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The Collectors Newsletter #890 -- April 2012

The Collectors Newsletter #890 -- 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. 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 husband and I are on the same page when it comes to hunting hidden treasures, etc. On one of my trips to a thrift store, I bought a Shawnee Puss and Boot cookie jar and the salt and pepper shakers for $15 and the only thing wrong, was a crack on one of the shakers ears. Another time, found a large piece of Roseville for $45 and then they brought in someone that was up on the items and prices of course went up. The best find I have is a $900 grease blue and white container. We stopped by a yard sale and after looking over all the items, I looked down at a box to the side of a table and there it was. I did not exactly know what it was at the time and when the lady said that she wanted one dollar for it, I bought it. Later on while looking through our little blue and white stoneware book, boy was I surprised when I found what it was and the price. Of course, I have it behind glass. I have found other hidden treasures but that is my favorite. Pat Hames-Denham Springs, Louisiana

--Another Story--

One of the most interesting stories of how I acquired a piece of family jewelry for my pin collection. I grew up in a small town in Illinois, Lockport, where everyone knew all of your neighbors. About fifteen years ago I was visiting one of my former neighbors who has since died. She said that she had a special gift for me. She gave me my great-grandmother’s pin. It had been found in her yard when they were repairing her stone border fence. Apparently, when my great grandmother cut across her yard to go to church, it must have been lost. I never met my great grandmother, and it is the only piece of jewelry I have that belonged to her. I guess she wanted it to be passed down to us. Maryann Martorelli--

If you have a story to share, please email it to phil@tias.com and if we include it in an upcoming issue and you include your postal address, 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. Skinner to Host Auction of Fine Wine in Boston
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802883

2. Rare Schreckengost Jazz Bowl to Auction at Rago's in June
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802862

3. Material Culture’s May 5 Auction Debut To Reflect ‘Borderless’ Approach To Art, Antiques
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802845

4. Decotique Spring/Summer Lecture Series
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802844

5. Estates Auction - Photographs, Pinbacks, Coins, Ink Bottles, Painting Collections
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802839

6. West Palm Beach Antiques Festival Expands Show Line-Up To Include Full Summer Schedule Again
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802827

7. Music Memorabilia, Pop Culture Expo On Tap For March 2013
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802815

8. Psychedelic Concert Posters at Auction April 21 in NY
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802812

9. Second Midwest Antiques Forum, May 4-6, 2012 in Cincinnati!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802804

10. Titanic Memorabilia Steams Ahead
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802803

11. Shaker items will headline Meissner's April 28 on-site estate sale in New Lebanon, N.Y.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802802

12. 1950s Retro Blues Necklace and Earrings With Vintage Flair
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802790

13. The estate of James W. Pihos will be sold May 5-6 at Matheson's in Florida
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802789

14. America's First Indoor "Drive-In" Vintage Market Launching in Chicago
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802788

15. Morphy’s To Auction Key Pieces From War Hero’s Toy Aircraft Collection May 11-12
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802779

16. Colonial Sense: Antiques: Auction Results: March, 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802778

17. Dino Tracks Lead To Phenomenal Martian Rock In Chait’s May 6 Natural History Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802776

18. Skinner to Host Fine Musical Instruments Auction in Boston
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=802775
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

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

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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Thursday April 19, 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.
One day when I was a child about 10 years old, my mother had just started some lunch on the stove - I don't remember what she was cooking, but soon afterwards, one of her best girlfriends dropped by to chat. I remember sitting in the living room listening, when my younger brother about 4 years old walked in and started saying "Mom" over and over while they talked. Well, Mom was annoyed and explained to him about how rude it was to interrupt people talking and told him to go play. A little time went by and my brother again started to interrupt, again Mom scolded him for being rude. At that point, my brother threw his hands in the air and walked out of the room saying, "Well, just let the house burn down then!". I remember my Mom and her friend letting it register as to what he had just said. They jumped up and ran into the kitchen and sure enough the pot on the stove was on fire! All was okay that day, but Mom, never learned her lesson (that is another story). Lets just say that for years now, when we see a fire truck in our neighborhood we ask - "Is Mom cooking tonight?". Love your newsletter - M.Moore
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.

In the last issue Beth requested a recipe for "Candy Apple Pie?". We received the following...
Ingredients -

1 3/4 cups unsweetened apple juice
20 cinnamon red hot candies
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 Granny Smith apples
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked

Directions -

Peel and core the apples. Slice thinly.
Combine 1-1/2 cups apple juice, candies, food coloring, vanilla, and apples in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer until apples are tender, stirring frequently. Combine remaining 1/4 cup apple juice and corn starch; stir into apple mixture, and cook until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool.

Spread apple mixture into pie shell, and chill for several hours. Before serving, top with whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Jaci - Carrollton, Virginia

--Another Recipe--

Candy Apple Pie Ingredients

1 1/2-cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3-cup butter, melted
3/4-cup caramel ice cream topping
1 cup pecans, chopped

Apple Filling
5 granny smith apples, remove peel and core and slice very thin
5 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream Cheese Topping
8 oz. package cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup caramel topping
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium size bowl, combine the crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Mix well and press into a 10-inch pie plate, and up the sides. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes until golden in color. Remove pie shell from oven and cool completely. Pour caramel into pie shell and sprinkle with 1 cup of chopped pecans. Refrigerate pie shell while making apple filling.
Make the Apple Filling: In a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir with a wooden spoon. Add apples and stir. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 15 to 20 minutes until apples are softened and tender. Let cool for 10 minutes and pour into pie shell. Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
Make the Cream Cheese Topping: In a medium bowl, using a hand held mixer on low speed, combine cream cheese and sugar for about 1 minute until smooth. Add egg, lemon juice and vanilla and beat for 1 more minutes until bully blended. Pour over apple filling in pie shell. Bake for 30 minutes until an inserted knife comes out clean. Remove pie from oven and let cool. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Let stand outside the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
Top with whipped cream, caramel and pecans and swirl with a knife. Slice and serve. Carol Thomas--Cullman,AL
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.
When I was very young my family visited my aunt and she made what she called "Pizza Spread" which we spread on crackers as an appetizer. My Mother had the recipe which was unwittingly thrown away by my step father. We were never able to duplicate it. The main ingredient was Cheez Wiz and it did have oregano in it, I do not know what the other ingredients were. Please Help!
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 .....

Collector for 30 plus yrs. Eclectic array of glass: Earnhardt SR. Collection. Exclusive Line of Solid Copper Artwork. New items added weekly. We ship to USA and Canada.

Dianna's Antiques and Collectibles and more....
Antiques, Art Prints, China, Crystal, Clocks, Sculptures, Collector Plates, Vintage Lamps, Figurines, Music Boxes, Porcelain, Collectible glass, Asian art and vases, Vintage, lithographs arts, brass, many more Collectibles, and lots more that you can view in my store. Thank You

Quinsippi Mercantile Company
Our store offers a wide selection of antique & vintage items ranging from glassware, pottery, primitives, railroadiana, ephemera, magazines & books. Stop by regularly as we will be adding new items weekly if not daily.

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.

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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