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The Collectors Newsletter #897 -- July 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #897 -- July 2012

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1. 360,000 Tableware Patterns
2. Some new fun 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

1. 360,000 Tableware Patterns, Old & New – Replacements.com

Replacements, Ltd. has the world’s largest selection of old & new dinnerware, including china, stoneware, crystal, glassware, silver, stainless and collectibles. With over 14 million pieces and 360,000 patterns, some over 100 years old, there is a very good chance we have what you are looking for!

Replace one piece or an entire set! Visit Replacements.com or call us at 1800-REPLACE today.


2. Even more FUN photo albums for you this week!

We've put together even more photo albums containing a wide variety of fun & interesting vintage items and posted them to Pinterest.com . These hand picked photo albums include cut glass, vintage clocks, antique Christmas ornaments, Cameos, vintage children's books, salt & peppers shakers,Disneyana, 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 collection.

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

Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques
Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/
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...

If a person wants to give someone in the family something they want now while they are alive to see the smile on their face that is their choice. As far as antiques and how to handle it that is easy. If there are five brothers and sisters put 5 numbers in a hat. Everyone pulls out a number and no. 1 goes first. Start in a certain room. Number one picks an item , and on so on until the last person picks an item. Then the next round in the same room number 2 goes first, then 3, then, 4 then 5, and then number one. Next round number three goes first, 4, etc. You do that until you have emptied that room and then go to another room and draw numbers again. Most people are going to pick a item that means something to them or they have admired and not what it is worth. Yes, you might have someone who only picks something because it is worth a lot of money but who cares as long as you can have the item that brings love into your heart. I knew a woman who always said she did not know how she was going to divide her things up for her children, and would not give certain items to them. Guess what. Two of her children died before her and the other three really did not care about the items that the other two had wanted. They were items that were not worth a lot of money either. Such a shame. I rather have my things going to my family vs strangers. Paulette

--Another Story--

When my Mother died my sister, brother & I sat down to talk about how to divide her "stuff". The first thing we came to an understanding about was the fact that it was just "stuff" and our relationship with each other was the most important thing.

We all chose items that were nearest and dearest to our hearts. When we came, inevitably, to something that we all wanted we put it on a separate list. When we were finished with the first selections we looked at the list we all wanted. That's when the negotiations started. We would trade and bargain until we were all happy. I ended up with the table I REALLY wanted and my sister ended up with the lamp she REALLY wanted while my brother got the rug he REALLY wanted. Each of us lost a little but gained a lot more.

Again, the most important thing was our relationship with each other. Stuff is just stuff! Nancy H.

--Another Story--

The letter about distributing family antiques from Eric Haefli in today's newsletter reminded me of a few different systems that seem fair. One I think Marilyn vos Savant had recommended, where each heir pulled a number out of a hat and people picked in the number order so drawn. Another is to have each item desired by more than one person "appraised" (not necessarily by a professional) and assigned a value. The total would be added up and then divided by the number of heirs, who would then have that amount of credit to spend on items, run something like a silent auction. No real money is involved and so all heirs have the same ability to acquire an item, with those that want it most bidding the most. You could always add a flat amount to each person's "account" if some items are particularly valuable and might be more than one person's share.

But I admit I like the idea that if someone has expressed interest in something the owners give it to them while they are living. The problem occurs if several people want the same item. I think I've seen in the newsletter situations where the owners ask all the potential heirs to put in writing what they would like, or to put their names on the back of things, and then the owners decide who gets it. That way the heirs get to express their wishes (and avoid items they might really not want), and the owners get the pleasure of knowing and deciding to whom those treasures eventually go. Beth in Northridge

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 June 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 June of 2012.

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

2.Glass - See:

3. Vintage Sewing - See:

4. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

5. Jewelry - See:

6. Paper and Ephemera - See:

7. Figurines - See:

8. Advertising - See:

9. Toys - See:

10. Porcelain and Pottery - See:

11. Dolls - See:

12. Clothing - See:

13. Memorabilia - See:

14. Books - See:

15. Lamps and Lighting - See:

16. Breweriana - See:

17. Hobbies - See:

18. Art - See:

19. Militaria - See:

20. Photographica - 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. Xcntric Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators | Chicago Area June 12-14 Frankfort, IL Estate Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803764

2. Studio Paintings & Country Americana Up for Bid at July Skinner Discovery Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803759

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803753

4. Friday July 13th will be a lucky day for buyers of Ancient/Ethnographic Art at Antiquities-Saleroom
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803736

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803735

6. Weapons & Militaria Month at Wikicollecting.org
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803731

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803726

8. Life’s Work of Ronald Carvell Meaux Tops $10,000 at Gray’s Auctioneers
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803723

9. 1855 Chinese 3-Taels issued banknote soars to $10,620 at Archives Int'l Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803722

10. Piranesi to Warhol at Fairfield Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803721

11. Aircraft recognition models set for takeoff at Affiliated Auctions' July 9 sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803713

12. Moran’s Announces July 24th, 2012 Antiques Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803707

13. Picasso ceramic pitchers to headline Crescent City auction, July 14-15
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803706

14. UK Auction Features International Artist's Collection Of Ibeji Figures
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803701

15. Asselmeier & May
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803688&

16. Rare Eliot Ness Credentials Offered in Central Mass Auctions September 2012 Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803687

17. Skinner to Host Auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803686

18. Grand prize-winning 1904 grandfather clock chimes on time for $17,825
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803670
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Fenton Art Glass

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

Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at: http://tinyurl.com/8xqyw

6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Saturday July 07, 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.

My 6-year-old grandson and yard sale companion, Owen, was approached recently by a curious adult who asked him what he wants to be when he grows up. He replied simply, "Retired"! Terri
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: Large Cobalt blue serving plate

WANTED: Images of USA legal executions; regular killers, etc,

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 "Bill" requested a recipe for "tiny cheesecakes" We received the following...
Orange Cheesecakes Cupcake
1/3 cup finely crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
2 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
1 orange, zested
1 egg
Butter, for greasing
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the crushed graham crackers and the melted butter. Place a tightly packed teaspoon of the wafer mixture into each mini-muffin cup and press down firmly.
In a food processor combine the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the sugar, half of the orange zest, and the egg. Blend until smooth. Lightly grease the sides of the mini muffin tin with butter. Fill the cups with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cheesecake mixture. Place the mini muffin tin in a baking dish and pour enough hot water in the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the mini muffin tin. Bake for 25 minutes. Transfer the mini muffin tin to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Use a small knife to gently pop the cheesecakes out of the cups.
Just before serving, combine the remaining orange zest with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Top each individual cheesecake with about 1/4 teaspoon of the orange zest mixture 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.
I had these many years ago up in New Hampshire. They were called Lumberjack Cookies. They had some ginger in them, but I'm not sure of the rest of the ingredients. Has anyone made these before? Jen
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 .....

Johar's Closet
We feature everything from vintage china, toys, games, prints, and sports collectibles. We're constantly on the search for unique and collectible items. Be sure to come back often to see what's new in our inventory.

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.

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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