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The Collectors Newsletter #904 --October 2012

The Collectors Newsletter #904 --October 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. Sales & Special Offers on Antiques & Collectibles
Do you want to know which TIAS merchants are having sales or have special offers for online buyers?. Just check this page: http://tias.com/news/
We update it several times a day.

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

Ruby Cut & Ruby Flash Glass

Punch Bowls and Sets - Antique and Vintage

Check out the other 93 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/
We are looking for stories about how you collect items. Where do you go and what are you looking for. Do you have a secret spot for finding new goodies? Tell us about it. Send your story to phil@tias.com and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Here are this week's stories....

Hi, I remember as a young child that my maternal grandmother collected unusual names. She had long lists of names that she would read in the newspaper or perhaps someone she would meet. She had been a farmer's wife, mother of six girls, and teacher in a one room school house. I remember reading the lists and laughing aloud. I wish I knew where it went when she passed. Love the newsletter and look forward to every issue. Mary C. - Ashland OHIO

--Another Story--

Detroit Area Collecting..
I work part time for an estate sale company, so I base my response on that. There was a time when clients would purchase "luxury" items here in the Detroit area. I.E. Depression glass, collectable decorative items, etc. Not so any more in car country. They are buying bed spreads, sheets, packages of new socks, utilitarian items - scissors, tweezers, kitchen items such as pans, glasses. These are not collectable things - they are utilitarian.

I see people out of work and trying desperately to start a business reselling items. So, they buy "bad". Items I do not think that will sell well. BUT, they are trying. The work ethic is not dead with this generation of out of work, unemployed, layed off population. Detroit area and suburbs is alive and OK. We will make it. Buy on!

--Another Story--

When I was in grammar school, our next-door neighbor was a retired schoolteacher. After she died, her younger brother came to the house, cleaning it out and throwing stuff in a pile in the back yard. Of course, after he left for the day, I would go through all the stuff, looking for goodies he didn't want. I found old...really, really, old...books, stick pins, photos on glass depicting younger days of our community. I gave all these to my dad. The historical pics went to the historical society in our town. I also found a ring. Gold with a strange-looking emerald surrounded by seed pearls. When you looked at the ring sideways, the emerald was glass for the top-thirds, with the point a really deep green. When you looked down at it, you couldn't tell that the center stone was two different colors. I've never seen anything like it, before or since. I gave the ring to my mom. She had the missing seed pearls replaced and gave the ring to me for my 16th birthday. I still have it. Marj
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 September 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 September of 2012.

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

2. Vintage Sewing - See:

3. Glass - See:

4. Kitchen Collectibles - See:

5. Paper and Ephemera - See:

6. Clothing - See:

7. Holiday and Seasonal - See:

8. Figurines - See:

9. Jewelry - See:

10. Porcelain and Pottery - See:

11. Toys - See:

12. Books - See:

13. Coins & Currency - See:

14. Art - See:

15. Memorabilia - See:

16. Lamps and Lighting - See:

17. Dolls - See:

18. Art Deco - See:

19. Advertising - See:

20. Autographs - 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 Sales Liquidation Company Chicago Area Frankfort, IL Estate Sale Oct 11-13
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804876

2. Buysilverassets Recommends Three Silver Coins Worthy Of Investment
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804875

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804874

4. Oct.6th 2012 Fall Firearms & Sporting Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804873

5. AuctionZip Live! Presents Opportunities Auction’s MGM Treasures Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804872

6. Pocket and wrist watches, jewelry, phonographs all at Woody Auction, Oct. 27
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804870

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804869

8. Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction Grosses $2.7M
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804868

9. Large bronze by Francisco Zuniga could fetch $250,000 at Elite auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804858

10. Material Culture to rekindle “Spirits…” with 10/14 event featuring Prince Twins Seven-Seven painting
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804855

11. Leila Dunbar to speak on appraising sports memorabilia, Oct. 1 in NYC
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=804843
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 35% Off Sale + New Listings

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

Dinnerware Replacements Has A Big Sale of 35% Off

Fenton Art Glass

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 25,000 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: Treasure Craft Dog Canisters

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.

Steph requested recipe for "Hot Spiced Cider" . We received the following...

My mother in law made us this tea every year and my daughter absolutely love it:
2-1/4 cups of pineapple juice
2-cups cranberry juice
1-3/4 cups of water
½ cup of firmly packed brown sugar
3 sticks cinnamon, broken
1-tablespoon whole clove
1-1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
¼ teaspoon salt
Pour juices and water into an 8 cup percolator, other ingredients into basket. Perk 10 minutes or cycle through percolator. Serve hot and enjoy. Pat from Louisiana

--Another Recipe--

This hot spiced cider makes a big batch
· 1 gallon cider
· 8 cinnamon sticks, broken up
· 10 to 14 whole allspice
· 18 to 20 whole cloves
· cinnamon sticks

Put allspice and cloves into a tea ball or cheesecloth bag. In a 6-quart kettle, bring cider, broken cinnamon sticks, and allspice and cloves to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove spices; refrigerate cider until needed, then reheat for serving. Garnish with small apples, if desired, and place a cinnamon stick stirrer in each mug of hot cider. Makes 16 cups.
Carol Thomas--Cullman,AL

--Another Recipe--

1 gal. chilled Apple Cider
2 Tbs. Each Ground Cloves, Cinnamon, Allspice and Nutmeg
1 cup each Honey, Sugar and Water
5 Minutes simmer these ingredients and strain making a syrup.

Also Have on hand
Chilled Milk
½ Pint of heavy whipping cream, whipped.
Optional: Dark Jamaican Rum

To serve pour 2 Tbs of syrup in glass, adding Cider to the halfway mark. If desired add a dollop of rum. Fill almost to the rim with chilled Milk Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle in cinnamon on top. Joyce
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.
After seeing the recipe for lemon cupcakes in an earlier newsletter, it reminded me of a dessert I had many years ago called "Lemon Pudding Cake" Tart, creamy but the outside is still cakey. I'd love to try this again. I hope one of your readers has this recipe and will share it with me. Susan
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.

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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