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The Collectors Newsletter #957--May 30, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #957--May 30, 2014
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1. Dads and Grads!
3. This Week's Stories
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. Need help returning US Navy Discharge documents
8. A Vintage Recipe
9. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
10. New On line Merchants
11. Helpful Resources For Collectors
12. Come sell with TIAS.com!
1. Our dealers are having special sales on everything relating to gift ideas for Father's Day and Graduates for the next few weeks. See what our TIAS.com sellers are offering!
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.
To view the most recently added items by all TIAS Merchants, please visit:
2. We're always adding new items to our current Pinterest boards. We have over 180 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!
Be sure to check out the board for June Birthstones! Some beautiful things displayed there! We also have a board with gift suggestions for Dads and Grads! We'll be adding more ideas over the next weeks. What could be better than an antique or vintage gift!
Of course you can always go to
to look over all the various 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 email@example.com and we'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!
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.
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. Check it out!
Here's another story from one of our sellers at TIAS.com. Thanks for sharing, Sierra!
"Searching for antiques and collectibles has always been in my blood. It's not hoarding if you know where everything is located, right?
In 1969, I was introduced to my first swap meet as they were called in California. Swap meets are also known as flea markets or jockey lots depending on your area. My parents and I were moving to Hawaii and they wanted to cut down of the number of things we would take to the islands. A good friend suggested we try our luck selling at the local swap meet. We were out the door at 6 AM and returned home exhausted about 5 PM. I was hooked, as were my parents. It's a good thing those shipping containers were so big because I think we ended up buying almost as many things as we sold. Coin collecting and plush stuffed animals were my first addictions. Books and glassware soon followed.
Many years have passed, and I have been fortunate to live in 8 different states and visit dozens more before settling with my husband in Tennessee. I joined TIAS in 2002, and run two sites: Tennessee Antique Shack for antiques and collectibles; and Sierra Enterprises Internet Store for new and classic finds. I hope you'll stop in because you never know what you might find.
I agree with Myrna of Dinnerware Replacements when she said, "Have fun with whatever you do in life." Whether you're thinking about becoming an online seller or just like shopping for personal treasures, TIAS is an easy path to follow. It's a joyous journey."
We've posted the story with pictures on Facebook here:
You can visit Sierra's stores by visiting:
"Comment for the woman who collects old cookbooks and can't bear to part with them:
Patrice J of Richmond, VA., in Newsletter 956
Some years ago there used to be a wonderful used book store
near the pier in San Clemente, California. I used to go there
often and struck up an acquaintance with the owner, a man in
his 60s at that time. He had some truly rare and wonderful
antiquarian books, in addition to the normal stock.
One day I asked him how he got into the used book business.
He said "I collected books for years, until there was no room
in the house for even one more book. Then my wife said either
these books go, or I go. So I opened this shop. The first
time I sold one of my books, I locked the doors of the shop,
hung up the Closed sign, sat down and cried. After that, it got
He also said he reserved some volumes that were not for sale, but
had grown to enjoy sharing his passion for books with customers
who often became friends.
Robert C found what looks to be a brass charm of an old gumball machine, with a metal detector in the Los Angeles area recently. Does anyone know its history? To see a picture of this item, please visit:
WE NEED YOUR STORY ABOUT COLLECTING. DO YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL? SEND IT TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a story you'd like to share, tell us about it and if you have any photos, we'd love to see them! Send us an email to email@example.com 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!
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
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
1. The estate of the late Zoe Spedale will be sold June 7th by Stevens Auction Co., in Aberdeen, Miss.
2. 300 lots of fine Chinese and Japanese carvings and works of art will come up for bid June 14 in Fla.
3. Fresh To The Market - Islamic, Indian and World Coins To Be Sold By Specialists Wilkes & Curtis
4. A Papal Document, Original Stephen Ward Art and a JFK New Year’s Card Headline at Fraser’s Autograph
5. Grey Flannel’s 2014 Summer Games Auction Features Professional and College Sports Memorabilia
6. Worldwide banknotes at the International Paper Money Show, June 13th and 14th in Memphis, Tennessee
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
5. Your Classifieds...
Newest classifieds are listed here:
Spode from Dinnerware Replacements
25% off anything in the store on orders $50 or more at Neema's Curios
Father's Day/Graduation Gifts - Dinnerware Replacements
Treasured Sentiments Music Jewelry Box - Roses
Antique Biscuit Jar
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:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
6. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
7. Need help returning US Navy Discharge documents. One of our readers sent in a request to help find John Allen Murch or his heirs because she found Discharge papers in her mother's things, but has no idea how he related to her family. Here are some of the responses:
Christine C. sent this: Hello,
I searched John Allen Murch and found this web-site listing that he was married and had one child. I am sure that if someone has access the the website "Ancestry.com" that they could get in touch with the family and let them know.
There is some info on the link regardless… that may help find the heirs.
Robert Hay also sent this link:
with information about John Allen Murch.
To view a copy of the posts on the TIAS.com Facebook page, please visit:
8. A Vintage Recipe
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed.
While looking up a recipe for pickles for one of our readers, we found this priceless entry in "Our Best To You" cookbook, printed by the First United Methodist Church of LaPorte, Indiana (sold as a fundraiser) in 1979. These regional fund-raising cookbooks are so interesting!
Under the section titled "Canning":
How To Preserve Children (from A Methodist from Niles, Mich.)
1 large grassy field
1/2 doz small children
2 or 3 small dogs
Pinch of brook
Some small pebbles
Mix children and dogs well and put in field with flowers. Spread over all a deep blue sky and bake in hot sun. When thoroughly browned, remove and sit in a cool bathtub.
Last week we had a request from Cindy R. for a good dill pickle recipe. Carol T. from Cullman, AL sent this in:
Dill Pickle Recipe
11 cups water
5 cups white vinegar
1 cup canning salt
12 pounds pickling cucumbers, quartered or halved lengthwise
9 dill sprigs or heads
18 garlic cloves
1.In a stockpot, bring the water, vinegar and salt to a boil; boil for 10 minutes.
Pack cucumbers into hot quart jars within 1/2 in. of top. Place one dill head,
two garlic cloves in each jar.
2.Carefully ladle hot mixture into jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air
bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water
canner.Yield: 9 quarts.
Jaci B sent this in: Cindy can't go wrong with this sweet pickle recipe that I have been using for nearly 50 years now. They are ready to eat within 2-3 days and all my neighbors and daughters love them.
BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES
Approx. 1 gallon *cucumbers, thinly sliced
2 large white onions, thinly sliced
4 cups of sugar
4 cups of vinegar
1/3 cup canning salt
1 teaspoon tumeric
1-1/2 tablespoons celery seed
1-1/2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon pickling spice (optional) - I always use it.
Wash cucumbers. Slice enough cucumbers and onions to fill six (6)
sterile pint canning jars. Tamp jars occasionally on a folded towel
to pack jar with the cucumbers and onions. Sterilize rings and caps.
Add dry seasoning ingredients to the vinegar and bring to a boil.
When the seasoning ingredients have dissolved, pour over the cucumbers
and onions. Refrigerate. Pickles are ready to eat in 2-3 days and
are delicious and crisp. (For gerkins, use 1"-2" inch size
*If using store bought cucumbers I would suggest peeling them to
remove what has been sprayed on them.
Bonnie T. was looking for a recipe for "Chocolate Rolls". Carol T from Cullman, AL also sent in this recipe:
4 c all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c shortening
7 1/2 oz water
3/4 c margarine
1/4 c cocoa, unsweetened
2- 2 1/4 c sugar
1.In large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and shortening with pastry blender
until mixture is crumbly.
2.Gradually add water until dough forms and holds together.
3.Prepare filling in small saucepan. Melt margarine and stir in cocoa and enough
sugar to make a spreading consistency paste. Leave pan on lowest heat and stir
occassionally while completing rolls.
4.Separate dough into small handfuls. Roll into a ball and then flatten on
floured surface. Roll out to form a thin round crust.
5.Place a heaping tablespoon of chocolate mixture on the dough and spread to
within about 3/4 in. of outside edge of the dough. Roll dough up lengthwise and
seal up the ends and fold them over to the top.
6.Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat until all dough is used.
7.Bake at 375 degrees for 25 min. or until crust is lightly browned.
*Note - the recipes are submitted by fellow Collectors Newsletter readers and are not checked for accuracy or tested by the TIAS staff. Keep in mind that many of these recipes were created at a time when there were no worries about such things as raw eggs, for example - so modern kitchen safety should prevail.
9. 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 would like a recipe for a Peanut Butter Cream Pie. This is not the type that is cold or made with cream cheese or whipping cream. It is like a cooked cream pie but I can not find a recipe anywhere on line that looks even similar. We used to go to an auction down in Tennessee and the church women ran the lunch stand. Every sale they all ways had these pies. It was so well liked that you had to reserve a piece if you wanted it for lunch! Please can someone help? Thanks, Carol S"
There were no responses to Susan O's request for a chicken and rice recipe. Judy G is also looking for this recipe, so we're reposting the original request:
"I had--and lost--a recipe a friend gave me in the early '70s. She called it Chicken and Pilaf or Chicken and Rice Pilaf. She got the recipe from her mother who lived in the San Diego area. She said she thought her mom got the recipe from a magazine. I remember a lot, but not enough. You sautéed rice and broken vermicelli briefly; I seem to recall seasonings added to that sauté. The slightly browned rice and vermicelli then went into a casserole dish and topped with raw chicken pieces (I used beasts). The recipe called for cream of mushroom soup and (maybe) cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup. Some of the soup was poured over the ingredients in the casserole which was then baked. The rest of the soup was cooked on stovetop with seasonings and a bit of sherry. The stovetop sauce was served on the side. The sauce was brownish, but I can't remember what gave it that deeper color. I hope one of your readers can supply the recipe. Thanks, all. Susan O
If you have a vintage recipe request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might just publish it here.
TIAS.com merchants have well over 4,000 cookbooks for sale! You can see them here:
Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at:
10. 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.
We have a wide variety of collectibles and antiques. Look for vintage glass, porcelain, radios, cameras and unique items. We're out of the ordinary and a little unique. Sit back, relax, and take a peek.
Cindy's Corner Cupboard
We specialize in glassware, dinnerware and china, vintage costume jewelry, vintage kitchen items, vintage buttons and more! We love vintage!
Dandria's Heavenly Treasures
Come on in and check it out. From Paper Collectibles, Books, Comics, Glass, Kitchen, Cast Iron, Christmas and Holiday Items, Toys, Linen, Crafts Supplies, Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Floral and Greenery and so much more to choose from.
Time is lost in a bottle- bottles have changed shapes sizes and the cures from yesterday no longer exist. I will be bringing several hundred bottles of all types to the store and collectibles of yesterday
Priscilla's Plethora of Paper
Priscilla's Plethora of Paper offers a wide selection of antique and vintage ephemera including postcards, valentines and trade cards! All items carefully researched and guaranteed to your satisfaction.
Diamond Violet Co, Inc.
Fine Antique & Vintage Dealers for over 25 years! GIA/EGL Certified Diamonds. Great customer service and best value!
Antiques, Art, Porcelains, Collectables, costume Jewelry, And Misc. Vintage items, collected from estates, and shops all over New Orleans by all walks of life... these items were salvaged over many years and saved for you today.
Vintage Sewing and Craft Supplies 1950's to 1990's. Inventory includes Sewing and Craft Supplies including patterns, fabric, kits and other accessories.
Ken Frank Collectibles
With over 50 years of combined experience, we sell antiques, vintage clothing, miscellaneous items for both the serious and whimsical collector, jewelry both fine and costume, and a diverse selection of unique accessories for home decor.
Willows and Magnolias
Our store specializes in unique antique and vintage estate finds. We offer a 7 day money back guarantee and accept Paypal.
11. 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
12. COME AND SELL WITH US!
It's easy to open your very own online antique shop with TIAS.com! There are no setup or listing fees, and we'll even help you with a custom logo and banner at no charge! For more information, take a look at
and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, email us at email@example.com.
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