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The Collectors Newsletter #912 --December 2012

The Collectors Newsletter #912 --December 2012

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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

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2. We've updated quite a few of our Pinterest boards with interesting new items. See:

One of a kind antiques and collectibles

Depression Glass

Vintage Art

Antique Postcards

Carnival Glass

Check out the other 115 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

"I was given this heater recently. It is a kerosene heater with a blower fan. Made by Center Chemical Co of Atlanta, Ga. it is a Oxford brand. It appears to be old but I found nothing on the internet about this item. Can you help with a time of manufacture and /or value? Thanks. Steve B. Stone Mountain, Ga". ...Editors note: This thing looks like a small jet engine. You can see photos and post comments on our Facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/Wo2l8L

--Another Story--

"Phil, I like to collect vintage Christmas decorations. My favorite silly ones are the Made in Japan Christmas knee hugger elves. This is about half of my collection. My friend thinks they are creepy because they are all looking in the same direction. I love them. Randee."...Editors note: I LOVE this collection. What a great idea. Be sure to check out the photo and post comments here: http://on.fb.me/Wo3Xz6

--Another Story--

"I found this highly detailed carved wood figure many years ago. It shows an infant in fancy clothes with the lower extremities contained with four belts. The wood appears to be pine and it is pieced together instead of being one solid block [see bottom] It has a buff colored paint surface and has a crude round 3/4” hole and four nail or screw holes on the back , indicating it was mounted at some time. It is 4 1/2” X 11 3/4”. It appears to be a post mortem decoration but I have no idea of the country of origin or the time period of it’s use. Ideas? Charles S." -- Editors note: This is quite a spectacular piece. To view the photo online and post comments click here: http://on.fb.me/T6aTOg

--Another Story--

" I am looking for some help with an item I recently brought home. No one at the sale had an idea what it is for. It is a 2 1/2" wide x 1 3/4" tall x 1 3/4" thick at the base. It has a glazed ceramic body with a floral transfer print that is repeated on the back. It has a metal pin that would wind or unwind something. The slot at the top is 2 1/4" wide where whatever would come out. It is marked Japan under the pin on one side, no other markings. Any idea what this was used for. Curiosity made me bring it home but I haven't been able to figure it out. Thank you! Lara H." -- Editors note: Okay lets see what people think of this neat little item. Click here: http://on.fb.me/WmOFHl
Do you have an item in your collection that you need help identifying or just would like to share with our readers. Drop me an email with a photo attached and we'll include it in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. 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. Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction Grosses $3.6M
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805885&keys=jewelry-jadeite-diamond-Cartier

2. Original gouache painting by Jean Dufy to headline Elite auction, Jan. 12
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805884&keys=dufy-blanchard-avinash-chandra

3. Chinese and Asian objects will be auctioned online Dec. 29 by Gordon S. Converse
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805856&keys=zitan-asian-chinese-huanghuali

4. Ms. Earlean S. Bowen -- "The Antiques Lady" -- passes away at 96
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805844&keys=earlean-bowen-eupora-mississippi

5. Rago’s Dec. 2012 Estates, Jewelry, Silver, Coin Auctions Bring $3 Million in Sales
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805826&keys=auctions-estate-jewelry-silver

6. Jewels interred with the Buddha from Piprahwa, India for sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805825&keys=Relics-Jewels-Buddhism-Asian

7. George Harrison leather jacket makes $178,000 at Bonhams
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805824&keys=George-Harrison-jacket-Beatles

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805823&keys=Auction-art-sales-antiques

9. iCollector.com hosting December Western & American Auctions!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805814&keys=native-americana-collectibles-antiques

10. Reata Pass to Auction New Years Weekend Firearm Sale!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805813&keys=firearms-archery-knives-jewelry

11. Philip Weiss Auctions, battered by Hurricane Sandy, relocates to new facility
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805811&keys=hurricane-sandy-philip-weiss

12. Skinner Science, Technology and Clocks Auction Grosses $1.9M
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=805810&keys=lathe-watches-clocks-regulator
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
Christmas Is At Dinnerware Replacements

Extra Holiday Shopping from Dinnerware Replacements

Tennessee Antique Shack

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 December 18th, 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.
Never having had a microwave, the first time I decided to cook an egg to make potato salad for my kids and step kids in the microwave was unforgettable!
I put a couple eggs in a large glass cup, and covered them with cold water. I turned the microwave oven to "cook" and cooked the eggs a few minutes.

I took the eggs out about when I thought the eggs would be done, and set the cup on the counter. I decided to put a little cold water on them to cool them, and when they were cool (but not cold) enough to peel, I grabbed one.

I held the egg in my hand and was just about to tap it against the cup and the egg exploded!

I had egg on the ceiling, egg on the floor, egg on the walls...but the worst was, I had egg on my face, in my hair, my brows, on my glasses!

I started laughing and went outside and found my husband..he had a hard time keeping a straight face, too, when he heard my story and saw the egg all over my face.

Terry A. East Chain MN
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. Please see:
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.

Libby requested a recipe for "Rumptoff" . We received the following.....
It should work, it's a fermentation process, so you need a warm kitchen. If your kitchen is cool, then increase the heat by leaving it on the stove top with oven on low heat at least for a couple of hours until it bubbles. Darlene F.

--Another Recipe--

i am a cookbook author and a certified food manager so know most recipies. The request for Rumptoff is in one of my cookbooks and called Friendship Cup Starter.
In a 2 qt. glass container with a loose lid put
1 cup of pineapple chunks, drained with 1 cup of sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon (NO METAL) daily for 7 days.
Repeat directions and add 1 cup of drained peach chunks with 1 cup of sugar.
Repeat directions and in 1 week add
1 cup drained maraschino cherries and 1 cup of sugar. Remember NO metal.

In one week it is ready to use. It is good at this stage and wonderful ice cream topping. If you want to keep it going you must add fruit and sugar every 7 days. DO NOT refrigerate. You are suppose to give a cup of starter to a friend in a pretty jar with the directions to add fruit and sugar. To make a wonderful friendship cake
1 box of yellow cake mix. 18.25 oz. (several cake mixes have cut back on the weight so you may have to adjust)
1 box instant pudding mix
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup pecans
1 1/2 cups of drained fruit
Mix and put in greased and floured tube pan. Bake 40-60 min at 350 degrees.

Joyce Binns, Portland, Texas
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.

At my uncle's house about 2 years ago I had the most amazing Flan I've ever had. I raved about it for weeks and he gave me the recipe under the condition that when he came to visit us, I would make him something just as wonderful for dessert and I would share the recipe with him. He's coming to visit us for the Holidays and I'd like to make him something special. Who's got a knock your socks off dessert recipe that I can try out on him? Many many thanks to your readers for helping out....John
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 .....

Gold Maven
Welcome to the Gold Maven shop. We specialize in many estate items including antiques, china, collectibles, crystal, quilts, jewelry and vintage items. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction and want you too to appreciate the finer things.

Antiques & Necessary Frivolities
Vintage Linens Lace, Bridal Hankies, Vintage Sewing Patterns, Clothing, Costume Jewelry, Tea Time Antiques, Trims, Buttons, Boudoir Vanity Items, Prints, Books, Postcards & More!

Our vintage inventory includes something for everyone! From paper ephemera to delicate bone china, we take great pride and pleasure in presenting you with these vintage treasures.

Bacardi's Bitsnbobs
I have many collectables and antiques that I shall be adding day by day, I hope you enjoy my bits'n bobs and if you would like to buy then do hesitate...buy away.

Amazing Pricez
We are a retail store in a small community and thought we would offer some of our local finds to a broader buying market. Inventory includes toys, Hallmark Christmas ornaments, Lemax Christmas and Spooky Town Houses, vintage glass, and more.

Maine Street Vintage
Fine Furnishings, Glassware, Linens and accessories from yesterday. If you are looking for that special piece ... depression glass, a great lamp, a retro vase, ...whatever you imagine, if we don't have it, we can help you find it.

Juliet's Corner
Welcome to Juliet's Corner! I've been a dealer for over 20 years and satisfied many customers. I have a huge inventory which include various vintage items. I guarantee your satisfaction with a 7 day money back guarantee. Thank you!

Through the Years
An assortment of antiques from glassware to toys that I have personally collected over the years await your enjoyment.

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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