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The Collectors Newsletter #837 -- November 2010

The Collectors Newsletter #837 -- November 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.

The Canadian Toy Collectors' Society
An incorporated (not for profit) club dedicated to the collection and preservation of all types of toys, particularly those of Canadian origin.

For more information, click here: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi?OIKey=1851&listByKey=1851&groupKey=1

Are you interested in collectible toys? See: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Toys/1.html

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
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Last weeks Survey question was..
1. We are trying to figure out where collectors are getting their antiques & collectibles from. What is the primary source of the antiques & collectibles you purchase for your personal collection?
We received the following replies..
1. Online Auctions - 12%
2. Online "fixed price" Stores - 2.7%
3. Shops - 13.3%
4. Auctions - 18.7%
5. Antiques & Collectibles Shows - 0%
6. Flea markets - 16%
7. Yard / Tag Sales - 37.3%

So it looks like most people are still finding their antiques & collectibles at Yard / Tag Sales, which is quite surprising considering all of the respondents use the Internet. So why do you think that most people still depend on Yard Sales to find stuff for their collections?

Some written replies that were sent in include..
a) Really hitting the thrift and consignment shops. I'm finding great buys on frames, books, & decorative items. Found 3 Longaberger baskets for $2-$3 ea. at a Goodwill!
b) Although I checked "shops", it would be a toss-up among that and flea markets and yard sales. On a recent trip to Alaska (from Montana) we had the most fun checking out all 3 places rather than the traditional tourist shops!!
c) Estate and farm auctions in my area (WI-MI/UP border) draw people from as far away as 150 miles. A great way to spend a day (and a little $$).
d) It's a mixture of everything, it just depends on what
I'm looking for. For china like my Grandma had, I went to Ebay, for other collectibles, I go to yard/tag sales, thrift stores, church bazaars and discount stores. It just depends on where I am and what catches my fancy. Don't limit yourself - I have found some treasures in the most unlikely places.
e) Thrift stores. We collect depression glassware and glass from the 50's and 60's. Have lots of antique furniture passed down from my grandparents. We love all of it and hope to pass this love onto our children.
f) Small charitable resale shops are very reasonable. The two big ones are often priced higher than new items or damaged items. I don't bother shopping there usually.
g) I enjoy auctions (with no buyers premium) and sometimes stop at yard sales, shows & flea markets. Never shop online auctions was ripped off to many times.
h) I can "go to" several places online, can't do as much by car. Photos are very good, and I know what I am looking for, garage sale are hit or miss, and so are auctions {to me} since {online auctions / "fixed price" stores} are always putting items up for sale, it is easy to visit them, just like the favorite thrift / Antique Store.
i) Gifts from friends.... They find out I collect old sewing machines and suddenly they remember they have one from their gramma or great aunt, that no one in their family wants anymore. Of course, then I get to clean them all up and make them work.
j) Some flea market finds also. What I collect, I rarely find in the flea market. I found a really rare item on ebay. Neither the seller nor I knew it was really rare. I found out after I bought it.

-- This weeks survey --

Many people consider the wreck of the Titanic to be a memorial to those who lost their lives and that it should not be touched. We've got an interesting survey on this topic this week. See: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FGX2PTG

-- Another Story --

After we retired, my husband and I sold our house and belongings and moved into a small apartment. Our apartment needed some decoration. At the local Good Will, I was intrigued with the many stemmed glasses---wine stems, water goblets, fluted glasses, etc. I started to collect the stemware in various colors, sizes, and shapes. My colors of choice are blues, greens, ambers, and clears. I have arranged them on my white brick mantle where they repeat the colors of pillows, sofa, and chairs in the room. I have also put cobalt blue stems in my bathroom where they hold earrings along the rims and bracelets inside. The larger ones hold clean washcloths. Visitors always comment on my unusual collection. I have very little money invested in these pieces, but the impact is lovely and unusual. They require no polishing--just a quick rinse and dry occasionally to keep them sparkling. Joyce

--Another Story--

I collect 2 things; first is my key chain collection. I started collecting key chains around 1952 as a teen-ager. At one time I had a string of key chains that reached all the way across both the living room and dining room in my parents house. When I moved to Calif a few years later, younger siblings got into the things I had stored behind and lost a lot of my key chains. Later I got all the things from the attic and started adding a few more chains, and still have some of the original ones and each one has a history to tell. I also collect beanie babies, but have had to stop getting them because I got to the point where I had to either stop or add another room to the house for my babies.

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. Collectible Stamps are number 7 On the Top
Ten List Of antiques & collectibles for October
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795088

2. Dada, Disney, Houdini & Art Nouveau Posters
at Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795085

3. iGavel Auctions Associate Seller Nye &
Company Jewelry, Fine and Decorative Arts
Sale Now Live
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795084

4. Comic Artists and Collectors Sell Original
Comic Art for Free This November on Sketch
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795083

5. 3 unique styles of Nostalgic Bus scroll Prints
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795076

6. Skinner November Discovery Auction Features
Studio Paintings & Country Americana
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795068

7. 1935 Bride of Frankenstein teaser poster
poised to set world record
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795067

8. Relics from Admiral Byrd’s ship the City of
New York at auction in Dallas
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795066

9. 1879 ‘Washlady’ dollar brings $161,000 to
lead $9.42 million Heritage COINFEST auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795065

10. Detective #27 comic, first Batman, worth
$400K+, was purchased by consignor in 1939
for 10 cents
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795064

11. Artfact Signs Marketing Agreement with
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795061

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795060

13. Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795041

14. A Blue-Chip, Matching Numbers, Fully
Documented 1970 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible Will
Cross the Block
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795039

15. Celebrity-signed martini glasses to be
auctioned Nov. 1 to benefit Florida film festival,
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795038

16. Vintageyard.com has announced a mélange
of voguish vintage jewelry charms and this comes
easy on you
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795033

17. A New Sentimental Art Market Era Pt. 1 –
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795024

18. Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2010 –
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795023

19. Morphy's to auction 300+ lots of antique &
vintage marbles in a Nov. 6 specialty sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795022

20. A New Look for ArtPotteryBlog.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=795019
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:

4) Your Classifieds...
Time Was Antiques Shelley China Specialists

A Time Remembered

Disney Lenox Snow White Seven Dwarfs Treasure Box Set

Vintage Paper Items Postcards Photos Victorian Scrap

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

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5) Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday November 03, 2010 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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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.
When my husband and I were first married we had our usual "disagreements" which ended with not talking to each other.
One such evening I decided to wallpaper the bathroom wall and just be by myself. By the time I was finished and went back to the living room, we were once again talking and the "disagreement" forgotten. As we were getting ready for bed I went in the bathroom to discover the wallpaper rolled up on the floor. What I thought was prepasted wallpaper, wasn't, and all my hard work was for naught. Apparently the water it was rolled in held it to the wall long enough for me to admire my work. We ended the evening with a good laugh. Diana
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: Vintage Medical and dental Items. Especially quackery.

WANTED: Gerardo Lopez Flatware --Vintage Taxco
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 Pat requested a recipe for "Mini Loaves" we received the following...
Easter Hazelnut Mini Loafs

What You Need:

1/3 cup of hazelnuts, shelled
1 cup of sugar
1 & 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pure almond extract or pure vanilla extract
1 cup of crème fraiche or heavy cream (at room temperature)
1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
Melted butter, for greasing the pans
A little flour for dusting the pans
Special Equipment: 8 mini loaf pans (4 & ¼ by 2 & 1/2 by 2 inches each)

What to Do:

STEP 1) Skin the hazelnuts by brining a cup of water to a boil in a medium
saucepan, add 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda and the nuts, and boil for 3 to
5 minutes, until the water turns black. To test if the skins have loosened
sufficiently, drop a nut into a bowl of cold water and rub lightly against
the skin. If the skin just slides off, the nuts are ready to go. Turn the
nuts into a colander and run cold water over them. Slip off the skins and
toss the nuts into a towel, pat dry, and use as required.

STEP 2) Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to
350 degrees. Brush a light coating of melted butter over the insides of the
8 mini-loaf pans. Dust the inside of the pan with a little flour and tap out
the excess.

STEP 3) Place the hazelnuts and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a mixer or
processor and just process until the nuts are finely ground, taking care not
to overdo this or you'll end up with hazelnut butter. Whisk or stir together
the ground hazelnuts, flour, baking powder, and salt just to combine; set

STEP 4) In a separate bowl, add the almond extract to the crème fraiche and
stir to blend and loosen the crème fraiche; reserve.

STEP 5) Put the butter and the remaining sugar in the bowl of a paddle
attachment, or use a hand-held mixer, and beat on a medium-high speed until
the mixture is smooth and creamy, scarping down the sides of the bowl with a
rubber spatula as needed. The butter and sugar must be beaten until they are
light, fluffy, and pale, so don’t rush it- the process can take 3 to 4
minutes with a heavy-duty mixer or 6 to 8 minutes with a hand-held mixer.
Reduce the speed to medium and add the eggs one at a time, beating well
after each addition.

STEP 6) Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans, filling the pans
between half and two-thirds full, then give each pan a couple of taps
against the countertop to settle the batter.

STEP 7) Place the pans in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a
toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean. (Test a couple
of the cakes to be certain.) Remove from the oven, turn them out of their
pans onto a rack and cool. The loaves can be served warm or at room

*Storage: The cakes can be kept covered at room temperature for about 2 days
or wrapped airtight and frozen for a month. Thaw still wrapped, at room
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.
Years ago I had a recipe for ham sandwiches. You used shaved, deli ham, grated swiss cheese, and other ingredients. You mushed it all together and spread it on hamburger buns after which they could be frozen. I just can't remember what else went into them. They were great to have on hand for quick lunches. Thanks for any help you can give me. Anne
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.
J-V Collectibles
Collectibles shop located in Mt. Horeb, WI. We have been selling for 14 years. We sell advertising collectibles, sports collectibles, postcards, and many other small collectibles.

We feature unique, hard to find items. Our inventory includes stuffed animals, toys, glassware, etc. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee. We accept payment thru Paypal, checks or money orders!

Rosenburgs Antiques and Collectables
I have had an Antique Shop for 40 years and have enjoyed all those years. I'll be bringing great antiques and collectibles for you to enjoy. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

The Kayleebug Shoppe
Located in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. We offer many unique and unusual items including China Cups, Collectible Plates, Boyd's Bears, Hummels as well as rare books and many other sundries.

KatSharpe Antiques, Collectibles, & Fine Vintage Items
Check out our collection of sports cards, books, china, glass, china, furniture, and other antiques and vintage items.

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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