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The Collectors Newsletter #868 -- October 2011
The Collectors Newsletter #868 -- October 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

1. GREAT! - Sales & Special Offers For October 5th 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

Great prices, fantastic, unique gift items you won't find anywhere else and you can buy with confidence with the TIAS trusted merchant guarantee. Click here: http://TIAS.com to get started.

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.
Come and visit us on Facebook where you can post comments and photos - see us at http://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques
This week's survey question was submitted by a reader...

"I’ve seen this vexing question come up in many families where the parents have antiques. What is the best way to divide up the antiques amongst the children?

My own family will someday be in this predicament. Some family members have more money than others, so if the items are sold at auction, certain family members have an advantage. We’ve had problems with some family members telling my parents they would love to have a particular item, so my parents give them that item without telling anyone else. We’ve discussed picking items in a certain order, but that gives the advantage to the first person who picks.

One time I bought some old Lionel trains from a man who had inherited them from his father. I asked him how they divided up their things. He said that his sister was made executor and she decided that the oldest would pick first, then the next oldest, and so on down the line of seven children. Then, after all seven had chosen, the oldest would pick again and the process repeated. I asked how he felt about the fairness of that. He said it seemed fair to him. Then, I asked where was he in the line of children. He said he was the oldest.

I’ve tried to come up with a fair and equitable distribution method, but I cannot come up with anything fairer than having a public auction and allowing family members to bid if they choose to do so. The downside is that the public can also bid and come away with family items. And, the auction house comes away with 20% or more out of the estate. And I’m sure there are tax implications.

I would like to hear ideas from others about distributing family antiques."

It takes just a few seconds to give us your answer to this questions at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M3VM68Z
We'll tabulate the results and comments and publish them in next week's newsletter.

The Last Survey Question Was....

"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 ?"

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."

30.9% - said "These shows are for real."
27.9% - said "The shows plant the items in the locker."
41.2% - said "I have another answer."

a) At least one of those shows said they rarely find treasures. It does seem like they are sensationalizing the program. Who in their right mind would leave expensive items in their units that they could sell to take care of the bill? Maybe time and finances get away from them. Who knows for sure?

b) I think that they tape about 20 hours of film for each one of these half hour shows. I have been to these auctions and I know that what I see on the show is what I saw at the auctions. What you don't see is how much work it is to actually empty one of these lockers. I think on the show they bid more than they do at a real auction because of the drama factor to make the show more interesting. Also, on the show they never tell us what the reality stars get for being on the show. One thing I think the show might do is find all these experts for the spectacular items. I had some friends in the LA area that had a thrift store which was completely stocked with items they found at the curb on trash nights. They found money, jewelry, and all kinds of stuff that would qualify as spectacular on Storage Wars but they didn't know a bunch of experts to tell them what it was worth. No matter how strange the item is, every week there is an expert that knows exactly what it is and what it is worth. That is the part that I find hard to believe.

c) These shows are exploiting personal and family tragedies. People who have valuables they may need to sell someday are likely to put them in the back of their storage lockers. Then, when they get ill, or in trouble, or die; they and their heirs lose everything. The buyers probably buy quite a number of storage lots for each find that is exciting enough to put in a show, but selling the less valuable pieces probably pays their ongoing business costs. As an antiques dealer I never bought at storage auctions.

d) As an antique/nostalgia dealer promoter, appraiser and collector for over 35 years here in Canada I must admit that some of the "finds" appear to be a bit over the top but I can assure your readers that these things do happen. I have often found surprises in cupboards, attics, basements, garages while cleaning out old estates but the reality is that this happens once in every 10 or more jobs, not every one I do. I watched several of the cast members interviewed on TV recently and one of them did mention that there are many "poor lockers" for every one that is show worthy. I seem to recall that his number was something like one good find in every 20 or more lockers. As a dealer I would certainly agree. My difficulty with these programs is that they give the impression that every day is a great day to be in business...not so. Cheers

e) They recently had an end of season wrap up with the 'cast' and ask them about the 'finds' that they find. Everyone said that yes, they really do find treasures. It seems silly that if there was something of value in there, why didn't the owner sell it to pay their rental fee.... the answer was, by the time they get so far behind, the original owners do not have a legal right to take anything out. And other lockers are 'inherited' lockers that the recipients didn't want to bother sorting thru to see if there was anything worth bothering with... sad, but oh, well.

f) sounds like the original asker only watches one of the storage shows and has not seen the disclaimer that they are only showing the best finds. If they watch the other show they will see how most of the units do not have the great finds but can be enough for a second hand store to help fill their shelves. And even on the great unitsl there is still a lot of junk and even real garbage in them.

g) I am confident the finds are real but remember this is edited t.v.; they may not show the 20 other lockers that were won which have nothing in them. The old saying "if it sounds too good to be true..." applies. By the time you figure in losses and travel and time, etc.... I wonder how much net profit they actually do make. It's a gamble. I wonder if people whose stuff has been auctioned has ever gone to one of the buyers to try and buy something special or sentimental back? And, have any of the buyers tried to return any special items or papers to their owners?

h) I used to do frequent appraisals for an elderly woman whose husband left her a storage locker business. They also owned rental property, other businesses, etc., and were avid antique collectors. She had a large barn on her property that had things they took out of the lockers after the renters failed to pay. She donated most of it to charities, she said. She never found anything she deemed worth keeping.

i) Some antique dealers I know regularly do buy contents of storage lockers and have had considerably good results. To be successful you must know the value of a wide variety of possible finds. You also should evaluate the facility in terms of locality and type of clients. In regard to the choices on the TV show, it is possible that the owner of the facility only uses those lockers that he suspects will have value or they assemble footage of several and only use the ones that have had good articles. We don't know how many of little interest have ended up on the cutting room floor. They wouldn't have a very good following if they showed many that were nothing but junk. For the most part, people use storage areas for things they think have value but don't have current space at home. The owner of the facility will know why the person hasn't paid. An example, I know of, was an opera singer who had no heirs and had died in a nursing home. I believe my friend paid under 贄 for it and made several thousands. (In his haste to empty it in the required time, however, he threw out the many costumes that were stored there never thinking that they would have value)

j) If you read the description of the shows, it plainly states they pick the best auctions to feature, and finding really good stuff does not happen often. If people would do a little research before they "go off" on a program of this type, they would learn the real story. This is the same with American Pickers and others of that sort, as well as the auction shows, they all plainly state they show only the best finds, auctions, etc., which are few and far between. Who would want to watch one of them if all they found was used clothing and broken furniture. Get real people, use your head for something besides a hat!

k) I read the "fine print" on AUCTION HUNTERS said that they chose some of the more exciting PAST finds to put on the show - more than 80% are NOT filled with exciting treasures! Now, with STORAGE WARS - what you see is what you get. I have seen several shows where some of the buyers get nothing but junk. Barry ends up with "squat" much of the time. However, I would not be the least bit surprised if some of the units are "salted" with a treasure or two to make the show more interesting. Don't know that for sure - just my opinion. Judy, Jacksonville, Fl.

l) The items in the lockers are real. You would be amazed at what gets stored in these containers. I have a friend who told me that she and her husband had quit payments on their storage container because they were just tired of paying for it, and they just weren't sure what was in it, but they didn't think they had needed anything in a couple years from there. My guess is that the tv show displays the most interesting finds, and that some things are truly just junk.

m) I have a friend who's been doing this for twenty years and the things he's found have been crazy. I'd like to add that after watching these shows, I will NEVER use a storage facility again. If you got sick and couldn't pay, or if you passed away and your family was unaware, a lifetime's accumulation of treasures could go to some rude guy like that one on the show for a couple hundred bucks. It's sad, really.

n) I don't know about the shows, but sadly do have a friend who lost most of her possessions this way after she was disabled and lost her job and then her house (before I met her). The storage owner wouldn't wait the extra day for her to get the money from selling her car to pay for it and at least get her mother's and grandmother's jewelry out. She ended up even losing her prescription glasses, in addition to her furniture, books and, of course, antiques and jewelry. Some of those items, like the glasses, turned up later at the Salvation Army, but she didn't have enough money to buy them back. I know the storage places need to have the bills paid, but believe it should be like a house that gets repossessed -- the seller only gets enough to pay the debt and everything else goes to the owner. In the case of storage units, I believe the unit should be opened with security present and only enough items necessary to cover the bill, and at the choice of the owner, should be sold; the rest should be returned to their owner.

Editors note -- As promised, here are some more of the replies we got to last week's survey question http://www.tias.com/newsletter/cn/9096.....Phil

a) We had sort of a similar situation in my family which involved a musical instrument that my grandfather played back in WWI. My mom played it when she was in school, possibly a cousin of mine did, and then I played it for 8 years of school band, and later my sister also played it. It is a fairly unusual double-bell euphonium. I should mention I'm the oldest of 4 girls, and have mostly girl cousins. So,altho there were a lot of grandchildren, it ended up that there was only one grandson who also had a son, who carried the family name. My mom decided on her own that "the name" carried more weight in deciding who should have it than who actually had played it. It was given to my male cousin and sat in their basement for a number of years, unplayed and sort of unloved. Finally I asked my mom to ask my cousin if they really wanted it, and it turned out that they didn't! My sis currently has it and has played it at a Christmas Tuba concert within the past few years. Having said this, my answer would be to either try to figure out who really cares about and will love this clock, or do some kind of family drawing or lottery or pass it around every couple of years so that all can enjoy it. Why should gender or birth order be the deciding factor? Many families with girls no longer carry "the family name" but they're still family!

b) Not exactly the same scenario but when my father called "the family" together (Sister and two Brothers) so that we could express our wishes as to who got what from the home my siblings and I decided that if more than one of us had a desire for an item, we would draw names from a hat. I was disappointed a couple of times, as were my Brother and Sister. She got the Grandfather clock, but I got the Revolutionary war musket. Peace resides in the family.

c) No matter what you do you won't be appreciated. Your ancestors won't have the clock handed down in the appropriate manner (eldest male of surname) if you don't say anything and if you do say something, you'll most likely cause more hard feelings and maybe even cause yourself grief by bringing it up. We have the same thing in our family. A clock went to my eldest brother-in-law but he has no sons. He does have one grandson which it is a shame will end up inheriting it. Not one of the three brothers (including my husband) had a son so the name is gone. I'm pretty sure this grandson won't treasure it for the family heirloom it is since I've been doing the family's genealogy for twenty years. Oh, well, it's only a clock. Maybe the story will stay alive if you take a photo of it and write it up for the future.

d) Seeing she is the only person who seems to know what is supposed to happen with the clock she should tell her nephew what she knows. Or maybe she should send a letter to each of the family's explaining what should become of the clock when someone dies. If she has a copy of the will maybe she could photo copy that portion to send to people in the family. That way the family would know where this all came from. You can't please all the people all of the time but maybe with an explanation there won't be as many hard feelings & the whole family would know what to do after the passing of the holder of the clock.

e) We have the same issue in our family. My grandfather inherited the family mantle clock when his mother died. He insisted that it should go to his only son when he died, and that it should be passed down to someone with the family name. Fortunately for me, my dad(his son) does not feel that way. He passed it on to me his oldest daughter, because he knows that I am the only child who even remembers it setting on my grandparents mantle. Of course my dilemma is who do I pass it on to, as I don't believe my son or daughter-in-law will appreciate it. So I am thinking that one of my brothers or sisters children will inherit it. I want it to go to someone who appreciates it's history.

f) The times they are a changin'. consider if you are interested in keeping the clock in the bloodline or in the name.And who will appreciate the clock? The grandson may get it and hock it. The girls may keep their maiden name. I appreciate you discharged your duty as you believed the deceased wanted. I think you are now out of it unless you want to pass along my considerations to all family members and let them all decide. Why let an object create such dissension in a family?There is enough already to go around in the world.

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

Talk about going all the way to preserve children's belief in Santa - -

After our children went to bed, I wrapped all the presents for four children: 2 sons and 2 daughters.
So there were trucks and dolls and games and stockings to fill.

I started to clean up. I put away the scissors, the tape, the leftover ribbon and then got the brainy idea to get rid of any proof that I was involved. Only Santa was here, leaving presents for all.

I decided it would be a great idea to put the cellophane from around the wrapping paper into the fireplace - and burn up any clue that Mom was involved. (and burn up Mom)

Well, have you ever lit cellophane? - it ignited so quickly and dissolved before my eyes while rising up - so Mom alias Santa at the time - almost lost her eyebrows and her very self - disappearing up the chimney into thin air!

What a scare ! - and in hindsight dumb decision. Talk about going all the way - - -

Alive & smarter in Upper Darby, PA

4. This week's Antique News
The Internet Antique Shop, TIAS.com today released their list of the top 20 categories of antiques & collectibles that sold online in September of 2011. The list is based on the total number of items sold in each category of antiques & collectibles purchased online at stores hosted by TIAS.com in September of 2011.

Here are the top 20 selling antique & collectible categories for September 2011
1. China & Dinnerware - See:

2. Glass - See:

3. Vintage Sewing Items - See:

4. Vintage Jewelry - See:

5. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

6. Paper & Ephemera - See:

7. Vintage Clothing - See:

8. Coins & Currency - See:

9. Holiday & Seasonal - See:

10. Figurines - See:

11. Porcelain & Pottery - See:

12. Advertising - See:

13. Toys - See:

14. Furniture & Accessories - See:

15. Books - See:

16. Memorabilia - See:

17. Photographica - See:

18. Music Related - See:

19. Dolls - See:

20. Lamps & Lighting - See:
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

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800421

2. Vonhoffs Gallery Vintage/Costume Jewelry,Etc.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800420

3. AC Spaek Plugs tin die-cut sign brings $2,310 at Matthews Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800419

4. Weaver’s Brings Major Gold Auction to Proxibid
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800412

5. Xcntric Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators ~ Homewood Estate Sale Oct 6-8
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800408

6. The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Valuable Russian Space Memorabilia
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800407

7. Diamond vintage rings: A Perfect piece to wear on wedding
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800405

8. China & Dinnerware is number one in the TIAS.com list of the top selling antiques & collectibles
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800399

9. Snow White Cels Top This Week’s LiveAuctionTalk.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800384

10. Major on-site estate auction slated for Oct. 9 in Litchfield, Conn.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800383

11. The Wikicollecting Top 10 World's Most Valuable Watches
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800380

12. George Eastman House 2011 Benefit Auction set for Oct. 3; online portion is live Sept. 26
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800379

13. Exposing the Chinese Art Market With 6 Questions Pt. 3 – artmarketblog.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800378

14. Exposing the Chinese Art Market With 6 Questions Pt. 2 – artmarketblog.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800377

15. Contemporary Art Market Karma at Phillips de Pury Pt. 1 – artmarketblog.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800376

16. $40k and Climbing for Rare Baseball 'Tin' l Top Selling eBay Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800367

17. High-end photographs to cross the block on Proxibid to benefit George Eastman House
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800363

18. The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800362

19. The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Michael Jackson Memorabilia
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800360

20. Tradewinds “Second Chance” internet-only cane sale.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=800359
Check the latest news headlines about antiques and collectibles at http://www.News-Antique.com
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Royal Doulton Wedding Cake Topper Figurine

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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday October 5, 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.
Nothing antique about this, except, perhaps the recipient. My mother was never much of a collector, but recently my daughter started one for her grandmother -- rubber ducks! It began when my daughter bought her grandmother a breast cancer awareness duck (my mother is a survivor of breast cancer). Mother loved the little pink duck and gave it pride of place. Since then, my daughter has given her a Chinese duck, a Mexican duck, a party duck, a pilgrim duck, etc. For every special occasion, her grandma gets a new duck, which Mother displays in her dining room. The challenge for my daughter is to keep finding new ones. Robbin, Ohio
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?
GET YOUR WANTED AD HERE! Just $10 and we'll send it out to 16,000 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 Grace requested a recipe for "sourdough buckwheat pancake". We received the following...
Southern-style buckwheat pancakes

Not much height in these pancakes. I did try keeping some warm in the oven and they got pretty chewy. People ate them plain, with syrup, with fruit preserves or sour cream.
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast (I used 1 envelope of yeast)
2 cups warm water
1/4 cup bacon drippings or butter (I used butter)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Stir together flours, sugar and salt. Dissolve yeast in warm water, then stir into flour mixture. Stir in bacon drippings or butter.
Let stand at room temperature 1 hour, then cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning stir in baking soda.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto hot greased griddle (I didn't grease the non-stick griddle after the first batch.)
Cook until bubbles form around the edges, then turn and let brown on the other side. Serve hot.

--Another Recipe--

This version of the pancakes you asked for doesn't have yeast, but it may be what you are looking for. Good luck with them, and enjoy.

Buckwheat Griddle Cakes

2 cups buckwheat flour
2 1/2 cups milk or water
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
3 t, baking powder

Sift together, three times, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in water or milk all at once with sugar dissolved in it. bake on hot oiled griddle. Part milk may be used to mix the cakes, but water gives quite as good results.
Buy a Vintage Kitchen collectible from us. We've got lots of them here: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html
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.
in the 1960's I attended public school in Dallas, Texas. Every Wednesday they served what we called green burgers. They were similar to Sloppy Joe's only the meat had a greenish color. Maybe green onions were added. I don't how they were made but I do remember how much I looked forward to Wednesday's lunch. Does anyone remember these burgers and possible know the recipe. Thanks, Delsya
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/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html

11. New Online Merchants
Be sure to check out all of the fresh inventory offered by these new merchants at TIAS.

Wine and Windows
New collectibles and vintage items including toys, glassware, clothing, and unusual pieces. Check back often for new items.

Penn Country Exchange
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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