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The Collectors Newsletter #914 --January 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #914 --January 2013

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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
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.Recently Uploaded Sale Items
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 created even more Pinterest boards and updated quite a few of our Pinterest albums with interesting new items. Stop by our Pinterest page at http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/ and make sure that you "follow" us! Here are some of our new boards:

Occupied Japan




St Patrick's Day

Check out the other 136 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....My great-great grandmother, Adelaide, was born around 1850 and became a lace maker in Alsace Lorraine. She also loved to do embroidery. Adelaide's son, Henry, married a woman who alienated him from the rest of our family. When Henry died (sometime in the late 50's early 60's) his wife, Louise, threw out many of our family's heirlooms, including many pieces of lace that Adalaide had made. Fortunately, my mom went to Louise's house to see if anything was left and when she got there she came upon a bunch of "garbage" sitting at the curb. Next to the garbage pail was a broken shadow box and inside of that was a beautiful American eagle/stars and stripes embroidery that had been done by Adalaide when she was a young girl. (Supposedly she did it while she was on the boat coming to America, but I don't know if that is true). The embroidery was in a beautiful gold frame with broken glass around it but the embroidery was in perfect condition. My Mom took it home (along with two oil pastel wedding portraits of my great grandparents that were out for garbage too) and that embroidery now hangs proudly in my home. I've attached photos of this magnificent piece of work if you think your readers would be interested in seeing them. BTW, the dimensions of the embroidery are about 20"x22" and the frame is about 30"x32" Thanks, Andrew S.......Editor's note: You can see photos of this gorgeous piece of embroidery on our facebook page here: http://on.fb.me/WXH6F7

In next week's issue -- Relating to the above story, have you ever saved a family heirloom from the depths of a garbage bin, landfill or dumpster? Tell us about it and we will publish the most interesting stories in our next newsletter.

--Another Question about an item--

Hi, I've enclosed some photos of a vase that I have. It stands about 16" high and it has no marking on the bottom. The flowers have raised dots around them. I don't have any kind of interesting story about it, I just know that my husband said he remembers it in his house while he was growing up and now we have it in our house. I'd love it if anyone had any information about it. Thanks so much! Sheila D. Editor's note: Is this vase Occupied Japan? you can see photos of this vase on our facebook page at : http://on.fb.me/YqYqcb

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
TIAS.com ( http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique & collectible mall, today released their annual report listing the most frequently purchased antiques and collectibles online in 2012. The data was gathered from tens of thousands of transactions at TIAS.com. AntiqueArts.com and CollectorOnline.com, representing millions of dollars in online sales of antiques & collectibles during the year 2012.

Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles purchased online by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web sites that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc. in 2012. This first list ranks popular categories based on the volume of items purchased within each category. As an example, a higher quantity of china and dinnerware were sold online than glass antiques & collectibles, in 2012.

Note that this list also compares 2012 rank to 2011 and gives links to examples of merchandise in each category

1. China & Dinnerware - No movement since 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/China_and_Dinnerware/1.html

2. Vintage Sewing - Up from #3 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Vintage_Sewing/1.html

3. Glass - Down from #2 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Glass/1.html

4. Kitchen Collectibles - Up from #6 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html

5. Jewelry - No movement since 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Jewelry/1.html

6. Paper & Ephemera - Down from #4 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Paper_and_Ephemera/1.html

7. Holiday & Seasonal - No movement since 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Holiday_and_Seasonal/1.html

8. Toys - up from #12 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Toys/1.html

9. Advertising - No movement since 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Advertising/1.html

10. Figurines - Up from #14 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Figurines/1.html

11. Porcelain & Pottery - Down from #10 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Porcelain_and_Pottery/1.html

12. Vintage Clothing - Down from #11 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Clothing/1.html

13. Memorabilia - No movement since 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Memorabilia/1.html

14. Coins & Currency - Down from #8 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Coins_and_Currency/1.html

15. Lamps & Lighting - Up from #18 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Lamps_and_Lighting/1.html

16. Dolls - Down from #16 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Dolls/1.html

17. Books - Down from #15 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Books/1.html

18. Art - not listed in 2011
Example: http://www.tias.com/art/

19. Photographica - Down from #17 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Photographica/1.html

20. Music Related - Down from #19 in 2011
Examples: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Music_Related/1.html
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. Asselmeier & May Antique Estate Auction (2/02/2013)
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806354&keys=furniture-stoneware-graniteware-advertising

2. Now Live on iGavel: Nye and Company's Rock & Roll, Americana, Fine Art & Decorative Objects Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806338&keys=iGavel-Auctions-Art-Antiques

3. Asian Antiques and Works of Art to Feature at Kaminski Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806329&keys=auction-asian-antiques-art

4. Leonora Okarma Weaver Print Sale Now Live on iGavelAuctions.com
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806328&keys=iGavel-Prints-Art-Auctions

5. Rare and Evocative Plains Indian Art Highlights Skinner Auction in Boston
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806304&keys=Eskimo-Plains-pottery-kachina

6. James D. Julia Auctioneers Partners with Proxibid for Online Bidding
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806303&keys=Proxibid-Julia-Gale-Auction

7. Skinner Auction of Prints, Photographs, Paintings, and Sculpture to Feature Diverse Selection
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806302&keys=paintings-prints-sculpture-photography

8. The Curator's Eye Features Fine Old Masters Painting and Sculpture
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806275&keys=Curator-Painting-Master-Sculpture

9. Premier Firearms Auction Saturday February 2nd at iCollector.com!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806274&keys=firearms-rifles-colts-antique

10. A revolver found with Bonnie and Clyde at the time of their deaths will be auctioned Feb. 2
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806273&keys=bonnie-clyde-revolver-gun

11. NJ collector Ralph DeLuca outbids heavy hitters, pays $1.2M for Metropolis poster group in courtroom
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806272&keys=movie-poster-auction-Metropolis

12. Rare Kollwitz Drawing at Gray’s Auctioneers Premiere Sale of 2013
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806249&keys=art-auction-Kollwitz-Mirp

13. Top 10 weird and wonderful collecting sites
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806247&keys=Collecting-Site-Weird-Picollecta

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806238&keys=trends-popular-courses-classes

15. Cultural Treasures Take the Spotlight in Antiquities Saleroom’s Feb. 1 Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806227&keys=antiquities-artifacts-PreColumbian-Mayan

16. List of The Top Selling Antiques & Collectibles for 2012
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=806219&keys=TopSelling-Antiques-Collectibles-Year
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 40% Sale + Many New Listings

19th C Pastel American Folk Art Portrait Painting, Girl

Great New Additions for 2013 at Dinnerware Replacements

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

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 January 25, 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.
When my son was in kindergarten he didn't like going to school. He'd cry every morning. It was a particularly bad morning on the Thursday before Columbus Day weekend and I told him that he could look forward to a three day weekend because he would have the following Monday off for Columbus Day. After I explained that we celebrate the fact that Christopher Columbus discovered America on the second Monday in October he cried "I wish Christopher Columbus would have discovered America on a Friday so I could stay home tomorrow!" Laurie
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.

Jennifer requested a recipe for Swedish meatballs and Linda G. suggested the following.....
Swedish Meatballs ala Gramma Juju

1 can(s) cream of mushroom soup
1 1/4 c sour cream
2 Tbsp red wine, what u do w/the rest of the bottle is up to u
1 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
1/4 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp caraway seeds
2 lg celery stalks with leaves abt 2/3c
1 med onion abt 2/3 c
1 tsp parsley flakes dried
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper ground
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c fine bread crumbs(i lightly toast 2 slices of bread and put through the food processor
1 egg

1 blend all sauce ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan and simmer on low 30 minutes or longer stirring occasionally
2 chop or process celery and onion to a fine mince. add to remaining meatball ingredients and mix well. I pick up the whole wad of meat and slam it back down into the bowl a few times to compact everything and keep my meatballs from falling apart
3 form meatballs to desired size (a 2T ice cream scoop makes short work of it) place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees till slightly browned 30 to 45 min depending on size
4 remove meatballs with spatula or slotted spoon to crockpot or covered baking dish.
5 toss gently with prepared sauce and bake or crockpot on low at least 30 minutes stirring occasionally
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 live in the northeast and we are in the midst of some seriously cold weather. My kids love the stew that I make but they are getting tired of it so I was hoping that maybe someone has some stew-like recipe that I can make to warm their tummies :). Thanks, Colleen M.

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/

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 ©1995-2013 TIAS.com Inc.

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