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The Collectors Newsletter #892 -- May 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #892 -- 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

2. This week's sales at TIAS.com
Fresh inventory and lots of great sales and special offers going on right now at TIAS.com. 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...

Hello Phil ~ This is in reply to Amy W.'s story about the family candy recipes being lost in the fire which destroyed the family's candy business, and about the little miracle which followed, when the peanut brittle recipe returned to her.
As I read her accounting it was as if I was experiencing what she was doing, and all of a sudden I realized that I had tears in my eyes. What I wouldn't give to have my long-ago family treasured recipes. She has a true treasure!
Charlotte in Temecula, CA

--Another Story--

I was a French teacher in a high school, and became close friends with the Art teacher, Liz. We still share a friendship laced with the love of things vintage, and a great appreciation for art of all genres. One day I passed a garage sale that had many items left, despite the fact that it was at the end of the day. Anyone coming in was handed a plastic grocery bag to fill with whatever we wanted for a dollar! I took a few items but the corner of the bag ripped and everything started falling out. The woman running the sale saw this and handed me a 13 gallon bag (!) and said “use this!” WOW! One of the books that had been passed over was a beautiful, expensive art book featuring Rene Magritte. I saw it and scooped it up, of course to give to Liz.

On Monday, I saw Liz walking from the parking lot to the school. I said “wait!” and held up the book. The look on her face was very hard to describe…. She seemed almost puzzled, or perhaps shocked. I said “this is for you” and she asked me where I got it, and was it given to me by a student (who had already graduated and with whose family I was friends) so that I could “return it to Liz”. I said no, and told her where it came from. She was stunned. She thought she might have lent the same book to a student years before, but never got it back, because she no longer had it. Liz searched all over the internet for this out-of-print book and was NEVER able to find it. It was incredible that I found a twin of the same book, but the story does not end there. A short time before this incident, a fellow teacher had seen a vintage arm chair, in great condition, at the curb near the school and thought Liz might like it for her very spacious art room. When Liz went to see it, she could not believe her eyes…….it was THE chair that belonged to her years before, which she had given away to someone in a town NOWHERE near the school! She took the chair, and now she could read her re-found tome in her re-found chair. Carole J. Traster-Wilk
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. Long Beach Veteran's Stadium hosts Huge Antique Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803230

2. Bentley Has The Midas Touch
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803229

3. Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Books and Manuscripts
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803216

4. Diamond & Estate Trust Purchases Gold at Record Rates Despite Falling Gold Prices
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803210

5. Paul Fraser Launches Online Auction Firm With May 24 Collectibles Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803202

6. JEWELRY AUCTION, ON-LINE May 16 at 6:10 P.M.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803199

7. Recycle, Reuse, Relive Memories!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803186

8. Victorian Era Pins & Earrings Inspire Pansy Jewelry from Sweet Romance
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803170

9. Vintage lamps make the list of the top 20 antiques & collectibles for April 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803159
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 15, 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.
Me & my big mouth!

We recently had a termite invasion and that brought to mind an old incident, from mid-1945 when I would have been 7 years old. Our house was up for sale and I was on hand when some prospective buyers came to look at it. I still remember this very distinctly, as we were going down the basement steps with the house lookers, I thought my parents had forgotten to mention something, so I said "here's where the termites were". I think that on future visits by prospective buyers, they arranged for me to be elsewhere.

Another open mouth, insert foot occasion concerned automobiles. Shortly after the war, Studebaker came out with a revolutionary new design that was years ahead of the others. Of course I dogged my dad to get a Studebaker, as they were the rage then. I don't recall his exact answer, but it was something to the effect that they were not as good or reliable as other cars. A few months later, here comes one of my dad's best friends with his new Studebaker. As we looked it over, I made the astute observation "dad says Studebaker aren't any good". Oscar Quasi, Rochester, IL
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 "Libby" requested a recipe for "Peanut Butter Cup Cookies". We received the following...
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped peanut butter cups (about six 1.6-ounce packages)

In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen. 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.
I remember in the late 70's there was a chocolate chip cookie recipe that a lot of people made and it was made with Jello Vanilla Instant pudding mix or the cook kind... I can't remember. I've asked people who used to make it and they have lost the recipe. Does anyone out there have this recipe??? Janet, Ut.
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 .....

Carta Del Passato
Carta del Passato specialises in rare antique books, photos, manuscripts, sculpture, paintings and prints from all parts of the world. We offer thousands of items from the 15th to the 20th centuries, illustrated and described.

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)

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