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The Collectors Newsletter #906 --October 2012

The Collectors Newsletter #906 --October 2012

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1. Get your Holiday shopping done at TIAS
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. Get your Holiday shopping done at TIAS

These newly listed items are so fresh, their pixels are still warm.

See: http://www.tias.com/showcase/browse.fcgi

Want to see what's on sale today? Go to:


2. This week's selection of hand picked photos of interesting antiques & collectibles on Pinterest.

Holiday Gift Ideas!
See: http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/holiday-gift-ideas/

Christmas Jewels
See: http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/christmas-jewels/

EAPG, Elegant and other Gorgeous Glass

Punch Bowls and Sets - Antique and Vintage

Check out the other 102 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. Send your story to phil@tias.com and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Here is this week's story....

In next week's issue -- Just about everyone has a smart phone with a camera on it now. In the next issue we want to feature a photo of a favorite antique or collectible from YOUR collection. Send us a photo and a brief description telling us why you chose to share this item with us and we'll run it in an upcoming issue. Email your photos and descriptions to phil@tias.com

In response to my request for photos of interesting items in your collections, I received the following from.."This little lady sat on my grandmother's windowsill for as long as I can remember. I always loved it, and one day I asked my grandmother if I could have it when she died. She gave it to me on my 16th birthday in 1960. I have never seen another one or even a picture of it. I would love to know more about it. It was made in Japan and the "mark" looks like a mountain with three peaks. Thank you. Noella T." If you would like to view her statue, I've loaded three photos of it to our facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/XvA4u3 If you can assist her in identifying it, that would be wonderful. If you have an interesting item in your collection that you would like to share with our readers, please email the photo(s) to phil@tias.com and we'll include them in an upcoming issue.

--Another Story--

Editors note - After last week's food tragedy story, we seem to have inspired several readers to send in stories about their past culinary disasters.

When my husband and I moved into our new home various clergy from the nearby churches would stop by and introduce themselves and their church. A practice Iím sure doesnít happen very often today. This was back in the 70ís. I invited a minister and a young man accompanying him in for a cup of coffee and seated them in the living room. As I went about readying the coffee in the kitchen I opened the refrigerator to reach for the half-n-half and must have jostled the HUGE pot of spaghetti sauce that I had made the night before and in horror I could not stop it as it crashed to the floor spilling sauce and scattering meatballs everywhere. I threw towels down and tried to clean up as much as I could and finished preparing the tray with the coffee. I went into the living room and served the coffee and chatted with them but to this day I often wonder what they thought I was doing in the kitchen and what the huge ďBamĒ was all about. They never said a word!! Margaret
I like making my own cranberry sauce. If I am serving it to guests I puree it in my blender so it has a clear jewel like colour. I always cool it first but one day I was in a hurry and put it in the blender while it was still hot. I put my hand on top of the blender cover just in case it flipped off forgetting the sauce was hot. As soon as I pushed the puree button the hot sauce hit my hand. I jumped, took my hand off the top and the sauce exploded all over the walls and ceiling. I knew it stained so I spent the next hour washing everything. I never did that again. Barb M. .. Toronto

Anyone else have some interesting food disaster stories to share :-) send them to me at Phil@tias.com
If you have a story to share with our readers, please email it to phil@tias.com and we include it in an upcoming issue.

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. Military collectibles will be sold live and online by Mohawk Arms, Nov. 16-17
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805149

2. Jessie Willcox Smith, Gil Elvgren and N.C. Wyeth top Heritage Auctionís $3.3+ million New York Illus
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805122

3. 1905 Wurlitzer PianOrchestra plays a sweet tune for $120,000 at Showtime's Oct. 5-7 auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805120

4. Proxibid to Provide Online Bidding for Two-Day Firearms Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805098

5. Ragoís to Offer Property from the Lydia Winston Malbin Collection at Auction on November 17, 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805097

6. Australian Vintage Fans Go Danish With Dansk Vintage
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805079

7. Civil War Diary sheds new light on African American Troops During the Last Year of the Civil War
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805075

8. Moon rock brings $330,000 to lead $1,066,000+ meteorite event at Heritage Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805053

9. Vibrant original paintings by Anne Boysen will headline Gordon S. Converse auction, Nov. 10
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805052

10. Treasures to Auction at Ragoís Three Day 20th C. Design Sale, October 26-28
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805035

11. Skinner to Host Asian Art Auction in Marlborough
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805034

12. Mary Blood Mellen oil on canvas may bring $300,000 at Shannon's auction, Oct. 24
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805015

13. Treasure and World Coin Auction #12
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805014
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...

Check Out New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

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 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 Friday October 19th, 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.
Many years ago when my grandson was still in diapers, I decided to make an Asian dinner..well, I needed soy and hoisin sauce so I sent gramma and daughter to the store while I was busy cooking away. Zach came toddeling into the kitchen and announced that he had to poop BAD !!! His diaper had slipped down around his knees ...I could not leave two pots that needed constant stirring...I told him DO NOT MOVE ! Soon the gals came home and there stood Zach, in the middle of the kitchen..legs spread so the diaper wouldn't fall down..he looked up at them and said " I s---t !!! .........Randy
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.

Bev requested recipe for "Fresh Tomato Soup" . We received the following...
I donít have a recipe but anyone can make tomato soup with fresh or canned tomatoes. Warm tomatoes which have been peeled by putting them in hot water for a minute and then into cold Skin slips off easily and then mash the tomatoes to the size you want. Meanwhile heat some milk approximately twice the amount of the tomatoes when both are hot and not boiling add a half teaspoon of baking soda to the tomatoes. Stir quickly and then add to the heated milk, season to taste and enjoy. Margaret

--a tip from a reader--

I had so much trouble finding some sweet pickle relish that I liked. Finally, I got wise and dumped my favorite sweet pickles in my food processor and this chopped them up beautifully. I shoveled them back into the pickle jar and now I have the best pickle relish ever. By the way, my husband likes dill relish and this worked just as well with his dill pickles. Karen L - Plano, Tx
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 make hot chocolate the old fashioned way with cocoa powder, milk and sugar mixed together in a small pot on the stove. It just tastes so much better than those packages mixed with hot water. I've been experimenting with making hot chocolate with a hint of peppermint flavoring, what do you think is the best way to do this?...Toni
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 .....
Sweet Memories
Our items are mainly for home decor and accessories, kitchenware, tableware, serving pieces, holiday items and collectibles. Celebrating our 10th year of selling online! We search estate sales and select only items that are in well cared for condition.

Doe Run Antiques & Collectibles
Offering Weller, Hull, Rookwood, and Roseville Pottery and Other Unique Antiques & Collectibles

Next Generation Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to Next Generation Antiques & Collectibles. Here at Next Generation you can find everything from Oriental vases and Waterford Crystal to Hummel Figurines and Fine China. We also specialize in Vintage Clothing, Handbags and Hats.

Values Galore
You will find an ever changing assortment of books, documents,and art glass along with antiques & other collectibles in our store. Most items are acquired in Connecticut estate sales.

Fincke Gallery Ivories Etc.
Owned by Fred Fincke, who has been in the auction and antique business for over 60 years. All ivories we sell are pre ban. No shipping overseas or to California. Packing is our specialty.

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:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at: http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/clubs.cgi
b) 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
c) Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to http://www.tias.com/affiliates/
d) 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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