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The Collectors Newsletter #841 -- January 2011

The Collectors Newsletter #841 -- January 2011

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1. Send Vintage Virtual Holiday Cards...
2. This Week's Survey
3. Stories From our readers
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. Funny Old Stuff
8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
9. A Vintage Recipe
10. A Vintage Recipe Request from a Reader
11. New On line Merchants
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors

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2. This Week's Survey
Ever week we post a new survey question and the results from the previous week's survey. Survey questions are about anything related to antiques & collectibles. If you have a suggestion for a survey question, email it to me at phil@tias.com and we might use it in the next newsletter.
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Last weeks Survey question was..
1. Do you use vintage items in your Holiday decorations?
We received the following replies..
94.3% said YES they do
5.7% said NO

Here are some written replies that were included with the results from the last survey
1. My mother-in-law had given me 3 boxes of the "Shiney Brite" glass tree ornaments. I always select 5-6 of them to put on our Xmas tree each year. They are so unique and the indented area is beautiful,. The ornaments are terrific subjects for conversation. I love how the boxes show New York, NY. There is no street name or zip code.
2. I have a dozen assorted vintage 1930's,1940's decorations for my tree.The one that is dearest to my heart is a Santa, 5' tall, made in Japan in the 30's. He has a paper mache face and salmon colored long coat trimmed with off white cotton. This wee fellow is special to me because my mom gave him to me especially to put on my Christmas tree. She had taken good care of him for 75 years.
I treasure him. Mom died 3 years ago.
3. Plastic Sears Santa collection with tools. Took me over three years to acquire all of them.
4. I have a great 40's era stuffed Santa with plastic molded hands.
5. I have a small soft plastic Santa and reindeer sleigh. I use it on a village set going from one rooftop to another. I believe it was from the 40's or 50's. I remember it from when I was a child and have had it for at least 50 years. I have a lot of other Christmas treasures from the 50's also, and I use them every year.
6. We found some of the old twisted tin icicles in an auction "junk" box. Delightful! But the first box went to a dear friend who I showed them to--they were just like the ones on her childhood tree. I found more for my own tree, but the tears in her eyes were priceless.
7. As on line sellers who are busy packing and shipping, we have very little time to spend decorating. We love our 9 inch tall 1950s Brush Christmas tree, a memory from our childhood. It is decorated with a vintage glass garland & very tiny Hallmark ornaments. I leave it decorated, stick it in the cupboard, and bring it out each year for quick Holiday decorating.
8. A cast iron leafy green stand about one foot tall, from the 1950s. We put ornaments and small citrus fruits in the spaces within the leaves. It was originally meant for lemons.
9. When I was a kid my dad managed a very active Elks Club. He used to always let me decorate the large Christmas tree in the lobby every year. One year they decided to buy all new decorations and throw out all the "old junk." My dad and his secretary split the decorations and so he brought home boxes full of the old vintage glass ornaments for me rather than throwing them in the trash. He also brought home four of these large Santa light bulbs that were from the late 1930's. I display the bulbs every year and they are one of my most treasured Christmas decorations.
10. Most of my decorations (tree especially) belonged to my grandmother. And they were the ornaments that everyone wanted to pitch when we were sorting her things (25 yrs ago) that I just couldn't part with... now they clamor when they see my tree because they think I should give them "their" ornaments back... not for sentimental value, but the potential monetary value... too bad, so sad, you had your chance!
11. Plastic Santa, sled and reindeer lawn ornament that was my husband's as a child (he is 64). Worn and hardly elegant by today's white light deer standards, it will continue to be part of our Christmas display. I hope our two adult sons will someday continue the tradition.
12. The vintage items were from my grandmother and from my Father and Mothers decorations. All of them have passed away and are gone and these items remain. When I put them up I still can remember how we celebrated Christmas when I was a child and think of them and reminisce with loving memories.
13. I had a quilt my Grandmother made in the 1800 that was coming apart so I cut it into strip and made a chain like the paper ones for my tree and stockings for both my kids.
14. It is a glass tree ornament from the Netherlands that my husband inherited from his Grandfather in 1942 during the war.He kept it safe and brought it with him when his family came over after WW11 in 1953. It is well over 100 years old. It is very thin colored glass and depicts an elf on a swing. It takes top display place on our tree every year.
15. Santa on his sleigh with 8 reindeer, molded plastic. It belonged to my Mother-in-Law, and looks like the one in the Movie, Miracle on 34th St. where the window dresser is setting up a display and Kris Kringle is telling him how to arrange the deer. There is an open sack for candy and it is filled with old-fashioned ribbon candy.
16. I have many vintage Christmas decorations, but one stands out. It's a stuffed Santa with a key windup music box inside. It's probably a 1920s item as my grandparents had it under their tree when my mother was a little girl. He's dressed in red pants, jacket, and hat with white trim, of course. It's very soft material, fuzzy material, but I don't know what it is. He has an enormous pack on his back and the "contents" are covered with a heavy paper which is covered with bright green foil. I was so curious to know what Santa had in his pack that when I was about 6, I carefully pulled the foil paper back to discover it was only very crinkly tissue paper. He's about 14" tall, and every year, when I was growing up, he stood under our Christmas tree. It's been a long time since I wound up the music box inside him, and I can't recall off the top of my head what carol he played.

This weeks survey question is ....

When does treasure hunting cross the line and become grave robbing? We want to know your opinion. Answer our survey online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TVRHJ82

3. Stories from our readers
We collect interesting stories about collecting. Things like your best find, unusual collections, bizarre collectibles even things that bug you. Anything and everything that is interesting that has to do with antiques & collectibles. We may publish it here. Send your story to Phil@tias.com
I missed the survey for the answers that this newsletter gave, & just wanted to comment about getting the younger generations to collect. I had a lovely grandma who grew up during the Depression, so didn't get rid of too many things. My sister & I loved her house full of family memories. As soon as my sister was 16 & had a drivers' license, she took me (age 11) antiquing to the little towns around ours, even into old barns & chicken coops--those were the best! We
still go antiquing whenever we're together & our daughters go with, too. I think collecting is a learned art--one you've either learned from the generations past, or you haven't. My mother was not a collector & might've become one if her mother hadn't died early, as she was an auction lover, too--another thing my daughters love, because I took them when they were little, and I went with my dad to auctions to look for those fun treasures! I plan to teach my granddaughter to collect, too, one day. But another thing--not all collectors are fortunate to have the room to collect whatever they want. I was fortunate to have a great husband who built on to the house, for added room for all of our family antiques & furniture. I
always say that I need to keep a part of my family with me, since I moved 600+ miles away when I married. And I've also started collecting pieces that our families' had--but with big families, we weren't' the fortunate one to get the family heirloom, so I'm buying pieces that are the same. Sorry for rambling--I love to hear the stories of people's lives in this newsletter. Thanks. Jan from MN

--Another Story--

I don't shop on-line much anymore because of high shipping and handling charges and prices. Goodwill and Salvation Army are pricing anything that might have some value much too high for me anymore. I love looking at the Goodwill Auction site, but shipping is outrageous from many of their locations. Yard sales I can hit on the way to and from at random or occasionally have a day of entertainment with a good old yard sale "hunt". Jacque

4. This week's Antique News
TIAS.com ( http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall today released their third annual report on where online buyers of antiques and collectibles originate. The last time TIAS published this report was in 2008. These reports were generated by compiling all of the online purchases from TIAS.com, AntiquesArts.com and Collectoronline.com during 2009. The data was then used to generate which countries and U.S. States were responsible for most of the online sales in 2009. The results are based on data from tens of thousands of online transactions and millions of dollars in sales over the past year. For the first time, this year's report includes two years of data.

--2009 total Sales Revenue by Country--
1. United States - Was responsible for 92.2% of online sales
2. United Kingdom - 2% of online sales
3. Canada -1.5% of online sales
4. Japan - 0.9% of online sales
5. Australia - 0.9% of online sales
6. Germany - 0.33% of online sales
7. France - 0.30% of online sales
9. Italy - 0.16% of online sales
10. Netherlands - 0.13% of online sales

--2008 Total Sales Revenue by Country--
1. United States - Was responsible for 91.3% of online sales
2. United Kingdom - 2% of online sales
3. Canada - 1.65% of online sales
4. Japan - 1.4% of online sales
5. Australia - 1.2% of online sales
6. Germany - 0.34% of online sales
7. France - 0.28% of online sales
8. Italy - 0.20% of online sales.
9. Spain - 0.20% of online sales.
10. Netherlands - 0.14% of online sales.

With the United States generating the vast majority of online sales of antiques and collectibles for TIAS.com merchants in 2009, determining which U.S. states generated the most sales was the next logical step. Note that even though Ohio is listed at #10 on the "Sales by State" list for 2009, buyers from Ohio spent a total of $9461 more on antiques and collectibles, than the entire country of the United Kingdom in 2009.

2009 Sales by U.S. State
1. California - Is responsible for about 10.9% of online sales in the U.S.
2. Texas - 7.8% of U.S. sales
3. New York - 7% of U.S. sales
4. Pennsylvania - 6% of U.S. sales
5. Florida - 4.9% of U.S. sales
6. Illinois - 4.2% of U.S. sales
7. Virginia - 3.5% of U.S. sales
8. New Jersey - 3.4% of U.S. sales
9. Tennessee - 2.8% of U.S. sales
10. Ohio - 2.8% of U.S. sales

2008 Sales by U.S. State
1. California - This State represent 12% of total U.S. sales by revenue
2. New York - 8% of U.S. sales
3. Pennsylvania - 7.7% of U.S. sales
4. Texas - 6.7% of U.S. sales
5. Florida - 5% of U.S. sales
6. Minnesota - 3.8% of U.S. sales
7. New Jersey - 3.7% of U.S. sales
8. Illinois - 3.7% of U.S. sales
9. Washington - 3.2% of U.S. sales
10. Virginia - 2.9% of U.S. sales

" Orders from outside the U.S. in 2009 were slightly down over what we saw in 2008." said Phillip Davies President of TIAS.com "Purchases made within the U.S. were slightly less concentrated in the top 10 states, showing a broader appeal in more states for purchasing antiques and collectibles online."

TIAS also generates annual and monthly reports on the top searches for antiques and collectibles as well as the top selling categories. These reports can be viewed in their monthly newsletter at http://www.tias.com/newsletter/cn/

--Another Report--

TIAS.com ( http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique & collectible mall, today released their annual reports listing the most frequently purchased antiques and collectibles online in 2010. The data was gathered from tens of thousands of transactions at TIAS.com. AntiqueArts.com and CollectorOnline.com, representing millions of dollars in online sales of antiques & collectibles during the year 2010.

Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles purchased online by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web sites that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc. in 2010. This first list ranks popular categories based on the volume of items purchased within each category. As an example, a higher quantity of china and dinnerware were sold online than glass antiques & collectibles, in 2010.

Note that this list also compares 2010 rank to 2009

1. China & Dinnerware - No movement since 2009
2. Glass - No movement since 2009
3. Vintage Sewing - Up from #7 in 2009
4. Coins and Currency - No movement since 2009
5. Holiday & Seasonal - No movement since 2009
6. Resources & Supplies - Up from #11 in 2009
7. Jewelry - Down from #3 in 2009
8. Kitchen Collectibles - Down from #6 in 2009
9. Paper & Ephemera - Down from #8 in 2009
10. Miscellaneous - Down from #9 in 2009
11. Vintage Clothing - Up from #13 in 2009
12. Advertising - Down from #10 IN 2009
13. Porcelain & Pottery - Down from #12 in 2009
14. Figurines - up from #15 in 2009
15. Toys - Down from #14 in 2009
16. Photographica - Up from #19 in 2009
17. Memorabilia- Up from #18 in 2009
18. Dolls - Down from #16 in 2009
19. Books - Down from #17 in 2009
20. Music Related - Not listed in 2009

To view the 2009 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=790187
To view the 2008 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=786157
To view the 2007 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=783489
To view the 2006 list go to: http://www.news-antique.com/?id=782085

Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles sold online in 2010, based on dollar volume. The following list is based on how much money was spent by customers who bought antiques and collectibles over the past year. As an example, more money was spent by customers buying Jewelry than Porcelain & Pottery in 2010.

Note that this list also compares 2010 rank to 2009

1.Memorabilia - Up from #10 in 2009
2. Jewelry - Down from #1 in 2009
3. China & Dinnerware - Up from #4 in 2009
4. Vintage Clothing - Up from #5 in 2009
5. Photographica - Ip from #19 in 2009
6. Glass - Down from #2 in 2009
7. Porcelain & Pottery - Down from #3 in 2009
8. Resources & Supplies - Up from #13 in 2009
9. Kitchen Collectibles - Down from #7 in 2009
10. Furniture & Accessories - Up from #15 in 2009
11. Holiday & Seasonal - Down from #9 in 2009
12. Books - Down from #6 in 2009
13. Vintage Sewing - Up from #14 in 2009
14. Textiles - Down from #11 in 2009
15. Autographs - Up from #16 in 2009
16. Dolls - Down from #12 in 2009
17. Paper & Ephemera - Down from #8 in 2009
18. Figurines - Down from #17 in 2009
19. Toys - Not listed in 2009
20. Art - Not listed in 2009
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news now at:

5, 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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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Friday January 7, 2011 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
TIAS.com - http://www.tias.com/showcase
CollectorOnline - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=7
AntiqueArts - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=3
Earthling - http://cgi.tias.com/showcase/?groupKey=6

7, 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 recently joined my daughter and two granddaughters on a road trip. My 6-year old granddaughter overheard her mother and I talking about a relative. My daughter made the comment, "I know she wears the pants in that family." To that my granddaughter replied, "Your right, I never see her in shorts." Mickey
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.

8. 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: 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 Patsy requested a recipe for "Applesauce cake" we received the following...

I believe this recipe is from the 1940's
Aunt Peg's Applesauce Cake

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup applesauce
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon allspice (or 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves, pinch of nutmeg)
2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Cream shortening & sugar. Add eggs & applesauce. Blend in dry ingredients.
Bake in greased tube pan 350 for 40 to 50 minutes. Cool. Then sprinkle powdered sugar on top

--Another Recipe--

Patsy asked for a "vintage" Applesauce Cake recipe; I use the classic Betty Crocker (1979 edition) version, which is very good. It calls for:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar,
1 1/2 tsps baking soda
1 1/2 tsps salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour a 13" x 9" pan. Beat all ingredients in large bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, for about 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and beat for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake until toothpick tests clean; 60 to 65 minutes. For a small cake, cut all ingredients in half and bake in a 9" x 9" pan for 50 to 55 minutes.

A 'butterscotch meringue' frosting is recommended, but I've never tried that, I just sprinkle the top with powdered sugar or make a white vanilla frosting. To make vanilla frosting for a 13" x 9" cake: 3 cups powdered sugar, 1/3 stick butter, 1 1/2 tsps vanilla, and 2 Tbsps milk. Mix the powdered sugar and butter, stir in the vanilla and milk, then beat until smooth and "spreadable" -- add a few more drops of milk if it's too stiff. I hope this is close to what Patsy's mother-in-law made.
Lynn in Florida

--Another Recipe--

This is the best cake in my collection. It is dense but very moist. When I take it to any gathering I always take along a few copies of the recipe because I know someone will ask me for a copy.


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar

4 eggs
1 1/8 cups applesauce
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Stir together flour, salt, baking powder and spices

In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the applesauce and milk. Beat flour mixture into applesauce mixture. Add oats. Stir in the raisins and nuts. Turn the batter into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake the cake in a preheated over at 350 degrees for 65 minutes or until it tests done. Cool and remove from baking pan

--Another Recipe--

I think this is the recipe the reader was looking for. It has always served my family well. This recipe was on a jar of applesauce about 40 years ago. It has always been a good cake. Note, however, I made up a recipe for the frosting, as there was no frosting recipe that came with it. If it is thinner than regular frosting, I just called it a glaze. My kids grew up with this cake in the late '60's-'70's. Enjoy!

Applesauce Cake

9x 13 pan, greased and floured
Preheat oven to 350.

3 Cups flour
2 Cups sugar
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 & 1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 Cup margarine
2 eggs
2 Cups applesauce
1 Cup raisins (optional)

Mix well with mixer, bake 350 for 50-55 minutes.

4 Cups powdered sugar
1/4 Cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
About 1/3 Cup of milk

--Another Recipe--

I found these in two of my vintage cookbooks. The first was from the BH&G Pies & Cakes, 1969 ed. The second recipe is from an old Good Housekeeping Cook Book, 1949 ed.

Applesauce Cake

2-1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 cups applesauce
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
1/2 cup golden raisins

Sift dry ingredients into large mixing bowl. Add shortening and water; beat 1 min. with electric mixer. Add applesauce and egg; beat 3 min. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 min. Cool frost.

Applesauce Cake

1 cup seedless raising, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. powdered cloves
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup sweetened fresh or canned applesauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Chop raisins and nuts. Sift flour and next 4 ingredients into small bowl; stir in raisins and nuts. With back of a spoon, work shortening against sides of mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar, while continuing to work until light and creamy. Add egg and beat well with spoon. Heat applesauce to boiling. To egg mixture, add flour mixture alternately with applesauce in small amounts, beginning and ending with flour, and beating smooth with a spoon after each addition. Turn into loaf pan. Bake in moderate oven of 350 degrees F. for 1 hr. and 15 min. or until done. Cool on wire cake rack 10-15min. before removing from pan. Serve as is or spread with caramel frosting. Or serve sliced with hard sauce, lemon sauce or foamy sauce.
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.
Unique items from a time gone by - Maine books, pottery, Occupied Japan, sewing items, paper, souvenir items, glassware, holiday, vintage costume jewelry, postcards--plus much more. Always seeking the unusual and exceptional. Thanks for looking and come back REAL SOON!!

The Legacy Collection
The Legacy Collection is continually adding items that represent the material culture of home life through the ages. A sampling of inventory includes: Domestic and Depression Glass, Decorative Ceramics, Kitchen Collectables, Metal wares, Prints, Books, as well as Outdoor Memorabilia.

Harvest Moon Vintage
Welcome to Harvest Moon Vintage! Come on in and enjoy a wonderful selection of vintage photographs, yearbooks, childrens books, militaria & more!

The Dusty Attic
I love collecting things and hope you find what you are looking for. My inventory includes glassware, kitchenware, porcelain, pottery, dinnerware and so much more. I will be adding new items weekly. I accept Paypal. Holiday items available.

Curekys1 Stop Shop
Welcome to my store. Thanks for stopping. My inventory includes Glassware, Porcelain, Vintage Toys, Comics, Sports Memorabilia, clothing, Jewelry and Dolls . Your satisfaction guaranteed or 7-day money back guarantee. I Accept Postal Money Orders.

Awesome Costume Jewelry
I was a fashion designer so beautiful vintage jewelry has always attracted me. Being an avid collector I began to see that others may enjoy the pieces that I had fallen in love with.

Joni's Stuff - Antiques & More!
Vintage Kitchen Stuff, Linens, Glassware, Lamps, Furniture, and little bit of everything else.

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
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