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The Collectors Newsletter #943--November 13th, 2013
The Collectors Newsletter #943--November 13th, 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. HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS - Special Antiques & Collectibles sales events 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 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: 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!

Our Boards are decked out for the holidays! It's amazing that so many of our categories have some sort of holiday themed item within. A Hanukkah book in our Collectible Books board, porcelain ornaments in our Porcelain board, a snowman and igloo in our Sugar and Creamer board. You'd be surprised at how many of our cover photos have taken on a Christmas, Hanukkah or Holiday theme. Check them out here: http://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/

Of course you can always go to www.TIAS.com to look for even more Christmas, Hanukkah or Holiday themed items that our merchants are currently offering.

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: 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: We have two very different responses to a part of our last topic. (When you are buying something do you always ask the dealer for a better price? As a dealer, how do you feel when someone asks for a lower price, even on a $10.00 item? ) We've got a shop owner's view and then a customer's view. Where do you stand? Let's keep the newsletter interesting and thought provoking. Send your story to Phil@Bignews.biz

"Hi, in response to your last topic, I am a shop owner and I must admit that it infuriates me when a customer comes in and tries to get me to go lower on a $10.00 item. I have a small little shop that I pay rent on. I don't mark my items up so much that they are out of line, I just want to make a small profit. And, quite honestly, if a customer gets mad and walks out because I won't come down from $10.00, then they aren't a customer I want anyway. Jim M."

and the other side of the topic:

"You really hit a nerve with me when you asked if dealers get mad when a customer asks for a lower price on a $10.00 item. In this day and age, I would think that a dealer, or shop owner, would be happy that someone is even willing to buy their $10.00 item, even if it is for $5.00. At least they are getting something for it. I think that some of these shop owners are crazy to ask the prices that they do when the economy is so bad. I will always offer a lower price on any item because I just assume that the store owner assumes that someone will want to bargain with them so they raise the price anyway, knowing what they will really accept. Is that wrong? Victoria T."

If you do, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to Phil@BigNews.biz so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.

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

A request for identification:" Hi. I cannot find anything anywhere about a silver child's mug/cup I bought recently at an estate sale. It has Uncle Wiggily characters circling it and a line of text " . . . if the rocking horse doesn't run away with the chocolate cake." On the bottom is stamped: Uncle Wiggily. Tudor Plate. Oneida Community Made. The mug/cup is dented and somewhat bent out of shape. I attached photos in the hope you can steer me in the right direction of finding answers about its age and value. Thank you very much! --Janet B." You can see photos of Janet's mug here: http://on.fb.me/1anS0O4

A request for help: "Got this off an old air force barrack that only married couples lived in,it was put on the roof when it was built in 1942,it was given to me when I redid the roof,I stopped some one that was painting it and want to get the white paint off so i can try to sell it,Its kind of a cheap dusty paint that is flaking off a little. Albert" You can see Albert's cupola here: http://on.fb.me/1anTdoC and if you have any advice for him on how he can get the paint off, you can post it on the facebook page where you see the photo.


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

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. Winter Year End Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808281&keys=Tidwell-Antique-December-Auction

2. Roseville pottery, brilliant cut glass, pre-1900 copper kettles, more at Stevens Auction, Nov. 23rd
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808278&keys=roseville-copper-pots-kettles

Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808277&keys=Antiques-Auction-Wine-Champagne

4. THE GOOGLE MAPS OF WWII: Postcards and Holiday Snaps That Helped Plan the German Invasion
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808274&keys=Antiques-Auction-Military-Medals

5. Chinese red coral sculptures soar to top honors at Elite Decorative Arts' Nov. 2nd auction in Florida
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808271&keys=chinese-asian-coral-sculptures

6. Rare antique Pepsin Gum tin dispenser and fortune teller coin-op brings $57,000 at Showtime Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808268&keys=pepsin-gum-tin-dispenser

7. Viva Italia - Jewellery from an Italian Collection adds Sparkle to a Sale
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808266&keys=gold-ring-italian-diamond

8. E. Howard & Co. astronomical regulator No. 68 clock could sell for $100,000-$150,000 at Fontaine's\
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808263&keys=howard-astronomical-regulator-clocks

9. Race Horse Owners 1905 Cognac Wins Big
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808262&keys=Antiques-Auction-Spirits-Wine

10.18th Century Book Offers Insight into Modern Medicine
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808261&keys=Antiques-Auction-Books-Manuscript

11. Impressionist and Modern Paintings Highlighted On The Curator’s Eye
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808260&keys=impressionist-modern-art-marketing

12. Oil on canvas by American artist Charles Courtney Curran makes $192,000 at Shannon's Oct. 24 auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808259&keys=curran-kline-amorsolo-wiggins

13. Hake’s Auction Features Rare Disneyana From The Maurice Sendak Collection
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808258&keys=Disneyana-Americana-Auction-Sendak

14. JFK's rocking chair, fedora, original watercolors, more will be auctioned Nov. 22-24 by John McInnis
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808256&keys=kennedy-hemingway-jackie-lawford

15. Over 500 lots in a wide array of categories will be sold in Tim's Auctions' Nov. 17th online auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808251&keys=jelliff-horner-bvlgari-camaro

16. New Buzz and a Small Rebellion: Christmas Tree Candles Make Comeback as "Slow Christmas" Spreads
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808249&keys=Christmas-lights-candles-holders

17. Noguchi’s “My Arizona” Sells for $300,000 in Rago’s $6.7 Million 20th/21st c. Design Auction
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808248&keys=auction-rago-noguchi-modern

18. Fine Furniture & Works of Art
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808247&keys=Auction-Furniture-Art-Antiques

19. Rago Auction's November 13 Open House Features Master Printer Steven Andersen
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808246&keys=auction-rago-lithograph-print

20. Allington Antiquarian Books Expands Client List With The Curator's Eye
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808244&keys=books-marketing-manuscripts-rare

21. Beacon Ethyl Gasoline sign brings $55,000 at Matthews Auctions Oct. 17-18 sale in Peotone, Illinois
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808238&keys=beacon-ethyl-gasoline-sign

22. Work by Asawa, Picasso, Lewitt, Comes to the Block on November 16 at Rago Auctions
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808237&keys=auction-rago-art-painting

23. Prince William top-performing autograph of 2013
Click here: http://news-antique.com/?id=808234&keys=Autograph-Signature-Prince-William

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

5. Your Classifieds...
Gift Giving as Close as Dinnerware Replacements

Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists

Fall is Here - So is 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 Wednesday November 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 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 phil@bignews.biz and we may publish it here.

"Hi, we got a little Yorkshire terrier puppy, named Lacy 11 years ago. She only weighed 3 pounds when we got her and she seemed so delicate and fragile that I was afraid she would break. While we ate. we kept her gated in a little area of our kitchen, away from the table and main area of the kitchen. One night, while we were eating dinner, I looked over to where Lacy should have been and she wasn't in her little area. I started to panic wondering where she could be when my kids started laughing. It turns out that she escaped from her area and one of us had accidentally left the dishwasher door open. Lacy had jumped up on the open door of the dishwasher and was licking whatever she could find. Now, 11 years later, we know to make sure the dishwasher door is always closed. Kim P."

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.

Our most recent request, from Carol A. asked: "Hi Phil, My husband's mother used to make homemade mayonnaise but he lost the recipe during the many moves he made while in the AirForce. The ones we've tried from cookbooks just aren't what he remembers. Would your readers have any vintage recipe(s) that may work for him? Thanks much, Carol A. Green Valley Az."

We received the following recipes, hopefully one of them, or both of them, can help you Carol :)
From Teresa T.:
Mayonnaise in a Blender
1 egg
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon paprika
1 cup vegetable oil (divided use)
*Tabasco sauce
Put egg, seasonings, vinegar, lemon juice and ¼ cup of oil in blender. Cover and process at 2nd speed. Remove feeder cap and pour in remaining ¾ cup of oil in a steady stream. Use rubber spatula if necessary.
*Tabasco is my addition.
This mayonnaise also makes a great base for Tartar Sauce.

Homemade Mayonnaise
Makes about 3/4 cup
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
3/4 cup canola oil, divided

Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium
bowl. Whisk until blended and bright yellow, about 30 seconds.
Using 1/4 teaspoon measure and whisking constantly, add 1/4 cup oil to yolk
mixture, a few drops at a time, about 4 minutes. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup
oil in very slow thin stream, whisking constantly, until mayonnaise is thick,
about 8 minutes (mayonnaise will be lighter in color). Cover and chill.
Can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
Carol T.Cullman,Al

10. A vintage recipe request from a reader: "Hi Phil, It's getting cold here in the northeast and I was wondering if anyone has a good stew recipe. My kids bought me a crockpot and I thought that stew might be a nice thing to christen it with. My grandmother used to make stew for me and my sisters when we would visit and the smell of it cooking on the stove all day long was something we couldn't resist. Thank you, Sherry L."

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

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 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. and please don't forget the rest of our merchants. Your support goes a long way in helping our merchants.

Thank you for visiting Pebble Beach Antiques and Collectibles. We are pleased to share with you heirlooms and vintage pieces from the many beautiful collections of our family over the past 110 years. Guaranteed.

We specialize in high-end merchandise including lamps, art glass, Victorian antiques, toys, decorative arts and more.

Welcome to Annie's Collectibles Boutique. We have been online selling for the past 15 years with great success. Our ever changing inventory is mainly vintage pottery or glass but may include the new collectibles and the unusual. Browse and enjoy.

The Three Diva's specializes in discovering and providing the finest most exquisite antiques, & collectables, from the early 18th & 19th centuries and EAPG for the most discriminating buyers. Satisfaction guaranteed with a 7-day money back.

Welcome to our place on the web! Our inventory includes Glass, Porcelain, Early American Pottery, and vintage unique collectibles!


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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