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The Collectors Newsletter #992--February 16, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #992--February 16, 2015
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1. Happy Presidents' Day!
2. Pinterest: We've added new boards!
3. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
4. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
5. This Week's Antique News
6. Your Classifieds
7. Newly listed items
8. Vintage Recipes
9. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
10. New On line Merchants
11. Did you know?
12. Helpful Resources For Collectors
13. Come sell with TIAS.com!
1. Hope those of you who have the day off today are enjoying it, and staying warm! Stop in at
- you can shop online 24/7 because our doors never close! Our sellers offer such a wide variety of items, sure to appeal to any collector's interest and budget!
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 190 boards now - all 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! We update these boards daily.
Be sure to check out the board for February's Birthstone - Amethyst!
The gemstone Amethyst is the Birthstone for February. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Pisces. Amethyst is associated with spirituality, wisdom, sobriety, and security. Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral quartz and is a popular gemstone. Although it must always be purple to be amethyst, it can and does have a wide range of purple shades. Go to www.tias.com to see more amethyst pieces!
3. TIAS.com is on Twitter! Click here and be sure to follow us!
We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too!
We have one new follower!
4. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to email@example.com and we'll publish it in an upcoming newsletter. Please share your story about what you collect and what got you started collecting. We *love* to hear your stories! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
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. You don't need a Facebook account to visit our page. If you do have a facebook account please "Like" us!
Also, everyday, we post a "This Date In History" story on our Facebook page, along with an item for sale on
that relates to the event. We're also highlighting one item each day that we find particularly interesting - something that's very unusual! Check it out!
Thanks to those of you who have responded in the past! We really enjoy, and appreciate, the feedback!
It's always fun to see what other people own and treasure! Although we can't put the pictures in this newsletter, please visit our Facebook page to view the images and learn about those items. Please let us know if you'd like us to highlight one of your favorite collectibles!
Here's an interesting email from someone who is searching for his grandfather's Hackney Carriage Chauffeur Badge issued in 1919:
"Hi! I am searching for my Grandfather's Hackney Carriage Chauffeur Badge # 2377 issued to him in 1919 by the Commissioner of the Boston Police Dept.. Since I began my search a couple of years ago, I have developed a need to find out any and all things related to the horse and wagon transportation days of old Boston. I have bought a few Boston Chauffeur badges and have connected with several people (on-line) who have given me info., leads, etc., and a lot of moral support in my search. My Grandfather, James E. Magee, was one of the old Boston Irish. He was the owner/chauffeur of a horse and buggy livery service from approx. 1918 to 1930. Automobiles quickly became the preferred mode of city travel. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 sure didn't help things either! I've been searching for his badge with the hopes of presenting it to my Mother, who is 94 and the last living of 14 kids! I enjoy looking at the vintage photo collections at various web sites. I thought I'd share my interest and hopefully get the word oout to more people of my search. Any leads or info. would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and happy collecting!!! Jim R, Jr. Wakefield, MA"
Jim also sent the image found here:
with a note: "I scanned three badges to give you an idea of what the badges look like. I'm pretty sure that #2377 will be the same as the larger two badges in the pic. These were from about the same time frame and both have four-digit numbers."
We received these pictures (
of a folding hatchet from one of our readers. Can you help with any information about this item?
"I found this item with a metal detector about 40 years ago. Markings on it read "The Porto Axe Co., Hornell, NY US PAT 1795227". Can you direct me to any historical information on it? The only info I can discover on the web is the original patent application. Thanks for any help you can offer. Pat S."
5. 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. Works by Lalique, Metzinger, Mercie, Picasso, Tiffany, others will lead A. B. Levy's Feb. 19 auction
2. Antique Trader Publishes Feb. 18, 2015 Issue
3. U. S. & worldwide banknotes, U.S. Federal bonds & documents, more at Archives Int'l March 10 auction
4. Personal Property Appraisers to Gather in Philly March 20-23 for ISA Annual Conference
5. Ten letters handwritten by British Royals from 1948-1950 brings $4,320 at Los Angeles Auction House
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
6. Your Classifieds...
Newest classifieds are listed here:
NEW: The Classifieds are now set up to accept PayPal as a payment option. Visit this page for more information:
WANTED classifieds are only $10 and will be listed for 30 days, and also be included here in the newsletter!
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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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7. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
8. Vintage Recipes
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email email@example.com if you would like to submit a recipe.
Last week Karen C requested a recipe for Peanut Butter Pie. We had several submissions. Thanks to all!
From Diana G:
Karen C. requested a recipe for Peanut Butter Pie. This one makes absolutely the BEST Peanut Butter Pie my husband and I have ever tasted! It's not heavy like so many are. The consistency and flavor are just perfect for dessert. (Or for a mid-afternoon snack, for that matter!) I don't think she'll be disappointed with this one!
Diane in Central Illinois
PEANUT BUTTER PIE
1 pre-made 9” chocolate cookie crust
1 c. peanut butter
½ c. sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
12 oz. whipped cream (or 1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip)
2 T. hot fudge or chocolate sauce for garnish (optional)
Whip together peanut butter, sugar & cream cheese. Fold in whipped cream. Fill crust & chill completely before serving. Drizzle with hot fudge or chocolate just before serving, if desired.
From James H (Jim has a good memory! He found this in a previous Newsletter from Carol T!):
Karen C requested a recipe for Peanut Butter Pie - It sounds like one you had in one of your newsletters a while back and I had saved. Don't know how long back but here is what you I saved:
Peanut Butter Cream Pie made with cream cheese
1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2.Combine 1 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup butter; press into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
3.In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, and vanilla until smooth. Whip the cream, and fold into the peanut butter mixture.
4.Gently spoon filing into crust. Garnish pie with chocolate or cookie crumbs if desired. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
I have others but this sounded like what she is looking for.
Diana C and Sheila R. sent this in:
In response to the person who wrote looking for peanut butter pie with cream cheese: I found this
4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 large graham cracker crumb crust (9 oz)
Chocolate-flavor syrup for decorating
1 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add peanut butter and milk; beat again until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
2 Spoon and spread filling in crust. Top with lines or swirls of chocolate syrup. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Pat H from Louisiana sent this:
Southern Peanut Butter Pie
Pastry for 9-inch one crust pie
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup salted peanuts
Heat oven to 375. Prepare pastry.
Beat sugar, salt, corn syrup, peanut butter and eggs.
Stir in peanuts.
Pour into pastry.
Bake until crust is golden brown. Center of filling may be slightly soft
but will firm up
When it cools. Bake about 40-50 minutes and cool slightly, then refrigerate.
Can be served with vanilla ice cream
Got this recipe from my 1978 Betty Crocker cookbook which is use quite often
Good luck with your pie. Pat H of Louisiana
From Carol T:
Peanut Butter Pie with cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk
8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese
1 c. peanut butter
8 oz. Cool Whip
Graham cracker crust
Dissolve powdered sugar in milk; add softened cream cheese and peanut butter. Beat until smooth. Add Cool Whip. (Reserve some for topping.) Pour into ready-made graham cracker crust. Chill. Ready to serve in one hour. Add topping or graham cracker crumbs.
9. 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 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:
Here's a request for home-made tomato soup: "Back in about the mid 40's, when we lived in Kansas (Topeka). I remember my mother making us kids some home made tomato soup for lunch. It was so good. I have tried to make some but never comes close to what she fixed. I really do need a recipe for it. All I can remember is she cut up fresh tomatoes and I'm sure she added milk, and whatever else, I have no idea. If someone knows how to make this I'd love to try it. Thanks."
Bev B, Cottonwood, AZ
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. You can see them all here:
I have been in this jewelry business for over 20 years, collecting and selling vintage and antique jewelry in shops. Now that my husband has retired, I wish to spend more time with him and am offering my collection to you.
Welcome to our shop. We have been collectors/dealers for over thirty years selling the unusual and hard to find in advertising,vintage toys and character collectibles,sports memorabilia,political and historical memorabilia.
Welcome! We sell the must have stuff you didn't know you needed! Our antique and vintage collectibles include costume jewelry, kitchenware, bakeware, porcelain, pottery, fun mid century retro stuff, glassware, china, dinnerware replacements, more !
I am dedicated to preserving the past for those who appreciate and collect.
Big Jim's Vintage Collectibles
Welcome to Big Jims Vintage Collectibles. My wife Cheryl and I have been collecting Unique items for 30yrs. We are sharing some of our finds and new finds in our store. Browse thru and let us know what you think. Thank You Jim & Cheryl Zabatta
Stroll around Nightingale Square for a selection of vintage vanity items, costume jewelry and more that will delight you to use or to display. Visit often as we are always adding new stock. Plus, we offer Free Worldwide Shipping for all of our items.
Aunt Violet's Cottage
Welcome to my cottage. I am a returning dealer to Tias and over the years I have had many satisfied costumers with the products I have sold. My inventory is vintage and antique china and dinnerware, with many various patterns and makers.
Cowart Estate Antiques and Collectables
Our Dad collected for years: planes, old carpenter tools, pottery, discontinued china, a few other odds and ends, and you have a barn full. Look around, it's all for sale. You will always get a square deal in our barn.
Chai Antiques and Fine Arts
Hi! My name is Chaim and I deal in Antiques and Fine Arts. I learned mostly from older collectors...and then opened my eBay Store, now with 1,000 feedbacks 100% Positive. And my foremost obligation - is to Reliability! Welcome to my TIAS Store!
Cleoras Vintage Costume & Fine Jewelry
WELCOME to Cleora's online jewelry store. I was a vintage jewelry dealer in antique malls in Austin, TX from 1986 to 1998. I search for unique and collectible costume and vintage jewelry and accessory items. We accept Credit Cards using PayPal.
Welcome to Annie's Antics where you will find a wide variety of vintage and antique items. Please enjoy browsing our shop. If you cannot find that perfect item please contact us as we will search the world to help you find it.
Welcome to our web store! This is the site to find all sorts of vintage goods and collectibles. Our inventory ranges from sports memorabilia to comics and everything in between. We find gems from all over and bring them here to you.
Welcome to my store on the web! Buying, bartering & selling for over ten years now with over 2000 + selling feed backs on another site. Satisfaction guaranteed 7-day money back rule applies here. Paypal accepted as well as checks & money orders.
Up In The Attic
Up In The Attic. That is where people put things that they feel they have no use for anymore. We have found that many of these antiquated treasures don't deserve such a fate. We go up in the attic and bring these beautiful things out to be found by someone who will give them the respect and reverence they so richly deserve. Please come in and look around. You never know what cool things you will find.
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.
11. Did you know . . . . this about TIAS.com?
TIAS.com has an "Advanced Search" feature to help narrow down your search results. Just use the SEARCH box at the top of any TIAS.com page, you'll see a link to "Advanced search", or bookmark this link for easy access:
TIAS.com has a page available so that you can send emailed vintage postcard messages to friends and family. Take a look at our selection here:
TIAS.com provides a directory which lists over 2300 clubs related to Antiques and Collectibles? You can search by name, website name, type or description, as well as alphabetically. Take a look here:
If you head up an antiques and collectibles club, feel free to register it today!
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
13. 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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