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The Collectors Newsletter #1000 --April 15, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1000 --April 15, 2015
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1. It's been 20 years online and 1000 issues of The Collector's Newsletter with TIAS.com!
2. Pinterest: Spruced up for spring!
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. We are celebrating 20 years of selling antiques & collectibles online! TIAS.com the web's oldest antiques & collectibles mall is celebrating our 20th anniversary online this April 20th 2015. In addition, this is our 1000th edition of the Collector's Newsletter.
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2. We've spruced up our 190 Pinterest boards to reflect our hope that Spring is here! All the boards are dedicated to antiques and collectibles so you might want to stop by to check them out. Here is the link to our Pinterest boards:
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Some really interesting Kitchen Collectibles:
These examples of Vaseline glass are quite amazing:
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4. Stories for our 1000th newsletter !!!
We try to post stories and comments from our readers each week. Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com so we can share your story with the rest of our readers.
The Susann Figurine
The lovely Florence of California "Susann" figurine, in the attached pictures, is one of my dearest possessions. She was "saved" from a trash bin by an even dearer friend. We attend a local flea market together during the summer and he always keeps on eye on the trash bins near the end of the market day. Often sellers will discard items that haven't sold and that they prefer not to transport home, and he's found quite a few valuable and useful items. On one lovely August Sunday, as we returned to the car, my friend presented me with "Susann". While fishing for something of interest to himself, he found her dumped in the trash
bin. Not sure if she had "any worth", but knowing I appreciate pretty vintage figurines, he salvaged her for me. Maybe some, even many, people would not care to receive a gift salvaged from the trash. I am not one
of them, she is all the more special for having survived such an awful fate. My "Susann" is in perfect condition with the exception of a broken pinky finger on her left hand, holding the flower basket. Even the tiny flower petals are all intact. I have only been able to find a few examples of this piece online and almost without exception they have broken fingers. How sad that someone thought her so worthless as to throw her away. How fortunate for me that they did and that my friend thought of me when he found her. She resides in a small display cabinet in my kitchen with a number of other items that have their own stories or remind me, like a snapshot, of some wonderful and special day. Those, like the day I received "Susann" are not the great milestone days, they are the simple days, spent with special people sometimes doing special things and more often doing everyday things, that are just perfect times. The kitchen may not seem like a wonderful place for a prized possession but that is where I spend most of my time and I can always see and enjoy her there. Thank you for listening. Debra. (See photos of this figurine at:
I Had a friend that I worked with for years. She rode to work with me and was always so jolly and a joy to be around. I left for a better paying job and she moved to another city but never sold the house she owned. We stayed in touch but as time went by we lost touch. Her daughter called me one day and told me she had passed away. She told me they was going to have an estate sale at her mother's house and thought I would like come by and pick something for a keepsake for myself before the sale. I picked a set of gold brushed coin silver spoons pat. In 1884 by J. F. Kohler and made in the John H.Tyler & Co. In Richmond, Va.. The set is supposed to have twelve spoons but had only eleven. It didn't matter that one spoon was missing because I had something special to remember her by and it was made in the city I live. Someday I hope I'll find this special spoon so I can complete the set. Until then I will cherish the ones I have. Betty (See photos of these spoons at
The summer of 1964, my father flew my mother, myself, and my sister up to the Teterboro Airport from our home in Georgia. From there, we rented a car and drove in to Flushing to his parents’ house on Smart Street.
After visiting for a while, my father headed out to the airport to fly the small company plane back home. He had to get back to work and wouldn’t be able to go with us even once to the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows.
But it was on that warm New York day that I walked into my grandparents’ house for the first time, the one they’d lived in since before my father was born. Why we’d never visited them before, I don’t know. They always
came down south to visit us. It was a typical two story city house with small dark rooms, Persian runners and a clutter of antique furniture and knickknacks.
I’d always loved antiques. Ever since I was a small child I’d been drawn to them. But this trait did not run in the family at all, not from either of my parents and only by parsimony from my grandparents. The reason their house was filled with antiques was that they never bought furniture (or anything else) unless they had to. So their house was filled with what had come from their families, from the early days of their marriage, from who knows where. And I spent that family visit – when we weren’t at the World’s Fair – meeting each and every antique item like a new friend.
And then there were the bookshelves. They were along a wall in the small, crowded living room of my grandparents’ little house. I fell in love with them at first sight. They were beautifully made, everything fit well, the glass panels that lifted up and slid back into the top of the shelf, each shelf a unit unto itself that stacked onto the next. They were of a dark warm wood, walnut perhaps. What was in them, I do not remember. I just loved them. And I kept on admiring them all through that long ago visit, lingering in front of them to study their lines.
As the years passed, there came a time when my grandfather died and then my grandmother and all that was in their house went to their two grown children. I was an adult living some ways from my parents by then but one day I dropped by to find those old beloved bookshelves there in my mother’s large modern home full of mid-century furniture and décor. And there the antique bookshelves stayed, a mismatch hidden away in a small bedroom. But eventually my father died and my mother moved to the Georgia mountains, taking with her all that was in her old house including the antique bookshelves.
And so from that day in 1964 till a day in the summer of 2007, the bookshelves had been part of my life and times, still there in my memories of my grandparents’ house as shadow shapes about to be discovered in a dark living room.
What changed on a warm Georgia summer day in 2007? I had just finished building my own home and had taken a break to drive up to the mountains and visit my mother who – on a whim – said, take whatever you like for your new house and gestured around her.
Well, there you go. My little story ends with a drive back home from the mountains with those two bookshelves safely padded and tied down in the bed of my truck. Then at last they were carried lovingly by me, shelf by shelf, and stacked in their new home where to this day they remain, my old dear friends. ... Leslie
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1. Nine colonial-era portrait miniatures on ivory realize a combined $94,163 at Louis J. Dianni auction
2. 2015 CAS Collectors Convention
3. Two major estates will headline The Specialists of the South's April 25 auction in Panama City, Fla.
4. XCNTRIC Chicago Estate Sale Professionals | Chicago Area
5. Several artworks could reach or surpass $100,000 at Shannon's fine art auction Thursday, April 23rd
6. Estate Auction at Historic Oakwood 1834
7. Trove of 30 rare antique motorcycles from the early-to-mid 20th century will be auctioned on May 7-9
8. April Auction of Fine and Decorative Arts
9. Palestine Currency Board 1944 5-Pound banknote sells for $12,980 at Archives International Auctions
10. Early Pittsburgh district double eagle historical flask, ca. 1820-1840, brings $57,330 at Heckler's
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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.
Diane C. from Santa Cruz is looking for 'Sticky Toffee Pudding'. Here's one of the recipes submitted:
* 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 3/4 cup pitted dates
* 1 1/4 cups boiling water
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch round or square baking
dish. Sift the flour and baking powder onto a sheet of waxed paper. Chop
the dates fine. Place in a small bowl and add the boiling water and
baking soda; set aside. In a bowl of electric mixer beat the butter and
sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; beat until
blended. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Add the date mixture to
the batter and fold until blended with a rubber spatula. Pour into the
prepared baking dish. Bake until pudding is set and firm on top, about
35 minutes. Remove from oven to a wire rack. Toffee Sauce: Combine the
butter, heavy cream and brown sugar in a small heavy saucepan; heat to
boiling, stirring constantly. Boil gently over medium low heat until
mixture is thickened, about 8 minutes. Preheat broiler. Spoon about 1/3
cup of the sauce over the pudding. Spread evenly on top. Place pudding
under the broiler until the topping is bubbly, about 1 minute. Serve
immediately spooned into dessert bowls. Drizzle with toffee sauce and
top with a spoonful of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. (Recipe
courtesy Marie Simmons)
Jaci B. - Carrollton, VA
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.
"How do you make butterscotch sauce for ice cream? I remember pouring warm butterscotch from a gray boat onto vanilla ice cream and would love to try and make my own. Do any of your readers have a recipe?"
Can you help? Send your recipe to email@example.com and we'll share it with our readers.
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 this week
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:
The Vintage Jewelry Chick -
Welcome to my shop! I'm a horse riding beach girl who loves vintage jewelry. Here in my shop you'll find Indian Jewelry, Navajo, Turquoise, Zuni, Mexican Silver, Sterling Silver, Victorian, Gold & gemstones rings bracelets in the Boho style.
Glass Alchemy -
Welcome to Glass Alchemy! We specialize in Fine Antiques and Quality Collectibles. With over 15 years experience selling on line, we look forward to offering quality merchandise at reasonable prices with prompt and professional customer service.
Mister Vintage -
Welcome to Mistervintage a UK based seller specializing in good quality products and excellent service. Offers welcome. We offer Free International Postage for items that are less than 2 kg & size less than 20cm high, 20cm length and 15cm wide.
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) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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