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The Collectors Newsletter #898 -- July 2012
The Collectors Newsletter #898 -- 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. Do you sell antiques or collectibles online?
The Holiday shopping season starts in just a few months and we are looking for a few quality antiques & collectibles dealers to join us at TIAS for the 2012 shopping season. Even if you already have an online store you can increase your online sales with a store at TIAS.com. Have you got the right stuff? Check out how easy it is to get started today at: http://www.MakeAShop.com today!

2. Check out these new photo albums on Pinterest.

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 vintage Halloween cards, Christmas cards, 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 glass, 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

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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.

We've had a HUGE number of responses to regarding how to divide up an estate. There are many different ideas that our readers have been sharing over the past few weeks. Here are a few more thoughts on this subject....

The best idea I have heard of is to let family members pick items they love while the owner is still alive. A little note attached to the underside of the object with the name of the inheritor could please everyone including the first owner who may enjoy knowing that things will be cared for after they are gone.
When our parents passed away my sister and daughters and I had a private "auction" we went around with items and chose those we cared about most. If we liked the same thing we decided we could do share time and loan it out for a while. Then too, my daughters will inherit all the "stuff" one day anyway....hopefully not too soon! POC, Belmar, NJ

--Another Story--

One suggestion on dividing up a parent's personal items including antiques came from a family friend, and it seemed to work very well for them. They took a deck of cards (just the number cards of one suit or include face cards if you need more) and each person from the oldest sibling on down drew a card. The person with the highest card got to choose one item first, and then on down the line. When everyone had chosen one item, they drew again and started the choosing process over again. Your could even include grandchildren in this process, or let them choose after the siblings had already chosen 2 or 3 items first. This is a very simple method, easy to alter to fit any family situation. Who chooses first each time is strictly by chance, and the picking order can change with each rotation. Bev S.

--Another Story--

Phil: A friend shared this with me. ( Fortunately, I have an only child and the problem will be hers -as she has four children.)
Assemble the items to be divided. Number them 1 thru whatever number there are.
Give each sibling a small 3 X 5 card. Have them list choice #1, choice #2 and choice # 3. If there are no ties- each person takes their selected item from the master pool. If there are ties, the choice is determined by drawing names from a bowl - with an non-involved sibling pulling the name.
Then you proceed to the next round of three items from the remaining pool.
This may be time consuming if a large amount is involved- but in that case pick the first 5 choices and proceed as above. Margaret M

--Another Story--

Dear Phil, We have 4 children and we moved into an apartment from our home so I marked what we wanted for the apartment and then called all the kids home and told them to go through the house and tell me what they wanted and I said if there was any arguing none of them would get the item it would get put on the auction which we where having.
After they had picked what they wanted I told them to take it and what was left would be sold. Some of them picked some items that where to go with us to the apartment and I said okay put your name on it and I wrote a list of the items and they where put with our will for that person.
Unbelievable if two of the kids wanted the same item they talked it over and decided themselves who got it.We had no problems at all.
We also had quite a good time talking about the things they wanted and why. Gerald

--Another Story--

The best solution I've heard to divide up an inheritance was from a friend. He and his siblings had an antique dealer appraise anything of value. Then the siblings put a fair value on everything else. Then they added the amount of monetary inheritance and "stuff value" together and divided the total amount among the siblings on paper. (Example: $100,000 in cash and "stuff" divided by 5 siblings equals $20,000 each.) They spent a whole weekend at the house together without interference from spouses. They picked an item, like an oriental rug worth $2,000. They put all 5 names on pieces of paper in a hat, then pulled the first name. That person could buy the rug for $2,000 or pass. If that person bought it, then the amount was deducted on paper from his/her $20,000. If they were not interested, then the next name would be pulled from the hat and so on until the rug was purchased. This would continue the same way with the next item until everything was
purchased or put aside to be sold to a dealer or at a yard sale. If a sibling wanted an item "purchased" by another sibling, they would work it out between the two of them. Once all the stuff was gone, each sibling ended up with either more stuff and less money or more money and less stuff or a little of both. By using the names in a hat, the names are pulled randomly. Brenda
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. Rockwell, Wiggins, Rivera & More Provide Great Depth to Garth’s August 4th Art Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803959

2. Kelly's Old Cabin bitters bottle could fetch $75,000 at American Bottle Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803946

3. Chinese carvings and works of art at Elite Decorative Arts auction, Aug. 18
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803926

4. Xcntric Chicago Estate Sale Liquidators | Chicago Area Orland Park, IL Estate Sale July 26-28
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803911

5. Rare Minton cup and saucer set for four brings $3,500 at Woody Auction, July 7
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803909

6. First Phase Navajo Chief’s Blanket Headlines Successful Summer Antiques Auction at John Moran’s
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803900

7. Schiller and Bodo Sell Important Work Through The Curator's Eye
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803884

8. 2012 Edition of Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies Just Released
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803882

9. Circa 1930s Bohemian Glass Featured in Dramatic Blue Goddess Egyptian Necklace from Sweet Romance
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803857

10. Piccolo Art (Busting out in Blatimore)
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803856

11. What's Trending at Prices4Antiques.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803855

12. Cartier Watches, Gold Coins and Diamonds In Government Auction July 29 Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803963

13. Picasso’s Visage de Femme ceramic pitcher headlines Gray’s Summer Auction.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803961

14. Buyers Invest In Fine Art For Sale From Xupes
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803833

15. Texaco Gasoline porcelain sign hammers for $11,550 at Matthews Auctions, June 23
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803832

16. The Curator's Eye Features Rare Books
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803831

17. Huge Antique and Home Furnishing Sale at the Long Beach Flea
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803830

18. Lee Falk Collection on Display and Sale at San Diego Comic Con
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803827

19. Choosing the right estate-tag sale company to handle your sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803819

20. Madison-Bouckville Antique Week set for Aug. 13-19 in Bouckville, N.Y.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=803818
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

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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday July 24, 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 eight-year-old son was complaining that he didn't want to live in the house with his little sister anymore and he was going to go live in the backyard. My husband asked him what he was going to do for food, shelter, etc. The last thing he asked him was how he was going to shower. His five-year-old sister looked up and said happily, "The neighbor's cats will have to lick him!". He decided to continue living indoors, sister and all! Sharon
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 "Jen" requested a recipe for "Lumberjack Cookies" We received the following...

New England Lumberjack Cookies
Yield: 4 dozen cookies

- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup dark molasses
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together the sugar and shortening. Add
molasses and eggs. Mix well. Sift together the dry ingredients and stir in.
Put 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Dip fingers into the sugar, then pinch
off a piece of dough and roll into a 1-1/2-inch ball. Place dough balls on
greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. The
dough will keep for a week or more in the refrigerator.
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.
It's called "Christmas Crack". It's thin like toffee and has chocolate on top and crackers or matzo as part of the recipe. If you know how to make this, please share...Bev

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 .....

Sterling Treasures
I have been in business for over twenty years. I am proud of my vintage quality merchandise. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee. I accept checks, money orders, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and, Discover.

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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