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The Collectors Newsletter #867 -- September 2011
The Collectors Newsletter #867 -- September 2011

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1. Work from home selling antiques & collectibles
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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1. Sales & Special Offers For September 28th - 29th at TIAS.com

TIAS.com merchants are offering some spectacular items for sale today at great prices. Check out today's newest listings, sales and special offers at: http://tias.com/news/ . Remember TIAS.com is the only online antique mall offering the TIAS trusted merchant Guarantee. See: http://www.tias.com/other/trustedMerchant.html

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2. This Week's Survey
Every 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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This week's survey question was submitted by a reader...

"I've been watching those abandoned storage locker auction shows on TV. These storage auctions occur when someone does not pay the bill for their locker at a storage facility and the contents ends up getting auctioned off to pay the bill. It seems like the guys that bid on these storage lockers always find some spectacular item hidden away in a box in the back of the locker and end up making a ton of money selling the contents. My question is do your readers think these shows are for real or are the items they find, planted in the lockers by the show ?"

It takes just a few seconds to give us your answer to this questions at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MZMLG8H
We'll tabulate the results and comments and publish them in next week's newsletter.
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The Last Survey Question Was....

"There is a mantle clock that has been in our family for a number of generations. It has been handed down each generation to the oldest son of the oldest son. I know it was my great grandfather's, my grandfather's, my father's, my older brother's and, since he just passed away this year, to his son (my nephew). I was the executor of my parent's estate and made sure the clock went where it was supposed to go. I explained the process to my brother when he received it which fulfilled my obligation in the matter. The problem is that my nephew has no sons, only daughters. I think, rightfully, when he dies, it should be passed to my younger brother's grandson (the only male child that carries the family name). I'm not sure that my brother passed on the information because my niece mentioned the clock to me and was quite upset that it had gone to her brother since she is the oldest child. I explained about it having to go to a son so that it would stay with the family name. She was not happy and said she didn't know if her brother was aware of that or not but she wasn't going to be the one to tell him. Over the years, there have been many unhappy people over the passing down of the clock and it has caused a lot of family strife.

So, the question is: Do I mind my own business and just stay out of it all; it's not my problem, or do I approach my nephew about the matter. I don't want to cause a big blowup in the family, but I get a feeling that the clock will not be passed down as intended."

18.5% - said "Mind your own business and just stay out of it all."
37% - said "Approach your nephew about the matter."
44.4% - said "I have another idea..."

MANY readers replied to this question and some of the suggestions submitted showed a great deal of time and thought had gone into their reply, so we are going to extend this out by publishing the answers over the next two weeks.....
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a) I'm so sick of hearing about passing things down to the "men" to keep it in the family! The daughters aren't family? Excuse me. Second, it's a friggin clock! What's that got to do with the family name! Besides, it's usually the women in the family who step up to the plate to care for their children; parents and grandparents, many while holding down full-time jobs. If it doesn't explicitly say in the will to give it to the oldest son, then give it to the oldest daughter; she'll probably appreciate it more anyway; and if the damn thing has "caused many unhappy people over the passing down of the clock and it has caused a lot of family strife, then sell the damn thing on TIAS and split the money among the sons AND daughters!

b) I would think that every attempt should be made to keep the clock with the family surname, if possible. If that option becomes exhausted, then the family line has ended and the clock is free for the taking by other criteria.

c) This is America, daughters matter !!

d) When you get together with your nephew, ask if he is aware of the family story regarding the clock. If he says yes, then ask what his intentions are. If he plans to sell it, then buy it back. Sometimes you just need to find other work arounds. He might also be happy to give it back to you and get it out of his house! I have lots of family pieces that it's time to find homes for, and guess what, no one in the family wants them. Good luck.

e) I would type up the clock's history and distribute it to every member of the family, including copies of the wills that instructed that the clock always go to the oldest son. That way, everyone is aware of the facts. I'd present it with a picture of the clock as well, so that each member of the family can look at it and remember its story, and I'd do it in the spirit of wanting everyone to know everything about the clock, even if they weren't the one to inherit it. Then, when the time comes for your nephew to pass along the clock, HE and his heirs will be the ones making the decision about where it goes, not you.

f) What a mess!! The rule of passing it to oldest son to oldest son is the root cause of the problem. That rule is really not fair. It could be that your older brother forgot to say something. But, it is more likely that some members of your family think the rule is stupid/archaic and should end. You can approach your nephew to explain what you perceive to be the inheritance line. Maybe he isn't attached to the clock and will give it up willingly. However, now that it is in your nephew's possession, it is his to do with as he pleases. If he decides to keep it, let it go. Hopefully, he or his daughters appreciate the antique clock.

g) Relationships/people are far more important than "things" how many wars have been fought over stupid things?? It's a stupid clock!! No one can take it with them...one day it will end up in a antique store anyway who cares??? All of our worldly possessions will someday be someone elses but our relationships & the loves we have while here will always be ours!! If you have a decent relationship with the relative you could make them aware of the tradition...otherwise I would let it go & not worry about something so silly.

h) Do what you would do if there were no boys in the family. I think it rather presumptive to assume there will always be a son to carry on the family name. Many women are keeping their family names these days, so life changes demand new thinking about heirlooms. May be about time to let the current owner decide to whom he will leave the clock....with no strings attached. I simply don't know why people let material items --old or new--come between family. Betty

i) Talk to the Nephew. It should continue on the way it was intended to be passed down. The niece should mind her own business and if it should ever fall into her lap be grateful, in the mean time SHE should mind her own business. I agree with you on passing it to the other brothers grandson.

j) Let's start with the intent of the original owner, that the clock be passed to the eldest son of the eldest son, to keep it in the family. Back then, women did not always own property. Often, what was theirs became the property of their husbands, who may or may not have cherished the heirloom as much as their wives did. Requesting that the clock be passed to the eldest son of the eldest son increased the likelihood that it would be retained in the family. Over the years times have changed. Women have equal rights and are property owners. Families are smaller and more mobile. Not only that, there may be unequal interest in heirlooms, some family members cherishing them, others finding them to be burdensome. So, how to keep the clock within the family while relieving family strife: can you obtain a copy of the original owner's will from probate records, kept in county court houses? This would document original intent. Copy this and keep it with the clock, perhaps attached to the underside or within. Then, have a discussion with your nephew, the current owner, and the one who will make the decision about who he wants to inherit his belongings. If he has no sons, the clock may necessarily revert to a female inheritor. Or your nephew may will it to the eldest family member who carries the family name, if this is deemed most important. If he dies without a will, the least desirable option, state law will decide for him and it may be sold, with the proceeds distributed. Keep in mind the probable original intent, that the clock be kept as a family heirloom, but that not all family may cherish it. You cannot attach strings to something forever, but by retaining a documented history with it, rather than word of mouth, you increase the likelihood that it will be regarded as something to be kept in the family, whether by inheritance by the eldest or by family name. If it turns out that the designated inheritor does not care for it, he/she will be more likely to see that it goes to the next in line who does.

k) When the father to son started, it was because the oldest son generally inherited everything, women were chattel and owned nothing. It is now the modern era and probably should be passed to the oldest child with a written history. That was the family name won't be lost.

l) He should butt out and let the nephew (who rightfully has possession) try to work it out amicably. It is this kind of feud that splits families apart and then they all lose................Miles

m) Follow your heart and do what your heart tells you to do. If you feel that the clock belongs to your younger brother's grandson, than approach your brother privately & speak to him. Also be prepared for a huge blowup with your niece, since she obviously has no respect for family traditions & last wishes.

n) There is a perfect Biblical lesson to study for this exact problem. It is called the Daughters of Zelophehad and can be found in the First Testament of the Bible during Moses' leadership in the desert. Thousands of years ago this same issue arose and the answer was given in Moses' time. Daughters should not be eliminated from their family inheritance if there is no son. This ancient text was way ahead of its time in solving the gender equality issue as best as it could for that time period. Its lesson expanded to the rights that women have today. The family name should not be the reason for causing family strife. The family history is what should be preserved and that can be done through a daughter's teaching as well as a son. It always amazes me how The Book has vital lessons for today. Sue

o) The famous New York restaurant Delmonico's was started by two brothers who had no children. Many decades later a legislative act of the State of New York even was enacted to change a nephew's name from Charles Chris to Charles Chris Delmonico, and his siblings as well, so that he could inherit the manager position of the restaurant. Later it was written, " Peter Delmonico enjoined Lorenzo, when making the property over to his nephew, never to let the business or the building pass out of family control. Lorenzo had lived up to the trust; the present representatives seemed incapable of it." The restaurant closed forever and no Delmonico can ever own it. As long as the family owns the clock they too will suffer the unpleasantness created by so called family tradition. Place it in a museum with the family name attached and no future ownership arguments will occur though it will not stop any other family arguments. They will persist as long as there is family.

p) The story behind the clock should be explained to each new care taker so that the clock will be handled just as the first owner wanted. And I say care taker because that is exactly what you are. You are to care for the clock and you are to make sure that it is handed down to the next oldest male, so make sure that you have a clause in your will so that the tradition will be carried out.

q) The will is somewhat like a contract. If you are really uncertain about the subject, consult a lawyer. If the will is no longer in existence, I hope the clock goes to someone who will treasure it and the history that comes with it. Has anyone written the history of the clock and ownership down? If not, it should be done.

r) This person sounds like she likes to meddle and is over worried about the clock getting the correct 'last name'. Sheesh. It's not like it's a feudal estate being passed down by a baron. It's a clock, and it sounds as if the entire family knows the sentimental value of it. Knowing that, it would be correct in going with what the entire family decides as a group. However, no matter what's decided, some people are bound to be upset. If I 'inherited' (or 'was cursed with'--not sure what the correct terminology would be) that clock, I would live in constant fear of my house burning down or being broken into and having that clock stolen. Could you imagine the finger-pointing and blame that would come with? Perhaps, since this clock is so old, it should be donated to the closest museum. Then again, that would take all the sport out of it, wouldn't it?

s) Write a letter to your nephew stating what your Great, Great Grandfather said and intended for the clock (a full explanation) and mention who would be next in line by name to receive the clock after him. Explain that you are writing to him just in case he wishes to put the next in line "name" in his will; and if he has any questions he can contact you his Uncle. That would appear to be a safe and family friendly way of keeping the clock going onto its rightful owners.

t) If you have written documentation (such as in the last will and testament) that the clock be passed to male members only, the you are doing the right thing. If no documentation, it should go to the daughter. She does have the family name after all, doesn't she?

u) 1. When an item is inherited it belongs to the recipient. That person can sell it, trash it, give it away or follow a family tradition. It is not the property of the "family". 2. Family traditions are just that. They are not mandates. Items go astray, land is sold, habits change. The family must realize that these are "things". Take photos of heirlooms, because at some point they WILL be gone. 3. If the owner of the item cannot fulfill the family tradition, he/she still OWNS the item and it makes sense to pass it down to his/her direct descendant, not plucked out of his family for another heir. The only difference between the niece and the grandson is the family name? 4. The family tradition needs to be updated. Women in the USA now have the RIGHT to own property. The family tradition seems a bit sexist and a throwback to earlier times. 5. The extended family should put people above things and get over themselves. The clock does not belong to them.

v) One of my grandfathers had only one grandson. The grandson married a woman from New England who thought anything south of New York was not worth having. My grandfather gave some treasurers to me knowing they would not be appreciated by his grandson's wife and children. This family should give the clock to the one who would most appreciate a family heirloom.

w) In every generation there is at least one "keeper" of the family traditions. That apparently is you. It would be helpful if these traditions were written down, or if there were references to them in family documents. However, if you are unable to find such references to share with the family, you might consider writing down the family traditions, including the tradition of the clock being passed from oldest son to oldest son (or male). In passing the clock from generation to generation it should be made clear that the person in possession is not the owner, rather he is the "keeper" of the family treasure and thus has a sacred honor to see that it is passed to the next generation as intended.

x) 1) is there a written transcript of the original document of inheritance? If so show it to the present owner & let them decide. 2) if no document exists have a family meeting & discuss the problem & then take a vote for a final answer for future generations. Further one must realize that there are times when gender does not make the original bequest a possibility and probably at some future date if not recognized will result in the demise of generational bequest & it will wind up in a garage sale.

y) I believe the clock to be passed down the way it was intended to be passed down...the son of the oldest son. And if that oldest son only has daughters, it should go to the next oldest son and then on to his son. My family had something like this happen, but the WWI bugle of my father's was to go to a specific son and then on to his son. Unfortunately, there were two sons and the one who had a son did not get the bugle. The other son who had no children of his own; other that his wife's three daughters from a first marriage took the bugle and that is where it stayed. I asked him if he would please send me a picture by email or otherwise so that I could include it it my paternal family tree. Never go one. Some people just do not honor the dead person's wishes. Very sad. Likewise, on the maternal side, my mom had a vase from Czechoslovakia and she wanted it to go to one of her daughters and be passed on to one of her daughter's daughter; so it would be remembered generations later by a daughter of a daughter of a daughter, etc. Unfortunately, the vase went to a son of a daughter and this son has no living children of his own. The vase will be passed on to his wife's daughter who is not a blood relative. My dear parents must be saddened as I am as well. Good luck to you and I hope you get this matter ironed out. By the way, the nephew with the bugle will not speak to me just because I asked for a picture of the bugle for the paternal family tree if which he will receive a copy as I am making them for all nieces and nephews. Go figure!

z) Good grief - it's the 21st century people! Women can even keep their own family name - there is no law that compels us to change our names upon marriage - in any state! What if all parties only gave birth to girls & there was not one male to leave the clock to? How would they solve that dilemma? Spitefully sell it because lowly women are not worthy enough to inherit it? The main concern is that it stay in the family, whether that be male or female, regardless of their last name - and with a relative who will cherish the responsibility and not forget about it & give it away or sell it off when cash is needed. Perhaps you should go to a drawing of interested family members. Pick the name out of a hat & the winner keeps it until death or a pre-determined time established by those involved/interested. Establish a journal that tracks the ownership (beginning to current). Or record it in the family Bible. Keep that info & any rules & regulations you establish with the clock. Keep the family story going so it is monitored & remembered by each generation. Can't believe we're still sticking to an archaic inheritance pattern...if it can't be resolved & the fighting is too much, see if the historical society in the original owner's home town wants it. Then everybody could go see it & no one would be responsible for it. Whose to say some young grandson won't sell it to buy a car or guitar?! Being male does not insure its safekeeping. Gender is a poor estate planning tool. Last, I would open this for discussion at the next family reunion or in a family-group e-mail. Discuss it & make a plan for the future since it involves everyone, male & female.
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Editors note -- We received so many thoughtful replies, we will run more in next week's issue as well.....Phil
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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
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When I was still in college, in the 1970’s, my boyfriend (now husband) bought an English bulldog - not a smart move for two young kids living in an upstairs apartment. We loved the dog, but had to give him up before he turned one year old. The elderly mother of a friend of ours gave me a bulldog planter. Let me interject that this woman was a little odd, for example, she sometimes wore a helmet in the backseat of her husband’s car so that other people would think there were 2 men in the car, thus making them safer. Anyway, that planter started a long love affair with bulldog collectibles. I have over 100 figurines and statutes from ˝ inch to life-size. I keep trying to stop, but every flea market, etc., usually yields another one. Nancy in Wisconsin
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WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO PHIL@TIAS.COM
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4. This week's Antique News
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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 16,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to http://www.News-Antique.com
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1. Online antiques and collectibles merchants rushing to open new shops for Holiday shoppers
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800312

2. CHRISTIE’S MAGNIFICENT JEWELS SALE SET TO SPARKLE ON OCTOBER 18 IN NEW YORK
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3. The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Antique Weapons
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4. Choose trustworthy shop for vintage jewelry shopping
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5. Silver, Jewelry, Continental Paintings & Decorative Arts Attract Strong Bidding at John Moran Auctio
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6. Antique arms, firearms and swords will be sold Oct. 9 in Conn.
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7. $184,000 Painting Surprises Local Family
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8. Buying and Selling Wine Online is now very simple!
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9. Strickler's Celebrity Autographs & Gifts 20% Off Offer Ends Soon
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10. 37th Annual Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show, St. Charles, IL, Oct. 15 & 16, 2011
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11. TRAVEL IN TIME at the WISCONSIN ANTIQUES DEALERS ASSOCIATION 60TH ANNUAL FALL SHOW Oct. 7, 8 & 9
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12. Antique Styles Becoming More Sought After In Jewelry Today
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13. Stephenson's to auction historic N.J. home, antiques barn & remaining inventory
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14. Second Consecutive Million Dollar Sale for Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.
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15. Central Mass Auctions Multi-Estate Antiques Auction
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16. Acclaimed Canadian Artist Viktor Mitic Supports David Suzuki Foundation
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17. What's Trending at Prices4Antiques.com
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18. PANCHO VILLA SADDLE EXPECTED TO FETCH QUARTER MILLION
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19. Public invited to History Channel's Sept. 29 taping at Don Presley Auction, Orange, CA
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20. Rolling Stones Poster Collection Highlights Music Auction Sept. 23
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Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at http://www.News-Antique.com
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MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
http://www.news-antique.com
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5, Your Classifieds...
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday September 28, 2011 Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
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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.
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When I was young, my brothers and I always tried to sneak a peak at the Christmas presents my parents had hidden away for us. So trying to hide the presents I had bought for my parents and brothers was not easy. I hid them under my bed one year, only to find my brother lying on the floor, with his entire top half submerged under my bed one day. When confronted, he told me he had not been looking for his presents but had actually seen a wonderful dog passing by in front of our house and upon racing into my bedroom to get a better look out my bedroom window, had slipped and fallen and slid under my bed right into the presents! That was over 40 years ago and we still tease him about that! Sue G
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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.
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8. Wanted ads. Can you help?
Here are the latest wanted ads from the TIAS Exchange. Can you help someone out?
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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
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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 Cindy requested a recipe for "stuffed acorn squash". We received the following...
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Harvest stuffed squash

2 (about 3 pounds) acorn squash, cut in half, seeded
1 pound ground beef
1\2 cup chopped apple
1 teaspoon curry powder
1\2 pound Velveeta cheese cubed
2 tablespoons apricot preserves
1 cup thin apple slices
1 tablespoon margarine
Place squash in greased baking dish, cut side down. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender. I
use the microwave for this step and it works fine. Turn squash cut side up. Brown meat; drain. Add chopped apple and curry
powder; cook until tender. Add cheese and preserves;cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Saute apple slices in
margarine until tender. Fill centers of squash with meat mixture; top with apple slices. Makes 4 servings - Barb Thompson
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Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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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.
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Does anyone have a recipe for a sourdough buckwheat pancake? My dad made these everyday for years but unfortunately he never wrote down the recipe. My son would like to make these and no body can remember what the recipe is. He used a sourdough starter. The recipe did not call for any eggs, milk or molasses and was a very thin batter resulting in a very thin pancake. I believe he used cake yeast in the starter. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Grace
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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.
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Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/kitchen
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11. New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.
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Wine and Windows
http://tias.com/stores/wineandwindows
New collectibles and vintage items including toys, glassware, clothing, and unusual pieces. Check back often for new items.

Penn Country Exchange
http://tias.com/stores/penncountry
Wilkom! (Welcome!) I carry Pennsylvania Dutch items, vintage china, porcelain, glass, silver, jewelry, baskets and much more, with new items added daily. I've been in business for many years and enjoy talking with my customers.

Vintage Autographs and Collectibles
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We specialize in Vintage Entertainment, Sports and Historical Autographs and Collectibles. Our store is new, so check back frequently for new items.

Penn Country Exchange
http://www.tias.com/stores/penncountry
Wilkom! (Welcome!) I carry Pennsylvania Dutch items, vintage china, porcelain, glass, silver, jewelry, baskets and much more, with new items added daily. I've been in business for many years and enjoy talking with my customers.

Emmelia's Attic
http://www.tias.com/stores/emmeliasattic
We offer vintage & contemporary art glass, jewelry & other collectibles. Come back often, as we are always adding to our inventory. We are authorized dealers of Mosser and Blenko art glass!

Laureli's Lovelies
http://www.tias.com/stores/laureli
My store is very eclectic. It includes brands that you will recognize along with items with unknown marks but are beautiful just the same. As it grows you will many different categories.

Roosta's Relics
http://www.tias.com/stores/robanks
A variety of old and new items,some very Collectible. We have sports autographs, very collectible Beatles items, Rockwell,vintage games, clocks, cuckoo clocks, oil paintings, prints, celebrity autographs,sports cards,lobby cards and more.

Witsend Shops
http://tias.com/stores/witsendshops
Featuring a wide assortment of fine vintage and collectible items including glassware, pottery, jewelry, ephemera, books, toys, holiday items and much, much more! New items added regularly, so feel free to stop and browse anytime.
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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)
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