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The Collectors Newsletter #1006 --June 29, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1006 --June 29, 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 http://www.tias.com 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: http://www.tias.com/newly-listed-antiques

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! https://twitter.com/TIASdotCOM

We've also started an Instagram page, so please be sure to follow us there too! http://instagram.com/tiasdotcom 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 newsletter@tias.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 newsletter@tias.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/TIASAntiques 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 http://www.tias.com 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 a wonderful story about a cherished family quilt! Thank you for sharing this, Diane! If anyone else would like to share a story with pictures, please send it to newsletter@tias.com. If we publish it here and in our Newsletter, we'll send you one of our handy-dandy TIAS.com tape measures (be sure to include your postal mailing address).

My mother-in-law passed away in Ohio in 2001. One of her prized possessions had always been what she referred to as her grandmother’s silk “necktie” quilt, which she inherited after her mother, passed away. I had remembered seeing it displayed for a while in a guest room, but when we were clearing out the house, we couldn’t find it anywhere. I was just positive she wouldn’t have disposed of it. Finally, it was found folded up in a small cardboard box in the back of a bedroom closet. I was so excited to have found it!

Then we opened it up and my heart sank. It was sadly deteriorated. Brittle silk pieces fluttered to the floor. I asked if I could have it, nonetheless, and brought it home with me to Florida where I set about trying to find a solution for the dying quilt which had meant so much to my mother-in-law.

After researching restoration techniques and finding them to be dauntingly expensive, I had almost given up hope when a certified quilt appraiser came to my town. I met with her to get her thoughts. She looked sadly at the quilt as I unwrapped it and suggested that what I might do was to display it on a padded quilt rack in a protected area of my home where I would continue to vacuum up pieces of it as it continued to deteriorate and just “enjoy it and let it die a dignified death.” I almost cried!

A lady waiting behind me for an appraisal of her own quilt overheard and suggested that another possibility might be framing it. Knowing that would be a huge job, she gave me the name of an art school graduate in our town who owned a frame shop who might be willing to undertake the task. Once in contact with her, she was intrigued but somewhat nervous about taking on such a huge project. She decided to consult with a long-time friend of hers who had graduated with her from art school and specialized in fabrics.

Together, the two of them undertook the massive project of mounting the quilt to a foam board which required delicately stitching the quilt every couple of inches to stabilize it so that when it was hung in a frame, not too much stress would be placed on any one particular point. Once it was mounted and reinforced, it took a massive frame to hold the entire quilt (92”x80”). Glass would have made it entirely too heavy, so a custom-ordered piece of Plexiglas was ordered. Once it was finally completed, she had to hire a moving company to haul it out of her shop and deliver it to our home where it took three hours to hang it on the wall of our formal living room.

It is just breathtaking and stunning to view. Because the quilt is now between backing material and the Plexiglas, it has stopped any more fabric from falling off. Although upon close examination, one can see where the fabric has deteriorated, it is still visually stunning. The quilt is dated April 6, 1902, and we have since researched family records to learn that was the wedding date of my mother-in-law’s grandparents. It was apparently common practice back then that the ladies would gather to prepare a very special quilt of fine quality to present as a wedding gift. No wonder it was so special to the family.

As the quilt is now 113 years old, I am honored to display it in our home and feel sure that my mother-in-law is looking down on me with a smile and thanking me for salvaging her precious family heirloom.

Diane J. L.
6 22 2015

You can view the picture 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 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. Ancient Cultural Art in Artemis Gallery June 30 Auction is Prices to Please all Bidders’ Budgets

2. Bellomo pens 20th edition of fan-favored Toys & Prices

3. Rare 19th century Chinese gilt bronze with enamel automaton clock fetches $526,750 at S & S Auction

4. Ready! Set! Flea! 2015 Value Pack enhances flea market adventures

MANY more stories are added several times a day. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at: http://www.news-antique.com

6. Your Classifieds...

Newest classifieds are listed here: http://bit.ly/1ifCI4r

NEW: The Classifieds are now set up to accept PayPal as a payment option. Visit this page for more information: http://bit.ly/1qDe7oA

WANTED classifieds are only $10 and will be listed for 30 days, and also be included here in the newsletter!

Promote your store online, or sell one or two items with a Newsletter Ad for only $25!

Canton Express and Fish Dinnerware

Institutional Hall Clock

WANTED: Anchor Hocking - Boopie "Berwick" Etched Rose design

Vintage and Newer Corelle Many Patterns, Many Pieces

Royal Doulton Forsyth Complete Set LIKE NEW Beautiful

Noritake Stoneware +Progression Dinnerware Replacements

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

7. 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

8. Vintage Recipes

Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at: http://bit.ly/1vDXn6h. Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email recipes@tias.com if you would like to submit a recipe.

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 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

Email recipes@tias.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: http://www.tias.com/new-merchants

Times Past Jewelry
Welcome to Times Past Jewelry. We specialize in vintage costume jewelry with over 30 years experience in the antique and collectible trade. We quarantee satisfaction or your money back.

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.

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: http://www.tias.com/cards/
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: http://bit.ly/1BN65Sl
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: 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) Sell Antiques & Collectibles online with us at: http://www.MakeAShop.com


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/subscribePlease 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 ©1995-2015 TIAS.com

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