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The Collectors Newsletter #895 -- June 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #895 -- June 2012

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2. Photo albums for you
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

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2. Some more FUN photo albums for you!

We've put together some photo catalogs containing a wide variety of fun & interesting vintage items and posted them to Pinterest.com . These hand picked photo albums include incredible teacups, gorgeous dolls, Art Deco, fancy teapots, carnival glass, depression glass, vintage clothing, postcards, civil war photos, hobnail, toys, furniture, handbags and a huge jewelry selection. Take a look at: http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/

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...

For Eric Haefli -- my parents wrote up an inventory and asked each of us (three siblings) in turn to indicate which things we want, and they will prepare a final distribution on that basis. If there is anything for which more than one of us has expressed interest, my parents will decide who gets it. But as best as I can tell, we don't have that as a problem. The few things that I know both my sister and I mentioned, she feels a lot more strongly about and I'm happy to let her have them. Life is much too short to argue over such things! Susan in Northern Virginia

--Another Comment--

Surely a family could have their own private auction without an auctioneer, then what is left after the family's auction could be public. You are right that some of the family may have more money to bid with, but keep in mind that the total profit will be divided evenly among family members, and the bidders will get a portion of their bid back. And the bid could be deducted from the profits instead of coming "out of pocket", thus even if a family member had no extra funds, they could still participate. The bids may not be as high as if a collector was in the bidding, but items would still be kept in the family and hopefully a peaceful resolution. Whoever "wins" the first bid could opt out of bidding, giving others a chance. Another solution: Each member could make a list of items that they would like to have #1 being 1st choice and on down the line. And if there is more than one person wanting the same item, maybe just bid on those items. It would be sad for a family member to not be able to have a special remembrance instead of someone else. And it would be sad for one family member to have it all, or most, just because they have more money. The best solution if for items to be designated for whoever by the owner before death and their wishes should be honored. They may have a closer special relationship with someone, maybe not even a family member. And if they want to honor that person, their wishes should be accepted.

--Another Comment--

Dear Phil, I read with interest the story from the gentleman with the family who had antiques and how to fairly decide who gets what.

When my mother passed away my 2 sisters and I were determined not to squabble over things because we had seen too much of that in previous family deaths.

Here is how we divided my mom's things. Each sister was allowed to pick one piece of furniture that had particular meaning to us. The rest of the large items were marked with a number, then we put all the numbers in a bowl and we drew the numbers. You got whatever item the number matched up with.

The smaller items such as jewelry we did a little differently. We each chose one piece. The rest were wrapped in paper, we then laid out three pieces of the wrapped pieces and each one of us chose one. Starting first with the oldest choosing first, then the middle one choosing first and then the third choosing first until all pieces had been distributed.

Hope this helps. The important thing to remember is that you are family and that outweighs any material items left behind.

This seemed to work for us and we didn't feel anyone had an advantage over another. It was left up to the luck of the draw... Thanks, Denise L.

--Another Comment--

The rule for us is as follows: Numbers 1-4 are put into a bowl and everyone draws. That will be the order for the first pick. Then No. 2 goes first in the second round of picks, followed by 3 and then 4 with no. 1 going last. In the third round, no. 3 goes first, etc.

Also because there is some tension between in-laws, ONLY the four of us are to be present. We will also be picking something for our children as there are 12 grandchildren and my mother wants them all to have something but she doesn't care what.

There are a few things that have been promised ahead of time. For example: the table in the living room is mine, my brother gets the dining room table, my sister gets the table in the hallway upstairs and my other sister gets my mother's watch. Hope this helps. Vicki

--Another Comment--

When my father in law died it was handled thus. Each person got to say what they would like to have. If no one else wanted it, they got it. If others wanted it, it was set aside. When that part was done, the set aside items were brought out one by one. For the first item the oldest, then next oldest, etc. got to say if they wanted it. The second item came out and the second oldest got to say if they wanted it. The third item came up and the third oldest got first choice. And so it went until all the stuff was gone. Each child did not get everything they wanted, but each had first choice at their fair share of items.

Also, if an auction is held, each family member could have a certain amount of play money so everyone is on an equal playing field. Or if you have a real auction, the money derived from that auction could be divided between the children. The deep pockets could salve the hurt of the others by the cash they get!

The saddest thing is the family rifts that never heal when the grabby kids take unfair advantage. Joyce J.

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. Top 10 World's Most Expensive Fashion Photography
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3. 2012-2013 USPAP Update Course now ONLINE!
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4. Double eagle historical flask soars to $53,820 at Heckler auction, May 16-30
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5. Frederick Hurten Rhead Vessel Sells for $150,000 in Rago’s $4.74 Million June 20th C. Design Auction
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6. What's Trending at Prices4Antiques.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803624

7. The Curator's Eye Commends New York Office
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8. Whimsy, Watches, and Quality Decorative Wares Woo Bidders at John Moran Auctioneer’s Spring Jewelry
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803622

9. Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction Grosses $2.8M
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10. African Art and African Artists of Then and Now
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803617

11. Porsche Panamera, Rolex, Jewels And Gold Coins Lead Government Auction’s June 24 Luxury List
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13. Imposing Walter Sinz, 'Dolphin Boy' Fountain at Gray's June 27
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14. Queen Victoria Reigns at Stanley Gibbons June Auction
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15. 52nd Annual Eagle River Rotary Club Antique Show & Sale
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16. What's Trending at Prices4Antiques.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803572

17. Lee Falk Phantom & Mandrake Art Auction June 15
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18. Pair of Kaiser Wilhelm II military helmets bring $30,250 at Mohawk Arms, June 1-2
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20. When Paper Plates Won't Do
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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

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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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.
Back in the'50's when my sisters and I were kids , our place was visited by lots of folks of all ages..one summer day while down at the horse corral with Dad,Mom ,Sis ( 6 yrs. old) and I , my other Sis ( 8 yrs. old) was up by the house standing with an elderly couple who have just arrived from town..now my Dad gave people nick names (used only in private at home) so Carol not remembering their real names bellowed out " Dad , fuddy duddy is here" !! My folks were mortified to say the least !
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 "Stephanie" requested a formula for "A Chemical Garden " PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS ### NOT A FOOD RECIPE ###. We received the following...


Instructions from Mrs. Stewart's bluing for crystal garden (as as kids we always used charcoal and you should be able to find bluing in most groceries in laundry section or in small hardware stores).
In a glass or plastic bowl, put some pieces of coal, coke (charcoal-like substance, charcoal, porous brick, tile, cement or sponge.

Day 1: Over the base material, pour two tablespoons of water, two of table salt (iodized or plain) and two of Mrs. Stewart's Bluing.

Day 2: Add two more tablespoons of salt.

Day 3: Pour into the bottom of the bowl (not directly on the base material) two tablespoons each of salt, water, and Mrs. Stewart's Bluing, and then add a few drops of mercurochrome, vegetable coloring or ink to each piece.

By this time a beautiful flower-like growth should have appeared. If all the conditions are not ideal, it may be necessary to add two tablespoons of household ammonia to aid the growth. A free circulation of air is necessary, and these formations will develop better where the air is dry.

To keep it growing: Add more MSB, salt and water from time to time. It will "bloom" indefinitely into beautiful rosebuds, coral and crystal. Try it!


Pearl from Edisto Island

--Another Version--


Crystal Gardens

liquid food coloring

Day #1: Place damp sponge pieces in a shallow glass or plastic bowl. Over sponge, pour 2 Tbsp. each of bluing, salt, water and ammonia.

Day #2: Add 2 Tbsp. salt.

Day #3: Add 2 Tbsp. each bluing, salt, water and ammonia. Avoid pouring on crystal growth. Repeat Day #3 as needed to keep crystals growing. For color, add drops of food coloring.

*Bluing can be purchased in the laundry section at the store. Lynn

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'm looking for a recipe for Danish Pastry Apple Bars. I had these back in the early 70's and they were fantastic. I'm sure my memory has enhanced how good they were, but I would love to try them again. Debra
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 .....

Nana's Vintage Home
Welcome! You can find mid-century china, depression glass, vintage linens, prints, vintage books and more. Your satisfaction is important to me. Items ship within 2 business days of payment receipt.

Past and Presents
Welcome to our Store. We have a Huge Selection of Canadian Pottery and Art Glass. Our inventory is always changing, so be sure to check back often! Thanks for Stopping By.

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!

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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