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The Collectors Newsletter #887 -- March 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #887 -- March 2012

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1. New merchandise and sales going on now...
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



We made the finals in the 2012 About.com "Readers Choice" awards as one of the 5 best places to buy & sell antiques & collectibles online. You can vote once a day, every day until the polls close this Wednesday March 21st.

Thank You!

1. Over the past 2 weeks, we've added 40,000 new items to TIAS.
MANY new dealers have recently opened stores at TIAS this past week. Fresh inventory and lots of great sales and special offers going on right now. Take a look 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...

When time is passing slowly - Some years ago I regularly had a stall at Antique Fairs, one Saturday was tediously slow and we had done no business. Mid afternoon I left my wife in charge and went to a nearby Betting Shop, within 50 minutes I’d chosen horses at different venues, placed bets, listened to the races and won a considerable amount of money. On walking back into the entrance of the Antique Fair I knew this was a lucky day as a lady going in front of me saw my Stallholder Badge and asked if I bought antiques. She then unwrapped a magnificent late Victorian advertisement and said what she wanted for it, I made an immediate purchase, which could even have been called “snapping her hand off”. I then discovered my wife had sold three expensive Pratt Pot Lids, without having to take off any discount, we’d had them for years and I’d given up hope of selling them for their true worth. As we packed up a fellow stallholder saw my Advertisement, fell in love with it and gave me a very hefty profit. The moral of the story, don’t bet unless you can afford to throw money away, never sell for less than you paid out and never give up selling just because the day is slow. Bill Phillips, Staffordshire, UK

--Another Story--

My grandparents came to Canada from North Dakota in 1923. They brought with them a large round oak dining table that was often filled to capacity by their large family. The table had a single pedestal with four broad feet.

My Dad and Mom inherited that table in 1949. As a kid I remember resting my feet on the pedestal feet. The table was generally pushed against the wall and it was always a race among us siblings to get the coveted place by the wall where there was room to place some reading material.

This table was definitely the centre of our home- dining, homework, visiting, baking, canning. It was only working surface available!

Today my son has this beautiful table, and it gives me great pleasure to see his children seated at the table rubbing their stocking feet on the gently worn pedestal....Elnore

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

4. This week's Antique News

If you want to tell the world about your antiques & collectibles business, auction, club or upcoming event related to the antiques and collectibles trade, you can post it for free at http://www.News-Antique.com the #1 listing on Google for "Antique News" Your news release will get published online and will also appear in this newsletter so that 16,000 people can read it. To post a release, go to http://www.News-Antique.com
1. Huge RS Prussia Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802492&keys=RS-Prussia-AuctionChocolatePotsChild-TeaSetsPortraitScenic

2. Trendy and Affordable Sterling Silver Jewelry at Atlantajewelerssupply
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802521

3. MAKE AN OFFER DAY RETURNS: Movie Posters-Autographs-Sports Memorabilia
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802516

4. Fragile pieces see sturdy hammer prices at John Moran Auctioneers’ March 6th Antiques and Fine Art A
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802511

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802510

6. European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Featuring Fine Silver, to be Auctioned at Skinner
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802506

7. Tim's, Inc. will hold its 20th annual Cabin Fever Auction March 25th in Bristol, Conn.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802501

8. John Moran Auctioneers Announces Inaugural Two-Session American and European Fine Art Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802500

9. Sierra Enterprises Internet Store Spring Special
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802499

10. £80,000 Cast of Marilyn Monroe’s Hands and Feet Offered for Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802498

11. Art Deco Cascade Necklace of Bohemian Glass and Cut Hematite Stones Featured in Jewelry Flea Market
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802495

12. Joan Crawford Impossible to Imitate This Week at LiveAuctionTalk.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802494

13. Crescent City Auction Gallery will hold inaugural sale at new facility March 24-25
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802493

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802522

15. Best Month Ever!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802491&keys=Matchbox-Corgi-Dinky-Diecast

16. Artfact.com and AuctionZip.com To Simulcast Asia Week Live Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802490

17. School Auction Ideas From Charity Fundraising Packages Offer New Options for School Fundraising
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802486

18. Huge Antique and Home Furnishing Sale at the Long Beach Flea
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802481

19. Hunting Antiques never gets Old at the Long Beach Flea - Sunday, March 18
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802480

20. Found In Attic at the Long Beach Flea Market
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802479
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 Tuesday March 20, 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.
Another kitchen faux pas - I remember so well even though it was 39 years ago. I was nine months pregnant with our first baby and I had been craving something sweet in the evenings. My husband was too tired to get in the car for ice cream and he asked me if there were ingredients for anything that he could bake. He had never baked anything before, which created a great deal of anxiety for me instead of the peaceful relaxation I was striving for at 9 pm. He was looking through our one little cookbook and came across a pineapple upside down cake recipe. That sounded great but then I started getting one question after another from the kitchen -- How do you do this? -- What do they mean when they say that? He made a delicious cake but the funny and most memorable part of the evening was when I went into the kitchen and saw the mess he had made. So many bowls were dirty, and the counter tops, walls, and floor needed to be cleaned. We even had to clean the ceiling because he didn't know to turn the beater off before he took it out of the mixing bowl. He was really tired after that mess was cleaned up -- should have gone for ice cream! That cake tasted great considering the huge effort it took on my husband's part. It is a memory that I will always look back on with love and appreciation. It makes us laugh! Donna B. from Virginia
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: Antique Wood Artists Box of Watercolor Paints

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 - Leah - requested recipes for "Harry potter - Butterbeer". We received the following...

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butterscotch topping
2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda


Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.
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

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.

I remember there was condensed milk and coconut in these luscious "Magic" cookie bars. Who knows how to make them? Liz

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 .....

Our Ships Bounties
Our Ships Bounties - A life time of collecting. From fine china to comic books and everything in between. Items are added daily so stop by often and browse.

Designer Jeanne's
Welcome to Designer Jeanne’s and thanks for stopping by. I began collecting Fitz and Floyd china in the 1980s. I loved the beautiful patterns. At Designer Jeanne’s, we currently specialize in Fitz & Floyd and excellent customer service.

A New Take On China
Welcome to my online piece of heaven. Our specialty is making our customers happy. The store inventory includes personalized crafted dinnerware photos, replacements for china and dinnerware, collectibles, items from the Orient.

Selling replacement China and unique items online since 2008. Although most items offered in this store are slightly used, they are offered as replacements to your existing set or unique pieces for your enjoyment. We hope you enjoy our evolving inventory.

Morgan Gifts
I have been selling online for over 10 years. I am always looking, so I am always adding new items. I have over 2000 collectables and dinner wares.

Our Closet Treasures
Our Closet Treasures has been selling collectibles and replacement china online for 4 years. We enjoy the search for treasures to share with you. We shop estate sales, auctions, and yard sales weekly. We love to shop and hope that you do, too!

Southern Pattern Matching
Southern Pattern Matching offers over 20 years of china matching experience and a massive warehouse full of fine and casual discontinued dinnerware patterns to customers across the globe. Let us help you complete your cherished dinnerware patterns!

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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