in the Fall I add some candy corn or candy pumpkins and tie it up with an orange bow for gifts. Joyce Binns, Portland, Texas
Savory Snacktime Mix
2 cups Cheerios® cereal
2 cups Chex® cereal (any variety)
2 cups pretzels
1 cup peanuts
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Heat oven to 275°F (135°C). In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, mix cereals, pretzels and peanuts.
In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
Bake 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.
Makes 15 (1/2 cup) servings.
Goobers Trail Mix
2 cups NESTLÉ® GOOBERS® Milk Chocolate-Covered Peanuts
2 cups small pretzel twists
2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
1 cup raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
1 cup coarsely chopped dried apples
Combine Goobers, pretzels, marshmallows, raisins, apricots and apples in large bowl.
Makes 10 servings....Carol Thomas
If you enjoy these vintage recipes, you should buy a vintage cookbook from us. They make great gifts too. Take a look at:
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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.
Looking for a traditional recipe from Newfoundland Canada that is often taken for lunches while fishing. They are called "Grout Buns". Good warm or cold.
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.
Warm Wishes Antiques
The company was started by the Wiedergreen's to disperse the extensive estate accumulated by the family over the past century. The size and scope of the estate that was accrued by a small German farming family is hard to convey.
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.
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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