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The Collectors Newsletter #913 --January 2013

The Collectors Newsletter #913 --January 2013

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1. After Holiday Clearance Sales
2. Even more new photo albums on Pinterest.
3. This Week's Stories
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. After Holiday Clearance Sales
SEE: http://www.tias.com/special-offers


When you buy from TIAS.com you are supporting small independent merchants who sincerely appreciate your business and your online purchase is backed by the TIAS.com Trusted Merchant Guarantee.

SEE: http://www.tias.com/special-offers

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

Birthstone-Garnet for January

Vintage Stuffed Animals

Birthstone Amethyst for February

Avon collectibles

McCoy and other pottery

Check out the other 138 photo albums of unique antiques & collectibles at http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/

3. This Week's Stories
Every week we post stories, comments or
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

Hello I have a very unique bracelet that I do know some things about and don't. Please see pics. I do know the Chinese characters next to the Taiwan or republic of china flag's mean "world" and next to the US flag "peace" the smaller stamped characters mean "fine silver".The US flag has 48stars so it can be dated from 1912 to 1959. It weighs 1.78oz and I did have it tested I was told it is close to pure as it gets. The bracelet silver is very soft and easy to adjust to any ones wrist. I have searched all over the internet and cannot find one like it. I took it to our local military collector. He has never seen anything like it but believes it's connected to the republic of china and the WW2 era with the US before pearl harbor. I don't know what the larger Chinese characters stamped inside mean or the history. If I can pinpoint the translation of the larger stamp, the mystery could be solved. Thank you Alfonso H..... Editor's note:You can see photos and post comments about this item on our facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/WBeOjy

--Another Story--

Thank you for posting the toothpaste squeezer. I would have never figured that out on my own but it makes sense when you hear it. I collect collections (if you have more than 3 it is a collection right?) and I have another item I wondered if you would post. It is some sort of tool that is 8 1/4" long. The smaller end has a regular knife edge on one side. The larger end is serrated. The only marking is 18-8 Stainless Steel Japan. The handle is molded plastic. Is this a cake decorating tool? Could it be for clay sculpting? Any info would be appreciated! Lara H....Editor's note: You can see photos and post comments about this item on our facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/VXR2Q3

--Another Story--

Hi, I have a vintage oval platter with silver scalloped edging, and I’m wondering if I can tell its age. It is 11X8, has a rose floral design, small pink and white flowers in “upper left” and 4 larger pink and white flowers in “lower right”. I can’t make out all markings on back, but can read cursive TST Co. printed vertically inside a border, and some letters below that that ends in T OSA, I think, and then the numbers 9 33 8 below that. Any ideas what this means and its age and proper floral design name?Thanks! Gene....Editor's note: You can see photos and post comments about this item on our facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/RNkSbH
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 will 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. Collectible Coin Auction on iCollector.com!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806209&keys=coins-art-pcgs-morgan

2. Woody Auction to offer American Brilliant Cut Glass on March 2nd in St. Charles, Mo.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806208&keys=american-brilliant-cut-glass

3. Skinner to Host Asian Art Auction in Marlborough
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806195&keys=Chinese-calligraphy-furniture-Japanese

4. Matthews Auctions will conduct a major auction prior to the Peotone show, Feb. 28-Mar. 1
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806180&keys=petroliana-gas-station-automobilia

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806179&keys=oriental-rugs-carpet-antiques

6. Antiques On The Mountain
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806178&keys=Antique-Show-Crossville-Tennessee

7. Custom Handcrafted Antique Reproduction Lighting
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806177&keys=lighting-reproduction-antique-victorian

8. New England Appraisers Core Course To Be Offered in Nashville, Tn
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806159&keys=classes-antiques-collectibles-appraisers

9. 38th Annual Wild Rose Antique Collectors Show & Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806150&keys=Antiques-Collectibles-Show-Sale

10. Garth's to Begin Chinese New Year with Amazing Asian items & more
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806145&keys=Garths-Jeffers-Asian-Paintings

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=806144&keys=Garths-americana-folk-auction

13. Palm Beach Modern to auction Steve Rubell’s Studio 54 archive January 19th

14. John Moran Auctioneers’ Inaugural HQ Jewelry and Luxury Auction Rings in the Holiday Season with Silver and Gold

15. Skinner Discovery Auction to Feature Vast Selection of Ceramics

16. Rago's Announces Winter/Spring 2013 Auction Schedule

17.Top 10 Biggest Art Sales of 2012

18. Rago’s Hosts Auction Open House on January 8 Featuring a Talk by Writer, Director Kirby Ferguson

19. Top 10 weirdest auction lots of 2012

20. High Noon Western Americana Auction January 26th 2013
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5, Your Classifieds...
19th C Pastel American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Girl

Great New Additions for 2013 at Dinnerware Replacements

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

Christmas Is At Dinnerware Replacements

Extra Holiday Shopping from Dinnerware Replacements

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 Sunday January 13, 2013. 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.
Back when I was about 10 years old, I visited my aunt for a couple weeks in a small town in Missouri. She and her husband operated several stores in town, so everyone knew her and knew her city slicker nephew when I came to visit. They had a baseball field there, so I decided to make a little pocket change at the games by selling soda and picking up empty bottles - 1 cent each, big money for a kid in 1947. One night as I was walking along in front of the bleachers, I saw a young lady on the front row nursing a baby, right out in the open. I suppose at that age, I knew what women's breasts were for, but I'd never seen it done in public. So I just stopped, set down my bucket of soda bottles and proceeded to get a close up look at this activity. The people in the bleachers must have gotten quite a kick out of seeing this kid staring, and I'm sure the young lady didn't appreciate me being there gawking.

I really had sort of forgotten about it by the next morning, but at breakfast Aunt Marge asked how was the ball game and I replied "fine". Then she asked if I had seen anything unusual and I thought "oh-oh" I hope this isn't about the baby, so I said "no". Then she asked if I's seen a lady with a baby and with that I turned 15 shades of red. Someone who knew who I was had called her! She then gave me a tactful lecture about etiquette and not staring at such things.

A country lesson for a city boy!...Dick
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.

John requested a recipe for a "knock your socks off" dessert . We received the following.....
Hot Chocolate Cake

1/4 cup(s) (plus 1 tablespoon) cocoa
1 cup(s) flour
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
8 ounce(s) bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup(s) (plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
4 large eggs
1/2 cup(s) sugar
1/3 cup(s) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract

Make cake batter: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter one 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Butter the parchment paper and dust the pan with 1 tablespoon cocoa. Set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cayenne and set aside. In a double boiler over simmering water, melt 6 ounces chocolate and butter. Set aside. In a large bowl using an electric mixer set on medium high, beat eggs and sugars until mixture thickens and increases in volume, about 5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low, add the chocolate mixture and the vanilla, and beat until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center, 30 to 40 minutes.
Make glaze: Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack, remove parchment paper, and cool completely. Transfer cake to a serving dish. Melt remaining bittersweet chocolate and drizzle over top of cake.
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 grew up in a very small family. My Aunt and Uncle didn't live very close so we didn't see them often but I remember two very distinct things about Aunt Rose. She was a phenomenal cook and a neurotic housekeeper. While I would look forward to going to her house to eat all of the wonderful things that she made, especially her Swedish meatballs, I always hated that my sister and I would have to sit on towels, on the floor, to eat our dinner. Thankfully the memories of the food far outweigh the fact that we felt like we were, at any second, about to spill something and ruin a carpet, the floor, or piece of furniture. Anyway, I was wondering if any of your readers have a great recipe for Swedish meatballs. Thanks so much! Jennifer
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 .....

One Good Eye
We specialize in 18ht & 19th C American Art, Memento Mori, and Primitives & Folk Art.

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.

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/

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