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The Collectors Newsletter #967--August 8, 2014
The Collectors Newsletter #967--August 8, 2014

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1. Recycle and Repurpose! Specials Sales at TIAS.com!
2. Pinterest
3. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
4. This Week's Antique News
5. Your Classifieds
6. Newly listed items
7. A Vintage Recipe
8. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
9. New On line Merchants
10. Helpful Resources For Collectors
11. Come sell with TIAS.com!

1. Special sales going on now at TIAS.com! Why buy new? We've always know that collectors are the original recyclers and repurposers! Many sellers offering discounts and free shipping.

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.

To view the most recently added items by all TIAS Merchants, please visit:


2. 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: 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!

We update these boards daily, and recently added a new board for Militaria. Please visit http://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/military-itemsmilitaria/

Be sure to check out the board for August Birthstones - Peridot!! If you're not familiar with this lovely green stone, it is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. Some beautiful things displayed on this page: http://www.pinterest.com/TIASAntiques/august-birthstone-peridot/

Of course you can always go to http://www.TIAS.com to look over all the various items that our merchants are currently offering.

3. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help

Every week we post stories and comments from our readers. Send your story to newsletter@tias.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: https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques 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 http://www.tias.com that relates to the event. Check it out!

If you don't have access to FaceBook, but wish to comment, feel free to send your comments to newsletter@tias.com.

Last week, Myrna from dinnerwarereplacements.net sent in her thoughts on buying and selling online. Here are some of the comments we received:

"I loved Myrna's cleverly written and informative article about her business and the people she has met over the years...both the crazies and the folks she has enjoyed. She displays a wonderful sense of humor, essential to being in an interactive business. Her willingness to give of her knowledge and talents blesses others; and her great sense of humor gets her through the rough spots. Thank you, Myrna, for the lessons you have shared with me today. Charlotte in Temecula"

"I just read your newsletter from the person who had stories to tell about impossible people and friends she has made selling. Years ago my mother-in-law finally decided to let go of my father-in-laws coin collection. I starting selling the coins (mostly Morgans) and one person was buying all that I listed. He happened to be out of town when one ended and did not win the bid. I mailed the coin off and the buyer was not happy and wanted a refund. Coins are all about condtion condition condition and since I was not an expert I did my best with pictures. The down side was I was not sure this person actually sent back the original coin. I ended contacting the person who was buying all the other coins and my husband and I ended traveling halfway and meeting him and his wife to sell the rest of the coins to him. My husband and him to this day still keep in contact and we always enjoy hearing from him. I have also made lots of friends going to the sales and one woman and I talk 3 or 4 times a week and our spouses and I meet for dinner at least once a month. I also have had mean and rude people who are just plain nasty and you really wonder what drives these people. When this happens I say I am not going to sell anymore but then I will get an e-mail telling my how happy they are and why they wanted this item. --- They had got one of these in settling the estate and wanted one for their sister, or they had a lamp from their Grandmother and this was a match so they now had a pair. I do not get these stories very often but when I do it warms my heart. Paulette "

"I agree 200% with www.dinnerwarereplacements.net. On more than one occasion, a buyer has emailed me to tell me the item arrived broken, cracked, with cracks, with chips, etc. Invariably they will ask me how I would like to handle the problem. Invariably I ask the buyer to send me an email picture of the damage. Invariably I never heard from them again. 'Nuff said!"


Interesting comment from the anonymous respondent about claims of damage. As a seller, how do you handle these claims? As a buyer, how do you handle damaged items with regard to approaching the seller?

I have loved the challenge of jigsaw puzzles ever since I was a child. My favorite was a 5,000-piece Springbok beauty featuring stained glass patterns. Not only are puzzles a fun way to unwind (especially when there isn't a thing to watch on television), jigsaw puzzles make for quality time with the kids or grandkids.

But what to do with those puzzles once they're assembled?? I have my favorite completed puzzles glued and displayed on the walls in my laundry room. James Dean; serene seashore scenes (say THAT one three times fast); fields of flowers; assorted marbles - they all make me smile each time I see them. I took a mixture of water and white glue and painted each side of the puzzle to seal it. Then I used a strong adhesive glue to secure the puzzle to the wall. You can also frame your puzzle using a poster-style metal frame.

I carry a large variety of jigsaw puzzles at Tennessee Antique as do many of the other fine dealers of the TIAS.com family.
- Sierra"
Tennessee Antique Shack


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 newsletter@tias.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 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. Massive collections of tribal and oceanic artifacts, exotic taxidermy mounts to be sold Aug. 23-24

2. The Late Dennis Brown Collection of Gauge 1 Locomotives

3. The lifetime collections of Bud and Sally Bassett will be sold Oct. 3-5 by Showtime Auction Services

4. Stained Glass Windows by pre-Raphaelite Artist Henry Holiday at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

5. St. Louis Antique Festival

6. Quality consignments now being accepted for Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers' Oct. 23 fine art auction

7. An astounding lifetime collection of bears will headline Norman C. Heckler's September 19th auction

8. First Dedicated Auction Of Modern And Contemporary Prints For Roseberys London

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: http://bit.ly/1ifCI4r

Dinnerware Replacements Time 4 Moms - School Back On

Astronaut Dome Lunch Box Thermos Vintage Metal Lunchbox

Beat the dog days of summer with these cool-downs

14K Scottie Dog w/ 1/4 Carat Diamond Pin Brooch

Berkey and Gay dining room set

It is HOT in AZ - time to do some summer shopping at Dinnerware Replacements

Collectibles Sale at Tennessee Antique Shack

Spode from Dinnerware Replacements

25% off anything in the store on orders $50 or more at Neema's Curios

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: 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. 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. 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.
Here's a recipe for Salsa from Carol T of Cullman, AL. Thanks, Carol!

Salsa Recipe

1 can Huntís sweet onion diced tomatoes

1 can Huntís diced tomatoes

1 cup fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons smoked chipotle sauce

Few dashes of chili powder
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend for 2-3 minutes. Pour into a bowl and enjoy!

*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.

8. 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.

A reader wants to know if anyone has a recipe for Chicken en Croute. She had it at a restaurant in Birmingham, MI in the 80s or 90s (Alban's Bottle & Basket) which is now closed. It had spinach, mushroom and chicken in a cheesy sort of sauce inside, with the same cheesy sauce over the puff pastry. It didn't have sun dried tomatoes or mozzarella, like most of the recipes she's found on the internet.
If you have a vintage recipe request send it to recipes@tias.com and we might just publish it here.

TIAS.com merchants have well over 4,000 cookbooks for sale! You can see them here: http://www.tias.com/books/cooking/

Be sure to check out our vintage kitchen collectibles section online at: http://www.tias.com/showcase/1/Kitchen_Collectibles/1.html

9. 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.

Remember Yesteryears
http:// http://www.rememberyesteryears.com
75+ Antique Dealers, Re-Discoveries Upscale Ladies Consignment Boutique and Jewelry Center in 15,000 sq ft 901 Montauk Hgwy Oakdale, NY 11769

Stacie's Store of Gifts and More
Welcome to my store. I have been selling on-line since 1999. My Inventory consists of retired Christmas Ornaments, Antique Religious items, and a wide variety of collectables.

The Melange Mezzanine
I sincerely welcome you to my shop. I do offer China, Porcelain, Glassware, Pottery, Lucite items, Linens, Vintage material, Vintage jewelry, Artisan created jewelry and so much more just for you.

Rooster's Relics
Hello Friends and Welcome to my world of Memorabilia and Collectables which I have amassed over the last 25 or so years. Feel free to make a reasonable offer on something that you might want to purchase. So take your time and browse around.

Original Spanish Antiques
Original Spanish antiques 16th to 19th century. Furnitures, religious objects, art, etc.

Crystal Stones
I have always love selling anything. I can remember as a little girl my mother always taking me with her on weekend garage sales where she would find some of everything - that's how I got by my start.

I must have been 17 when I discovered my first antiques in America, using a pitchfork as a probe. In Europe, surrounded by history, I continued collecting. Now, after deciding to focus on one area, I am parting with collectables from different ages.

Brownstead Antiques
Welcome to Brownstead Antiques! From humble beginnings in upstate New York in an old green barn to the vast expanse of the internet, we bring you an eclectic selection of fine primitive treasures. Second generation antique dealer.

Classic Cameras & More
Welcome to Classic Cameras & More-place where you can find vintage film cameras and other collectables. We are buying & selling classic cameras for over 20 years and we are committed to providing excellent customer service on our online store.

Laura's Antiques and Collectibles
Our store is dedicated to finding interesting antiques and collectibles that others will enjoy! Come browse our inventory of glassware, paperweights, salt and pepper shakers, art glass, and other collectibles.

Doe Run Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome to our place on the web! We've been dealers for over 25 years and we have many satisfied customers. We currently offer Early American Pottery, Glass and other Unique Antiques and Collectibles.

My Ricka's Attic
From bisque dolls to Princess Diana dolls, you can find here. We have items from Africa, Asia, Germany, Russia and from right here at home. Come, browse, and choose something to add to your collection.

Appleshack Collectibles
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.

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.

Priscilla's Plethora of Paper
Welcome to Priscilla's Plethora of Paper! I have been a dealer for over 39 years and have collected paper of all types since I was in my 30's. All of my paper is guaranteed authentic. Satisfied purchase with a right to return for 7 days!


10. 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/


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 http://www.MakeAShop.com and you can start building your store at TIAS.com today. If you've got questions, email us at support@tias.com.


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 support@TIAS.com ©1995-2014 TIAS.com

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