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The Collectors Newsletter #1015 -- September 18, 2015
The Collectors Newsletter #1015 -- September 18, 2015
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1. Open a store in time for holiday sales!
2. Christmas Countdown!
3. Do you know what day it is?
4. Pinterest: Visit the September Birthstone board!
5. Follow TIAS on Twitter and Instagram!
6. This Week's Stories and Requests for Help
7. This Week's Antique News
8. Your Classifieds
9. Newly listed items
10. Vintage Recipes
11. Vintage Recipe Requests from Readers
12. New On line Merchants
13. Did you know?
14. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Only 97 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. Do you know what day it is? Just to show you how versatile the inventory presented by our hundreds of sellers can be, we've been researching little-known national and world-wide "holidays" that most people aren't familiar with, and matching them up with items for sale on TIAS.com. Today happens to be Rice Krispie Day, and one of our sellers has an original 1951 ad with the recipe! Visit us on Facebook
to read about some of the interesting and sometimes amusing "holidays"! You don't need to have a Facebook account to view that page!
4. We've "decorated" our Pinterest boards to give it a more "autumny" feel. There are some Halloween boards, as well as other fall related items displayed there. Take a look!
The Sapphire is the September birthstone. Visit our Pinterest board to see the many examples of Sapphire jewelry:
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.
5. 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!
6. 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 needs help finding information about a plate she has. Can anyone help?
"Hi there, I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this plate? It belonged to my grandmother, and I know nothing about it. Any help would be so appreciated.. I've attached pictures to the email.
It's a beauty, and one of our readers found that it may be related to the Masons, and write:
"This item may be very valuable to that Chapter of the Masons as I know a lot of the Mason's collect antique Masonic items."
You can view images of the piece, as well as any comments, here:
Another of our readers has a tool that he needs help identifying:
What type of sharpening is this used for...........
Images and comments here:
A customer sent in these pictures of a tool and wonders if anyone know what it was used for. Apparently it fits in the palm of your hand. Any ideas?
Hi I was wondering if you could help me identify this tool. I have no idea what it is or what its used for. I have been trying to research it for over 2 years and im stumped. Its very heavy. Even the engineers i know are stumped as well.
Images and comments here:
7. 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. Rare Dracula Poster Discovered - At Auction Sept. 19th
2. Fine Art & Antiques with Silver and Jewellery at Chorley's
3. Two-day dream auction boasting over 1,600 lots will be held Sept. 25-26 by Richard D. Hatch & Assoc.
4. Antique Jewelry Lover’s Collection delivers essential tips and tools
5. Gordon S. Converse & Company will hold a major autumn East Meets West auction on Friday, October 2nd
6. French Painting Success at Roseberys London
7. Fu Baoshi Work on Paper Sells for $156,250 in Rago's $1.3 Million Auctions, Sept. 10-11
8. Cincinnati Art & Antiques Festival Celebrates 50 Years in Style
9. 15 dresses and gowns owned and worn by Whitney Houston will be auctioned Nov. 21 in Nashville, Tenn.
10. Artemis Gallery’s Sept. 24 Auction Unveils Spanish Colonial Art from Private Collection
11. FÉLIX VALLOTTON’S LA PARESSE HIGHLIGHT OF GRAY'S SEPTEMBER 22 AUCTION
MANY more stories are added on a regular basis. You can read the latest news about antiques & collectibles now at:
8. 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!
Christmas Just Around Dinnerware Replacements
Wedgwood Midwinter Spring at Dinnerware Replacements
Epoch Holiday Joy
New Listings at Dinnerware Replacements
Sango Sangria Canisters at Dinnerware Replacements
Lots of Cookie Jars at Dinnerware Replacements
Vintage Pieces at 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. Place your ad today at:
Want to know what our advertisers think? Check out the testimonials at:
9. Newly listed items for your online shopping pleasure. Stop by and check out today's fresh inventory at:
10. 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.
Carol T, from Cullman, AL (and who frequently sends us delicious recipes!), thought this might be a good recipe for the upcoming holidays. Thanks for sharing, Carol!
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup pan drippings
3-4 cups broth or water
salt and pepper
Add one cup of hot chicken broth to the turkey drippings in the roasting pan. Scrape up all the browned bits. Pour into a large glass measuring cup.
Place measuring cup in the freezer for 15-20 minutes (you can do this while your turkey is resting). The fat and drippings will separate and the fat will begin to harden and easier to skim. Skim the fat from the top of the pan drippings.
Melt 1/4 cup either the reserved turkey fat or butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour to form a thin paste. Let this cook for a few minutes until bubbly.
Add the pan drippings and whisk to combine with the roux.
Finish the gravy by whisking in the remaining broth a little at a time, until you get the consistency and flavor you prefer. For a thinner gravy add more broth. For a thicker gravy, cook a few minutes longer. Taste the gravy and add salt, pepper, and any extras (like a splash of wine or chopped fresh herbs) if desired.
11. 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 or if you're looking for a recipe!
12. 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:
Back In Time
I'm glad you chose to visit my store. I have a collection of vintage items that are sure to interest you. Sterling silver, china, and oriental rugs are my specialty but look for other antiques here also.
Welcome to SKAntiques! My inventory consists of cut glass and crystal, tea pots and tea cups, plates, brass, china, books, costume jewelry, vinyl records, and much, much more. I hope you'll find that special something to compliment your collection!
Timeless Art LLC
Welcome to our website of Timeless Art!! We have been Designers for Interior and Exterior Design for Many Years and Pride ourselves in finding the most Unique and hard to find Art Elements for your Designs, including Garden Elements.
Thierrysmith Antiques & Collectibles
Welcome and thank you for visiting our shop. We hope you find something you love and visit often. As you browse our inventory of china and dinnerware, please know that your satisfaction is important to us.
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.
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.
13. 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!
14. 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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