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The Collectors Newsletter #883 -- February 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #883 -- February 2012

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1. Some Great Sales Going on at TIAS.com this week!
2. Sell With Us!
3. This Week's Question & Answers
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. Some Great Sales Going on at TIAS.com this week!

Our merchants are posting some really great sales this week. Take a look at the latest wonderful objects, new merchandise and special offers at: http://tias.com/news/

2. Come And Sell With Us At TIAS.com!
In 2011 TIAS won the About.com "Readers Choice" award as the best place to buy antiques & collectibles online. We get about 700,000 customers a month. Our customers love TIAS because we guarantee their purchase for up to $500 and have a toll free number to contact customer support on our home page. Plus we've been around for almost 17 years.

We are looking for a few great antique dealers to join us. If you want to open your very own online antiques & collectibles shop at TIAS.com, take a look at http://MakeAShop.com or give me a call at 1-888-653-7883 .....Phil

3. This Week's Question
Every week we post stories, comments and survey results from our readers

COME AND "LIKE" US ON Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques
This weeks request was to tell us your favorite story about how you acquired one item in your collection. Half the fun of collecting is finding the items you collect and every item in every collection has a story about how it was found. So what we were looking for from you, is the most interesting story you have about one item in your collection.

The first 10 stories I get each week will receive one of these great little gadgets. See: http://youtu.be/MLofj1Ca6TM I've mailed out quite a few over the past month. When you submit your story, make sure to include you mailing address so that we can send you your gift.

Here is what we received this week...
The year was 1963 and I was a freshman at Ohio State living in the dorm. I used to go to Larry’s Bar because it was the only place I could get served (I was only 17 that first quarter, and they didn’t check ID’s). At that time, it was dead…nobody went there. Anyway, I got to be friendly with Larry the owner, (or as friendly as you could get…he was always had a reserved presence with a kind of all knowing reverence) So, I’d sit at the bar and talk to him. He never said much other than grunting now and then. He had this really neat (or at least I thought it was really neat) Carlings Black Label Beer advertizing statue of a man holding a beer case. So every time I’d come in I’d ask him if I could have it if he ever got rid of it…he was very non-committal about it, and it got to be kind of a joke between us. Ok, so I flunked out after that first year, and I had to take a year off. When I returned to school in the fall of 65, Larry’s had become hugely popular and was packed with people and waiting in line out the door. The first time I got back I was sitting at the Bar and noticed that the Black Label man was gone….I said to Larry what happened to it….he didn’t say word…just when over to a cupboard behind the bar and pulled it out and handed it to me and said it’s yours. Wow, I was so pleased! I’ve still have it, too. I’ve seen them for sale online for as high as $650. Bruce Greer, Clinton, Ohio

--Another Story--

My husband and I love to go to estates sales and yard sales. One day we were driving and going to garage sales as we go. We went to one that just had a garage sale sign and was not listed in newspaper. We were looking around and saw nothing on the table and finally I looked down and sitting in a box was a piece of blue and white crock ware with a perfect lid. I pulled it out and it appeared to be old from the bottom and I asked the lady how much she wanted for it and she said a dollar and I asked was it old (my husband hates it when I ask it), but I found that a majority of people will tell you the truth and consider myself to be one of those.

I took my crock home thinking that it had to be something. I started to look in my paperback book on blue and white stoneware and lo and behold there it was a rare grease container. I am very happy with my “special” find. That is what keeps us going. Love it, Pat H. Denham Springs.

--Another Story--

A few years ago, at a garage sale, I found a collection of photos from the turn of the 20th century. The people in them looked so nice and kind-- that although I never bought a stranger's old photos before, I bought these. The highlight of the collection was a portrait of a baby And when I researched the name written on the back, I located a lady researching her family tree. The baby in the portrait was her great grandfather. Sallykat

If you have a story to share, please email it to Phil@tias.com and if we include it in an upcoming issue, we'll send you one of these http://youtu.be/MLofj1Ca6TM

About.com is having their annual "Readers Choice Awards". Last year you helped us to win one of these, we could sure use your help this year. Go To:

Vote For the Best place to Buy Antiques Online - Go to: http://collectibles.about.com/u/ntn/valuableresources/Best-place-to-buy-online/form.htm
and enter TIAS.com
Vote For the Best place to Sell Antiques Online - http://collectibles.about.com/u/ntn/valuableresources/Best-place-to-sell-online/form.htm
and enter TIAS.com
Vote For The TIAS.com Newsletter - http://collectibles.about.com/u/ntn/valuableresources/Readers-Choice-Favorite-blogs-for-collectors/form.htm
and enter the TIAS.com newsletter at http://www.tias.com/newsletter/cn/

Many thanks for your help!

4. This week's Antique News
The Internet Antique Shop, http://www.TIAS.com today released their list of the top 20 categories of antiques & collectibles that sold online in January of 2012. The list is based on the total dollar value of items sold in each category of antiques & collectibles purchased online at stores hosted by TIAS.com in January of 2011.

Here are the top 20 selling antiques & collectibles for January of 2011
1. Vintage Jewelry - See:

2. Furniture & Accessories - See:

3. China & Dinnerware - See:

4. Figurines - See:

5. Glass - See:

6. Memorabilia - See:

7. Vintage Clothing - See:

8. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

9. Porcelain & Pottery - See:

10. Silver - See:

11. Vintage Sewing - See:

12. Holiday & Seasonal - See:

13. Photographica - See:

14. Toys - See:

15. Art - See:

16. Paper & Ephemera - See:

17. Militaria - See:

18. Autographs - See:

19. Lamps & Lighting - See:

20. Dolls - 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
1. Spectacular "No Reserve" Auction of Antique Dolls and Related Children's Items
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802167

2. Skinner’s February Discovery Sale to Offer Asian Works of Art Along With Exciting Variety of Periods
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802165

3. Legendary stamp secured by Stanley Gibbons
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802164

4. Fine art, Russian works, more to be auctioned Feb. 25 by Elite Decorative Arts
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802152

5. Stephen Flood Estate Features Rare Military and Historical Collections
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802151

6. Style me Vintage- Shabby Chic And Retro Trends at Your Favorite Flea
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802150

7. Scottsdale Antique Show
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802149

8. Surfs up at the Long Beach Flea Market
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802148

9. 36th Annual Pineapple Antiques Show & Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802147

10. St. Louis Antique Festival
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802146&keys=Antique-Show-Missouri-Illinois

11. 2012 Sellers Choice Awards ranks TIAS.com as one of the best sites to sell antiques & collectibles
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802132
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Antique Lamps, Bisque, Pottery, Dolls, Collectibles


New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements

Elegant Hand Painted Enameled Gilded Porcelain Vase

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 16,000 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

Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at: http://tinyurl.com/8xqyw

6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday February 8, 2012 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.
When my son, Danil, was four we lived in Georgia. We came back to Ohio to visit my folks and my mom wanted to go to some garage sales. We went garaging all week. My cousin was getting married that weekend and I didn't know about it until I got home so I didn't pack many dressy clothes. On her wedding day, I put on my best outfit and mom loaned me one of her necklaces to dress it up a little bit. We took our seats in the church and the music begin to play. As the bride was about to walk down the aisle my son said in a rather loud voice, "Where'd you get that necklace, Mom? At a garage sale?"
Submitted by Cathy J. Schreima, Celina 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?
WANTED: Steak 'n Shake dishes
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.

One of our readers - Bonnie - requested recipes for "A graham crust, strawberry jello & evaporated milk dessert". We received the following...

20 graham crackers
1/4 c. butter
1 pkg. strawberry Jello
1 lg. can evaporated milk
1/2 c. hot water
1/4 c. sugar
Juice of 1 lemon

Freeze one large can of evaporated milk in tray. Roll crackers until fine. Mix well with 1/4 cup melted butter. Grease 9 inch pan and pack crumb mixture in firmly. Dissolve 1 package of Jello in 1/2 cup hot water, add sugar and juice.

When milk is frozen, put into chilled bowl and beat until thick and forms stiff peaks. Then slowly add Jello mixture while beating at high speed. Pour into crust and sprinkle top with more crumbs.

--Another Recipe--

25 graham crackers (crushed to crumbs)
1 stick butter, melted
2 tbsp. sugar
1 pkg. strawberry Jello
1 c. boiling water
2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 c. sugar
1 lg. can evaporated milk (chilled)

Cooking Directions:

Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. (Reserve 1/8 cup for topping.) Press the mixture against the bottom and sides to prepare the crust. Set aside.

Combine strawberry Jello and 1 cup boiling water and cool. Cream together the 1 cup sugar and the 2 packages of cream cheese, which have been softened. Set aside.

Whip the can of evaporated milk until very thick. Combine the Jello mixture, the cream cheese mixture and the whipped evaporated milk. Blend on low speed with mixer. Pour into prepared graham cracker crust. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Chill until set and firm. (May top with fruit if desired.) Carol Thomas--Cullman,AL

--Another Recipe--

You probably need to refrigerate the canned evaporated FILLED milk first and it should whip up nicely.
Milnot brand works well. I use it in a light cream cheese cake so here is the recipe for it.

Fix one box of lemon jello with one cup of boiling water and let it cool.

Beat together: 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp vanilla, 8 oz. cream cheese.

Have Milnot (or evaporated Filled milk) chilled. Beat it until it is consistency of whipped cream.

Beat together the cooled jello and the sugar mixture. Fold in (I usually just continue to use the mixer)
the whipped milk. Put into crust.

Graham cracker crust: Roll/crush 2 cups of graham crackers. Mix 1 stick of margarine and 1/2 cup
sugar. Pat it into a 9" x 13" pan. (Note: we like it with less crust so I just crush some crackers
for the bottom of the pan and keep a little of the crumbs for the top to garnish.) Nancy

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.
Does anyone have a good recipe for "Brown Sugar Pie"? I've found some recipes online, but none of them taste like I remember... Billy
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 that just opened store at TIAS.com .....

Abby's Crate
Abby's Crate is filled with quality antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry and treasures. Items are added weekly so please check back often. Postcards and depression glass are specialties. We accept Visa or Mastercard through Paypal. Money back guarantee within 7 days.

The Sage Scottie
Art deco watercolor to Swedish pottery. I am constantly buying out estates and offer fresh inventory. My passion is art, pottery, jewelry, and cast iron. Please look around and bookmark my new store.

Big Mama's Stuff
Welcome to Big Mama's Stuff where unique treasures can be found, some antiques some collectibles. Her era was the late 18th century to the mid 19th. Big Mama's specialty is dolls. So stop and shop at Big Mama's.

Sassafras Island
Welcome to Sassafras Island's eclectic assortment of antiques, vintage collectibles & more. Online since 1999 with 100% customer satisfaction. We pledge to maintain the tradition of happy customers here at TIAS.

My Grandma's Treasures
Mother and daughter business. Our inventory includes: Fire King, depression glass, carnival glass, Pyrex and new items from Burton and Burton. We have a 7 day money back guarantee and we accept Paypal, money orders or personal checks.

Doe Run Antiques & Collectibles
We currently offer Weller, Hull, Rookwood, Roseville, Stangl, Shawnee Pottery and other unique antiques & collectibles. Stop by our store and see if we have something you can't live without!

Moon Mandrake
Moon Mandrake combines antiques, vintage items and collectibles to make browsing an adventure! Merchandise ranges from 1830's antiques to current collectibles -- from places like Ireland, Finland, France and of course here in America.

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 ©1995-2012 TIAS.com Inc.

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