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The Collectors Newsletter #889 -- April 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #889 -- April 2012

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2. Some Great Sales Going on at TIAS.com this week!
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

It's easy to open your very own online antique shop with the Webs' largest antique mall. There are no setup feel or listing fees. For more information, take a look at http://www.MakeAShop.com and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, give me a call at 1-888-653-7883. I look forward to talking with you! ....Phil

MANY new dealers have recently opened stores at TIAS this month. Fresh inventory and lots of great sales and special offers going on right now. Take a look at: http://tias.com/news/

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

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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.

Here is what we received this week...

My Daughter enjoys the steam punk craze especially cameo jewelry. At a recent auction, I found one lot of costume jewelry cameos. The lot consisted of 2 pins, 2 necklaces and a pair of earrings matching one necklace. All the cameos were plastic and not old so the lot was not expensive. After arriving home I was able to examine the pieces with a stronger magnifier. I discovered the original costume necklace chain on one cameo had been replaced with a James Avery 24" sterling silver chain. The jewelry buyers at the auction must have passed the lot thinking the cameos were worthless. Not only did the cameos make my daughter happy, but my wife had a new sterling necklace for her jewelry collection.

--Another Story--

My husband was at a Truck Show in Kentucky and thought it would be CUTE to bring me home a gift from one of the vendors there. He was accompanied by two friends and when they got back they all had a big grin on their faces when they came in the house. It was wrapped and when I opened it up there was a LARGE and I mean l LARGE pair of bloomers (or should I say LARGE, LARGE pair of womens underpants). They were a bright blue with the words: Yesterday was not your day. Today is not your day and tomorrow doesn’t look good either.

Whatever possessed him to buy this WONDERFUL GIFT is beyond my comprehension. A year or so later our son was stationed at Bagdad, Iraq with the National Guard and his wife was getting A package ready to mail to him….so, I thought, why not send them to him as a joke.

He got a big kick out of them and they used them as a curtain in one of the windows in the trailer they were living in (of course the writing was facing in in the window). Anyway, everyone who entered wondered where they came from and no one believed
His mother sent them to him. When he left for home they were left behind and Marines took over the trailer quarters they were using.

Just goes to show how one CUTE idea ended up in Iraq to get a smile out of our troops and possibly brighten their tour of duty. Wonder where they are now? Who knows. My son is CSM Timothy J. Grys – does anyone know him or heard the story?

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. Russian works, Asian objects, more to be sold April 28 by Elite Decorative Arts
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802758

2. Skinner Launches Fixed-Time Online Auction Platform
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802757

3. Exclusive Titanic Memorabilia Up for Online Bidding on Proxibid
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802756

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802742

5. Dorflinger three-color, cut to clear bowl hits $65,000 at Woody Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802741

6. XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sales Liquidators | Chicago Area Orland Park, IL Estate Sale April 12-14
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802730

7. Investment Grade Music Stars' Autographs at Auction April 21 in NY
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802710

8. Movie Posters & Memorabilia at Auction April 21 in NY
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802709

9. Country Music Memorabilia at Auction April 21 in NY
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802707

10. Reclaim Shop - Custom Workshop at the Long Beach Flea Market
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802698

11. Huge Collectible, Vintage & Home Furnishing Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802697

12. Piccolo art ( Philly Flying High at the 23trd street Armory Antique Show)
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802693

13. Skinner to Host Asian Works of Art Sale in Boston
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802692

14. Rapper Biggie Smalls' leather jacket to be auctioned April 19-21 in New York
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802686

15. FOUND in Ithaca/The Gallery @ FOUND presents Donna Faivre-Roberts: Wisdom of the Wood
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802674

16. Self-taught masterpieces will be sold April 21-22 at Slotin Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802673

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802672

18. Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com: April Fine & Decorative Arts, Silver & Jewelry Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802671

19. Around 150 works of fine art will be sold at Shannon's on Thursday, April 26
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802662

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802661
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Faceted Cherry Amber Bakelite Beaded Necklace

Teplitz Frosted Cranberry Glass Flower-Form Lamp Shade

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 April 11, 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.
The story about the inexperienced husband baking a pineapple upside down cake reminded me of my first lemon meringue pie as a young bride. I had no idea what a task I was taking on, having made my first fruit pie a little earlier. I made the crust and baked it with no problem, same with the filling. But I got careless pouring the filling into the pie pan with it sitting too near the edge of the cabinet. It flipped right onto the floor! I wasn't going to give up at that stage, so I scooped it all back into the pie tin with a spatula and went on with the meringue topping. As we ate that night my husband asked, "Why is there crust through the middle of my pie slice?" I said, "That's the way my mom always made it."

In the same old fashioned apartment, I got a pie into the oven, went out for the mail, and found I had locked myself out of the apartment, landlady not home. There was an old fashioned transom window over the door, and someone had left a folded roll away bed in the hall. I was a really skinny 19 year old, and my pie wasn't going to burn if I could help it. I scrambled up onto the roll away and pulled myself up onto the transom. I fitted through o.k. but the problem was that I had to go through head first and the opening wasn't wide enough to allow me to turn easily. I had to slide half way through and do a spider shift to get one leg through and then the other to drop down into the apartment. I was a little scraped up, but I saved the pie! I always prided myself on my pies, still do. Nancy in Honolulu
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
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 requested a recipe for "Chocolate Lasagna?". We received the following...


6 cups cake flour
5 1/4 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups Hershey.'s cocoa
2 tablespoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cup butter
12 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
***butter Cream***
2/3 cup water
4 tablespoons meringue powder
12 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 1/4 cup shortening
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon clear almond extract
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
1 teaspoon colorless butter flavor

How to make it

Cake: Heat oven to 350 F. Grease three 10-inch springform pans. In mixing bowl, stir together sifted cake flour, sugar, Hershey.'s Cocoa and baking soda. Add butter and mix well. Add milk, eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Pour about 5 cups of the cake batter into each prepared pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before you remove the cake from the pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Butter Cream: Combine water and meringue powder; whip at high speed until peaks form. Add 4 cups of sugar, one cup at a time, beating after each addition at low speed. Alternately add shortening and remainder of sugar. Add salt and flavorings; beat at low speed until smooth. Thin out 1/2 of the frosting with a little extra water. The thinned frosting is used as the filling between layers.
To Assemble: Place one 10 inch cake on a large round plate or a large round cake platter. Spread 1/2 of the thinned frosting on top. (Only frost the top of the cake) Sprinkle very lightly with semi-sweet chocolate chips. (There are very few chips on this layer, usually only 1 or 2 per wedge, so sprinkle very very lightly). Place the second cake on top of the first. Frost the top with the remaining thinned frosting. Sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate chips. (You can be a bit more generous with this layer). Place the third layer on top of the second. Frost the top with all of the Butter Cream that was not thinned. This is a thick layer of frosting so pile it on. Try to get the top as smooth as you can. Sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Cut the cake into wedges, as you would cut a pizza. Using Hershey.'s chocolate syrup, create a design on your dessert plate. Place the wedge of chocolate lasagna at the 11 o'clock position on your dessert plate with the point facing down. (So that you can see some of the syrup design. Serve.
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 tasted the recipe.

Is there such a a thing as Candy Apple Pie? I remember it, but no one believes that such a pie exists. Does anyone have a recipe? Beth
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 .....

Dragon Parlor
Welcome to Dragon Parlor! Here you will find Vintage Housewares, Metalware, Old Tools and much more. I just opened shop here and I will be working hard to add lots of items to choose from so stop back often.

Vik's Vintage Jewelry & More
Welcome to Vik's Vintage Jewelry & More...Keeping the past alive with unique vintage treasures and collectibles. I am always on the search for new treasures that I can offer to you at a very reasonable price.

We specialize in collectible vintage dinnerware, glassware and also vintage flatware. All orders are packaged very carefully and shipped promptly. We value our customers and will make every effort to assure your complete satisfaction.

Attic at T & P's Collectables
We sell mostly glassware items, limited costume jewelry, and a few misc items along the way. Come on in and take a look. We will do all possible to represent each piece correctly and accurately.

Stoll Consignment
Stoll Consignment--selling consigned antiques, artwork, pottery, vintage items, and much more from the central Iowa area.

Treasure Corner
Listing NEW Replacement China Patterns, purchased from a jewelry store in their process of downsizing. Also ~ Collectibles; Antique, Vintage and Estate Jewelry, new Sterling Silver Jewelry and other treasures.

Welcome to the Dishlady Store. I have available thousands of pieces of discontinued china and pottery. All are available at reasonable prices and new items are added often. Come take a look.

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.

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)

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