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The Collectors Newsletter #1005 --June 22, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1005 --June 22, 2015
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1. "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” - no better place to do that than TIAS.com!
2. Pinterest: June's almost over!
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. Back during WWII (or maybe it started during the depression years and carried on), when things were in short supply due to the war effort, there was a popular saying: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”. These days it's trendy to use the words "repurpose" and "recycle" - same thing, don't you think? We like to think of our sellers are the ultimate repurposers and recyclers! Come visit us at
and see what they have to offer. We're not just for collectors of fine antiques and collectibles - we help give new life to useful and economical items from days gone by.
Do you like antiques & collectibles ? Tell us about it and you might get a very cool gift. For details see:
Remember, 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. June is almost over, but if you're still looking for that birthstone of the month jewelry, stop in at our Pinterest board to see what our sellers are offering:
June Birthstone-pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone. There are three different birthstones for the month of June; pearl, Alexandrite, and moonstone. This board contains examples of each that are offered by merchants on TIAS.com
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:
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.
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!
Be sure to follow us!
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!
One of our readers found a Trendmaster toy from the 80s or 90s that she needs help with:
I have a Trendmasters toy from the 1980s or 1990s. It is a plastic silver gray glove that fits over a child's hand and part way up the arm. There is a trigger inside the glove that probably operates the futuristic gun that the glove is holding. On top of the arm section are controls for robot voice, normal voice, sound selector, volume and speed. I assume that part runs on batteries but I can't find a way to get inside the device. Do you know what this glove is or for what line of toys? I can't find it anywhere on the internet. I’ve included a couple of pictures.
You can view the pictures here:
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. Caricatures: Napoleonic & Georgian Social & Political Satire
2. Diamonds & Designers: Dreweatts Fine Jewellery Auction
Diamonds & Designers: Dreweatts Fine Jewellery Auction
3. July’s Fine Pictures Sale at Donnington Priory
4. Rago’s June 20th C. Auction Tops $5.6 Million-Setting Records for Evans, Van Briggle, Chihuly...
5. John Moran Auctioneers Hosts Successful American West Auction at their Altadena Headquarters
6. Dr Timothy Bolton’s Inaugural Western Manuscripts & Miniatures Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions
7. The collection of Virginia and the late Dr. Jimmie Downing will be sold July 11 in Douglass, Kansas
8. The Estate Sale Business Kit: No Nonsense Materials Estate Liquidators Need
9. Warman's 49th edition reporting on trending market activity
10. Antique clocks, lamps, coin-ops, arcade machines, art glass and more at Fontaine's June 27th auction
11. Over 600 exceptional lots will cross the block at Ahlers & Ogletree's June 28th auction in Atlanta
12. Roseberys London Offer Seminal Work By Contemporary Indian Artist Jogan Chowdhury
13. Nevinson Highlights Exceptional Art and Sculpture Roseberys London Fine Art Auction
14. Fine Jewels From The Collection of Denisa Lady Newborough
15. New Historical Memorabilia Site - RARE Autographs-Vintage Movie Posters-Sports & More
MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
6. Your Classifieds...
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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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WANTED: Anchor Hocking - Boopie "Berwick" Etched Rose design
Vintage and Newer Corelle Many Patterns, Many Pieces
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WANTED: Fish Oil Advertising
New and Used Sango Patterns Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Noritake Stoneware +Progression Dinnerware Replacements
Cookie Jars Dinnerware Replacements
Several Lot Sets of China Dinnereware Replacements
Indiana Glass Vintage at Dinnerware Replacements
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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.
Jerilynn sent in this request, posted in our last newsletter:
My grandmother used to make a cake with fruit cocktail (canned I think). It was super moist, and I think we topped it with Cool Whip. I don't know if she used a box mix or a scratch recipe. This was back in the latter part of the 60s. Does anyone have this recipe?
We have so many responses! Here are a few - with our thanks to everything who contributed!
Hi! We always called it dump cake. This is on par with what I remember; found it at
1 (16 oz.) can fruit cocktail
1 (7.5 oz.) can pineapple (tidbits or crushed)
1 c. coconut
1 c. chopped nuts
1 (18.5 oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
1 1/2 sticks butter
lightly sweetened whipped cream
Drain fruit cocktail and pineapple. Save juices in measuring cup. Evenly spread fruits, coconut and nuts on bottom of 9 x 13 cake pan. Cover with dry cake mix. Melt butter and evenly distribute over cake mix. Add water to fruit juices to make 3/4 cup. Sprinkle juice over cake mix.
Bake 40 minutes at 350degrees F. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
From Elnore R:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 – 14 oz. can fruit cocktail. undrained
Put into an 8 by 8 inch square greased pan
Sprinkle over the top a mixture of 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
Bake 55 to 60 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
From Kay E:
2 c. flour
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c.suga
1 (#303) can fruit cocktail (juice and all)
mix all ingredients with spoon and pour into a 9 x 13 pan
Mix brown sugar and nuts and sprinkle on top.
Bake about 40 to 45 minutes at 350.
Serve with whip cream or this glaze
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c.canned milk
1 stick of Margarine or butter
Mix above, bring to a boil and boil 1 minute. Pour over hot cake. Cool and serve.
From Lyle Mc:
This is known as a Dump Cake. This is a easy ,fun and good cake. You can make a cake recipe from scratch or use a cake mix of any flavor. Make sure you drain your fruit. Add fruit to your cake mix once it is in your pan. Bake according to directions. The fruit might add a little baking time to your cake. You can then top it with cool whip or with ice cream of choice. For the 4th of July a combination of blue berries and strawberries are too much fun. Tastes Great....
Happy 4th July Lyle
From Carol T:
Fruit Cocktail Cake (from scratch)
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 (19 ounce) can fruit cocktail
1 1⁄3 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine fruit cocktail (juice included), sugar, eggs and vanilla and stir until well mixed.
Combine flour, salt and soda and gradually add to fruit mixture.
Stir until well combined.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Cool completely and frost with Cool Whip.
Store in refrigerator.
Carol Thomas—Cullman, Al
FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE (with cake mix)
1 box white or yellow cake mix
1 can fruit cocktail
Follow directions on box. When it is ready to pour in 9x13 inch pan to bake, drain a can of fruit cocktail and just stir the fruit in the cake batter and bake as usual. Cool and top with cool whip.
This was always popular at family reunions back in Wisconsin over 50 years ago. I think it originated back in that area of the midwest.
Old Fashioned Fruit Cocktail Cake
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 can (2 cups) fruit cocktail (I use the light stuff, canned in juice)
1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
Beat sugar, egg and dry ingredients.
Fold in can of fruit, juice and all.
Spread in a greased 9 X 9 pan.
If desired ( and you can handle more sugar!), combine brown sugar and nuts and sprinkle over cake batter.
Bake 325 degrees for 60 minutes.
From Dee S:
FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE 350degrees 35-40 MIN
Blend together in 9x13 pan:
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fruit cocktail
Top with brown sugar & nuts
SAUCE FOR FRUIT COCKTAIL CAKE
Blend and bring to a boil:
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
Pinch of salt
Add a dash of vanilla and spoon over cake
From Carol H (and congrats on the anniversary, Carol!):
I received this recipe from a college friend's mother in 1970 when I was a student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She called it Quick Lunchbox Cake. In 1970, I graduated from college and married the man I will celebrate 45 yrs. of marriage with on July 2. We live in Lakeland, Florida--Carol H
Quick Lunchbox Cake
2 1/4 C. flour
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 C. soft butter
1 pound can fruit cocktail, undrained
1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 C. chopped nuts
Grease and flour (today we would use Pam) bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan. Combine all ingredients except fruit cocktail, chocolate pieces and nuts in a large mixer bowl. Blend well at lowest speed; beat 2 min. at medium speed. Stir in fruitcocktail. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces and nuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
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:
Email email@example.com if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share!
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:
Bygone Finds from Alexlee
Hi and Welcome. I have been in the vintage/antique business for over 20 years & am very experienced. I carry a wide variety of merchandise in antiques, vintage, & mid-century areas & my customers have been very pleased. Come browse and shop!!
Shoppy's General Mercantile
Welcome to Shoppy’s General Mercantile. Come on in, have a seat, and enjoy browsing my collection. I have been in business for over fifteen years and offer a variety of Antique Vintage Photographs, Print Ads, Sewing Patterns, and other items.
A Vintage Addiction
At a Vintage Addiction we help you get hooked on the treasures of the past. We provide as much maker and owner history as we know. The pieces we offer are functional and beautiful, time tested and classic.Then and Now. That's A Vintage Addiction.
LULU AND DELILAH
Welcome! I have always been fascinated by things beautiful and unusual, and now I hope to share them with you. I'll do the searching, so you don't have to. I hope you find something you love!
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.
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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