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The Collectors Newsletter #901 --September 2012

The Collectors Newsletter #901 --September 2012

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1. Do you sell antiques or collectibles online?
2. Even more new photo albums on Pinterest.
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. We are looking for a few great antique dealers !

The Holiday shopping season starts next month 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 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. Since our last newsletter we've posted some exceptional photo albums of unique items to Pinterest.

The problem with Pinterest is that you get started looking at stuff and it sucks you right in :-)
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://facebook.com/TIASAntiques
Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/
Next week's story request is to tell us about something that you have collected that seems to have a spirit within it. This might be something that moves around the house on it's own or maybe makes strange sounds. Tell us haw you acquired the item, what it does that is unusual and how you feel about having it in your home. Send your story to phil@tias.com and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Here is this week's story....
I had a hotel bed warmer that had the name of the hotel on a brass plate on it. So I checked on the hotel name, and it turned out to be a "haunted" hotel in Nevada, that they've done documentaries on -- that Ghost Hunters show and some Discovery and History channel stuff too. I thought I had a real find! So, I put it on eBay. The hotel was built in the early 1900s and closed in 1930s. It was huge -- 4 stories -- had the first elevator west of the Mississippi and was built over the top of a mine shaft. Well -- it seems there were several murders there over the years. One of the worst was that the owner got a prostitute pregnant, so he chained her to a radiator and fed her food and water until the baby came. When the baby arrived, he threw it down the mine shaft -- then he left the lady chained up to die.

Anyway, right before the auction closed -- I got this note from someone who saw the auction -- he said "hey the photo of the back of the pan has a picture of a lady on it -- do you think it's a ghost?" I just thought ha, ha, and told him it was probably my reflection when I took the photo. So then I went back to look at my eBay listing and the photo he was looking at.......it WASN'T me! And, as I stood back from the photo to see it all clearly, there was some sort of black looking sinister being on the left side, with the lady on the right. We checked the actual bottom of the pan, to see if it was on it, and there was NOTHING there -- only in the photo! At this point, the rest of my family got involved -- claimed "this is NOT right" -- get it out of here! So we threw the whole thing in the box and let it stay the night in the truck before I could ship it away. The weird thing is that during the whole week it was in the house, my daughter and I were having horrible nightmares -- pretty creepy. Linda B. from Idaho p.s. See the Haunted bed warmer photo on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques
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 August 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 August of 2012.

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

2. Vintage Sewing - See:

3. Glass - See:

4. Paper and Ephemera - See:

5. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

6. Advertising - See:

7. Jewelry - See:

8. Clothing - See:

9. Porcelain and Pottery - See:

10. Toys - See:

11. Memorabilia - See:

12. Figurines - See:

13. Lamps and Lighting - See:

14. Art - See:

15. Dolls - See:

16. Tobacciana - See:

17. Holiday and Seasonal - See:

18. Militaria - See:

19. Books - See:

20. Hobbies - 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. International Society of Appraisers Announces Fall Education Schedule
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804549

2. Autographs at Auction Sept. 14 at Weiss in NY
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804548

3. Collection of Jazz Photographs will be sold Sept. 14 at WeissAuctions.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804547

4. A Personal Touch For Holiday Projects
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804529

5. Catalog Now Online: Antiquities, Ancient & Pre-Columbian Art Live Auction September 14, 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804517

6. Skinner to Host Asian Works of Art Auction in Boston
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804516

7. How to value limited edition prints and ceramics
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804501

8. Holiday and Seasonal Collectibles make August 2012 Top 20 list
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804495

9. Kelly's Old Cabin bitters bottle brings $45,360 at American Bottle Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804494

10. A wealth of fine & decorative art, furniture & jewelry in Sterling Associates' Sept. 15 auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804493

11. XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sale Liquidator Services | Chicago Area Homewood, IL Estate Sale September 6-
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804445

12. Wandering to Winnetka (Moderism & Antiques Show)
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804431

13. Victorian Book Locket Bracelet Features Exquisite Metalwork with Whimsical Fairies and Putti Motif
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804430

14. Skinner to Host Auction of American Indian & Tribal Art in Marlborough
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804428

15. Jewelry, Couture, and Musical Instruments Up for Bid at September Skinner Discovery Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804408

16. Asselmeier & May Antique Estate Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804407

17. Joan Sonnabend Fine Jewelry Collection On Auction At Skinner
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804390

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804389

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804388

20. Sweet Romance Seeks Owner For Rare Deco Vintage 1930s Glass Panel Bracelet
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804387
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Dinnerware Replacements Has A Big Sale of 35% Off

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 Tuesday September 11th, 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.
When my daughter was around eight she decided to run away. I didnít argue with her I just said well if you want to I canít stop you but you will have to leave all of your clothes as I would miss you so much I would have to get another girl who would need your clothes. That was the end of that. EV
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
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.

Daphne requested recipe for ""Maple bars" made with real maple syrup" We received the following...
Chewy Maple Bars

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 egg
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup chopped walnuts

In a mixing bow, cream sugar and shortening. Add syrup and egg and beat well. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla and mix well. Stir in oats and walnuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350į for 35 minutes. Cut into squares while warm. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings. 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.
Behind Santa Barbara California in the Santa Ynez Valley is a small tourist town called Solvang. When I was a kid we would go there for their Danish pastries. They were amazing. They also made these small ball shaped pancakes that came out of a skillet with holes. Does anyone know what these were called and have a recipe for them?
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 .....
T & M's Timeless Treasures
Fine antiques and collectibles - specializing in Fenton (vintage and newer), china and other glassware.

Sue's Vintage Shop
I have been selling online since 1998 and have had many satisfied customers. I am selling jewelry, collectables and much more. Thank you for shopping!

Wisdom Lane Antiques
Here at Wisdom Lane Antiques, you will find a wide assortment of items ranging from collectible to retro. You can bet that every item gets better with age!

Fry Collectibles
I have been in business for over 10 years and I have many satisfied customers. My store includes vintage buttons, advertising collectibles, US and world wide postage stamps, Avon, oil lamps, dishes and much more.

3 Angelus Gallery
Welcome to 3 Angelus Gallery! Thank you for viewing my Art and Vintage gallery and please look at some of my other items I will sell. We value our customers and ensure best class service.

The China Cupboard
We have specialized mainly in discontinued English dinnerware patterns,crystal patterns and collectibles since 1982. We are proud of our worldwide reputation for the quality of our products, service and packing. We look forward to serving you.

Paddy's Place
Fun and interesting antiques and collectibles. Included in our inventory are Railroad items, Magazine Ads, Old Photos, Silver, China, Sheet Music and a little bit of everything. Check us out!!

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.

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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