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The Collectors Newsletter #894 -- June 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #894 -- June 2012

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2. Some FUN items offered by TIAS merchants.
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. Some FUN items offered by TIAS merchants.

We've put together some catalogs containing a wide selection of fun & interesting vintage items and posted them to Pinterest.com .

Take a look at:














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...

The story of the christening gown reminded me of a special one that I have carefully stored at my house. It was my Dad's, who was born in 1931. I don't know the story of the origination of the gown because my Dad's Mom died when he was 6 years old. I have a photo of him wearing the gown. I also found a photo of my Dad with his baby brother who was wearing the same gown. My Mom and Dad took a photo of me and my brother wearing the gown when we were each about 6 months old. My brother and I took photos of our children wearing the same gown--he had two kids and I also had two kids. Now we are taking pictures of my Dad's great-grandchildren wearing the same gown. My brother has had 5 grandchildren photos taken and I have had 4 (so far) grandchildren who have worn the gown for photos. The gown is now extremely thin and even torn in a place or too just because the delicate fabric has worn through. But the memories have been made. I treasure this gown and plan on the next generation also taking pictures wearing the same gown. Brenda from Texas

--Another Story--

Dividing up inheritance -

I’ve seen this vexing question come up in many families where the parents have antiques. What is the best way to divide up the antiques amongst the children?

My own family will someday be in this predicament. Some family members have more money than others, so if the items are sold at auction, certain family members have an advantage. We’ve had problems with some family members telling my parents they would love to have a particular item, so my parents give them that item without telling anyone else. We’ve discussed picking items in a certain order, but that gives the advantage to the first person who picks.

One time I bought some old Lionel trains from a man who had inherited them from his father. I asked him how they divided up their things. He said that his sister was made executor and she decided that the oldest would pick first, then the next oldest, and so on down the line of seven children. Then, after all seven had chosen, the oldest would pick again and the process repeated. I asked how he felt about the fairness of that. He said it seemed fair to him. Then, I asked where was he in the line of children. He said he was the oldest.

I’ve tried to come up with a fair and equitable distribution method, but I cannot come up with anything fairer than having a public auction and allowing family members to bid if they choose to do so. The downside is that the public can also bid and come away with family items. And, the auction house comes away with 20% or more out of the estate. And I’m sure there are tax implications.

I would like to hear ideas from others about distributing family antiques. Eric Haefli
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 May 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 May of 2012.

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

2. Vintage Sewing - See:

3. Advertising - See:

4. Glass - See:

5. Vintage Jewelry - See:

6. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

7. Paper & Ephemera - See:

8. Vintage Clothing - See:

9. Figurines - See:

10. Toys - See:

11. Porcelain & Pottery - See:

12. Memorabilia - See:

13. Coins & Currency - See:

14. Dolls - See:

15. Holiday & Seasonal - See:

16. Books - See:

17. Breweriana - See:

18. Photographica - See:

19. Music Related - See:

20. Lamps & Lighting - 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. Colonial Sense: Antiques: Auction Results: April, 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803507

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803505

3. Huge Collectible, Vintage & Home Furnishing Sale at Long Beach Vets
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803504

4. Wikicollecting's top 10 most expensive contemporary photographs
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803469

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803460

6. European Antiques, Art, Apollo 11 Flight Plans Among Entries In Don Presley’s June 9-10 Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803459

7. Tiffany lamp, Abe Lincoln pocketwatch, Wiggins art in Morphy's June 8-9 auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803451

8. Bakewell sugar bowl and cover brings $8,625 at Jeffrey S. Evans
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803450

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803448

10. New York City Kips Bay Neighborhood Sale June 9
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803438

11. Puchstein Promotions Adds 2 More Vero Beach Shows to Schedule, August 17-19 and October 26-28
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803417

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803410

13. Xcntric Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators Chicago Area | Midlothian, IL Estate Sale June 7-9
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803408

14. What's Trending at Prices4Antiques.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803406

15. Skinner June Discovery Sale to Feature Estate Silver, Antique Jewelry, Couture and Textiles
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803398

16. Rago’s Hosts Auction Open House on June 13 Featuring a Talk on Modern Design by Author Judith Gura
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803388

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803387

18. 'Photography Month' announced at Wikicollecting.org
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803386

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803385

20. Skinner to Auction Fine Jewelry
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803384
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
A Time Remembered

Beautiful Dinnerware in Many Patterns & Makers

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 Tuesday June 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.
I can identify with Diana's story about learning how to cook. When I was a newly wed (32 years ago!!) my husband kept asking me to make an apple pie like his Mom made. I tried every apple pie recipe I could find and he said they were all "okay" but not quite as good as his Mom's. Finally one day I got the nerve up to ask her for her recipe. She looked a little surprised, went to the cupboard and handed me a box of ready to make pastry and a can of apple pie filling! I took then home, made the pie and my husband said it was just like his Mom's. Barb McNamara, Toronto, Canada
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 "Ruth in Georgia" requested a recipe for "Spanish Pie". We received the following...
Spanish Pie
- (Extra virgin olive oil --)
- (For frying)
- (Kosher salt)
- (White pepper)
- 4 garlic (cloves -- chopped)
- 2 onion (yellow -- sweet)
- 2 pound potatoes (new -- scrubbed)
- 6 egg ( -- beaten)
Leaving the skins on, slice the new potatoes thinly. Peel, split, and slice onions. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil (the best you can afford). You need a good quarter inch in your pan. Saute potatoes and onions and garlic on a low flame until the potatoes are soft and the onions are translucent. Remove with a slotted spoon and place the potato mixture in a greased round cake pan, spring form pan, cast iron skillet or terra-cotta baking dish. If you use something small, make two. Season eggs and pour over potatoes. Bake 20 minutes at 350F and then start testing. When the middle is set and the top slightly brown, it's done. Let set 5 minutes, run a knife around the outside and invert onto a round platter. Serve at room temperature.
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 am trying to remember the ingredients and measurements for a chemical garden that my mother taught me to make as a child. That was over 55 years ago. The only ingredient which was close to "food" was food coloring. I know we used bluing, possibly ammonia and salt and this mixture was poured over a very special cinder which I found by the railroad tracks. Amazingly the combination of ingredients grew to form wonderfully colored mountains of "crystals". I will be "babysitting" and would like to make this with the children. If anyone remembers making this in the 1950's, I would love to hear from you. Many thanks. Stephanie
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 .....

Nicky's Unique Items
My store will sell many unique items - whatever I find at estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores habitat etc. Many patterns of Corning Ware. I only sell vintage Corning Ware - no Made in China Corning Ware

A Grandma's Collection-Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to Grandma’s Collection, my collecting started because of my grandmothers, some items I have collected, have been passed thru 4 generations. I treasure these memories and hope you will too. Please check often, I am always treasure hunting!

Good Ole Tom's
Good Ole Tom has been a dealer of estate jewelry, and collectibles for nearly 50 years. We want our customers to be happy with their shopping experience. Check us out to see what treasures you can find at Good Ole Tom's.

Simply Sterling
Welcome to our internet selling site! We bring to you over fifty years experience buying and selling antiques and collectibles. Our inventory includes a variety of vintage Sterling Silver items, Jewelry, Flatware, Art, and porcelain.

Garryannie Classy Glass & Collectibles
At Garryannie, we offer an eclectic mix of vintage to contemporary glass, pottery, home decor and giftware, updated every week and specially selected for quality and uniqueness. Shop with us for free shipping on every order and great customer service!

Now and Again Antiques and Collectibles
Now and Again Antiques and Collectibles is a well known dealer of antiques, autographs, and modern collectibles. We strive for complete customer satisfaction so if its not right, let us know, and we will make it right!

This & That from Two Carolina Girls
Hi and welcome to my store. My inventory is very eclectic with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Please feel free to browse and ask questions. Enjoy!!!

A-Rod's Curious Corner
Who knows what you might find but I promise an ever changing mix to include Antiques, Vintage, parts of collections of all sorts and a flair for the unusual. So Check back often.

Carta Del Passato
Carta del Passato specialists 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!

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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