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The Collectors Newsletter #934--July 23rd, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #934--July 23rd, 2013

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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
2. 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.Check out today's Antiques & Collectibles sales event at TIAS.com
SEE: http://www.tias.com/special-offers

When you buy from TIAS.com you are supporting small independent merchants who sincerely appreciate your business.

Your online purchase is also backed by the TIAS.com Trusted Merchant Guarantee.

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

2. We're always adding new items to our current Pinterest boards. We have 176 boards dedicated to antiques and collectibles so you might want to stop by to check them out. Here is the link to our Pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/boards/ Feel free to stop by and check out all of our boards and while you're there, please "follow" us! Vintage kitchen collectibles are very popular these days. Whether it's various kitchen tools, reamers and juicers, canisters, pyrex/corning, or salt and pepper shakers, we've got boards for all of them! Check 'em out here:

Vintage Kitchen Collectibles (with 446 different pins):

Vintage Reamers & Juicers (48 pins)

Canisters (68 pins)

Pyrex/Corning (with 60 different pins)

Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers (181 different pins)

3. This Week's Stories
Every week we post stories and comments from our readers. Send your story to phil@Bignews.biz and I'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Did you know that you don't have to have a facebook account to use the links to see the various photos that we mention below? Just copy and paste the link into your browser. However, if you do have a facebook account please "Like" us!

Editor's note -- We have been told that some of your emails have not been getting through to me over the past few weeks. If you have not heard back from us after sending an email, please resend your email to phil@bignews.biz .

Also, check out our facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques If you have photos of items you would like to share you can post them there as well.

For next week's issue: Once again, we are going to keep the same topic as last week because we seem to be invoking some nice memories. Thinking back to your childhood, is there something special that brings back those warm and fuzzy feelings that you would love to have again? It could be a toy, a piece of furniture, a favorite book or even a car! Tell us what it is and why it brings back such wonderful memories.

Send an email with your response to Phil@BigNews.biz Your feedback helps us to keep the newsletter interesting :)

And thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!

We received these responses about toys that are missed:

"I wish I still had my Chatty Cathy doll. One time I left her in the car during a cold night and the next morning when I pulled her cord the cold made the mechanism work slowly and she sounded like she had laryngitis. I was sure I hurt my doll beyond repair. When I was in high school I gave her and my Barbie dolls to a friend's young daughter to play with. How I wish I hadn't. I later asked if she still had the doll and if I could have it back if she was done playing with it, but she did not. Lorrie R."

" Hi Phil, On my 5th birthday, I got a Sister Belle doll. I loved her to bits...literally. When I was around 10 years old, I came home to discover that my mother had done some cleaning and my poor, battered Sister Belle was gone. I accepted that she was unfixable and moved on. In my 20's I started to collect dolls and at a show, I found a perfect Sister Belle! She now lives in a cabinet for safe keeping with her Brother Mattie (whom I did not have as a child, but figured she needed company). Seeing a Sister Belle doll on "Mad Men" (Don's daughter, Sally, was shown playing with hers in a couple of scenes) made me squeal like the five year old I used to be and also made me appreciate the effort the show made to get the period details right (rather than using just any generic doll, I mean) Thanks for the newsletter. Julie"

"Phil, In 1955 when I was about 3 years old I received a Wonder Horse hobby horse for Christmas. I named him "Smokey" and together we rode many miles & had many adventures. As I grew older I moved on to real horses & Smokey became the mount of my younger brothers & sister until they also outgrew him. Smokey was retired to the attic for a few years until the next generation came long & then the next. So far 3 generations of my family has ridden my hobby horse. He was made of quality material and is still in good condition. I always smile when I think of him. Marilyn B."

If you have an opinion, or a story, in reference to any of the above topic, or any of our recent topics, we'd love to hear from you! Please send it to: Phil@BigNews.biz and maybe we will run it in an upcoming newsletter.
A request for identification:
"Dear Phil, I am wondering if any of your readers know anything about this odd jewelry piece I came across recently. It measures 1" x 3/4" x 1/2". It is hammered sterling silver and is marked STG PJ. Is this a necklace pendant? Any idea who PJ is? I feel like this is a part to something but can't figure out what. Help! Lara H." You can see photos of Lara's piece of jewelry by copying and pasting this link into yoru browser: http://on.fb.me/12PrDd7

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@Bignews.biz

We have even more interesting items that need to be identified. They will be posted in our next newsletter and on facebook within the upcoming weeks.

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. Hand Pickin Emporium
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807842&keys=antique-vintage-upcycle-rocklin

2. The Final Chapter of Twice Read Books’ Story
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807841&keys=books-business-liquidation-auction

3. World War I airplane insignia and pilot archive soars to $13,200 at Mohawk Arms auction #69 June 8-9
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807840&keys=militaria-aircraft-insignia-nazi

4. Native American Kiowa cradleboard could realize $20,000-$40,000 at Allard Auctions, Aug. 9th-10th
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807838&keys=kiowa-indian-cradleboard-native

5. Chinese white jade sculpture fetches $40,120 at Elite Decorative Arts' July 13th auction in Florida
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807831&keys=chinese-jade-sculpture-asian

6. On-Site Estate Auction Sat. July 27
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807825&keys=toys-Mustang-hunting-fishing

7. Skinner to Host Asian Art Auction in Marlborough
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807822&keys=porcelain-ceramics-Asian-furniture

8. Davis Chiodo Still-Lifes Featured at Gray’s Summer Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807821&keys=Paintings-Cameras-Decorations-Furniture

9. Bufflehead drake decoy by A.E. Crowell could fetch $125,000-$175,000 at Decoys Unlimited, July 28-29
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807816&keys=bufflehead-drake-decoys-crowell

10. Fall 2013 Education Schedule announced by the International Society of Appraisers
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807815&keys=appraisal-courses-appraisers-classes

11. Great Gatsby Downton Abbey Fashions!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807802&keys=vintage-patterns-sewing-fashions

12. Manatee Galleries’ July 27 auction features diplomat's Chinese porcelain collection
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807799&keys=Auction-Asian-Chinese-Porcelain

13. ‘Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk!’ Largest group of Three Stooges posters, lobby cards offered at Heritage Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807796&keys=Heritage-Auctions-Three-Stooges

14. Heritage Auctions’ Comic and Comic Art Auction Aug. 1-3.
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807795&keys=HeritageAuction-ComicArt-Batman-DarkKnight

15. Sin City Pickers Mall Las Vegas: Source for Trade Show Exhibit Designers
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807776&keys=Exhibits-designers-Pickers-antiques

16. Asian Art, Continental and American Decorative Arts Keep Bidding Hot at Garth's This Summer
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807770&keys=warhol-asian-modern-antiques

17. St. Drake's Plantation bitters bottle realizes $37,950 at American Bottle Auctions' sale #58
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807755&keys=bitters-bottles-whiskeys-sodas

18. Pinning Got You Hooked? Us too!
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=807735&keys=Pinning-Vintage-Antiques-Pinterest

MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:

5. Your Classifieds...
Brand New, Never Used Items at Dinnerware Replacements

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

Limited Edition "Operation Iraqi Freedom" Stein

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 Tuesday July 23rd, 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
"I've been reading stories about "happenings" from people's past. Reminds me of a story I'd like to share. I grew up in Kansas and had family members who were farmers. One of my aunts and uncles lived on a farm in Holton. One of their milk cows was named Malorie, she was my favorite. Whenever we would visit them, I would go with my uncle to the barn when he milked the cows. He would sit me on Malorie and I would always sing, "Malorie we roll along, roll along, roll along....." I was about 5 at the time. Bev B. AZ "

Do you have a funny family story you would like to share? These stories can bring a smile to someone's face and in this day and age, can't we all use a smile? Make someone feel good by sharing it with us. Send it to phil@bignews.biz 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: Woman's Home Companion - December 1914
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.

Last week Sierra asked: "I've lived in California for my whole life and I think we have always had lemon trees nearby. Thinking back to my childhood, I know that my mom would make us fresh squeezed lemonade and a bunch of other lemony dishes but I'm not too great in the kitchen and I have a hard time coming up with ideas. I do go on the internet looking for recipes but I thought I'd ask your readers for ideas since I now have a lemon tree growing right outside my door and I end up with so many lemons that I don't know what to do with them all! I don't care the recipes are for an appetizer, main dish, dessert or a drink, I'll take any! Thanks so much!"

Here's a neat idea for all of those lemons:
"This is a reply to Sierra that wanted ideas for all the lemons from her lemon tree. I also live in Ca. and what I do is juices the lemons with an electric juicer. Then freeze in zip lock bag. We then get to enjoy fresh lemonade all year round.Thanks Kathy S."

And here's a yummy sounding recipe from Betty in Mississippi" (Betty also had the same suggestion as Kathy and says to freeze the juice in ziploc bags for future use)
"Several years ago, a friend brought us some lemons from her sister’s lemon tree located on the coastal region of our state along with ginger snaps for the pie crust. We tried her recipe and were delighted with the result. Hope you enjoy this pie as much as we do."
Snappy Lemon Pie

1 ¼ Cups Ginger Snaps (about 25 – 30) Sweetzels Brand is best, if you can find them.
1/3 Cup Butter (melted)
¼ Cup Sugar

3 Egg Yolks
1 Can (14 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Crush the ginger snaps in blender until very fine. Pour into a bowl and add sugar and butter. Mix until the crumbs are moistened. Pour into a 9” pie pan and press into bottom and sides. Bake shell at 350 degrees for 8 minutes
After removing the pie crust from the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Let the pie crust cool for about 30 minutes.

AFTER the crust has cooled, beat the egg yolks. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Mix well and pour into the cooled pie crust.
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool, then refrigerate.
Before serving, top with whipped cream or Cool Whip.

10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Hi Phil, I grew up in Middle Village, NY. When it got really hot in the summertime, my mother would use elbow macaroni and whip up some tasty cold pasta salads that we would eat for lunch or dinner. Sometimes she would add shrimp, sometimes she'd add chicken, and I remember some having mayo, but others without mayo (I guess it was easier to keep the ones without mayo when it was really, really hot!). Since it seems to be hot in almost every part of the country, (and who feels like eating a hot meal in this weather???), I thought I'd ask if anyone has some vintage elbow macaroni salads, without mayo. Thanks, Pat P."

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.
If you can help this reader with this recipe, please forward it to phil@bignews.biz .

If you have a vintage recipe request send it to phil@bignews.biz 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 a store at TIAS.com .....

We are the largest dealer in the World of Animated Enesco Music Boxes We also have a very large selection of vintage music boxes. We do music box repair.

Diana's Chic Boutique is the best place to find, high end designer vintage jewelry, handbags, clothing, and accessories, carefully selected for you!

Welcome to the site of American Pattern Glass also called EAPG. I have specialized in Pattern Glass for over 30 years. Long time collectors and those just curious are welcome. Please step into my store.

Welcome to my store, have a look and if you have any questions, please ask. All of my items are what I consider "Past Perfect".

Welcome to our new bookstore. We have been in mail order book business since 1993 and have many satisfied customers. We specialize in collectible books on many topics. We guarantee your satisfaction with a 7-day money back guarantee.


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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