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The Collectors Newsletter #903 --September 2012

The Collectors Newsletter #903 --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 !

2. Some more hand picked photo collections for you to browse on Pinterest.

Enamel & Graniteware

Lockets - Antique & Vintage

Rings - Antique & Vintage

Colorful Vintage Quilts

Tools - Antique & Vintage

Barbie, Her Friends and Accessories

Child's Tea Sets

Mid Century Planters and TV Lamps

Check out the other 85 photo albums of unique antiques & collectibles 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....

Some years ago my late husband purchased a shelf clock at auction. We kept it on the mantle. After he passed away I was moving the items off the mantle so I could wash the mantle scarf and dust the mantle. I took the scarf to the porch and gave it a good shake and then I heard a clink, clink. I realized I hadn't moved the key to the clock and that it had fallen down somewhere. I looked and looked and my sons looked and looked to no avail. I had given up on ever finding it when I again took the scarf off the mantle to launder it. I hand washed it and let it air dry and took it back to the mantle. While I was trying to arrange it for some reason it would not lie right. I pulled it down and looked and there was the key. How it got back on the scarf I will never know but I do know it wasn't there either time when I washed it because I washed it by hand and wrung it out by hand. I like to think my husband helped me find it. You can be sure I will take better care of it from now on.

--Another Story--

"Spirited" furniture? A buffet I bought at auction in 1975. It was Victorian with convex doors and pillars on each side and bear claw feet. It was also huge. One of my girls who was nine was terrified of it and referred to it as "him." The feet, I think. My life was the very proof of haunted things - everything that could go wrong did for the nine years I had it, up to and including divorce. Then I gave it to a friend, a hairdresser, who fell down the steps outside his apartment and injured his shoulder, got part of the apartment blown away in a tornado - then he gave it to his mother, who shortly afterward caught her husband with another man. I don't know what finally happened to it.

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. Building and items at Brown Transfer & Storage in St. Joseph, Mo., will be auctioned Oct. 25
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804841

2. Auction of outstanding Antique Period, Country, Victorian & Oak Furniture. Country Primitives...
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804819

3. AuctionZip Live! Presents Fall Sizzler Estate Extravaganza Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804818

4. The Curator's Eye and Michael Backman Discuss Art and Technology
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804817

5. Original furnishings from two historic plantations will be sold Oct. 6 in Miss.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804816

6. ‘Diamonds Speak’ in Watch Auction HQ’s Sept. 30 auction debut
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804645

7. Candy Containers and Western Toys are not just for Children Anymore at Gateway Gallery Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804800

8. Alderfer Auction Company enjoys banner sales the week of Sept. 10
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804799

9. Nigel Mansell Crashed F1 Car Part to Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804797

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804796

11. Bobby Fischer’s Handwritten Chess Notes to Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804787

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804770

13. Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804753

14. Paintings, Prints and Photography Bring $2.7 Million at Skinner
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804752

15. Painting done by all four Beatles fetches $155,250 at Philip Weiss Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804750

16. 1949 Triumph, Rubies and Gold Add Luster To Sept. 30 Govt. Auction Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804734

17. 1970 Pontiac GTO (The Judge) and gold and silver coins will headline Tim's Inc. auction, Sept. 30
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804722

18. Skinner to Host Auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804721

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804708

20.World Series Memorabilia Collection of “Stuffy Mc Innes “ sells for $46,800 at Kaminski Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804707
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

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 Saturday September 29th, 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 niece, Greta, was just old enough to learn songs, her mother taught her several. On a visit to her grandmother's home, someone decided to tape Greta as she sang. Every time the audio cassette was played back, Greta would pronounce proudly, "That's Greta in there." --Sheila
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.

A reader requested recipe for ""Lemon cupcakes made with real lemon" . We received the following...
Lemon Cupcakes

2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
lemon zest from two lemons
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract


2 (8) ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
juice of one lemon


For the Cake

1. Center a rack in the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake tins by using liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Whisk together the milk and egg whites in a medium bowl.
4. Put the sugar and lemon zest in a mixer bowl or another large bowl and rub them together with your fingers until the sugar is moist and fragrant. Add the butter and, working with the paddle or whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer, beat at medium speed for a full 3 minutes, until the butter and sugar are very light.
5. Beat in the extracts, then add one third of the flour mixture, still beating on medium speed. Beat in half of the milk-egg mixture, then beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated.
6. Add the rest of the milk and eggs, beating until the batter is homogeneous, then add the last of the dry ingredients.
7. Finally, give the batter a good 2-minute beating to ensure that it is thoroughly mixed and well aerated. Place the batter into the cupcake tins.
8. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the cupcakes are well risen and springy to the touch – a thin knife inserted into the centers should come out clean. Cool on wire rack.
1. Using a mixer, blend the butter and cream cheese together until well combined.
2. Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated.
3. Finally mix in vanilla and lemon juice.
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.

It's turning to fall here in the North East. I'm wondering if your readers have a favorite way to make hot spiced cider. Steph

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 .....
Estate Goodies
A treasure trove of goodies await! You will find many one of a kind items. Signed Native American Navajo, Hopi, Zuni Sterling silver jewelry, Tibetan artifacts & much more.

Rooster In The Pottery Capital Of The World
My store consists primarily of pottery from the now closed potteries that once thrived in this area. Many of the pieces, as you will see, are in unused condition because they were only displayed.

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.

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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