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The Collectors Newsletter #891 -- May 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #891 -- May 2012

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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...

On November 15, 2004, time stopped. Our family business, R.G.W. Candy Company, was burned to the ground due to faulty wiring. Not only did we lose all of our equipment and over 500 pounds of prepared chocolates, we lost all of the family recipes that our candies were made from…. Every recipe was hand-written by my grandparents and great-grandparents and now, they were gone. Of everything we lost, this was the most devastating.
Although we re-built and Dad was able to recreate the recipes, every once in a while, a passing comment or reference to the lost recipes would arise. As silly as it sounds, the lost parchment papers that were barely readable, left a very big hole in the heart of the candy kitchen.
Fast forward to summer of 2010. A local antiques dealer was dispersing his collection and of course I had to go. There were 14 boxes of around 500 cookbooks and I had every intention of getting each and every one of them (yes, I have a cookbook issue!). As the bidding began, the price stalled at $12, my bid. Sold! How many do you want? All of them!… you see, I like everyone else that was bidding, we all thought we were bidding for boxes, not individual books. I really didn’t want to pay that much for ‘A’ cookbook, but I had won the bid so I walked up to pick out 1 book out of the hundreds. For some reason I picked a book that I had glanced at earlier and had dismissed. Why I picked it, who knows! As the bidding began (now by the box), I quickly won the bid and began carrying out the boxes, forgetting about the one cookbook I’d left sitting on a chair.
As the auction came to an end, one of the assistance brought the ‘lost’ cookbook over, and I tossed it into one of the boxes. After I returned home, I started reading thru the cookbooks looking for different and unique recipes. Every time I reached in to pull out another cookbook, that ‘one’ kept getting in my way, and I’d push it to side. Finally I just gave in and took a look… what was I going to find for my $12 bid? Well, it turns out, it wasn’t a typical cookbook after all, but more of a cook book autograph book. People wrote recipes on the pages for the soon-to-be bride… but what I noticed was that the recipes were dated 1909 and the names of the contributors were long-time family friends of my parents and grandparents. I stopped looking at the recipes and started looking at the names, turning page after page amazed at the names I was seeing… and then I saw the name ‘Mother Hoblit’. What?? Was this a recipe autograph book of my Great-Grandmother?? How could this have ended up with the antique dealer?? Then on the next to last page was a piece of parchment paper folded over and stuck between the pages. I couldn’t stop shaking as I opened the paper…. There, in my Great-Grandma’s hand-writing, was our lost peanut brittle recipe.
The recipe is now safely locked away in the family vault and I can only speculate why out of all the cookbooks that were there I picked it. Maybe it just wanted to come home. We still cannot believe after all that time, the book and the recipe found its way home. But I do know it helped heal the missing gap in the candy shop! ...Amy W.
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
The Internet Antique Shop, http://www.TIAS.com today released their list of the top 20 categories of antiques & collectibles that sold online in April of 2012. 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 April of 2012.

Here are the top 20 selling antiques & collectibles for April of 2012
1. China & Dinnerware - See:

2. Vintage Sewing - See:

3. Glass - See:

4. Paper & Ephemera - See:

5. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

6. Vintage Jewelry - See:

7. Vintage Clothing - See:

8. Porcelain & Pottery - See:

9. Advertising - See:

10. Memorabilia - See:

11. Toys - See:

12. Figurines - See:

13. Music Related - See:

14. Holiday & Seasonal - See:

15. Dolls - See:

16. Books - See:

17. Lamps & Lighting - See:

18. Photographica - See:

19. Household - See:

20. Textiles - 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. Vintage lamps make the list of the top 20 antiques & collectibles for April 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803159

2. Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com: Property from a New Canaan Private Collector
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803158

3. Cowan's Auctions, Inc. to offer Lewis Cotlow Collection in May 19 Fine and Decorative Art Auction.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803157

4. Around 1,700 lots of rare militaria items will be sold by Mohawk Arms, June 1-2
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803156

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803155

6. Sixth Annual Ohio Valley - Americana Auction at Garth's
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803143

7. NDGA Convention - Kokomo, Indiana, July 14-15, 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803141

8. Items from the estate of Charles Hoeflich will be sold June 8-9 in Hatfield, Pa.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803140

9. St. Louis Antique Festival
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803129

10. Lark Mason & iGavel Associates’ Asian Sale Totals Over $2.7 Million on iGavelAuctions.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803128

11. Full sheet of 80 Chinese Year of the Monkey stamps brings $135,600 at auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803127

12. XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators Chicago Area Des Plaines, IL Estate Sale May 17-19
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803112

13. Japanese Art Dealers Rutherston & Bandini Cause a Stir With a Unique Major Exhibition of Japanese An
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803111

14. Antique clocks, vintage toys, more at Converse auction, May 24th
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803097

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803095

16. Bohemian Garnet Inspires Victorian Style Sweetheart Collection Jewels from Sweet Romance
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803075

17. Asselmeier & May Major 2 Day Antique Estate Auction (5/11 & 12/2012)
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803073

18. Skinner May Discovery Sale to Feature Antique Dolls, Toys, Ephemera, Books, and Collectibles
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803072

19. Bronze sculptures by Dylan Lewis to headline Elite Decorative Arts auction, May 19
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803070

20. Survey Seeks to Take Pulse on Antiques Industry
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803069
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

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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Wednesday May 9, 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 "bunny in the bag" story reminds me of what happened years ago on a flight from Orlando to NY. I had purchased a "Quaker Parrot", a little guy with a grey topped head. He had talked to me the minute I spotted him in a Key West bird shop, so when I put him in a carrier to take on the plane (for an extra fee), I wasn't surprised when he was loudly squawking "what are you doing" all the way through the airport and on to the plane. It had the people in the area all looking around for the source of all the noise . When I was in my seat an elderly hard of hearing passenger next to me ask what I was saying. I have laughed about that for years....George and Morris and Molly's Mommy
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 "Beth" requested a recipe for "Candy Apple Pie". We received the following...
Dear Tias … An avid reader of your newsletter, and having appreciated others providing me with a recipe in the past … below is a version of “Fair Candy Apple Pie” that your requesting reader may enjoy! Marilin from Creston, BC
Just like the “fair” Candy Apples … in a Pie !

1 3/4 cups apple juice
20 - 25 sweet red cinnamon candy pieces
1/4 tsp red food coloring
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
6-7 Granny Smith (or other tart, firm) apples, sliced
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 baked 9 inch pie crust

Peel, core and thinly slice apples.

Combine 1 1/2 c of apple juice (reserving ¼ cup), candies, food coloring, vanilla, in a saucepan. Add apple slices and bring to a boil. Simmer just until apples are tender. Stir constantly. Combine corn starch with remaining 1/4 cup apple juice, stirring until smooth. Then stir corn starch slurry into the cooking apple mixture, stirring and heating slowly until thickened. Remove from heat. Cool completely.
Carefully spread cooked (red) apple mixture into pie shell, and chill for several hours.
Top with whipping cream & serve. Put small cinnamon candy on for garnish.
Just like at the “fair” ! (not crackly, but the flavor is still there!!!)
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.

Hello, I'm looking for a recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Thank you for your help. Libby

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 .....

China Chats
Our store is full of very interesting & affordable pieces, from collectables and crystal to bone china & everyday dinnerware replacements. Visit us - it's a fun experience!

Missing Pieces
We buy, sell and consign discontinued patterns by over 30 manufacturers: Aynsley, Coalport, Denby, Hammersley, Hutschenreuther, Midwinter, Mikasa, Minton, Noritake, Paragon, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, Royal Worcester, Spode, Wedgwood, etc.

Olde Fridgies
Decorative Magnets - Art images from the late 1800's thru the early 1900's, large 4x6 size, encased in plastic, full sheet magnetic backing. No shipping or handling charges!

Albuquerque Bugs
Albuquerque Bugs is focused on bringing you a wide variety of different and interesting treasures that will allow you to enhance or complete your collections. We want to make your shopping fun each time you visit our store.

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. -------------

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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