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The Collectors Newsletter #1012 -- August 14, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1012 -- August 14, 2015
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1. Open a store in time for holiday sales!
2. Christmas Countdown!
3. Pinterest: Visit the August Birthstone board!
4. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
5. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
6. This Week's Antique News
7. Your Classifieds
8. Newly listed items
9. Vintage Recipes
10. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
11. New On line Merchants
12. Did you know?
13. Helpful Resources For Collectors
1. NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO START A STORE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HOLIDAY SALES!
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.
2. Only 132 days until Christmas! It's never too early to start shopping online for the holidays! Our dealers are not seasonal merchants! They offer all kinds of antiques and collectibles year-round, making shopping easier than ever. Visit
and use our search to shop, or shop by categories, listed on the far left of the page.
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:
3. Did you know that Peridot is the August birthstone? Visit our Pinterest board to see the many examples of Peridot jewelry:
Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year.
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.
4. 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!
5. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
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.
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 a request for help from Dennis D:
Any idea what these are or who made them? Patent is very clear, but no maker. Thank you for any help you can provide. I love your site!!!!
You can view pictures of this tool here:
Here's an email from one of our customers who wonders how to preserve the pages of an old book/catalog:
This is a book I have its from 1905 from a company called clothing and corset company , Co Nothinham Mansfield Road, first opened up in 1884, the book shows all items for sale and gives descriptions of the clothing and other items from 1905 in the book which is in very good condition for its age, have you any suggestions on how I can preserve the pages of the book , look forward to the reply
You can view pictures of the catalog here:
Jan S. could use some help with this tool. Anybody know what it was used for?
I found a tool engraved with "Berns Mfg. Co. Detroit Michigan patented" on it that belonged to my late father. He had it in his old TV and radio repair box he used in the 1960s. It is 3 by 5/16 by 1/8 inches, made of brass similar to a pocket knife with a stainless steel tool folding partially in the brass case. The tool is like a screw driver with the bit twisted near the end. Would you know what it was used for?
You can view pictures of the tool here:
6. 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. Three Days of Unreserved Goods to Auction at Rago's, August 27-29, 2015
2. Antique Trader publishes Auction Consignment Guide and Directory
3. Fabulous selection of sterling and coin silver, plus other antiques, will be sold Aug. 29 in Kansas
4. Original works by Picasso, Calder, Stephen Scott Young to headline Cottone Auctions' Sept 25-26 sale
5. Uniform and archive pertaining to WWII German Luftwaffe officer reaches $20,800 at Mohawk Arms sale
6. Monumental Chinese antiques, never before seen nor sold in the U.S., will be auctioned Aug. 29-30
7. 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Elvis Memorabilia
8. JustCollecting Victoria Cross Sales History unveiled
9. Bill Dedman Speaks about His NY Times Bestseller, “Empty Mansions” on August 25 at Rago Auctions
10. Historic Pasadena Estate and Rare Collection of Antique Crosses up for Auction August 30, 2015
11. Shannon's is seeking quality consignments for its October 29th Fine Art Auction in Milford, Conn.
MANY more stories are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
7. 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!
Promote your store online, or sell one or two items with a Newsletter Ad for only $25!
Lenox Summer Garden at Dinnerware Replacements
Lots of Cookie Jars at Dinnerware Replacements
Vintage Pieces at Dinnerware Replacements
Johnson Bro Provincial at Dinnerware Replacements
Michael Jordan LE Space Jam Basketball(signed)
Westmorland Fruit Plates at Dinnerware Replacements
Time Was Antiques English Royalty Items Specialists
Institutional Hall Clock
Unusual Items at Dinnerware Replacements
Anchor and Fire King at Dinnerware Replacements
Canton Express and Fish Dinnerware
WANTED: Anchor Hocking - Boopie "Berwick" Etched Rose design
Royal Doulton Forsyth Complete Set LIKE NEW Beautiful
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:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
8. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
9. Vintage Recipes
Be sure to check out our vintage recipe archive online at:
Over 1200 wonderful vintage recipes are listed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to submit a recipe.
10. 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 email@example.com 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 a recipe from Sue B:
I am looking for a recipe that a Hungarian friend used to make for us. She has since passed away and we don't know what it was called. The dish contained sour cream, tomatoes and peppers. She also made a pastry filled with cabbage. Can anyone help?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a vintage recipe you'd like to share or if you're looking for a recipe!
11. 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:
Welcome to my store where I sell an eclectic mix of vintage and antique collectables from all over the world at affordable prices. My inventory includes Moorcroft, Clarice Cliff, Royal Doulton, Lalique and other fine collectables.
Family company that is specialized in some of the most beautiful antique around. We buy and sell our items worldwide and have had acquired a very happy clientele over the past 40 years of being in this beautiful business.
Hello and Welcome to Antiquesabound. We sell Bakelite, Art Pottery, Glassware like Heisey, Tiffin, Cambridge, Fostoria and Loetz. Here you will find Depression glass, art work and collectibles of many kinds.
Genus Jewels started in the business in 2006 and reopened in May 2014, to be an oasis of all kinds of jewelry. We have now evolved into a family-owned partnership business based in Ontario, Canada. Welcome to our Store!
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!!
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!
12. Did you know . . . . this about TIAS.com?
You can shop by category! On the left side of any screen on TIAS.com (including the individual stores), you'll find a list of Categories.
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!
13. 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:
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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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