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The Collectors Newsletter #940--October 1st, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #940--October 1st, 2013
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1. Recently Uploaded Sale Items
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
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.
2. We're always adding new items to our current Pinterest boards. We have 178 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:
Feel free to stop by and check out all of our boards and while you're there, please "follow" us!
Lots of brick and mortar stores are already promoting Christmas and it's not even Halloween yet! We are staying within this month's celebrations and have two Pinterest boards dedicated to Halloween related items and we've moved them to the top of our Pinterest page:
Don't forget that many of the TIAS dealers are selling some pretty cool Halloween related items that you might want to check out at www.TIAS.com. When you do a search for "Halloween" on TIAS, there are hundreds of items that just might help to make your Halloween a little spookier :)
Here is the link to our Halloween boards and to opals, the October birthstone:
Vintage Halloween postcards:
Vintage Halloween items:
October birthstone: Opal:
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!
Also, remember that you can check out our facebook page for some interesting updates. Here's the link:
If you have photos of items you would like to share you can post them there as well.
For next week's issue: Halloween is right around the corner. Before you know it Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will arrive. Do you have any vintage decorations that you use to decorate your home? Are there any specific memories that you have about certain decorations? We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email to Phil@BigNews.biz so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
In our last newsletter we asked: "What is a strange or odd thing that you collect?" We'd love to know about it. Is it strange to everyone who sees it? Do you display it proudly? Why do you collect it? Tell us about it." Here are some responses that we received:
"Hi, Phil. About 20 years ago, I started collecting eyeglasses (mostly sunglasses) that were run over. Still driving the same car (24 years), they accumulated in my car trunk. They can take on some very interesting shapes. A friend saw them and started using them in her artwork and has created some really funny and interesting pieces. She has even sold some of her artwork. Roger "
"Hi Phil, In thinking about strange collections I think this would qualify as strange. After my grandmother died, and we were cleaning out her belongings, we stumbled across a collection of newspaper obituaries that had been meticulously cut out of the newspaper. As far as we can tell, these obituaries had no relation to our family and none of the names sounded familiar, at all, to us so we don't think that my grandmother knew any of these people. There were hundreds and hundreds of obits! They dated back to the 1980's. Mentally she was as sharp as a tack when she passed away so we don't think there was any dementia involved in her doing this. We've never been able to figure out why she might have saved these or who the people were. Janice L."
"I always thought it was strange when, as a little girl, I would go to my elderly Aunt and Uncle's house and see their collection of broken teeth that they kept in a jar in the kitchen. Merilee"
Thanks to those of you who have been responding! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
In response to a question from a few weeks ago which asked about an item invoking powerful memories, we received another response:
"In reading Linda M’s story about the scent of lavender bringing back strong memories of her Grandmother Moore, I have a similar story. My father was a simple man and wasn't much on sentimental gestures. But he always, without fail on the Saturday before Easter, would come in with a smile on his face and present my mother with a two gardenia corsage and my sisters and me with a one gardenia corsage to wear to church Sunday morning. I never, ever smell gardenias without thinking fondly of my dad. Diane L."
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: "This reel was found in rafters in 1964, I have been unable to find its age. It is in excellent condition, and I thought it was brass as magnets do not stick. Any info would be great. Thank you." You can see four different photos of this fishing reel here:
Another request for identification: "Hi, I have an old wood chair that's been in our family a long time - at least since the early 20th Century. I've looked online but can't identify it. Here are some photos. I might want to sell it but am trying to identify its style first. Thank you, Jon" You can see six photos of Jon's chair here:
"Hi Phil, Here is another radio from my collection, and VERY rare and VERY early Zenith from 1923. This is one of the very first Zenith radios ever made - the name Zenith being established by the Chicago Radio Laboratory. It is also one of the earliest usages of the famous Zenith Logo. This is (as all early radios are) a battery set requiring 3 batteries to power the 4 vacuum tubes it used. The round screen on the front panel was a "window" so the operator could see if the tube filaments were lighted! If you'd like to see a photo of this beautiful radio you can see it here:
Do you have an item in your collection that you need help identifying or just would like to share with our readers? Drop us an email with a photo attached, including all dimensions of the item and any other pertinent information, 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
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1. U.S. and worldwide banknotes, stocks, bonds, more will be sold Oct. 19 & 22 by Archives Int'l Auc.
2. Stampler to Auction Entire Inventory of Florida’s Popular Mark 1st Antiques, Oct. 12-13 and 19-20
3. Cannon and drum from the Battle of Gettysburg will be auctioned Saturday, Oct. 12th in Decatur, Ala.\
4. Country Store Essentials to be sold at Garth's October 5
5. The Return of the Ball Mason Canning Jar!
6. Asselmeier & May
7. Beacon Ethyl Gasoline sign could fetch $40,000-$60,000 at Matthews Auctions, Oct. 17-18 in Peotone
8. Norman C. Heckler to hold a premier absentee auction of early glass, bottles and flasks, Nov. 4-13
9. Ball Boy Consigns Michael Jordan’s 1997 “Flu Game” Sneakers To Grey Flannel Auctions
10. Owners of Noguchi Sculpture “My Arizona” Test the Artist’s Prophecy in an October Auction at Rago
11. Largest Collection of Dali Works in London for Decades Set to Go Under the Hammer
12. Rago Great Estates and Unreserved Auctions Total Over $1.6 Million, September 20-22, 2013
13. Lalique glass, Netsuke carvings, signed estate jewelry to lead A. B. Levy's Oct. 27 auction in Fla.
14. The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
15. Dealer Christopher Cardozo Replaces Gallery Space With The Curator's Eye
16. St. Louis Antique Festival
17. Former Gettysburg chief curator Michael L. Vice to head Firearms & Militaria dept. at Morphy's
18. Teacup Sale at More Than McCoy
19. Antiques On The Mountain
20. Skinner Auction to Feature an Extensive Selection of Fine Silver
21. Seven artworks by Dox Thrash (Am., 1893-1965) will lead Elite Decorative Arts' Oct. 5 estate auction
22. Skinner Auction of Fine Judaica Features Items from the Personal Collection of Nahum Goldmann
23. Master Printer Sells Personal Collection at Rago Auctions, November 16, 2013
24. Elvis ring, George Harrison banjo, Tiffany Civil War flag to lead Ahlers & Ogletree Oct. 6 auction
25. Make an OFFER DAY 10/1/13: Vintage Movie Posters-RARE Autographs-Sports & Historical Memorabilia
26. LA Weekly - Best Flea Market Nominee
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Many New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Summer is Almost Over Dinnerware Replacements BARGAINS
Wallace Sterling Flat Tomato Server-Sir Christopher
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:
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6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure for Tuesday October 1st, 2013. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Funny stories
Do you have a funny 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it here.
"My brothers and I got together recently and we were talking about how times have changed so much, especially with all of the technological advances. We were saying how kids these days are just so accustomed to having answers at their fingertips and don't really know what it's like to do research through books and encyclopedias. They probably don't even know what an encyclopedia is! About a week later I was asking the students in my kindergarten class if any of them could imagine how big the earth is. One of the little boys in my class raised his hand and said "It's OK if you don't know, just ask Siri and she will tell you." Keri M." (editor's note: for those of you who might not know, Siri is the "name" of the voice/computer inside an iphone who can answer questions that you ask)
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:
9. A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
Our most recent request asked about a recipe for "pie crust cookies". We received so many responses! Thank you to Judy H., Marilyn C, Diane G., Clare, and Margaret C.! Judy's recipe is below because it was slighly different than everyone else's. Underneath Judy's recipe, we've included one that was similar to the rest of the recipes that were sent in. Try them both and see what you think!
MRS. BERRUS' NUT ROLLS
4 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 yeast cake
3 eggs (beat slightly first)
Put flour and shortening in a bowl; crumble yeast over and mix like a pie crust;
Make a well and add eggs. Less handled the better. *
*If dough is too stiff, add warm milk or water.
Put in wax paper and refrigerate a couple of hours.
Separate a section of dough and roll it out like a pie crust on SUGAR, not flour.
Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and a little cinnamon.
Cut in quarters and roll from wide side.
Bake at 350° for 10 mins.
"If you want to make a large batch, just mix up enough pie crust for a two-crust pie.
Roll out the dough into a large rectangle. (Or divide the dough and make two smaller rectangles, to make it easier to handle.)
Sprinkle dough liberally with cinnamon & sugar.
Roll up, starting with long side of dough, then slice with white sewing thread.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12 - 15 minutes, depending on size of "roll-ups". Just watch them closely, and when they start to turn golden, they are ready.
They are delicate and just about melt in your mouth. They are also quite addictive!"
10. A vintage recipe request from a reader:
"Can you ask your readers if any of them remember something called honeyscotch? When we were kids my mother would make it on special occasions and we would pour it over ice cream for dessert. Thanks, Charlie"
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 email@example.com .
If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
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 .....
CHRISTIAS ECLECTIC ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Bringing the past to your present
Welcome to Christias Eclectic Antiques & Collectibles. We have been bringing antiques and collectibles from out of the past for over 15 years. Your satisfaction is one of our primary objectives as we strive to have you visit us again and again!
HALLDER VILLAGE: Welcome to the past
Welcome to my shop! I have been an antique seller for a few years now always with many satisfied customers. I deal in every category of antiques: Porcelain, clocks, jewelry, electronics. We accept Visa at Paypal!
We are a direct importer of 17th thru 20th Century antiques and accessories and includes Swiss, German, Austrian, French and Italian antiques. Biedermeier, Jugenstil, Gruenderstil, and Art Deco. Cradles, Furniture, Military, Copper, Primitives.
Welcome to our store site! We have been selling for over 25 years and have items in many categories: lighting, art, jewelry, table top, posters, decorative items, mirrors, vintage postcards, chandeliers, and much, much more! Enjoy browsing!
WEDUNDIDIT ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
Welcome to Wedundidit Antiques and Collectibles. We have been in our brick and mortar store for thirteen years. Hope you enjoy browsing and take a moment to reminiscence.
HIDDEN TREASURES OF EAST TEXAS
We specialize finding treasures from the past. We focus on furniture (Victorian - Retro), Pottery, Glass, Paper Collectibles, Jewelry, Dinnerware and old books.
12. Helpful Resources:
a) Find an antiques or collectibles club. Nearly 2000 different clubs listed. Take a look at:
b) What's it worth? Try Kovels' free online price guide to over 600,000 antiques and collectibles. It can be found online at
c) Make money with your Web site. Join the TIAS.com affiliate program today. Go to
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